Employment Opportunity

EO No: 2024-023

Position: Bus Driver
Salary: F/2/C $6,500.00 PA
Benefits: "No housing or transportation benefits"
Opening Date: October 30, 2023
Closing Date: November 29, 2023

National Campus/Maintenance
P.O. Box 159
Kolonia, Pohnpei FM 96941

College of Micronesia - FSM Mission Statement

The College of Micronesia-FSM is a learner-centered institution of higher education that is committed to the success of the Federated States of Micronesia by providing academic and career & technical educational programs characterized by continuous improvement and best practices.


Operate various types of vehicles including busses to transport students between campuses and locations. Other duties include but not limited to:
  • Follow precise and preplanned schedules and must adjust driving according to traffic and weather conditions in order to arrive at each stop at the designated time and safely;
  • Complete a comprehensive written inspection of the bus daily; report any conditions of concern to the supervisor before transporting students.
  • Drive carefully and in compliance with traffic regulations.
  • Ensure that the bus has always has sufficient fuel.
  • Ensure communication devise [e.g. two-way radio, cellular phone) is in proper working order before each trip.
  • Follow safe bus loading and unloading procedures.
  • Keep the bus clean and free of debris; follow other bus cleaning procedures.
  • Routinely inventories bus emergency and first aid supplies and equipment, report needs to the supervisor.
  • In case of accidents/emergencies, evacuate students/passengers according to written/established practices/procedures.
  • In an event of an accident, assure the medical emergency procedures are followed; complete a written accident report to supervisor.
  • Assume responsibility for the safety of passenger in loading and unloading and transporting.
  • Instructor passengers in safety precautions and practices.
  • Signal passengers when to cross street or road.
  • Maintain discipline on the bus.
  • Provide written and oral incident reports to supervisor.
  • Serve on relevant committees and perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
HS diploma or GED with a class type E driver’s license and at least 3 year of full time successful bus driver experience with good driving record. Effective written and oral and write in the local language and understand spoken English. Skills and Competency Requirements:
  • Vision in both eyes, cannot be a diabetic on insulin.
  • Good driving record, no DUI conviction in the past 15 years.
  • Auditory acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed.
  • Ability to lift 55 pounds unassisted.
  • Certified in first aid and CPR.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow traffic signs.
  • Ability to perform responsibilities under pressure and in cases of accidents or other emergencies
  • Physically fit to sit for 10 hours per day, stoop and squat daily (5 minutes) before each trip to prepare and while clearing, lift, carry, push and climb to drive the bus and conduct pre-trip inspections, etc. Minimum of 2 hours squatting per week when servicing the buses.
  • Must be able to enter and exit a vehicle without assistance and withstand exposure to adverse weather conditions.
  • Must have effective organizational problem solving and time management skills.
  • Ability to learn and comprehend information from procedure manuals and other materials.

The College of Micronesia-FSM has a zero tolerance policy for drug and alcohol use. Due to the requirements of this position any violation of the policy or any determination of illicit drug or alcohol use or being under the influence of illicit drugs or alcohol will be grounds for immediate termination.
Applications are available at the College of Micronesia-FSM Human Resources Office, state campus sites or at the college's website at www.comfsm.fm.
Application Procedure:

Interested candidates must submit the following documents:

  1. A letter of interest addressing how the candidate's professional qualification and experience match the minimum essential requirements of the position (not to exceed three pages);
  2. COM-FSM application form http://www.comfsm.fm/jobs/HRdocs/employment08.pdf
  3. A current resume which includes personal email address and cellular phone number;
  4. HS Diploma or copies of college transcripts for all degree earned;
  5. A minimum of three professional reference letters
  6. Police clearance that also addresses the 15 year No DUI conviction requirement above;
  7. Medical certificate that addresses the competency requirements above; and
  8. Class Type E valid driver’s license.

Documents are to be submitted electronically to hro@comfsm.edu.fm (preferably as PDF attachments) or mailed to:

Human Resources Office
College of Micronesia-FSM
P.O. Box 159
Pohnpei FM 96941

(U.S Postal Service domestic rates apply in the Federated States of Micronesia.)

Applications will be accepted until November 29,2023 followed by screening by the committee or until filled. Official and hard copies of college transcripts are require to be mailed directly from schools to HRO when a candidate is being considered.

The College reserves the right to request or require from any applicant additional documentation or certification in addition to the minimum requirements stated in this advertisement in order to be considered for this position. All persons applying must meet or exceed any additional qualifications required in the COM-FSM Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual.

The College of Micronesia - FSM is an equal opportunity employer.
FSM Citizens are encouraged to apply