Bus Driver (3 positions)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-688708
    • Job Location: Hopkins, MN
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 03, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Position Overview :

Blake’s school bus drivers are a dynamic link within the Blake Community tasked with the safe transport of pupils to and from school.   Position is based on a 20-hour workweek with each day split into two, 2-hour route shifts with the possibility of additional charter hours assigned periodically.


The position pays $20.50 an hour and up to $2,500 Sign on bonus for a Current Licensed Class B Drivers, with school bus endorsements.   


Essential Functions :


  1. Reports to Transportation Manager

  2. Receive direction from transportation dispatcher

  3. Daily transportation of school-age children to and from home, centralized pick-up points and school campuses.  

  4. Transportation of school-age children to and from school campuses and field trip locations.  

  5. Responsible for insuring the safety and security of students, which may include directing and assisting in evacuation of the bus.

  6. Clean and fuel buses

  7. Conduct pre-trip inspection of school buses.   

  8. Attend monthly safety training classes

  9. Participate in ongoing pre-trip, driving and emergency procedures evaluations.


Team Participation:

The Blake bus driver is expected to provide ongoing feedback to management on the efficiency of the route assigned to him/her.  Additionally, the bus driver will actively interact with other transportation team members aiding in the ongoing business collaboration of the transportation team and it responsibilities.

Experience and Skills:

Position Criteria :



  • Strong Customer service skills - ability to interact with students and parents in a friendly and professional manner.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Strong work ethic centered on maintaining schedules, mutual respect and teamwork.  

  • Successful completion of a criminal background check.

  • Clean motor vehicle record history.

  • Ability to be medically certified to drive a school bus by the Department of Transportation and any Blake School mandated physical testing.

  • Class B commercial driver’s license with passenger and school bus endorsements or the ability to obtain Class B commercial license. (Will help train the right individual)  

  • Ability to engage, interact and communicate with children and their parents.



  • Prior professional driving experience (preferably school bus)

  • General mechanical knowledge and experience with Minnesota School bus rules and regulations.  

Physical Requirements

  • Able to sit for periods of time up to three hours  

  • Able to lift up to 40 lbs

  • Ability to bend and stoop

  • Ability to pass Blake School’s Driver Ability Assessment

  • Ability to perform duties in extreme weather conditions   

  • Ability to evacuate school children from school bus in an emergency

  • Free of impairment of an arm, foot or leg which interferes with the ability to perform normal tasks associated with operating a school bus

  • No established medical history or clinical diagnosis of rheumatic, arthritic, orthopedic, muscular, neuromuscular, or vascular disease which interferes with the ability to operate and control a school bus

  • Required to submit to, and pass mandated illegal substance drug testing prior to beginning work and randomly through the term of your employment with the school