Transit Bus Driver

at City of South Portland in South Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

The City of South Portland is currently seeking full time (40 hours) City Bus Drivers to join our South Portland Transportation Department. This position includes bus driving along established routes, transporting buses and dispatching duties. There are opportunities for varying assignments within the position on a quarterly basis as we undergo a selection process and adjust schedules and routes.  Hand washing bus interiors, detailing, general cleaning and other light maintenance duties will also be required. Applicants must have excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to provide accurate and informed information, and be highly motivated for customer service excellence.


We can offer stability of employment, great service-oriented co-workers in a team environment and opportunities for potential overtime income. We can provide employees with a family friendly workplace; and the support, encouragement and tools for successful careers serving the public.


The City of South Portland offers a robust selection of employee benefits, including an excellent health plan with family coverage, matched retirement options, dental, vision, life, income protection, long term disability, flexible spending accounts and more. We also offer tuition reimbursement, an acclaimed wellness program, health insurance “payment-in-lieu,” a full complement of paid time off and professional development and overtime opportunities.


Maine Class A or B Commercial Drivers’ License with a Passenger (P) endorsement upon hire is highly preferred. Will consider candidates with the ability to obtain this license and endorsement within the first 6 months after hire, and we can assist with acquiring the necessary licensing through our training program. Must pass a post-offer physical exam, drug screening and background checks. Must participate in DOT random drug testing protocol throughout employment. During training will work weekdays. Flexibility in work schedule is required with a probability of evenings, Saturday, and Sunday hours once trained.


We will accept applicants and interview on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


To apply you may email a cover letter and resume to

You may also file an application using our fillable pdf at


You may also mail a resume with cover letter and three professional references to:

City of South Portland

Karla Giglio, Human Resources Specialist

25 Cottage Road; P. O. Box 9422

South Portland, ME  04116-9422


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Job Posting: 601667

Posted On: Sep 03, 2021

Updated On: Oct 12, 2021