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
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
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.
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Responds to inquiries from students, parents, and/or staff for the purpose of providing the necessary
information regarding transportation services.
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
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
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 illness.
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
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