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Bus Driver

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.


(a) Two years experience in the operation of a motor vehicle.


(a)  Appointees will be required to possess a New York State Class D operator’s license at the time of application, obtain a CDL Class B permit within 90 days of appointment and complete all training and obtain a New York State CDL Class B license prior to the end of the one year probationary period. The employee must have the CDL-B license in their possession before they can transport passengers. New federal regulations require that, on or after October 1, 2005, school bus drivers with a NYS commercial driver license (CDL) must have a new "S" (school bus) endorsement. The "S" endorsement will be required to drive specific types of school buses. The license must be kept current and valid for the duration of employment.

(b) Applicants must satisfy requirements of Bus Drivers set forth in the rules and regulation of the New York State Commissioner of Education.

Tompkins County is Committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the School District or Municipality to ensure that Bus Drivers meet the criteria specified in (a) and (b) above.