School Bus Driver
Summary: Operates District assigned vehicles in a professional manner to transport students over established routes according to specified time schedules. Complies with all traffic regulations and always maintains student and staff safety.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Other duties may be assigned)
1. Operates District-assigned vehicles in a consistently professional manner, ensuring the safe delivery of students and staff. Demonstrates proficiency in handling and maneuvering a school bus at all times.
2. Performs and properly completes daily pre-trip and post-trip inspections consistent with District procedures. Cleans debris and sweeps bus daily and weekly washes bus.
3. Complies with all traffic ordinances. Reports unsafe situations to the supervisor.
4. Complies with District discipline policies. Reports issues and concerns for student safety and discipline to Supervisor in a timely manner.
5. Provides direction and assistance to student, as necessary, while operating vehicle.
6. Responds to stressful conditions in a professional manner; reports incidences to supervisor.
7. Participates in assigned training.
8. Understands and follows District transportation scheduling, as assigned.
9. Returns lost items to the respective schools.
General Responsibilities: The ability to work in a collaborative team environment is essential to the employee's successful job performance.
Qualification Requirements: 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/or Experience: High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED). Certification in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI); Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), and first aid certification required.
Licenses, Registrations: Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Senior Vermont Operators' License with Vermont School Bus Endorsement. Must have no points on driving record and be able to pass physical, including drug test.
Language Skills: Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to students, staff, and members of the greater school community.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply basic math skills: addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication and weight, measurement, volume, and distance.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems usually presented in standardized situations. Ability to maintain focus and appropriately respond to traffic events quickly.
Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to work in a friendly, collaborative manner with students, staff, and others; demonstrates patience, kindness, and courtesy. Ability to read and understand maps. Ability to pass state skill test, written test, and Department of Transportation physical. Ability to manage students and equipment. Ability to observe student behavior and advise supervisor of concerns and/or issues. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and School Board policies.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations, as defined by the District, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee operates vehicles with others present and is frequently required to sit and occasionally required to walk or stand. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk while performing the duties of this job. The employee frequently will reach above the head, to the side, and forward. The employee frequently uses hand strength to grasp steering wheel, radio/equipment, or help special needs students in appropriate situations. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and push or pull up to 90 pounds such as students in wheelchairs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distant vision, depth perception, and peripheral vision.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in temperatures above 100 and below 32 and occasionally will walk and drive on slippery surfaces. The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints, while maintaining the safety considerations of transporting students and staff. The employee must be able to interact with students, staff, and the greater school community in a positive and effective manner. The employee has direct responsibility for the safety and well-being of others.
The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud. A public address system is available in all buses and drivers use the system periodically.