Bus Driver

CDL Pool


Fort Lewis College Athletics is looking for experienced CDL Drivers to transport our 14 NCAA Division II, varsity teams, to our Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference contests. If you love to drive across our beautiful state and beyond and would enjoy sporting some Skyhawks gear and cheering on our student-athletes, this may be a perfect opportunity for you 

Position Summary 

Responsible for safely transporting student-athletes, coaches, and athletic trainers to athletic events on an “as-needed” basis in College-owned commercial vehicles. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Possess and maintain a current Commercial (Class A or B) driver license with a passenger  and airbrake endorsement   
  • Possess a current DOT medical certification card documenting all necessary vision, hearing, and health requirements.   
  • Meet and sustain a satisfactory driving record that meets and the underwriting requirements of the College insurance company  
  • Basic mechanical knowledge of vehicle maintenance   
  • Experience driving in adverse conditions (snow, ice, and mountain passes)  

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Two or more years of driving buses  

Major Responsibilities 

  • Operate the vehicle in a safe and efficient manner  
  • Maintain trip schedule as outlined by the requesting departmental staff  
  • Maintain operating schedule and report any problems immediately  
  • Communicate effectively with passengers regarding weather conditions and vehicle status  
  • Make decisions on drivable conditions to assure safety of passengers   
  • Conduct pre-trip and post-trip checks on the vehicle and its special equipment to determine if there is sufficient fuel supply and if equipment such as steering gear, brakes, tires, etc. are in good working condition  
  • Follow state and federal transit regulations.  
  • Complete necessary driving logs   
  • Meet emergency situations in accordance with standard operating procedures (assist in safe evacuation)  
  • Comply with all pre-employment, randomized, and post-accident drug testing requirements    
  • Fuel vehicles when needed   
  • Perform other duties as assigned  

Work Conditions  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Work with contaminants when checking engine fluids  
  • May be exposed to very hot or cold temperatures depending on the season  
  • May be exposed to sounds and noises that are distracting  
  • Sometimes must drive in very bright sunlight or when it is dark outside  
  • May have to drive in adverse conditions (snow, ice and mountain passes)  
  • May have to install and remove snow chains 


$25.00 per hour while driving, filling the vehicle with gas, administering pre-trip inspection; plus hotel room and meals if applicable. This is temporary position on an “at-need” basis according to FLC Athletics schedules. 

Application Process 

A complete application packet includes: 

  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position 
    • Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. 
  • Resume 
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references 

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to:

The successful candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check. 

The College and the Community

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.

Equal Opportunity

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See www.fortlewis.edu/CARE.

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination? Other discrimination questions?
Office of the Title 9 Coordinator
Molly Wieser
230 Skyhawk Station
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-7241 wieser_m@fortlewis.edu
Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator
David Pirrone
192 Education Business Hall
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-7182 djpirrone@fortlewis.edu

Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request.

* Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.

ADAA Accommodations

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email kpolens@fortlewis.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.