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