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POSITION:       School Bus Driver


The job of School Bus Driver is done for the purpose/s of providing support within the student transportation services area 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 the Assigned Administrator/Supervisor.

Essential Functions

  • Administers immediate first aid in emergency situations for the purpose of providing health care services to students in accordance with established procedures as instructed by a health care professional and as assigned by the position.
  • 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 department meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. for the purpose of gathering information required to perform job functions and maintaining certification and licenses.
  • 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 or other events 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 condition.
  • Implements behavioral and student success plans for the purpose of supporting the classroom team and/or providing behavioral interventions to meet individual student needs.
  • Monitors students with special medical needs and other passengers during loading, transit and unloading for the purpose of ensuring the safe transportation of all passengers and assisting medically fragile students.
  • Performs specialized health care procedures for the purpose of providing appropriate care for ill and/or medically fragile children.
  • Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections (e.g. fluid levels, tire pressure, exterior condition, brakes, steering, lighting devices, horn, wheels, emergency equipment, 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, equipment problems, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to appropriate personnel for their action and resolving issues or concerns.
  • Responds to inquiries from students, parents, and/or staff for the purpose of providing the necessary information regarding transportation services.
  • Secures students as assigned (e.g. car seats, wheelchairs, restraints, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring their safety during transport.

Other Functions

  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Experience:    Job related experience is required.

Education:      High school diploma or equivalent.

Equivalency:  Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above.

The stated education and experience requirements are the preferred minimum qualifications for this job.   However, relevant experience to substitute for the education requirement and relevant education, certificates and/or licenses to substitute for the experience requirement may be allowed.

Certificates and Licenses

Valid First Aid Certification issued by an authorized agency.
Valid California School Bus Driver Certificate
Valid California State Class A or B Driver’s License with passenger, air brake and S endorsements & Evidence of Insurability
Valid Medical Card approved by the California Department of Motor Vehicles

Class B driver's license with passenger, air brake and S endorsements. Valid California School Bus Driver Special Certificate.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 18.79
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 25.28