• School Bus Drivers & 7D Van Drivers

    Job Location US-MA-Springfield
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    Hiring Manager
    Walter Rice
    USD $15.00/Hr.
    USD $20.00/Hr.
    End Date
  • Overview

    For 165 years, the YMCA of Greater Springfield has provided youth development, fostered healthy living, and promoted social responsibility in the 14 cities and towns that it serves. We take pride in being one of the largest non-school educators in the state, one of the top 120 YMCAs in the U.S., and the second oldest Y in the country.


    We are currently looking for a School Bus & Van Driver to join our team. Whether you are interested in joining a leading non-profit or looking  to advance your Y career, this is your opportunity to help make our community better together. The Y. ™ For a better us. ™


    Drivers with an active CDL w/School Bus license will receive $20.00 per hour. Drivers who are working toward a CDL w/School Bus license, and have an active 7D license, will receive $15.00 per hour.



    Please note that any and all offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a background check, reference check, and new hire packet. In roles where driving is required as an essential function, a driver history check must also be successfully completed.

    Essential Functions

    This person will play an important part in the work that we do each day. In addition to all other duties as assigned, this role will:

    • Safely and effectively operate a school bus or van on assigned school or trip-related routes.
    • Follow and help enforce all city, state, and federal regulations around vehicle operations and the transport of students, members, or participants.
    • Attend all training and in-services around safety, vehicle operations, and staffing.
    • Serve as a mandated reporter within our transportation operations.
    • Ensure the safety of youth on the bus in conjunction with the bus monitor(s) assigned to their vehicles.


    The requirements and preferences (where indicated) for this role are listed below. Please review them carefully to ensure that you apply for the role that best matches your qualifications. Additional years of professional experience or a Rank of E-5 or better may be used in lieu of education requirements where permitted.

    • CDL A or B license with an "S" Endorsement
      • Must remain in good standing and meet all training, physical, and federal requirements as conditions of employment
      • 7D license accepted if working towards CDL
    • AED, CPR, and First Aid certified within 60 days of employment
    • At least 2 years of experience in driving School Buses or licenses vans
    • Have a satisfactory driving record and demonstrate defensive driving
    • High School, GED, or similar certification/experience

    Leadership Compentcies

    While each of our leadership competencies plays a role in the success of our staff members, for this role we will be paying especial attention to the areas of:

    • Values - Accepts and demonstrates the Y's values.
    • Communication - Pro-actively listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively.
    • Decision Making - Makes sound judgements, and transfers learning from one situation to another.
    • Functional Expertise - Has the functional and technical knowledge required to perform well; has the skills to use best practices and demonstrated up-to-date knowledge within the transportation field.

    Work Environment and Physical Requirements

    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We are proud to be a champion of diversity and an equal employment opportunity / affirmative action employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly required to:
      • Sit, stand, or reach for extended periods of time;
      • Move around the work environment independently;
      • Communicate via computer, multi-line phone, and smart-phone; and,
      • Push, pull, or lift up to 25 pounds for short periods of time.
    • The noise level in the work place is usually moderate, but may vary based on a number of external factors.


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