Mechanic (DPS)

Promotional & Open Competitive

Recruitment #24-0025b-001

Examination Date

Week of April 22, 2024
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. 


Repair and maintain district buses, cars, vans and other vehicles to prevent disruptions to the educational process. Must be able to repair electrical equipment, fuel injectors and pumps, rebuild engines, electrical systems, air and hydraulic brake systems, rebuild front and rear suspension, inspect and replace all drive train components, perform routine preventative maintenance and emergency service calls for stranded vehicles.

Minimum Qualifications

Must meet one of the following combinations of experience and education:

  1. Must have 3 years of experience in vehicle maintenance work including thorough knowledge of diesel and gas engine management systems, anti-lock brakes systems, emission control systems, and engine diagnostic equipment; OR 

  2. 18 months in automotive schooling; OR

  3. Two-year automotive trade school certification. 
Experience repairing buses is preferred.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment. Must be able to obtain an Ohio Class A Commercial Driver's License (C.D.L.) with school passenger endorsements within 6 months of appointment.

General Requirements

IF HIRED, MUST PROVIDE OWN HAND TOOLS. Must be able to successfully pass an Ohio Department of Education T8 physical, lift a minimum of 75 pounds and be physically able to climb, stand, lift and bend for extended periods of time.


Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the United States at time of application.

Background Investigation

Must pass State and Federal background checks, per Dayton Public Schools policy.

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 UPLOADED to your application or PRESENTED at time of examination.

Promotional Qualifications

Current employment with Dayton Public Schools must be indicated on your application in order to receive promotional credit. Current employment will be verified by Dayton Public Schools’ Human Resources Department. Identical scores will be broken by (1) seniority and (2) random selection method.  

Open Competitive Applicants

Applicants appearing on the Promotional eligible list shall be considered for appointment prior to those on the Open Competitive list. Identical exam scores will be broken in favor of: (1) the candidate who received military credit and (2) random selection method.


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.