JobID 194 : Bus Driver (#1128901)
The Allendale County School District has an immediate opening for a School Bus Driver with a valid CDL license. The successful candidate will have experience driving a bus as well as working with children, and who has transported grade school-aged students to school in the past. Our Bus Drivers are an essential part in our educational system, and we value their contributions. We offer excellent bonus opportunities and a competitive pay to the right individual.
Drives a school bus safely and professionally, demonstrating proficiency in handling and maneuvering a school bus.
Transport children to and from school in the mornings and afternoons
Verify permissions for children who ride home with friends
Maintain a clean and mechanically-sound bus at all times
Obey all traffic laws
Performs and properly completes daily pre-trip inspections of the bus before and after each route
Prepares and maintains accurate reports assigned by the Transportation Supervisor.
Ensure safety of all students
Discipline children when required to maintain a safe and healthy environment
Assist students with getting on and off the bus when required
Other duties as assigned, and complies with all traffic ordinances.
Attends scheduled safety meetings/in-services conducted by district transportation personnel and/or state transportation officials at various intervals throughout each school year.
Reviews and complies with the specific requirements and responsibilities, which are outlined in the State Department of Education’s School Bus Drivers Handbook.
Communicates in an appropriate fashion with students, parents, and employees.
Maintains and submits twice a year accurate R-16’s, Seating Charts and Student Information List.
Maintains good discipline in order to ensure safe school bus operations.
Performs practice drills or actual emergency bus evacuations as required.
Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Principal.
Education and Experience:
At least 18 years of age. High school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license and at least six (6) months licensed driving experience with a class D, E, F, or G license. Must have no more than four (4) points against driving record. License shall not have been suspended at any time in the previous five (5) years.
Physical examination required prior to initial certification and/or re-certification. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a pleasant,professional, efficient manner. Must be reliable, responsible and dependable and fulfill obligations. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to obtain a Commercial Drivers License and a School Bus Driver Certificate.
ALLENDALE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BUS DRIVER REQUIREMENTS - Applicants must not have more than 4 current points on their license or more than 4 points on their license in the previous 12 months - Applicants must not have had their license suspended in the previous 12 months for a moving violation - Applicants must not be taking Insulin by injection - All Applicants will be administered a pre-employment drug screening and must be able to pass a Department of Transportation Physical exam - Upon your application being approved by our Director of Transportation, applicants must take a 20 hour State bus driving class and pass a written test - Upon completing the FMCSA physical and passing the school bus driver class, applicants must go to the DMV with their physical card in hand and take 4 written tests. We will help prepare all applicants for these 4 tests with Study materials and CDL manuals. The 4 tests are as follows: 1. General Knowledge Test (50 multiple choice) 2. Air Brake Test (25 multiple choice) 3. Passenger Endorsement Test (20 multiple choice) 4. Federal ‘School Bus’ Endorsement Test (15 multiple choice) - Upon passing these 4 tests, the candidate will be issued a Class ‘B’ Commercial Beginner’s Permit with ‘P’ and ‘S’ endorsements - Candidates must bring the new permit to the District Transportation Office. - Candidates will then be assigned a district driver/trainer and receive the actual ‘Behind The Wheel’ driving training (Min. 20 hours) in preparation for the CDL tests and the State Department of Education bus driving certificate test. - Upon becoming completely licensed, applicants will meet with our Director of Transportation, to discuss employment.
Under occasional supervision, drives and operates a school bus to transport students safely over specified routes established by and assigned by the Transportation Supervisor.
Apply at District Office