Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
  • 24-Feb-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Department 12 Education - Benodjehnh
  • Suttons Bay, MI, USA
  • $15.66
  • Hourly
  • Part Time
  • Peshawbestown, MI

401(k) Plan, AFLAC Accident & Critical Illness, Vision


The bus driver is directly responsible to the EHS/HS for meeting the transportation goals and objectives of the EHS/HS education program. The Driver will plan, organize, and manage his/her time in a manner in which the transportation needs of the EHS/HS education programs are met. His/her demeanor will reflect positively the Early Head Start/Head Start goals and expectations as defined in the local program plan.


  • Must be able to work cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers in a positive team effort approach.
  • Must maintain professional confidentiality.
  • Report to work as scheduled by your supervisor.
  • Be in compliance with GTB and funding agency policies and procedures.
  • Plan and implement his/her route so that none of the children are riding the bus for longer than 1 hour.
  • Develop maintenance plan for the bus according to established guidelines for the proper and safe operation of the bus.
  • Keep bus cleaned inside and washed as often as necessary.
  • Take necessary classes/training to maintain his/her CPR/First Aide certification as valid and up to date.
  • Conduct and document the required number of emergency bus evacuation drills each program year.
  • Follow the policies and procedures involving the bus and transportation rules posted in the bus and the transportation policy in the parent handbook.
  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor that relate to the educational efforts for the GTB Education Department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers in a positive team approach.
  • Must enjoy working with young children
  • Must have basic math skills
  • Effective and positive communication skills involving adults and children
  • Knowledge and use of Native language would be a positive skill.
  • Ability to observe children in a non-biased manner.
  • Must report unusual behavior.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with supervision and co-workers in a positive team approach.
  • Must enjoy working with young children.


  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must have First Aide Certification or obtain (within 30 days) CPR for infants and children.
  • Must have previous school bus driving experience.


  • Must have a valid unrestricted Driver's license and be insurable by the GTB insurance carrier.
  • Must have appropriate endorsements for all vehicles required to operate in the performance of duties.
  • Up to date commercial driver's license (CDL) with "S" bus driver endorsement and "P" endorsement.
  • Meet Federal DOT drug/alcohol testing requirements.




School Bus and some minor maintenance tools to maintain bus in safe, operating condition.


May include lifting of 3-5 year old children and assisting them on and off the bus. Must be physically able to maintain and clean the inside of the bus.


Must be able to effectively handle stressful and compromising situations, while remaining focused and professional. Must be able to deal with difficult children without losing perspective. Must be able to work productively under strict time constraints with variable deadlines. Must be able to make quick, informed decisions.


Driving route two times per day for about two hours each run. Must be able to safely handle bus in rain, snow and winter road conditions.


Native American preference will apply. Current and former Early Head Start and Head Start parents must receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified. Must be willing and able to pass a background investigation and a drug and alcohol urinalysis as a condition of employment. Adherence to strict company policy in regard to confidentiality is a must.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change the duties of the position at any time. * Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimums require prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
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