Become a bus safety transit officer

Transit officers work in the Northern Territory's (NT) public bus system.

A transit officer can do any of the following:

  • direct people engaged in unacceptable and anti-social behaviour to leave buses, interchanges and bus stops
  • remove people from a bus, bus stop or interchange
  • require a person's name, address and date of birth if the officer reasonably believes the person may have committed an offence or can assist in the investigation of an offence
  • direct a person to comply with the rules of behaviour on a bus
  • require a person to get off a bus and keep away from a bus station using reasonable force if necessary
  • issue on-the-spot fines
  • arrest and detain a person without a warrant where the officer believes on reasonable grounds the person has committed an offence warranting arrest
  • search and seize dangerous articles from an arrested person.

Before you apply

Transit officers are required to meet all of the following:

  • hold a current unrestricted C or C-A class driver licence
  • hold a current working with children clearance
  • hold a current first-aid certificate
  • wear a uniform
  • work shift hours including public holidays
  • work under pressure and be a reliable team member
  • deal with difficult passengers, provide conflict management and undertake an enforcement role with non-compliant passengers.

The approval process includes all of the following:

  • a criminal history and traffic offence check
  • physical testing
  • aptitude testing
  • psychometric testing
  • an interview
  • a medical examination.

How to apply

Transit officer positions are advertised on the Careers in Government website.

Last updated: 16 March 2015


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