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Bus Aide - Transportation

Date: Apr 23, 2022

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

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Job Title: Bus Aide - Transportation  and Requisition ID number: 81410

Close Date: Open until Filled. 

Organizational Unit:  Transportation (10000103) 

Site:  Transportation (0750) 

FTE .8 FTE; 32 hours/week; 41 weeks; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  Transportation(09) 

Functional Area:  Drivers 

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.



**Seven (7) Positions Open for Application**



Under general supervision, assists in providing safe and secure transportation service for students by assisting School Bus Driver in monitoring behavior and conduct.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Assists in monitoring students while on school bus for proper school bus safety behavior and conduct.
  • Enforces District policies and rules of conduct.
  • Works to de-escalate and resolve issues as they arise.
  • Works in tandem with school bus drivers to ensure students are transported safely and securely to and from school.
  • Participate in reporting behavior issues and other concerns to supervisor as needed
  • Assists in completing all required written reports on a daily basis.
  • Provides customer service to parents and guardians, answers questions, and explains District rules.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment 
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.
  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.




Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

High School Diploma/GED; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.  


Knowledge of:
  • Applicable policies, procedures and regulations covering specific areas of assignment.
  • Basic record keeping and records management.
  • Safety rules and regulations.



Skill in:

  • Managing student conduct and behavior.
  • De-escalation techniques and practices.
  • Recognizing potentially dangerous situations on the bus.
  • Working without close supervision in standard work situations.
  • Reacting quickly to situations that could create personal stress and safety problems.
  • Communicating effectively with children.
  • Collaborating as a team member, with colleagues, staff and community representatives.
  • Following verbal and written instructions.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers, clients and community agencies.

    A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required.




    Work is performed on a school bus and on school premises, with moderate physical requirements; requires occasionally assisting students with ingress and egress from vehicles. Jobs in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree, and working with children. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.



  • Bargaining Unit:    Drivers
  • Grade:                  
  • FLSA Status:         Non-Exempt
  • Job Group:            Student Support
  • New:                      July 31, 2019



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: | 12:01 AM On | Transportation (10000103) | Transportation (0750) | Drivers 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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