Full Time Bus Driver
Under general supervision of the administrator of the Transportation department, operates school buses on regularly scheduled passenger routes transporting students and school groups to and from schools, events, and on special field trips, in accordance with requirements of school transportation schedules and traffic laws.
APPLICANT FILING INFORMATION : This recruitment is open to the public. An eligibility list will be established to fill vacancies (i.e. full time, part time, evening) and substitute positions throughout the year. Eligibility lists typically last for twelve months. Vacant positions are filled from the top three ranks.
This is an ongoing recruitment and may close at any time.
Applicants must provide the Personnel Commission with a copy of the following at the time of application (you may upload the documents to your profile):
Current ten year driving record (from DMV)
Type-1 School Bus Special Driver Certificate with code 0, 1, or 6 restrictions (from DMV)
Class A or Class B California Driver License with passenger endorsement or equivalent
Current medical certificate approved by the DMV
Current first aid card
ONLY APPLICANTS WHO SUPPLY THE ABOVE DOCUMENTS WILL BE TESTED.
Drives a school bus or transportation vehicle over assigned routes in accordance with an established time schedule.
Transports children to and from school.
Loads and unloads students safely at designated stops and on study trips.
Adheres to District policies and procedures regarding student discipline, and public contact with parents and community members.
Performs daily safety inspections.
Stops traffic and escorts children across streets, when necessary.
Prepares daily reports on student loads, mileage, type of trip, and standby time.
Reports problems or equipment malfunctions.
Transports children with special needs.
Washes, sweeps, mops, and polishes the interior of a school bus or transportation vehicle.
Performs minor first aid.
Cleans up after ill children.
OTHER RELATED DUTIES
May remove graffiti from bus seats.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS AMONG RELATED CLASSES
Bus Driver operates a school bus, over designated routes within established time schedules, transporting students to and from school and on special event trips.
Dispatcher prepares student transportation routes and bus driver schedules for home-to-school, special education and extra-curricular trips, and provide work direction and guidance to bus drivers
Bus Driver Trainer assists in planning and supervising the school pupil transportation program to train drivers, and to do other work as directed.
No education required.
No experience required.
Possession of a Type-1 school bus Special Driver Certificate issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
Possession of a valid Class A or Class B California Driver License with passenger endorsement or equivalent, including current medical certificate approved by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
Must be able to be insured, and continue to be insurable, by the District’s liability insurance carrier.
Applicants must provide the Personnel Commission Office with a copy of their current ten year driving record, obtainable from any office of the California Department of Motor Vehicles, at the time of application.
This classification has been designated as safety-sensitive in accordance with Public Law 102-143 and requires a pre-employment drug test as well as a continued drug-free lifestyle for continued employment.
Successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination.
Ideal candidates will have:
Safe driving practices.
Basic first aid.
Basic safety and maintenance requirements of automotive equipment.
Provisions of the California Motor Vehicle Code and the Education Code and the California Administrative Code, Title 13 applicable to the transportation of students.
Drive a Type-1, 76 passenger, or more, standard shift or automatic transmission school bus with air brakes safely and efficiently.
Maintain appropriate student behavior on a school bus.
Follow oral and written directions.
Learn the proper methods of bus safety inspections and maintenance.
Handle situations with tact and diplomacy.