Bus Driver Pool 2020-2021 (After completion of application, contact Charles McGowen at cmcgowen@huntsville-isd.org)

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Non-Instructional Support

Description

Primary Purpose:
 
Ensure safe and orderly transportation of students on assigned route.  Operate school bus that transports students and other authorized personnel to and from schools or other designated locations.
 
Qualifications:
Must have a Motor Vehicle Report of less than 8 points
Must attend and pass the Region VI Certification Classes
Must pass the Huntsville ISD required training
 
Education/Certification:
Valid Texas commercial driver’s license (Class B)
Special Knowledge/Skills:
Must be 18 years of age or older
Ability to pass alcohol and drug test
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
Experience:
None
 
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Vehicle Operation
 
1.Follow assigned route and adhere to established schedules
2.Drive bus to and from extracurricular activities
3.Check bus for mechanical defects before and after each operation and notify supervisor of needed repairs
4.Report all accidents, vehicle damage, student injuries, and mechanical failures.  Complete required reports
5.Keep records on bus mileage,  gas and oil consumption, and number of passengers transported
6.Keep assigned bus clean and fueled
 
Student Management
 
7.Supervise students while they board and leave the bus
8.Communicate with teachers and parents on a daily basis regarding students behavior while on bus
9.Maintain discipline; report student discipline problems to appropriate administrator
10.Report exemplary students to the campus principal for recognition
11.Instruct students on safe riding rules and regulations
 
Safety
 
12.Observe all traffic laws and safety regulations for school bus
13.Inspect bus by checking fuel, oil, water, tires, lights, brakes, and steering to ensure bus can be operated safely before driving
14.Ensure proper condition of emergency equipment, such as first aid kit, fire extinguisher, flags, fuses, crowbar, and reflector
15.Correct unsafe condition in work area that could cause an accident and inform supervisory of any conditions that are not correctable immediately
16.Install snow chains during inclement weather
17.Report any hazardous conditions along the route
 
Other
 
18.Operate two-way radio equipment to communicate with transportation office
19.Work irregular hours as needed
20.Attend and complete required training program to maintain safety certification
 
Supervisory Responsibilities:
None
 
Equipment Used:
School bus, safety equipment (flares, reflective signs), fire extinguisher
 
Working Conditions:
 
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control.  Continual sitting, reaching, and repetitive hand and arm motions.  Work outside and inside; moderate exposure to extreme temperature (hot) and vehicle fumes.

 
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be 

Posted By

Huntsville ISD

515 FM 2821 E , Huntsville, TX 77320
 

At the following locations

Transportation Department

95 Martin Luther King , Huntsville, TX 77320



Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$8,642

State Average: $10,068

% ELL Students

11%

State Average: 17%

Student Teacher Ratio

16.48

State Average: 15.26

% IEP Students

8%

State Average: 9%

FTE

861

State Average: 558