Student Bus Operator

Position Title: Student Bus Operator (Driver)
Department: Operations
FLSA: Non-Exempt Pay: Hourly
Category: Safety Sensitive
Reports to Manager: Assistant Operations


PARTA hires and trains Kent State University students to work as bus operators to drive routes and transport passengers on and around campus. Applicants must successfully complete a training program and obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with passenger endorsement.

Duties include safely operating vehicles over assigned routes, maintaining an on-time schedule, picking up and dropping off passengers at designated stops, verifying valid passes and student ID cards, collecting fares when required, counting and recording all passengers boarding and providing system information while following a predetermined route, transmitting information over a two-way radio, maintaining logs, entering data into a computer, assisting people with disabilities and adhering to PARTA policies and traffic laws. Performs work safely; follows safety work rules, guidelines and procedures and exercises maximum care and good judgment to prevent injury and accidents from occurring.


  • At least 18 years old
  • Maintain KSU student status
    • Undergraduate: Carry 6 Credit Hours
    • Graduate: Carry 4 Credit Hours
  • No more than 2 points on State of Ohio driver license
  • Two years verifiable driving experience
  • No disqualifying criminal convictions
  • Ability to meet physical demands as described on reverse side and successfully complete training program and all pre-employment screening procedures, including background and reference check, post-offer DOT medical examination and urine drug screen, and obtain Class B CDL with passenger endorsement.
  • Upon completion of training program, will work minimum of 12 hours per week and be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

Complete job description available at PARTA, 2000 Summit Rd., Kent

PARTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.