Part -Time Bus Driver
Working Calendar Year
The job of Bus Driver is done for the purpose/s of providing support within the student transportation services area with specific responsibilities for safely transporting students over scheduled routes and/or to/from special excursions; and ensuring vehicle is in safe operating condition.
This job reports to Transportation Director
Assesses incidents, complaints, accidents and/or potential emergency situations (e.g. road hazards, medical emergencies, accidents, etc.) for the purpose of resolving and/or recommending a resolution to the situation.
Assists students and other passengers (e.g. chaperon field trips, transport to/from airport, CTY classes, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring student safety during transport to/from and during field trips.
Cleans assigned vehicles (e.g. interior, exterior, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring safety, appearance, and sanitization of vehicle.
Conducts emergency evacuation drills for the purpose of ensuring efficiency of procedures and complying with mandated requirements.
Drives vehicles (e.g. school busses, vans, etc.) for the purpose of transporting passengers over scheduled routes to and from school and/or field trips in a safe and timely manner.
Fuels assigned vehicle (e.g. oil, water, fuel, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining vehicle in a safe operating condition.
Maintains tools, equipment and/or shop area (e.g. clean/organize shop during summer, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of tools and equipment, and safety within the workspace.
Monitors students and other passengers during transit (e.g. directs Bus Aide when handling severe behavior problems, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the safe transportation of all passengers.
Performs minor body work (e.g. front ends, fenders, upholstery, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining the appearance and safe operation of the vehicles.
Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections (e.g. fluid levels, tire pressure, exterior condition, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the safe operating condition of the vehicle and complying with mandated guidelines.
Prepares reports (e.g. mileage, behavior reports, student counts, maintenance records, work orders, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, conveying information, and/or complying with established guidelines.
Reports observations and/or incidents (e.g. discipline, accidents, inappropriate social behavior, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to appropriate personnel for their action.
Responds to inquiries from students, parents, and/or staff (e.g. schedule, delays, unusual pick-ups, etc.) for the purpose of providing the necessary information regarding transportation services.
Attends meetings (e.g. unit meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc.) for the purpose of gathering information required to perform job functions.
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; administering first aid; applying pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; operating district vehicles (busses, vans, lifts), fire extinguisher, two-way radio, and standard office equipment; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: emergency evacuation techniques; area streets and locations; basic vehicle maintenance; first aid; health standards and hazards; pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; safe driving practices; safety practices and procedures; two-way radio communication; and utilizing wheelchairs, tie downs, child safety seats, lifts, etc. (by assignment).
ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather and/or collate data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with similar types of data; and utilize a variety of types of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate to significant. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: being attentive to detail; communicating with diverse groups including school age riders; displaying tact and courtesy; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; exercising sound judgment; maintaining an understanding of the special needs of students and their parents; maintaining confidentiality; and working with constant distractions.
Responsibility Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; providing information and/or advising others; operating within a defined budget. Utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.
Work Environment The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 70% sitting, 20% walking, and 10% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.
Experience: Job related experience is required.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Required Testing Certificates and Licenses
Bus Driver’s Certificate
Commercial Driver's License
CPR/First Aid Certificate
Valid Driver’s License/Evidence of Insurability
Continuing Educ. / Training Clearances
Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
Random Drug & Alcohol Testing
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