the general supervision of the Director of Facilities, to ensure the safe
transportation of students, staff, and others to and from school, residential
neighborhoods, and field trips.
- Safely drives a school
bus on days when school is in session over designated routes in accordance with
time schedules, loading and unloading students at designated locations.
teachers and others on school field or activity trips. Inspects assigned bus
on a daily basis prior to transporting of passengers to ensure that bus is in
good, clean and safe working order. Cleans and refuels
bus as needed. Ensures that a
communication device is in proper working order before each trip. Reports all
mechanical deficiencies, traffic violations, or accidents, promptly. Arranges for and
ensures completion of routine maintenance of bus (e.g., oil change);
transporting the bus to and from maintenance and/or repair facilities. Maintains order and
discipline in an effective and courteous manner among students being
transported in accordance with district policies and procedures; reports any incidents
involving student discipline. Observes and tracks
route timing, such as total time en-route, time between stops, loading and
unloading times or any other requested information for the purpose of
establishing route efficiency, as requested. Maintains and
submits records and reports as required. Follows procedures
to ensure that no child is left alone on bus without adult supervision at any
time, and that all children have departed bus at the end of all bus routes
(morning, evening and during field trips or other special trips). Inventories bus
emergency and first aid supplies and equipment; reports needs to the Director. Prepares aides and
children for bus drills and ensures bus evacuation drills are held as required. In case of
accidents/emergencies, evacuates children according to written and practiced
procedures, ensures that medical emergency procedures are followed; completes a
written report as required. Attends and
participates in trainings, and other continuing education, career and
professional development opportunities.
- Performs other related tasks as assigned.
Note: The above description is
illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.
It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
- Uses standard automotive and bus equipment, and
to and from school district buildings, to vehicle service stations, field trip
locations and other destinations are required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of all
traffic laws, regulations, road signs and related information.
sufficient to operate the bus, conduct pre-trip inspections, and clean the bus. Visual and
auditory acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction
if needed. Effective verbal
and written communication skills. Effective
organizational, problem solving, and time management skills. Ability to learn
and comprehend information from procedures manuals and other materials. Ability
to comprehend and follow traffic signs required. Ability to
physically move through the bus, center and classrooms. Ability to maintain
composure and perform responsibilities under pressure and in cases of accidents
or other emergencies. Ability to
establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted
in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
- Works in
standard school bus environment.
Note: Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental
Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.
Any combination of education and experience providing the
required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be
qualifying. Typical qualifications would
be equivalent to:
- Motor Vehicle Operator's (DMV) License.
Current Commercial Driver's License (CDL), class
B with Passenger and School Bus endorsement.
School Diploma or GED.
Bilingual, both oral and written, ability
(English/Spanish) is preferred.
prior experience working as a bus driver, preferably in a school district or