Bus Driver (2)

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Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


Bus Driver
         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.
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        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
     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 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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Union Elementary School District (AZ)

3834 S. 91st Ave. , Tolleson, AZ 85353

At the following locations

District Wide

3834 South 91st Avenue , Tolleson, AZ 85353

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $8,651

% ELL Students


State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 23.13

% IEP Students


State Average: 12%



State Average: 143