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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

I don’t have a computer. Can you send me a paper application?

We do not have paper applications. However, you may access a computer and apply at either of our monthly Hiring Events, which we host twice each month, or at public libraries or at Minnesota Workforce Centers. 

I do not have a CDL. Can I still apply?

Yes. If you pass your interview. you will then have 60 days to obtain your CLP. Workforce Development has created a CLP study guide and offers optional online study sessions to help you reach your goal. Please refer to the CDL and permit page

I forgot my password. Can you reset it for me?

Unfortunately no. We cannot help candidates with user ID or passwords. You will need to use the “Forgot User ID” or “Forgot Password” links located beneath the sign-in box at governmentjobs.com. You can also click on “Help” next to the sign-in link and then click on “FAQ” on the next page. Governmentjobs.com provides a How-To guide and other information to assist applicants. Or you may contact systems support at 1-888-636-4681.

I tried to create a new profile but the website is telling me there is already an account with my email address.

Many public and government agencies use governmentjobs.com to post their positions. If you or, anyone else that uses your email address, has applied to another job with Metro Transit or another agency that uses this system, your profile may already exist. Please try the links to retrieve your user ID and password. To create a whole new profile, you will need to use a new email address. 

What are the schedules for current bus operator openings?

  • Full-Time Bus Operators - The work schedule is 8-10 hours a day, 4-5 days a week depending upon the work schedule selected. The work week schedule will range anytime between Saturday through Friday. Training is fully paid and is typically up to 8 hours each day Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM–4:00 PM. Training will take approximately 5-weeks. Once you have successfully completed training, you will be assigned to a bus garage. Work schedules are picked based upon full-time bus operator seniority and the needs of each garage.
  • Weekday Part-Time Bus Operators - Work a split shift, Monday through Friday 2.5 - 3 hours on average during each of the following time periods:  5:00AM to 9:30AM and 2:30PM to 8:00PM. Thirty (30) hours per week guaranteed after successful completion of training. Training for weekday part-time bus operators lasts approximately five weeks, eight hours per day most days and five days per week more weeks. Once you have successfully completed training, you will be assigned to a bus garage. Work schedules are picked based upon part-time bus operator seniority and the needs of each garage. 
  • Weekend Part-Time Bus Operators - Work on weekends and holidays, which can start as early as 12:01 a.m. on Saturday and can go as late as 3 a.m. Monday and all holidays. Training for weekend part-time bus operators lasts approximately ten weeks. Once you have successfully completed training, you will be assigned to a bus garage. Work schedules are picked based upon part-time bus operator seniority and the needs of each garage. 

Can I choose which garage I am assigned to?

No.  Garage assignments are dependent on seniority and the availability of openings at the garage locations.

I’ve submitted my application. What’s next?

Thank you!  Your application will be screened based on your responses to the supplementary questions. If your application is complete and you meet the minimum qualifications, you will receive an email inviting you to schedule an interview.

What are the steps towards hire?

  • Application review

  • Interview

  • License review/Have CDL or obtain CLP within 60 days of interview

  • Background check

  • DOT Physical and Drug Screen

  • Hire