JobID 869 : Bus Driver (#340682)

Job | Posted a month ago

Mapleton Public Schools, Adams County District #1 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, or disabilityin admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.  Inquiries may be referred to the Executive Director of Human Resources, 7350 N. Broadway, Denver, CO 80221. (303) 853-1000, or the US Dept. of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80204.

JOB TITLE:  Bus Drivers and On-Call Drivers
LOCATION:  Transportation
WORK YEAR:  School Year Employee
REPORTS TO: Transportation Manager
SUMMARY Drive school bus over assigned route abiding by all rules and regulations set forth by the federal and state governments and by the District.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
 1.   Safely operate school buses and other large vehicles.  Carry out evacuation procedures when necessary.
 2.   Maintain control of passenger conduct and ensure safety of passengers while enroute.
 3.   Provide care and assistance to passengers when entering and leaving the bus and during transportation.
 4.   Inspect and insure that all equipment, instruments, safety devices, and vehicles meet requirements and are operating properly before and after driving duties.  Maintain adequate levels of fuel, engine oil, and coolant
 5.    Distribute bus incident referrals to designated schools or locations.
 6.    Load and unload passengers in wheelchairs using the lifts.  Secure wheelchair with tie downs, and properly fasten all protective safety devices, while maintaining a professional team-working relationship with the Bus Paraprofessional.
 7.   Prepare and submit necessary records timely, and maintain accurate route folder.
 8.   Inspect and insure the interior and exterior cleanliness of assigned buses.
 9.   Drive weekends, at night, or during special day trips when necessary, as determined by supervisor or designee.
10.  Report emergencies, breakdowns, delays, and/or accidents timely to the Transportation Supervisor.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING    High school diploma, GED, or equivalent vocational school or short term  courses.
EXPERIENCE  Bus driving experience and experience working with children preferred.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EQUIPMENT  Must demonstrate the ability to operate various school buses, wheelchair lifts and restraining equipment, and bus wash within 4 weeks after hire.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS  First Aid and CPR certifications. Commercial driver's license (CDL), Department of Transportation physical exam, and "B" License with P2-S endorsement preferred at hire; must be obtained upon completion of District training within 4 weeks after hire.  Adverse Weather and Mountain Driving Orientation within 90 days after hire.
SUPERVISION/TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITY This job has no supervisory responsibilities; however, this position is responsible for supervising passenger conduct on the bus 51%-70% of work day.
JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING Daily work is assigned by self; supervisor and director may schedule additional duties as needed.   Requires independent judgment and/or technical knowledge to determine if items should be repaired or replaced; to prioritize repairs according to safety concerns, severity of needed repairs, and the immediate need to return the vehicle to service; and to properly handle passengers with difficult behaviors.  Decision making is guided by state and federal laws, Colorado Department of Education rules and regulations, and Board policies.  Decision making requires collaboration with supervisor and occasionally with the Director of Support Services.  Errors in decision making could result in breakdowns, vehicle damage, and/or accidents, that could lead, to route delays, property damage, or injury to students, employees, and/or the public.  Supervisor is occasionally involved in decision making.
DIVERSITY OF DUTIES Duties requires cross-training in basic automotive mechanics, student management, and basic health care.  Duties and actions impact students, parents, school administrators, and general public.
The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit (2-3 hours without interruption); use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb or balance, and taste or smell.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
MENTAL FUNCTIONS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to compare, communicate, use interpersonal skills, and negotiate.  Frequently required to analyze, coordinate, compute, evaluate, and compile.  Occasionally required to copy, instruct, and synthesize.
  1. School Year Employee
  2. Must complete sixty (60) hours of bus driver training
EVALUATION:    Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on the District Classified Performance Evaluation System.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Internal applicants may submit letter of interest to  All other applicants should complete online application at Open until filled.

Posted By

Mapleton School District No. 1

7350 N. BROADWAY, DENVER, CO 80221
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$8,513 (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