Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: School Bus Driver 1 PAY GRADE: 42

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Operate a school bus over designated routes within an established time schedule; transport students to
and from school and on special event trips in a safe manner.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Education and/or experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or GED
2. Must be 18 years of age with at least 1 year driving experience and a clean driving record
3. Successfully pass a Department of Transportation Physical and obtain a Commercial Driver’s
license
4. Successfully pass District certification in Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention, CPR and First
Aid

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,
may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by
incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conduct a detailed pre- and post-trip inspection of the bus.
- Check and monitor the condition of the bus, ensure it is safe to operate.
- Keep bus clean inside and out; sweep and mop floors, and clean windows to ensure good
visibility.
- Transport students to and from school and on special event trips in a safe manner.
- Assist special needs students with loading and unloading; operate wheelchair lift, secure students
safely in the bus.
- Pick up and deliver students curb side in appropriate manner.
- Interact with students, maintaining good student/driver relationship; maintain order and ensure
safety and comfort of students.
- Complete misconduct forms if necessary and prepare accident or injury reports.
- Educate and conduct bus evacuation drills for regular and special education students.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
? Knowledge of safe driving practices and techniques, and motor vehicle laws
? Knowledge of basic first aid and CPR procedures and other emergency procedures
? Knowledge of safety and maintenance requirements of bus and other student transportation
equipment
? Knowledge in the safety practices and procedures for emergency evacuations
? Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships
? Skill in both verbal and written communication
? Posses or ability to obtain a Class B Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with Passenger, School
Bus and Air Brake Endorsements
Prepared: 3/09
Revised: 3/2014
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TITLE: School Bus Driver 1 PAY GRADE: 42

? Posses or ability to obtain Department of Public Safety School Bus Certification
? Ability to pass Department of Transportation Physical and/or annual and Random drug screens
and Alcohol testing
? Ability to handle special needs children with physical impairments and in emotional situations
? Knowledge in the safe operations of various wheelchairs and other type of mobility devises
? Ability to make quick decisions, related to a child’s health and well being
? Ability to assist a child with limited ability on and off the school bus
? Ability to handle verbal and possible physical challenges
? Ability to maintain Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention, CPR and First Aid certification
? Manage students, often simultaneously, with various disabilities such as: Emotional, Physical,
Mental, Visual, Hearing, Learning, Non-Verbal, Behavioral, Medically fragile and Multi disabled

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Dangerous machinery and/or hazardous chemicals
Exposure to extreme weather conditions
Potential physical harm and verbal abuse
Highly exposed to body fluids, germs, poor personal hygiene

PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Able to lift, push, pull or carry students or heavy items of 50 pounds or greater
Physically able to repetitively enter and exit the bus by use of stairs
Physically able to bend, stoop, twist

REPORTS TO:
Supervisor of Transportation & Safety

EVALUATION:
Classified Personnel Evaluation

SUPERVISES:
N/A
Prepared: 3/09
Revised: 3/2014
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