School Bus Driver - CDL Holder

Minneapolis Public Schools | Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Posted Date 5/02/2022

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Job Title: School Bus Driver - CDL Holder and Requisition ID number: 76499

Close Date: No established closing date; open until filled

Organizational Unit: Transportation (10000103)

Site: Transportation (0750)

FTE: 1.0; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union: Transportation(09)

Functional Area: Drivers

Resume and Cover Letter are not mandatory to apply for this position.


$3,000.00 INCENTIVE


Under general supervision, school bus drivers operate transit buses on assigned routes to and from school and special events. Work is performed in a transit vehicle, in a traffic environment, with moderate physical requirements. Drivers are required to be able to lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds.

We are currently seeking multiple bus drivers who are interested in providing a safe transit option for Minneapolis Public School students.

Compensation for our School Bus Driver positions starts at $19.53/hour, with plenty of opportunity for growth. Our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Sick Leave, Vacation Time, and Holidays
  • PERA Retirement Pension
  • Union Membership
  • Eligibility for Overtime Pay
  • Paid Training
  • & More!


Primary responsibilities of School Bus Drivers include:

  • Driving students to and from school and special events.
  • Monitoring students and enforces District policies and rules of conduct.
  • Reporting behavior issues and other concerns to supervisor.
  • Performing daily vehicle inspections, and assures the bus is operating correctly.
  • Conducting complete post-trip interior inspection of school bus for remaining students before leaving bus.
  • Inspecting vehicle, and identifies vehicle problems requiring additional maintenance and repair.
  • Cleaning the bus interior, sweeps the floors, and cleans windows and seats.
  • Completing all required written reports on a daily basis.


Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

Knowledge of

  • Safety rules and regulations, and safe driving techniques in all road conditions.
  • Local geographical area, road systems, and City and state traffic regulations.
  • First aid and CPR.
  • Capabilities, operational characteristics, adjustment and preventive maintenance of the type of vehicles to which assigned.

Skill in

  • Operating vehicles in a safe manner, in compliance with all traffic laws, District policy and procedures, and state and local regulations.
  • Following and maintaining safety standards.
  • Adjusting and performing preventive maintenance on the vehicles to which assigned.
  • Recognizing potentially hazardous situations on the road and taking appropriate action.
  • Reading and understanding a variety of plans and maps.
  • Maintaining accurate records of work performed.
  • Working without close supervision in standard work situations.
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.


Possession of a High School Diploma or GED equivalent.


Possession of a valid Minnesota State Commercial Driver's License (Class B) with school bus/passenger endorsement, and the ability to maintain appropriate license requirements.

Additional Requirements

Interested applicants must have a safe driving record, as well as have the ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening and physical.


Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date] | Transportation (10000103) | Transportation (0750) | Drivers

Education | Other | Transportation & Logistics

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