JobID 5348 : Bus Driver (#1964006)

Job | Posted 2 days ago

DESCRIPTION:  Drive assigned regular education and special needs student bus routes abiding by all federal, state, and district rules and regulations. Manage student conduct and ensure student and vehicle safety without direct supervision.

SALARY: Classified Grade L, $17.77 - $20.43 per hour to start, depending on recent relevant experience. 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday.  9 month work schedule, paid over 12 months.  Eligible for benefits.


  1. Maintain complete control of the vehicle and remain alert.  Apply additional assigned driving safety measures and evacuation procedures when necessary.  Operate bus/vehicle over assigned routes with designated stops and times.
  2. Maintain proper student control in accordance with district policy and provide discipline as necessary.  Contact school administrators and or teacher, paraprofessional, and parents/guardian.  Ensure safety of passengers while in route.
  3. Supervise loading and unloading of all general education and special education passengers.  Operate all equipment as needed (e.g., lift, wheelchairs, tie downs, lap belts, car seats etc.) and lift up to 50 lbs.
  4. Monitor students for any medical or on-going special needs.  Be flexible and adaptable to all students.
  5. Inspect and insure that equipment, instruments, safety devices, and vehicles meet requirements and are operating properly before and after duties.  Maintain adequate levels of fuel, engine oil, coolant, and power steering fluid.  Responsible for notifying Mechanic of any defect of vehicle.
  6. Meet with Transportation Paraprofessional to plan and discuss behavior management, emergency evacuation procedures, and medical emergencies while maintaining a professional team relationship with the Paraprofessional.
  7. Perform pre-trip and post trip vehicle inspections as regulated by state, federal, and district requirements.
  8. Responsible for operating school vehicle on special trips during weekends or at night when necessary.
  9. Prepare and submit all necessary records and reports in a timely and acceptable manner.  These include, but are not limited to, student misconduct forms, school activity form, log sheets, student counts, and bus maintenance/repair forms.
  10. Responsible for updating route sheets accordingly, submitting necessary records, and keeping an updated student list in emergency folder.
  11. Responsible for maintaining interior and exterior cleanliness of assigned vehicle.
  12. Report emergencies, breakdowns, delays, and/or accidents to Transportation Dispatcher or supervisor.
  13. Attend safety and department meetings as required.
  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Must have held a valid driver's license for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and pass a post offer, pre-employment physical.
  • Ability to work with students and students with special needs.
  • Ability to appropriately manage student behavior and make quick decisions in stressful conditions.
  • Must be able to pass a post offer, pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to pass a Colorado and Federal Bureau of Investigation background check.
  1. No experience required.
  2. Experience working with children and previous truck or bus driving experience preferred.
  3. Must obtain commercial driver's license (CDL), Department of Transportation physical exam, and "B" License with P2-S endorsement upon completion of district training.
  4. First Aid and CPR certifications required within 90 days after hire.
  5. Operating knowledge of various school buses/vehicles, handicap transportation equipment, two-way radio, fire extinguisher, and emergency equipment required within two weeks after hire and licensing.

Please Note:  All posted vacancies in the District close at 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time.
All future correspondence regarding this position will be handled via the email address that you provide on your online application. Please regularly check both your In-Box and SPAM folder for these email messages.
REPORTS TO TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISOR ///// SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT ///// DIRECT BANKING REQUIRED ///// AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER ///// School District 27J Notice of Non-Discrimination. No otherwise qualified student, employee, applicant for employment or member of the public shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination under any district program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation, disability or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age and genetic information is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Any person having inquiries concerning the District’s non-discrimination policies should contact: General Counsel, School District 27J, 18551 E. 160th Avenue, Brighton, Colorado 80601, (303) 655-2900 for inquiries regarding Section 504 and the ADA. Contact Chief Human Resources Officer, School District 27J, 18551 E. 160th Avenue, Brighton, Colorado 80601, (303) 655-2900, for inquiries regarding Title IX. ///// Strong bilingual skills, especially in Spanish, are a plus. Experiences working with students from economically diverse backgrounds are sought for many of our positions. All current employees shall be interviewed and considered first. If there are no qualified candidates, then non-employees shall be interviewed and considered.

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Brighton School District No. 27J

18551 EAST 160TH AVENUE, BRIGHTON, CO 80601-3295
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$8,412 (USD)

State Average: $10,278 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%



State Average: 415