Providence Hall is looking to add Bus Drivers to our team for the upcoming school year!
GENERAL FUNCTION Under the supervision of the Director of Transportation and Coordinator, the Bus Driver transports school students to and from school or authorized locations in a safe, professional and timely manner specified by the District. Incumbent conducts pre-trip/post-trip bus inspection and maintains necessary records to ensure the proper operation of the school bus and assist in meeting State and Federal requirements. Incumbent performs daily maintenance and cleaning of assigned bus. Incumbent maintains order and discipline on the school bus at all times as would be expected in the classroom according to established guidelines set by the District. The incumbent is responsible to follow all policies and guidelines as detailed by District policy.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Drive a school bus to transport students safely to and from designated locations in a timely manner, following established routes. • Load and unload students in a safe fashion (using special equipment, if needed). • Conduct extensive pre-trip inspection and test of brakes, steering and suspension to ensure safe and proper operation conditions (e.g. stationary inspection of both outside and inside mirrors to ensure maximum visibility, windshield wiper inspection, inspection of various safety equipment to ensure proper working order, visual inspection of warning lights and other light system to ensure proper working order, inspection of all gauges to ensure working order, checks tires, oil, fuel, anti- freeze, water, windows, fan belts, cleanliness and all items on pre-trip inspection form). • Perform daily post-trip inspection (e.g. checks for damage to bus interior, checks fuel, hold articles left by students). • Maintain required records and submit required District reports (e.g. mileage reports, time slips, Federal/State student counts, left and right logs, map and route descriptions). • May meet with parents, students, principals or administrators concerning student needs or discipline problems. Initiate actions to review serious and chronic discipline problems and has significant input into how the problem should be resolved. • Instructs all students in proper loading, unloading, en-route riding and safety procedures to ensure their safety. Instruct all students in evacuation procedures. • Monitor student behavior, while on bus, and implement behavior program in cooperation with school administrators. • Monitor health and safety of student riders and provide assistance to students in physical distress. Provide basic first aid if needed. • May be responsible for supervising emotionally and physically disabled children. The attendant (if available) leads out in this responsibility. • Participate in Highway Patrol inspections annually and randomly if directed. • Assist in the training of substitute drivers, complete evaluation and reports to trainer/supervisor. Incumbent works cooperatively with bus attendant when such is assigned. May train a few students to help with evacuation drills. • This position requires punctual and regular daily attendance.
NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Other duties as assigned.