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BUS DRIVER at Templeton Unified School District

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Job Information

Date Posted: 5/20/2019 Application Deadline: 4/12/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Part Time Length of Work Year: 5.5 hrs/day, 5 days/wk. 10 mos.
Salary: $16.02 - $20.38 Based on experience; Hiring Bonuses: $1,000 after 1 yr, $700 after 2 yrs Number Openings: (At time of posting) 2
Contact: Greg Giuffre Email: ggiuffre@templetonusd.org
Phone: 805-434-5802 856
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   

TEMPLETON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

JOB TITLE:  SCHOOL BUS DRIVER

 

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, operate a school bus to transport students safely and efficiently to assigned locations over designated routes.  Ensures children are transported to and from school, athletic events, field trips and other activities.  Must be able to communicate, in English, both verbally and in writing and demonstrate mechanical skills as needed.  Performs related duties as required or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Five years of valid licensed driving experience required
  • No alcohol/drug related convictions
  • Must not have accrued three (3) points against driver's license within the past two (2) years
  • Lift test, drug/alcohol testing and FBI fingerprint background check required 

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, BONDING, AND/OR TESTING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid Class A or B California Driver's License with “S” endorsement; valid School Bus Driver's Certificate(s) issued for a Type One by the California Highway Patrol” and a current H6 DMV printout
  • Employees in this classification must maintain insurability at the District's standard rate during the term of employment
  • Medical certificate required after hire
  • Certified completion of first aid test equivalent to Emergency Medical Services Authority requirement

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:

  • Safe and defensive driving practices
  • Proper operation of school buses of various sizes
  • Applicable traffic and student transportation laws, codes and regulations
  • Basic preventive maintenance requirements of automotive equipment
  • Basic record-keeping techniques
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
  • Applicable sections of the State Education Code and other applicable laws
  • District policies and procedures relative to student discipline
  • Basic first-aid procedures 

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drive a school bus along designated routes according to established time schedules
  • Transport pupils and teachers on various athletic and special event trips
  • Observe legal and defensive driving practices
  • Assuring compliance with applicable traffic and student transportation laws, codes, and regulations
  • Prepare and maintains records and reports regarding mileage, student counts, driving times, and fuel consumption 
  • Recommend changes in assigned bus routes and/or student pick-up points
  • Pick up and discharge pupils at designated stops; escort students crossing streets according to established procedures
  • Supervise pupil conduct during transport to assure safe vehicle operation; instruct children in various aspects of passenger and pedestrian safety; prepare student conduct reports as needed
  • Maintain order and discipline among passengers on the bus, and while waiting at student pick-up and delivery locations according to established policies
  • Maintain assigned buses in a clean and safe operating condition; sweeping, washing, and cleaning the vehicle, as well as refueling, servicing, and preparing the vehicle for use in transporting students
  • Conduct daily pre-operative safety inspection on an assigned school bus or buses; inspecting the interior, exterior, braking, and electrical systems, engine, and tires. Notify the Transportation Supervisor or on duty mechanic of any mechanical or safety problems
  • Administer first aid to injured/ill bus passengers as necessary and appropriate
    • Ensure children are transported to and from school, athletic events, field trips and other activities
    • Ensure students are delivered to proper drop-off points and met by parent/guardian if required
    • Complete the bus safety check off list before driving bus, to ensure Bus is in proper working condition 
    • Report repairs needed and add fluids as needed, such as gas, oil and water
    • Update route card as needed; transport children to and from school according to route card(s).
    • Explain and demonstrate evacuation procedures to children in accordance with Transportation Safety Training
    • Operate a two-way radio to maintain contact with dispatcher 
    • Operate wheel chair lift and ensures children are safely secured on bus as appropriate;  Load and unload children who are confined to wheelchairs
    • Attend and participate in transportation safety and in-service training workshops and meetings.
    • Communicate with school personnel as needed, such as with principals, teachers, and classroom campus assistants
    • Maintain a personal driving record that reflects the requirements of bus driver licensing requirements
    • Serve as a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse
    • Maintain confidentiality of students
    • Perform related duties as assigned

PHYSICAL DEMANDS /WORKING CONDITIONS:

Bending, pushing, lifting and moving objects weighing up to 75 pounds

Indoor and outdoor environment

Subject to driving a vehicle to conduct work

Exposure to driving a school bus during adverse weather and traffic conditions, fumes, and abusive or uncooperative individuals







Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED - WE PAY FOR TRAINING $1,000 Bonus - After completing first year $700 Bonus - After completing second year REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: - Letter of Introduction - Resume - Copies of license and certification

  • Letter of Introduction
  • Resume


    NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED - WE PAY FOR TRAINING $1,000 Bonus - After completing first year $700 Bonus - After completing second year REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: - Letter of Introduction - Resume - Copies of license and certification

    • Letter of Introduction
    • Resume

       


      Application Deadline

      4/12/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

      Date Posted

      5/20/2019

      Contact

      Greg Giuffre
      805-434-5802 856

      Number of Openings

      2

      Salary

      $16.02 - $20.38 Based on experience; Hiring Bonuses: $1,000 after 1 yr, $700 after 2 yrs

      Length of Work Year

      5.5 hrs/day, 5 days/wk. 10 mos.

      Employment Type

      Part Time