Custodian/Bus Driver (Part-Time)
NATURE OF WORK
An employee in this class performs routine, manual work as well as grounds keeping work in the care of assigned school buildings and facilities. An employee in this class also, under general supervision, operates a school bus on assigned route(s) and schedule to provide safe and efficient transportation so that students may enjoy the fullest possible advantage from the programs and offerings of the school system. The employee perform recurring tasks in accordance with established practices and cleaning schedules. The employee will also perform pre-trip and post-trip inspections of the bus; observing all traffic laws and school bus regulations while operating the bus; observing all safety regulations and standards for school buses; and maintaining discipline of students assigned to ride the bus. The employee is also responsible for requisitioning cleaning supplies as well as well as completing all required reports and securing the assigned bus before leaving the vehicle at the conclusion of a run or route.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or equivalent is required. Some experience in custodial work as well as some experience in driving large vehicles with some experience in transporting humans is preferred; or any equivalent of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
- Dusts, sweeps, scrubs, vacuums, mops, strips, waxes, buffs, and polishes floors in rooms, hallways, and closets.
- Cleans restroom areas and replenishes paper supplies and soap as necessary.
- Cleans windows, walls, woodwork, blinds and light fixtures.
- Dusts and cleans desks and other furniture.
- Empties trash, wastebaskets, and other refuse receptacles; deposits recyclable material in proper receptacles.
- Sorts and stores material for recycling program.
- Sweeps sidewalks and walkways outside of buildings; polices grounds, picking up debris; shovels snow and/or applies de-icing compounds to walkways and driveways as necessary.
- Replenishes tissue, towels, and soap in rest rooms, kitchens and classroom facilities.
- Replaces light bulbs and florescent tubes.
- Locks and unlocks doors.
- Makes minor repairs to furniture or facilities.
- Reports to supervisor damages or needed repairs requiring outside attention.
- Turns heating and air conditioning equipment on and off.
- Performs routine maintenance on heating and air conditioning systems.
- Prepares requisition forms to obtain necessary supplies for coming workweek.
- Sets traps for rodents and other pests, appropriately discarding trapped animals.
- Performs required pre-trip and post-trip inspections and document inspections as required by Transportation Department Operating Instructions for bus drivers. Reports mechanical defect(s) or failure(s) to either the Zone Transportation Supervisor, the Zone Routing Specialist, the mechanic on-duty at the bus parking site or the school bus garage control center. In the event the assigned school bus is declared unfit for service, performs pre and post-trip inspections on substitute school bus.
- In accordance with Transportation Department Operating Instructions for bus drivers, performs required post-trip inspection, to detect students who may still be on board the school bus asleep or incapacitated and to detect any other irregularities or vandalism to the bus interior.
- Operates the assigned school bus on the route(s) and schedule provided by the Zone Transportation Supervisor.
- Reports to the Zone Transportation Supervisor, on the day of occurrence, any student added to or deleted from the route by the school principal which will necessitate a change in the route, bus stops and/or schedule.
- Obeys all traffic laws and school bus regulations while operating the school bus.
- Observes all safety regulations and standards for school buses. This includes clearing the bus and evacuating students quickly in the event of an emergency.
- Has a copy of the current Handbook for the School Bus Driver and the Safety Assistant and refers to it periodically for guidance and to answer questions.
- Maintains discipline of students assigned to ride the school bus. Establishes a discipline plan that is consistent with school disciplinary objectives, as stated by the principal, and which provides a clear, progressive plan of consequences for students who cause disciplinary problems and rewards for those who maintain proper school bus safety standards.
- Reports undisciplined students to the responsible school principal.
- Discharges students only at the authorized school or bus stop locations.
- Transportsonly authorized students.
- Keeps the school bus clean and free of papers, bottles, cans, food wrappers and other items which may present a safety problem.
- Reports all accidents as required by Transportation Operating Instructions and remains at the scene of the accident until released by the on-scene transportation supervisor.
- Completes personal time card and required reports, including reports required in the event of an accident or incident aboard the school bus.
- Remains in charge of all students aboard the bus at the time of an accident, determining the existence and extent of any injuries and maintaining the safety of all passengers.
- Secures the assigned bus before leaving the vehicle at the conclusion of a run or route. This includes parking the vehicle properly, making a visual inspection of the bus to check for damage and the possibility of remaining passengers, and securing all windows and doors to protect the interior of the vehicle.
- Maintains acceptable relationships with parents/guardians of students transported and with school personnel.
- Performs other related tasks as required.
MINIMUM STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM RESPONSIBILITIES
Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate vacuum cleaners, carpet shampooers, brooms, mops, leaf blowers, etc. Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must be physically able to operate a school bus. Must be able to quickly decelerate the bus and firmly apply the brake in an emergency situation. Must be able to turn the steering wheel of the vehicle rapidly in an emergency situation. Must be able to begin in a seated position with seat belt fastened, parking brake released, and engine running, secure the bus (parking brake set, key removed), rise from the seat, exit through the rearmost emergency exit, and be in position to assist passengers in exiting the bus within 20 seconds. Physical demand requirements are for Medium Work.
Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or composite characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving instructions, assignments or directions from superiors.
Language Ability: Requires the ability to read simple forms. Requires the ability to prepare time sheets and maintenance reports using prescribed format. Requires the ability to read correspondence, reports, instructions, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, etc., using proper format. Requires the ability to speak to people with poise, voice control and confidence.
Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagrammatic form; to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in Standard English.
Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract.
Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.
Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using janitorial equipment as well as in operating a school bus.
Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as janitorial equipment, school bus equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing standard red, green, and amber.
Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under minimal levels of stress.
Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- General knowledge of the standard methods, materials, and equipment employed in janitorial work
- Some knowledge of cleaning procedures and the use of cleaning materials
- Ability to follow instructions
- Ability to perform medium physical work
- Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative in completing work assignments
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments
- Considerable knowledge of safe and efficient practices and procedures used in the operation of a school bus
- Considerable knowledge of traffic laws and school bus regulations
- Considerable knowledge of safety regulations and standards for school buses
- General knowledge of Transportation Department Operating Instructions
- Ability to physically inspect the bus according to Transportation Department Operating Instructions
- Ability to detect and report observable mechanical defects or failures on the school bus
- Ability to maintain discipline of students assigned to ride the school bus
- Ability to maintain a clean school bus
- Ability to complete required reports
- Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
- Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative in applying standards to a variety of work situations
- Ability to exercise tact and courtesy in contact with parents/guardians or students and with school personnel
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments
- Performs other work related tasks as required
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Ten (10) Months
Salary based on state and local salary schedules
The preceding job description was designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees to this job.