Substitute Bus Driver
Job | Posted 3 years ago
Title: Substitute School Bus Driver
BROOKINGS HARBOR SCHOOL DISTRICT 17-C
REPORTS TO: Director of Transportation
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Conducts oneself in the best interest of students, in accordance with the highest traditions of public education and in support of the District’s Mission.
- Conducts oneself in the best interest of students, in accordance with the highest traditions of public education and in support of the District’s mission.
- Safely operates District school buses for the purpose of transporting students over scheduled routes to and from school and to and from District sponsored events and activities. Operates District school buses in accordance with District procedures and in compliance with all State of Oregon traffic laws and regulations regarding the operation of a school bus.
- Appropriately and safely operates all devices associated with operating and inspecting a school bus, including but not limited to: electronic inspection devices; first aid kits; bodily fluid kits; fire extinguishers; emergency triangles; tire irons; car seats; safety vests; wheelchairs and wheelchair securements; wheelchair lifts; oxygen tanks; backpacks; securement straps; seatbelts; and two-way radios.
- Maintains and enforces student order on the school bus. Follows established procedures regarding student management.
- Regulates heating and ventilating equipment provided on bus for the comfort of passengers.
- Instructs, supervises, and assists students and other passengers in safely crossing roadways and the safe entry and exiting of the bus during regular and emergency situations. Twice each year instructs students and other riders on safe bus riding and bus evacuations as required by law.
- Performs designated pre-trip and post-trip inspections of the assigned school bus in accordance with District procedures and laws of the State of Oregon. Undertakes inclement weather procedures as necessary, including chaining the bus when necessary.
- Immediately reports any identified mechanical or operational defects in the assigned school bus in compliance with State regulations.
- Reports all incidents, complaints, accidents and/or potential emergency situations in compliance with District procedures.
- Cleans interiors and windshields of school buses for the purpose of ensuring safety, appearance and sanitation of the vehicle in accordance with District procedures.
- Prepares all required reports, forms or other documents and maintains accurate records.
- Maintains confidentiality, with specific understanding of the privacy rights of students.
- Effectively communicates with students and parents to create an orderly and safe experience for student riders.
- Maintains effective working relationships with other members of the transportation staff, school personnel, students, and parents. Effectively works and communicates with students, parents, and staff from diverse cultures or backgrounds including those who speak limited or no English.
The statements contained above reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may at times perform other duties as assigned which could include work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.
- Must be able to operate all student transportation vehicles.
- Must have successfully completed a Bus Driver Trainee program.
- Must possess a satisfactory driving record and an understanding of safe driving practices.
- Must read, speak, and write the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public.
- Must understand highway signs and signals in the English language.
- Must be able to respond to official inquiries and make written entries on reports and records.
- Must be 21 years of age or older. 2. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record that meets the standards in place by the District.
- At the point of hire, must be able to pass the Physical Capacity/Agility Test and must pass an ODOT physical examination and drug test. Must attain and maintain an ODOT Physical Card.
- At the point of hire, must be able to attain and maintain an Oregon Commercial Drivers’ License and Oregon Bus Driver Certification.
- Must possess and maintain a First Aid/CPR Card.
- Must pass a Criminal Background Check.
- Must pass a Drug Screening Test.
- Must obtain all other necessary certifications and licenses necessary to operate a school bus in the state of Oregon including complying with new regulations that may be enacted subsequent to the first day of employment.
- Must meet all specific physical/physiological criteria outlined in OAR 581-053-0040
- Must maintain a sound driving record.
- Must remain drug-free and will be subject to drug testing at various times: pre- employment, random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident and return to work.
The Bus Driver works outside in all kinds of weather, and often in the dark. Much of the Bus Driver’s work time consists of seated time in the driver’s seat of a school bus. The Bus Driver will routinely ascend and descend stairs, use leg and hand motions associated with the driving of a bus. The Bus Driver will also load and unload wheelchair students using a wheelchair lift.
Potential exposures include, but are not limited to, chemical, diesel, grease and oil fumes; fuel, grease and oil; blood-borne pathogens; heavy traffic patterns; cold and hot temperatures; and inclement and severe weather. The job requires a significant amount of time sitting, with
frequent walking and frequent frequent walking and frequent standing. Physical capacities required to operate a bus on a bus route are as follows:
- Continual sitting.
- Leg/foot use required to depress brake pedal to a pressure of at least 90 pounds and depress clutch pedal to a pressure of at least 40 pounds.
- Continual manual hand and finger dexterity: handling, grasping.
- Frequent twisting, pushing and pulling.
- Pushing or pulling up to 30 pounds of force to manually operate bus entrance door.
- Standing, walking, crouching, stooping, climbing.
- Continuous neck motion and flexion, as required throughout the work shift.
- Intermittent but frequent climbing to a step height of 17½ inches to enter bus.
- In an emergency situation, a Bus Driver might have to assist a student, which requires carrying or dragging a 125-pound person 30 feet in 30 seconds or less.
- In an emergency situation, must be able to exit from an emergency door opening of 24x48 inches and at least 42 inches from ground in ten seconds or less, balancing, lifting and carrying. 12. Ability to sustain noise levels ranging from moderate to very loud for occasional to frequent time periods.
Experience: •Successful prior experience working as a bus driver, preferably in a school district or transporting children.
**Please note: There is a $59.00 Fingerprint-based Background Check fee payable to the Brookings Harbor School District(cash or check only) at the time of hire.
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
The Brookings-Harbor School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of the Brookings-Harbor School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veterans status, genetic information or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment.
Brookings Harbor School District 17C
505 Pacific Ave , Brookings, OR 97415
At the following locations
750 Fern Avenue , Brookings, OR 97415
Compare with State
Amount per Student
State Average: $11,490
% ELL Students
State Average: 9%
Student Teacher Ratio
State Average: 19.82
% IEP Students
State Average: 15%
State Average: 297