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Bus Attendant

Date Posted: Feb 9, 2024

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Bus Attendant                                          

Location:  Bus Terminal – East or West            

Salary: $16.01/hr.

Reports to: Executive Director of Student Transportation or designee

Bargaining Unit: AFSCME

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Telecommuting Eligibilty: Not eligible for telecommuting

In accordance with the Agreement between American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced.

Position Summary:

As a significant member of the DPSCD’s Office of Student Transportation, the Bus Attendant will provide safe and timely transportation of students to and from school and school related events.  The Bus Attendant must establish and maintain a positive rapport with students, follow departmental processes and procedures and exhibit a high degree of maturity and diplomacy in dealing with parents, teachers and staff.  The Bus Attendant will complete incident reports, accidents reports and attendance reports and support the mission of the department.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must be 18 years old to apply
  • Ability to work a split-shift – early morning and afternoon availability
  • Strong attendance record
  • Function effectively as a team member
  • Be responsible, reliable and punctual
  • Be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Be a positive role model for students
  • Exercise positive problem solving behavior and conflict resolution skills

Essential Functions:

  1. Dismount the bus and assist with the mentally or physically impaired students entering or exiting the bus
  2. Assist, when necessary, the parent or guardian from the property boundary to the bus
  3. Lift, or assist with lifting, students on and off the bus
  4. Maintain student rider list of all students including names and addresses
  5. Maintain order and strict vigilance at all times to ensure the safe transport of students
  6. Monitor and assist with seat belt usage, car seats, wheelchairs and other applicable safety equipment
  7. Attend workshops as needed
  8. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check.

External Applicants

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.

Method of Application:

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.

All DPSCD employees are required to disclose their vaccine status, however COVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged but not required.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or

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