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28 Jul 2022


Denver Public Schools – Posted by Denver Public Schools Denver, Colorado, United States

Job Description

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Location: Hilltop Bus Terminal, 2929 W 7th Ave

Work Year: Traditional 245 work days – AMLG/FMGR/GRND/PROTECH

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $23.60 – $25.34 per hour (overtime $35.40 – $38.02) +.45 per hour differential for p.m. shift + boot and tool stipend of $468 a year


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Essential Functions and Objectives:


Supports operations through practical application of knowledge, use of proven techniques, and adherence to procedures. Primary focus on execution of assigned tasks in a specific area of responsibility, with a technical emphasis; such as; equipment, machinery, or scientific/chemical.


Performs repairs, maintenance and inspections of District vehicles, ensuring all guidelines and standards are met.


– Performs hands-on tasks applying proven industry standards and techniques, while adherence to policies, procedures, or guidelines in the area of responsibility. Installs, tests, analyzes, troubleshoots, repairs, maintains, related equipment in order to support short-term operations and minimize downtime.

– Performs data entry and verification, keeps accurate files/records, creates detailed reports, using various existing systems for accurate, timely, and compliant records.

– Receives, understands, and disseminates information in subject matter to appropriate stakeholders. Diagnoses problems and aids in resolving technical issues and escalates appropriately to ensure a positive experience.

– Contributes to identifying process inefficiencies and proposes solutions, identifies opportunities through external research on trends in resources, programs, and services and internal research with stakeholders, and supports improvement efforts in order to support long-term operations and minimize downtime.

– Performs preventive maintenance PMA and PMD repairs on District vehicles (e.g., white fleet, buses). Performs maintenance and repair services on District fleet (e.g., annual inspection program, defects) in accordance with quality assurance inspection guidelines, District standards and established work rules and policy.

– Assists Maintenance Technicians with major repairs, Colorado Department of Education (CDE) inspections and service calls, daily fueling and servicing. Performs operator pre-trip vehicle inspections by checking condition and availability of safety and emergency equipment in accordance with State of Colorado and Commercial Driver’s License authority and participates in random drug and alcohol testing program.

– Completes required forms and paperwork (e.g., CDE maintenance and annual inspection, defect forms) using computerized system, ensuring completeness, accuracy and proper placement of forms in vehicle.

– Maintains work area by cleaning tables, scrubbing floors and throwing away or recycling materials (e.g., scrap metal, oil). Creates safe work environment by monitoring shop areas, examining tools and equipment and providing employee safety training.

– Determines work sequences of repairs and maintenance activities based on work priority and availability of parts. Participates in and supports a team work environment by interacting with other technicians and supervisors and assisting in the development of new practices and technology (e.g., computer system requirements).

– Communicates and coordinates fleet maintenance schedule and concerns with shop supervisor. Maintains safety and effective operation of personal and shop tools (e.g., floor jacks, air guns, seal driver) in accordance with guidelines (e.g., safety, instruction manual).

– Records maintenance activities by utilizing computerized system, ensuring maintenance standards are met. Coordinates with parts counter clerk to ensure availability of parts needed for repair and maintenance; and checks out parts according to procedures.

– Drives/ test drives vehicles (e.g., multi-passenger buses, white fleet), obeying traffic regulations, driving defensively, reporting any accidents/incidents to the supervisor at the time of occurrence and using diagnostic equipment. Works to obtain and maintain related field Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and fleet maintenance certifications.

– Communicates with vehicle operators during service calls or refers operators to Shop Supervisor. Maintains, trains other personnel in, and communicates current knowledge of fleet maintenance practices and technology (e.g., computer system requirements).

– Performs other duties as requested, such as, but not limited to, executing contingency plans during inclement weather, and driving bus routes when there is a driver shortage.


Physical & Environmental Conditions:


Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:


– One (1) to three (3) years mechanic experience.

– Technical community college graduate in automotive/truck mechanics (1 yr. program), two (2) years first line journeyman level maintenance experience and a full set of tools AND/OR four (4) years of first line (journeyman) maintenance experience and a full set of tools AND/OR a combination of education and experience.

– A current and valid State of Colorado Driver’s License (CDL) is required with Class A and BP2S endorsements (or ability to acquire within 6 months). Must meet insurability requirements of the Self Insurance Pool for driving a District vehicle.

– Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in automotive/heavy truck/school bus preferred.

– Knowledge of maintenance skills (e.g., welding, machine work, electrical and mechanical systems, gasoline and diesel engines, overhaul and rebuild, air and hydraulic brakes, tire repair).

– Knowledge of fleet maintenance software (e.g., Faster) and vehicle diagnostic systems (e.g., On Board Diagnostics (OBD), Mitchell ondemand).

– Knowledge of safety issues and regulations when operating and repairing vehicles.

– Knowledge of Colorado Department of Education (CDE), Department of Transportation (DOT) and Fluid Mechanics & Computational Science (FMCS) rules, regulations and requirements.

– Ability to troubleshoot and technical skills for diagnosis and repair.

– Works collaboratively with others on a team.

– Ability to multi-task and complete work with frequent interruptions.

– Good communication skills, both written and verbal.

– High degree of integrity in handling confidential information.

– Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Workspace and other computer software programs.

– Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred.


Education Requirements:


– High School Diploma or equivalent required.


Other information:

Thank you for your interest in the DPS Transportation Services Department. We are looking for individuals that demonstrate and share our DPS Core Values of Integrity, Equity, Accountability, Collaboration, Fun, and putting Students First. Come join the DPS team and make an impact at a great organization! DPS has become the fastest-growing large school district in Colorado and is widely recognized today as one of the best urban school systems in the country. We believe that innovative transportation services, and caring drivers and paraprofessionals, are an extension of the school day and support learning outside of the classroom. We are passionate about providing safe school bus transportation to our student riders. A safe pleasant ride helps students start and end the school day on a positive note. This can have an enormous impact on a student’s attitude toward school. We all have a definite role in the safe operation of our school transportation system and we would love for you to be a part of the team!


About Denver Public Schools:


Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.


DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at


Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

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