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Part-Time Bus Driver

City Of Eden Prairie
Eden Prairie, MN Part-time
Posted on November 18, 2019

Position Details

Status: On-going part-time, non-exempt 

Salary: Starts at $10.00 - $13.00 per hour

Hours: Typically Monday – Friday; varied schedule (1-4 hour shifts/day, (some split shifts) and  3-8 hour day trips 1-2 trips per month)  

Location: Senior Center

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Senior Center Recreation Supervisor

Recreation Division

The Recreation Services Division has the responsibility for managing all recreation facilities and providing a variety of affordable recreation programs and services for all age groups and people of all abilities. The staff in this division are responsible for the management of facilities such as, the Senior Center, and the Outdoor Center, as well as other City park buildings and recreation facilities such as swimming beaches, sledding hill, amphitheater and facilities on school property that are operated in partnership with the School District. 

Position Responsibilities

The Bus Driver position will drive the city vans and bus to safely transport seniors on trips, shopping, and rides to and from the Senior Center. Drivers also occasionally are scheduled to transport participants to/from other City programs. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:

  • Ensures passengers receive safe and timely transportation for special events and activities by following training and safety guidelines, protocols and procedures.
  • Provides caring and compassionate assistance to passengers by ensuring riders receive a welcoming and excellent experience.
  • Completes pre and post-inspection of the bus and equipment and maintains daily driving logs.
  • Maintains a valid MN driver’s license and excellent driving record.
  • Attend safety training as scheduled.

While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City. A successful candidate for this position will have strong attention to detail.

Position Requirements

Education: High School Diploma, or equivalent (G.E.D) required. Valid driver's license and excellent driver's record required. 

Work Experience: Must be 18 years or older; driving experience preferred.

Physical Requirements: This position requires the ability to lift/pull/push/move/carry up to 50 - 75lbs, and operate a motor vehicle 

City Expectations

All employees are expected to contribute to the success of our organization by demonstrating the shared values: Collaboration, Innovation, Integrity, Performance, Relationships.

Position Specific Expectations

Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles.

Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated. 

Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts.

Sound Judgment: Able to make a decision based on the right mixture of facts; determines a course of action after weighing and analyzing different options.