Bus Drivers-On Call Substitute
TITLE: BUS DRIVER
REPORTS TO: Director of Transportation
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The job of Bus Driver is to safely operate a passenger bus, for the purpose of safely transporting students over scheduled routes and/or to/from school district sponsored events; ensuring the school bus is operating safely; and ensuring the safety of students, during transport and while loading and unloading from the school bus.
- Drives a school bus or transportation vehicle over an assigned route in accordance with a time schedule.
- Supervises, assists and instructs students and other passengers, in the safe entry and exiting of the bus, during regular and emergency situations.
- Transports students, staff and chaperones on field trips, athletic activities and other special trips.
- Enforces District Policies and procedures related to transportation and maintains discipline on buses.
- Prepares student discipline citations, as needed.
- Maintains bus cleanliness on a daily basis, including washing, as needed.
- Performs minor bus maintenance checks and reports maintenance needs.
- May transport other materials in District vehicles.
- Maintains good order among students on the buses, following District Policies regarding the discipline of children and contact with parents and other citizens.
- Instructs students and others on proper bus behavior and emergency procedures.
- Insures compliance with applicable provisions of State Motor Vehicle Code as related to bus driving and transporting of students.
- To perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Transportation or the Business Manager.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Possess a valid Illinois Drivers' License.
- Possess a valid School Bus Driver Permit.
- Clean driving record.
- Ability to operate a school bus, exercising good judgment and extreme caution.
- Ability to drive a school bus safely over a variety of normal and hazardous road conditions.
- Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, the public and staff members.
- A work history demonstrating dependability and reliability
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; intermittent stooping, kneeling, crouching and /or crawling; and continual manual hand and finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 70% sitting, 15% walking and 15% standing.