Dispatcher (DPS)

Promotional & Open Competitive

Recruitment #23-0074B-001

Examination Date

Week of February 27, 2023
Civil Service Board Office 
371 West Second Street, Lower Level 
Dayton, Ohio 45402 

*Certified candidates will be sent an email containing specific exam details at a later date. 


Assures effective, safe, and timely dispatch of buses; assures that buses and drivers are available and checked in for all daily routes and special occasion trips. Assigns substitute drivers to routes in emergencies/absences. Monitors two-way radio communications while buses are en route; assists bus drivers as needed. Maintains a daily log of information concerning bus operations. Coordinates bus repairs between drivers and bus garage. Assists parents with missed and late bus stops; refers parents to proper district personnel for routing problems. Locates responsible parties to receive special education students when parent/guardian is not present. Distributes information to bus drivers. Operates a school bus when no other driver is available.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.). 

Must have experience in school transportation, as a driver, scheduler or dispatcher. 

License Requirements

Must have or be able to obtain an Ohio Class B Commercial Driver’s License (C.D.L.) with a School Bus Passenger endorsement within the first 90 days of appointment.

Military Credit

Open Competitive applicants who have had military service will receive an additional credit of 20% if a passing grade is attained. TO OBTAIN CREDIT, A NON-RETURNABLE COPY OF THE DD214 OR CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE (INDICATING HONORABLE DISCHARGE) MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF EXAMINATION.


Examination dates and times are subject to change. Calculators will be provided for the Civil Service examination. Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination, drug screen and/or police background investigation and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity. Applicants are responsible for providing all necessary employment dates, experience, training, or any other requirements as stated in the Exam Announcement, in order for their application to be considered for certification and admittance to the examination process.