Bus Driver Trainee

3 weeks ago
HEAD START - Midland 3
Benefits Offered


Trainee position to learn to transport participants to and from activity center and drive bus for outings and field trips and ensure that children are transported safely and that no child is ever left unattended on the bus. Position may transition to Bus Driver upon satisfactorily completing training and meeting all other requirements including interview, testing and certifications. May be required to travel for training.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:    Other duties may be assigned.

  • Attend all trainings as required when scheduled;
  • Cooperate in obtaining Driving Record Request forms from previous employers;
  • Be familiar with the use and contents of first aid kit;
  • Be familiar with the operation of the fire extinguisher;
  • Notify supervisor in advance if unable to attend training;
  • Comply with drug testing procedures;
  • Notify supervisor immediately of any moving traffic violation;
  • Review and be familiar with and adhere to NEMCSA Head Start Transportation Policies and Procedures;
  • Complete driving training, Michigan School Bus Driver Safety Education Course, apply for and obtain CDL with P and S endorsements;
  • Abide by all NEMCSA and program policies.

Additional Information:

  • Employee will be paid for in classroom and behind the wheel training time as authorized by the Health/Transportation Manager;
  • Fees and costs for training will be paid by NEMCSA as authorized by the Health/Transportation Manager;
  • Employees completing the training, obtaining their certification and offered a position must be willing to work a varied schedule and maintain satisfactory employment for a minimum of one year.


Education and Experience:

High School Diploma / GED required. Prefer previous bus driver or other commercial motor vehicle driving experience.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Employees in this position must possess the ability to obtain a valid Michigan Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with a P and S endorsement and a DOT Medical Examiner’s Certification. Must have as a personal driving record with not more than 6 active points as determined by the Department of State.

Additional Job Comments

Training will take approximately 28 hours within approximately 30 days. Position will pay $9.00 per hour.
After successful completion, the trainee may be offered a part time Bus Driver position.

Only applications through our Career portal at www.nemcsa.org will be accepted.
Questions can be emailed to HR@nemcsa.org - NO resume's please.

Upon request auxiliary aids and services will be made available to individuals with disabilities. Michigan Relay Center “Voice and TTY/TDD” 1-800-649-3777. An EOE.


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