Bus Driver

Posted 2 months ago


Title Bus Driver
Department Transportation
Reports To Transportation Supervisor
Compensation BD Scale
Days 187 Revised: 06/15/2020
Assist in the attainment of District goals through safe and courteous supervision of children being transported between home and school.
Education and Certification Requirements
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent, preferred
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Valid Texas Class “B” or “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with endorsements for school bus driver (persons hired with class “C” driver’s license must obtain the class “B” CDL license with endorsements within 45 days of employment). Safe driving record as verified by Texas Department of Public Safety (meet and maintain liability coverage eligibility)

  • Certification as Texas Bus Driver by the Texas Education Agency (requirement satisfied by successful completion of 20 hours Texas Department of Public Safety course)
  • Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check
Special Knowledge and Skills
  • Must meet alcohol and controlled substance testing requirements set forth by the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991
  • Must pass annual medical examination per Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations

  • Ability to complete required bus driver safety training

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Knowledge of student discipline procedure

  • Ability to manage student behavior

  • Ability to operate bus
  • Ability to understand instructions and communicate in basic English
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required.)
  • Ensure the safe transportation of students on school routes, program routes and field trips
  • Drive the school bus safely, following all applicable laws and district administrative policies and regulations governing the transportation of students
  • Check the vehicle before each trip to determine that it is in satisfactory operation condition
  • Keep windshields, lights and “School Bus” signs clear and visible, and keeps vehicle serviced
  • Notify dispatcher if bus is dirty after being used by another driver
  • Complete and maintain a daily maintenance list
  • Make timely reports, on district forms, of any mechanical problems
  • Care for the vehicle by keeping students informed of their responsibilities as riders
  • Keep the interior of the vehicle clean
  • Drive bus routes as approved and specified
  • Maintain good community relations by establishing proper rapport with all personnel and students
  • Maintain order and follows district regulations in an emergency situation
  • Maintain discipline on the bus at all times, and report daily any violations or misconduct of the students to the school principal or assistant principal
  • Maintain discipline and assist students while boarding or exiting the bus.  
  • Assign seats to all bus riders as applicable
  • Keep an updated copy of the bus route and emergency student rider form available
  • Help fasten appropriate child safety restraint systems
  • Attend all required training sessions
  • Drive a school bus with or without students on board
  • Maintain a consistent professional demeanor and appearance
  • Ensure compliance with the Texas Educator’s Code of Ethics
  • Daily attendance and punctuality at work are essential functions of the job
Supervisory Responsibilities: 
Equipment Used: 
  • School bus, safety equipment (flares, reflective signs), fire extinguisher
  • Communication equipment – radio communication equipment, cellular telephone
Mental Demands:
  • Ability to read, concentrate, communicate effectively (verbally and written), interpret, reason, understand verbal instructions, memorize, coordinate, compile, compute, analyze, differentiate
  • Work with frequent interruptions and maintain emotional control under stress
Physical Demands:
  • Frequent: Sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs and/or ramps, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive hand motions, hearing, speaking clearly, visual acuity, distinguishing colors, driving, traveling
  • Occasional: Lifting, heavy, 45 pounds or more
Environmental Factors:
  • Frequent exposure to: temperature extremes (hot and cold), humidity extremes, noise, low or intense illumination, vibration
  • Occasional exposure to: biological hazards (communicable diseases, bacteria, insects, mold, fungi, etc.)
  • Work outside, work around moving objects or vehicles, work on uneven surfaces
  • Work alone, work prolonged or irregular hours
Nondiscrimination Statement:
The Judson School District considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital or veteran status, the presence of a medical condition, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

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Judson Independent School District

9242 Converse Business Ln, Converse, TX 78109