Driver needed at City of Barrie Barrie, Ontario, Canada – Apply now

May 24
By | Jobs
The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive, and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us.

Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands, and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.

Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common – municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging, and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.

The Opportunity

The Operations Department is comprised of four Branches: Administration, Parks and Forestry Operations, Roads and Fleet Operations and Solid Waste Operations. Key responsibilities include the operation and maintenance of the City’s public works infrastructure and systems including roadways; rail, winter maintenance; parks and green spaces, including forestry; solid waste operations; and maintenance of the corporation’s fleet of vehicles and equipment.

The Driver position maintains the sidewalks, roadsides and roads of the City of Barrie to ensure that the citizens and visitors of Barrie can commute safely. In the spring, summer and fall, this position maintains and repairs the sidewalks, roadsides and stairways. In the winter, this position assists in plowing, sanding and salting of sidewalks and roadsides. In addition, this position ensures that debris and litter is removed from sidewalks, roadsides and stairways.

Our Culture And Qualifications Of The Job

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Corporate Culture

  • Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive, Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community

Education (degree/diploma/certifications)

  • Secondary School Diploma


  • Six (6) months of experience performing duties related to the above mentioned major responsibilities
  • Demonstrated experience working in a municipal work environment
  • Demonstrated experience in municipal construction and maintenance


  • General knowledge of the following legislation, regulations, or requirements: WHMIS and Book 7 of the Ontario Traffic Manual, including the setup of a temporary work zone traffic control; and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, related regulations and associated protocols required to ensure a safe working environment
  • General knowledge of the following principles and standards: municipal construction, maintenance and equipment operations; vehicle and equipment safety; safe lifting and handling procedures; and collection and disposal procedures for debris, litter and bulky items
  • Demonstrated Ability to:
    • conduct sidewalk and road infrastructure repairs
    • operate manual and motorized hand tools
    • perform strenuous work, including heavy lifting of objects exceeding 10kg
    • effectively lead and direct an assigned crew
    • write clear and concise reports
    • maintain accurate records of job materials used and time spent
  • Intermediate skills include: Customer Service; Interpersonal; Written Communication
  • Availability to work outside of scheduled work hours to perform standby, overtime, or emergency response duties

Conditions of Employment

  • Valid Ontario Class “D” Driver’s Licence with a “Z” endorsement in good standing , or ability and willingness to obtain within 1 year
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check*
  • Please note that this is a requirement for any new employees to the City of Barrie in accordance with the Police Record Check Procedure. Existing employees will be grandparented from this requirement.
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Other Important Information

Location: Operations Centre, 165 Ferndale Drive North, Barrie, Ontario

Hours: The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

Wage: This position is within the CUPE Local 2380 Bargaining Unit with the following pay level and 2023 pay range:

  • Pay Level: Level 2
  • Yearly Salary: $48,089.60 to $57,512.00 per year
  • Hourly Pay Rate: $23.12 to $27.65 per hour

Don’t meet the credentials as outlined but have years of directly related experience? Please see the City’s Education Equivalency Procedure to determine if you may qualify for equivalency. Further information is available at

  • Position Equivalency Code: A

Please note that verification of educational credentials will be required from the preferred candidate prior to an employment offer.

The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require Code-protected accommodation and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Disclaimer: The job posting has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees to do this position. For full position details, please request a copy of the Job Description by emailing

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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