Job Category
Paraprofessional
Exemption Status/Test
Non Exempt
Reports To
Operations Supervisor
Date Revised
04/01/2021
Department
Transportation
Primary Purpose

To ensure the safe and efficient transportation of students by building, coordinating, maintaining routes, and managing the effectiveness of drivers.

Education Certification

Required:

High School diploma or GED

Clear and valid driver’s license with CDL certification and P and S endorsements

Satisfactory annual driver’s license and criminal history check

Satisfactory DOT health examination, drug and alcohol test

School Bus Driver Safety Training Certificate

Successful completion of all state and local training courses

Must be at least 21 years of age

Special Knowledge/Skills

Effective communication skills (e.g., telephone, two-way radios, written, etc.)

Ability to verbally interact with staff, parents, and the public in a positive manner

Ability to work under pressure and prioritize effectively while maintaining composure and responding in an appropriate manner

Ability to quickly gain knowledge of a variety of computer-based programs to facilitate job responsibilities

Maintain confidentiality of information

Ability to receive and give written and verbal instructions effectively

Ability to read and understand documents including policies and procedures manuals

Proficient map reading skills

Ability to effectively perform as a substitute driver or bus aide as needed

Proficient skill sin operating a personal computer, utilizing Microsoft Office applications, Google, Internet maps, and basic Internet navigation

Capable of responding in emergency situations

Ability to attend professional development classes as assigned

Experience

Required:

Minimum five (5) years’ successful experience as a certified school bus driver

Preferred:

Two (2) years supervisory experience

Two (2) years routing experience

Major Responsibilities and Duties
  • Coordinate and maintain all bus routes as assigned.
  • Coordinate route additions and updates with Route Specialists.
  • Supervise route drivers and monitors as assigned.
  • Instruct drivers as to their routes and schedules.
  • Maintain written record of meeting with drivers to discuss performance issues and rule violations.
  • Investigate and resolve parental complaints and concerns.
  • Request and review bus videos as needed.
  • Perform as sub driver, monitor, or dispatcher as needed.
  • Follow all rules and directives for bus drivers and aides when substituting on a route.
  • Utilizing the Compass Routing Software, assign students to bus stops, create bus routes, and design routes that are efficient, safe, and follow district routing guidelines.
  • Prepare bus route Stop Sheets and maps for assigned routes.
  • Maintain current and accurate route information in Compass Routing system, and paper route files.
  • Record, copy, file, and distribute route information, instructions, bulletins, notices, memos, and messages to staff and drivers as needed.
  • Notify driver, students, and parents of any changes in the student’s route such as pick-up location and time, drop-off location and time.
  • Conduct an annual evaluation of the drivers’ performance as assigned.
  • Answer, document, and route internal and external telephone calls.
  • Monitor, document, and respond appropriately to emergency calls and situations.
  • Attend and assist with drive in-service as assigned.
  • Assist with routing McKinney-Vento program as assigned.
  • Recommend route and driver changes as necessary.
  • Assist in coordinating and routing after-school, Intercession, and summer school programs as assigned.
  • Assist with student count for local and state reports.
  • Perfor

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise bus drivers and monitor as assigned.
Tools/Equipment Used

Standard office equipment such as personal computers and peripherals; school bus operation; safety equipment; fire extinguisher; and radio communication equipment

Posture

Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time, occasional bending/stooping, pushing, pulling, and twisting

Motion

Prolonged sitting and reaching; repetitive hand and arm motions

Lifting

Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 25 pounds)

Environment

Frequent prolonged and irregular hours; rotate early and late shift work as assigned; work outside and inside with moderate exposure to extreme temperatures and weather conditions

Mental Demands

Maintain emotional control under stress; work with frequent interruptions