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Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:08 AM



Bus Drivers are qualified to drive a school bus over designated routes for the purpose of
transporting students to and from school and on special trips. Drivers may be assigned to
scheduled routes or special trips.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Bus Driver is a position where incumbents must complete the training and attain
licensure required by the State. Advancement opportunities exist beyond Driver, as
incumbents can take additional training, develop special competencies, and become
authorized/certified in instructing, dispatching, or route analysis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
 Drives a school bus daily over designated routes in accordance with time schedules,
picking up and discharging students, or, drives for special events.
 Escorts students across streets and roadways when necessary, stopping traffic as needed.
 Transports students and chaperons on field trips to various locations making departure
and arrival time as scheduled.
 Inspects bus prior to operation for safety purposes. Cleans windshields and headlights.
Cleans interior and exterior of buses as needed, including, but not limited to, picking up
debris, sweeping and mopping floor, and wiping and cleaning upholstery. May service
bus with fuel and oil.
 Maintains appropriate behavior among students on buses and while the bus is parked at
bus stops. Follows District policies regarding the student control and contact with parents
and the public.
 Reports problems or equipment malfunctions. Reports incidents affecting the safety of
 Performs first aid or emergency assistance. Maintains records of all trips. Files accident
 Attends scheduled safety meetings and safety programs.
 Completes accurate records as required by State and federal laws and policies.
 May be assigned to basic servicing such as fuel and oil, inspection.
 Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.


 Knowledge and Skills
Requires a complete working knowledge and understanding of safe bus driving practices
sufficient to recognize problems and take appropriate action. Must have a basic
understanding of State laws, rules and regulations and Education Code sections pertaining
to school bus operations and pupil transportation. Must know and understand how to
apply first aid practices. Requires sufficient communication skills to maintain harmony
within a work team and with students.

 Abilities
Requires the ability to perform all of the duties of the position with minimal supervision.
Must be able to drive a school bus safely and efficiently while keeping to well-established
schedules. Requires the ability to maintain order among students, both while driving and
at bus stops. Must be able to recognize malfunctions in equipment and take appropriate
action. Requires the ability to maintain the assigned vehicle in clean and safe operating
condition. Must administer first aid to ill or injured students. Must learn designated bus
route, including stops and traffic hazards. Must have the ability to learn and apply
techniques for managing student behavior. Must be able to perform routine, repetitive
tasks on a continuous basis and to sit for prolonged periods of time. Requires the ability to
maintain required records. Ability to read and write sufficiently to perform all of the
duties of the position including understanding applicable laws, regulations and codes
required. Requires the ability to communicate effectively with peers, students, parents and
members of the general public.

 Physical Abilities
Requires the ability to function indoors and outdoors performing work of a moderately
active nature. Requires arm-hand and leg-foot dexterity to drive a bus with a manual
transmission. Requires visual acuity including depth perception. Requires the ability to
sit for extended periods of time. Requires hearing sufficient to be aware of traffic and
road distractions/conditions and listen to children. Requires the ability to load passenger
ambulatory aids such as wheel chairs onto platforms.

 Education and Experience
Any combination equivalent to: A high School diploma or the equivalent (GED).
Successful completion of 20 hours of classroom instruction related to skills and safety
requirements for driving a school bus and successful completion of 20 hours of instruction
behind the wheel of a school bus.

 Licenses and Certificates
Requires valid Commercial Driver’s License; medical examination card; valid California
Special Driver Certificate with School Bus and Air Brake Endorsement, and a valid First
Aid Certificate. All certifications or licenses must have no restrictions. Must be able to
pass mandatory drug tests.

 Working Conditions
Work is performed outdoors where some safety considerations exist from physical activity
and traffic conditions.

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• Location: Crescent City, CA, Humboldt County

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