Substitute Bus Driver

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Title:   Substitute School Bus Driver

 BROOKINGS HARBOR SCHOOL DISTRICT 17-C
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PURPOSE:  The Bus Driver safely operates a passenger school bus, for the purpose of safely transporting  students and staff over scheduled routes to and from school and to and from District sponsored  events.  The  incumbent  ensures the school  bus  is  operating safely;  and  ensures the safety  of  students during transport and while loading and unloading from the school bus.
   
REPORTS TO:  Director of Transportation 
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  5. Maintains  and  enforces  student  order  on  the  school  bus.  Follows  established  procedures regarding student management.
  6. Regulates  heating  and  ventilating  equipment  provided  on  bus  for  the  comfort  of  passengers.
  7. 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. 
  8. 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.
  9. Immediately reports  any  identified mechanical  or  operational  defects  in the  assigned  school bus in compliance with State regulations.
  10. Reports  all  incidents,  complaints,  accidents  and/or  potential  emergency situations  in  compliance with District procedures.
  11. Cleans  interiors  and  windshields  of school  buses  for  the  purpose  of  ensuring safety,  appearance and sanitation of the vehicle in accordance with District procedures.
  12. Prepares  all  required  reports,  forms  or  other  documents  and  maintains  accurate  records.
  13. Maintains confidentiality, with specific understanding of the privacy rights of students.
  14. Effectively  communicates  with  students  and  parents  to  create  an  orderly  and  safe  experience for student riders.
  15. 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.
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
  1. Must be able to operate all student transportation vehicles.
  2. Must have successfully completed a Bus Driver Trainee program.
  3. Must  possess  a  satisfactory driving  record  and  an  understanding  of  safe  driving  practices.  
  4. Must  read,  speak,  and  write  the  English  language  sufficiently  to  converse  with  the  general public.
  5. Must understand highway signs and signals in the English language.
  6. Must be able to respond to official inquiries and make written entries on reports and  records.
  7. 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.
  8. 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. 
  9.  At the point of hire, must be able to attain and maintain an Oregon Commercial Drivers’  License and Oregon Bus Driver Certification.
  10.  Must possess and maintain a First Aid/CPR Card.
  11. Must pass a Criminal Background Check.
  12. Must pass a Drug Screening Test.
  13.  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.
  14. Must meet all specific physical/physiological criteria outlined in OAR 581-053-0040
  15. Must maintain a sound driving record.
  16. 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.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS:
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: 
  1. Continual sitting.
  2. 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. 
  3. Continual manual hand and finger dexterity:  handling, grasping.
  4. Reaching.
  5. Frequent twisting, pushing and pulling.
  6. Pushing or pulling up to 30 pounds of force to manually operate bus entrance door.
  7. Standing, walking, crouching, stooping, climbing.  
  8. Continuous neck motion and flexion, as required throughout the work shift.
  9. Intermittent but frequent climbing to a step height of 17½ inches to enter bus.
  10. 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. 
  11. 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. 
Bus  Drivers  requiring  a  hearing  aid  must  wear  a  properly  operating  aid  at  all  times  while  operating a bus.  Bus Drivers requiring corrective lenses shall wear properly prescribed lenses at all time while  operating a bus.  Bus  Drivers  who  have  been  diagnosed  with  a  diabetic  condition  must  comply  with  State  requirements.
 
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.
 
 




 
 

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Brookings Harbor School District 17C

505 Pacific Ave , Brookings, OR 97415
 

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Transportation/Grounds

750 Fern Avenue , Brookings, OR 97415



Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$9,527

State Average: $11,490

% ELL Students

2%

State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio

20.37

State Average: 19.82

% IEP Students

16%

State Average: 15%

FTE

187

State Average: 297