Ensure the safe and efficient transportation of students and employees by effective scheduling of vehicles and assimilation of information to appropriate personnel.
High school diploma or GED
Clear and valid driver’s license with CDL certification and P and S endorsements
Current school bus certification
Ability to pass physical examination
Ability to pass alcohol and drug tests
Satisfactory annual driver’s license and criminal history checks
Successful completion of state and local training courses
Ability to operate a school bus
Proficient skills in keyboarding, data entry, word processing and file maintenance
Ability to work under pressure and prioritize effectively while maintaining composure and responding in an appropriate manner
Effective telephone, radio, and communication skills
Ability to receive and give written and verbal instructions effectively
Ability to read and understand documents, including policies and procedures manuals
Proficient map and route reading skills
Proficient skills in operating a personal computer, utilizing Microsoft Office applications
Ability to learn Transportation Department applications and operate at a proficient level
Minimum three (3) years’ experience as a certified school bus driver
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- Make decisions affecting the assignments of substitute drivers, substitute monitors, bus route changes, and vehicle substitutes for each morning and afternoon shift.
- As required, coordinate driver/monitor substitutions with Operations Supervisor for best allocation of resources.
- Evaluate information received and make temporary adjustments to student bus assignments and/or re-routing of buses to avoid congested traffic areas or to solve student delivery problems (e.g., overcrowding, discipline, timing, etc.).
- Receive and record driver absence calls.
- Answer, record, and route internal and external telephone calls.
- Receive school administrator or parent calls regarding students, and respond as appropriate.
- Monitor and respond to two-way radio communications.
- Monitor, record, and respond appropriately to emergency calls and situations.
- Perform polite, professional, and clear communications with parents, school administrators, maintenance department, security, and bus drivers.
- Report all accidents to proper department staff and authorities with required information.
- Maintain all required physical and computerized logs, worksheets, files, and reports related to dispatch operations.
- Coordinate the response effort in the event of a breakdown or accident.
- Assist in assigning vehicles for administrative trips as requested and approved.
- Assist in maintaining key control inventory.
- Maintain confidentiality of information.
- Follow all rules and directives for bus drivers when substituting on a bus route.
- Perform other duties as assigned and assist in all special projects as assigned in a timely manner.
- Assist in coordinating substitute aide assignments.
- Assist in coordination of spare bus assignments with the field trip dispatcher, mechanics, and supervisor on duty.
Standard office equipment such as personal computers and peripherals; radio communication equipment
Prolonged sitting, occasional bending/stooping, pushing, pulling, and twisting
Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
May work prolonged or irregular hours; occasional district-wide travel
Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress