Post Date:  Jan 28, 2024

Minneapolis, MN, US

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Job Title: Candidate Pool - Full-Time (SY 2023-2024), School Bus Driver and Requisition ID number: 100284

Site: Locations may vary on a routine basis.

Close Date: No established closing date; open until filled

Full/Part Time: Varies

Union: Transportation(09)

Functional Area: Drivers


This position is a candidate pool and not a specific position at a school or department. This position may require an initial screening interview before being placed into the Candidate Pool. There may not be an available position(s) at the time of application but positions can become available at any time. The candidate pool is used to refer qualified applicants to the site/department with the open position. Human Resources will process your application, and once approved, your name will be sent to the Site(s) and or Department(s) with available positions.


A resume and cover letter are not mandatory to apply for this position.



Under general supervision, operates school transit bus on assigned routes to and from school and special events; provides safe and secure transportation service to students. Work is performed in a transit vehicle in a traffic environment, with moderate physical requirements. Required to lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds.


  • Drives students to and from school and special events.
  • Monitors students and enforces District policies and rules of conduct.
  • Reports behavior issues and other concerns to supervisor.
  • Performs daily vehicle inspections, and assures the bus is operating correctly.
  • Conducts complete post-trip interior inspection of school bus for remaining students before leaving bus.
  • Inspects vehicle, and identifies vehicle problems requiring additional maintenance and repair.
  • Cleans the bus interior, sweeps the floors, and cleans windows and seats.
  • Completes all required written reports on a daily basis.

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.


Education, Training and Experience

High School Diploma or GED equivalent is preferred.



Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota State Commercial Driver's License with school bus/passenger endorsement.



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] | [Varies] | [Varies] | Drivers

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis