JobID 501 : Bus Driver 6.5 hours (#1815314)

Job | Posted 24 days ago

Bus Driver
  Purpose Statement
         The job of Bus Driver is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the educational process with specific
         responsibilities for transporting students over scheduled routes and/or to/from special excursions; ensuring
         vehicle operation is in safe operating condition; and ensuring safety of students during transport, loading
         and unloading from buses.
         This job reports to Assigned Administrator
  Essential Functions
        Advises students and other passengers of appropriate behavior for the purpose of reinforcing established
         guidelines and maintaining passenger safety.
        Assesses incidents, complaints, accidents and/or potential emergency situations (e.g. road hazards,
        medical emergencies, accidents, etc.) for the purpose of resolving and/or recommending a resolution to
        the situation.
        Assists students and other passengers for the purpose of providing safe loading and unloading from
        buses during normal transport and emergency situations.
        Attends unit meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. for the purpose of gathering information
        required to perform job functions.
        Cleans assigned vehicles, both interior and exterior for the purpose of ensuring safety, appearance, and
        sanitation of vehicle.
        Conducts emergency evacuation drills for the purpose of ensuring efficiency of procedures and complying
         with mandated requirements.
        Drives school bus/s for the purpose of transporting passengers over scheduled routes to and from school
         and/or field trips in a safe and timely manner.
        Fuels assigned vehicle (e.g. oil, water, fuel, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining vehicle in a safe operating
        Informs other school personnel and parents of events, policies, and/or practices (e.g. scheduled stops,
        established routes, route conditions, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or clarification of
        Monitors students and other passengers during transit for the purpose of ensuring the safe transportation
         of all passengers.
        Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections (e.g. fluid levels, tire pressure, exterior condition, etc.) for the
        purpose of ensuring the safe operating condition of the vehicle and complying with mandated guidelines.
        Prepares reports (e.g. field trips reports, incident reports, inspections records, passenger misconduct,
        mileage logs, student counts, routing information, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing
         written reference, conveying information, and/or complying with established guidelines.
        Reports observations and/or incidents (e.g. discipline, accidents, inappropriate social behavior, etc.) for
        the purpose of communicating information to appropriate personnel for their action.
        Responds to inquiries from students, parents, and/or staff for the purpose of providing the necessary
        information regarding transportation services.
  Other Functions
        Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective
        functioning of the work unit.
  Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
     Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
     SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job
     conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:
     adhering to safety practices; administering first aid; applying pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws;
     operating district vehicles, fire extinguisher, two-way radio, and standard office equipment; and preparing and
     maintaining accurate records.
     KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a
      variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and analyze
     situations to define issues and draw conclusions.  Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily
     perform the functions of the job include: emergency evacuation techniques; area streets and locations; basic vehicle
     maintenance; first aid; health standards and hazards; pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; safe driving
     practices; safety practices and procedures; two way radio communication; and utilizing wheelchairs, tie downs, child
     safety seats, lifts, etc. (by assignment).
     ABILITY is required to schedule activities; collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to
     work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also
     required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with similar types of data; and utilize specific, job-related
     equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires
     independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate to significant. Specific
     ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: being attentive to detail;
     communicating with diverse groups including school age riders; displaying tact and courtesy; establishing and
     maintaining effective working relationships; exercising sound judgment; maintaining an understanding of the special
     needs of students and their parents; maintaining confidentiality; and working with constant distractions.
     Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; leading,
      guiding, and/or coordinating others; operating within a defined budget. Utilization of some resources from other work
     units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact the
     organization’s services.
     Work Environment
     The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands:
     occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling,  some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and
     significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 70% sitting, 10% walking, and 20% standing.  The job is
     performed under some temperature extremes and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or
     Experience:           Job related experience is required.
     Education:            High school diploma or equivalent.
     Required Testing:                                                              Certificates and Licenses
     Pre-Placement Physical Capacities Test                               Bus Driver’s Certificate
                                                                                               Class B Commercial Driver's License
                                                                                               CPR/First Aid Certificate
     Continuing Educ. / Training:                                              Clearances
     Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses                             Criminal Background Clearance/Fingerprint Clearance
                                                                                               AZDOT and DPS Drug Test Clearance
                                                                                               Pass AZDOT Physical Exam

   FLSA Status                                                                                                         Salary Grade
   Non Exempt                                                                                                                  11


Posted By

Union Elementary District

3834 S. 91st Ave, Tolleson, AZ 85353
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$5,833 (USD)

State Average: $8,651 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 23.13

% IEP Students


State Average: 12%



State Average: 143