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Hillsborough County Government

Minibus Driver (#MNBSDRGENC) GENC
$9.53-$15.12 Hourly / $1,651.87-$2,620.80 Monthly / $19,822.40-$31,449.60 Yearly


Performs duties driving passenger minibuses and vans to and from pre-arranged locations; and performs maintenance and custodial duties.


Completion of the tenth grade; and
Two years of experience operating a passenger bus, passenger mini-bus, passenger van or light passenger vehicle for hire; and
Possession of a valid Class "C" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with "P" (Passenger Transport) and "S" (School Bus) endorsements.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Working knowledge of rules and regulations governing transportation of passengers.
  • Working knowledge of Hillsborough County roads, streets and traffic patterns.
  • Working knowledge in the use of cleaning supplies and equipment.
  • Some knowledge of basic vehicle mechanical functions, maintenance procedures and two way radio operations.
  • Ability to safely drive a minibus, van or similar vehicle.
  • Ability to safely transport children, adults and individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities.¬†
  • Ability to operate hydraulic wheel chair lift.
  • Ability to read a street map.
  • Ability to maintain records.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to conform to state, local and departmental standards for safety in vehicle operations.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Drives a specially equipped minibus, van or similar vehicle to transport clients, including those with physical or mental disabilities following a prescribed route and schedule.
  • Performs routine custodial and light maintenance work in assigned facilities.
  • Mows grass, trims hedges, sweeps and cleans sidewalks.
  • Shuttles vehicles and delivers furniture, equipment and supplies.¬†
  • Inspects vehicles before and after operating to detect any mechanical malfunctions that would prevent safe delivery of passengers.
  • Operates wheel chair lift and secures wheel chairs in vehicle.
  • Operates vehicle radio and maintains contact with home base.
  • Records daily information on passengers, trips, mileage, pickup and drop off times.
  • Attends state training and testing programs or seminars as required.
  • Cleans and performs minor preventative maintenance of vehicles and equipment.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.

CLASS: MNBSDRGENC; EST: 4/19/1999; REV: 6/11/2012;