Driver I – Library Delivery (Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada, V6A 4K6)

Requisition ID: 31347 


The Vancouver Public Library (VPL) is the third largest public library system in Canada, with 800 staff members offering services at 21 branches across the city. VPL values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly service. Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive, and rewarding workplace.

Job Summary: Working collaboratively within their team and system-wide, the incumbent is responsible for deliveries across the system. The incumbent maintains safe work practices to load and unload the delivery truck with totes and assist with other Shipping duties once deliveries are complete.  Assignments are received from a superior or directly from other branches or divisions. The incumbent represents the Library’s vision, mission and values by demonstrating and modeling conduct that reflects the library’s policies and procedures.


Job Requirements



Completion of the twelfth school grade supplemented by safe driver training and/or some experience in shipping and receiving work, OR equivalent combination of training and experience.

Required Knowledge, Ability and Skills:

  • Satisfactory Driver’s Record from ICBC documenting a 5 year driving history.
  • Basic computer skills for general office use such as email correspondence and intranet access.
  • Ability to plan, organize and carry out assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Thorough knowledge of the rules of safe operation of a motor vehicle and the precautions necessary to avoid traffic accidents.
  • Working knowledge of techniques involved in loading various articles to ensure safe transportation and facilitate easy unloading.
  • Working knowledge of the materials, methods and equipment used in moving heavy items.
  • Good physical condition, strength and agility as required in truck driving and in handling heavy articles.
  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs frequently; ability to lift up to 50 lbs occasionally for short distances.
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions.
  • Ability to arrange an effective work schedule with minimal direction.
  • Ability to maintain satisfactory relationships with library personnel.
  • Skill in effectively using the equipment and tools required in performance of the work, such as hand truck, furniture dollies and pallet jacks.
  • Good physical condition, strength and agility as required in truck driving and in handling heavy articles.

Required Licenses, Certificates and Registrations:

  • Class 5 drivers License
  • Passing grade for the City’s New Driver Orientation program


Two to three year’s work experience in a customer service environment and experience in the operation of a commercial vehicle or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Salary range: $29.52 per hour plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Closing date: Monday July 12, 2021 at midnight.

While the Library thanks you in advance, only those candidates being considered will be contacted.

As the Vancouver Public Library is responsible for the well-being of its patrons, a Police Record Check clearance is a condition of employment. Please refer to our policy for further information. Personal information collected is used in accordance with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Vancouver Public Library values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve. Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

VPL Safety Protocols for Interviews:

In order to ensure the safety and well-being of staff during the pandemic we are offering the option of in-person or virtual interviews. Virtual interviews will be conducted over Zoom. Zoom interviews may be conducted from home or from the Central Library where a computer with video camera will be available.

For staff who prefer in-person interviews, we have the following safe Interviewing during the Pandemic protocols:

  • Only come to your interview if you are feeling well – if you are feeling unwell contact to reschedule
  • Expect to be asked the following questions when you are contacted for an interview and on the day of your interview:
    • Have you travelled outside of Canada or had close contact with anyone that has travelled outside Canada in the past 14 days?
    • Do you have a fever, sore throat, or difficulty breathing?
    • Have you had close contact with anyone with a respiratory illness or a confirmed or probable case of COVID 19?
  • Interviews will be scheduled in a staggered manner to minimize contact between candidates
  • Candidates should arrive only 5 minutes before their scheduled interview time to minimize time spent in waiting areas
  • Candidates and each interviewer will maintain at least two meters (six feet) of physical distance between each other
  • Only Interview rooms that can accommodate this physical distancing will be used
  • As outlined in the mask requirements: candidates and interviewers must wear a face mask as a protective measure
  • Antibacterial gel will be provided to candidates as soon as they enter the HR area
  • We will no longer be shaking hands at the introduction and conclusion of the interview
  • Where to sit will be clearly indicated and where possible chairs with hard surfaces and without arm rests will be used
  • Sanitized pens/pencils will be provided and returned to HR to sanitize – you are welcome to bring your own pen or pencil
  • Instead of the usual pad of paper being provided to the candidate, a single sheet of paper will be provided
  • Candidates are asked to bring only what they need to the interview including water (as a glass of water will no longer be offered)
  • High-touch areas (e.g. the hard surfaces of the chair and table) will be wiped down after each interview with disinfecting wipes

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