Job Description


CATEGORY: Classified

TITLE: School Bus Driver 1


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


1. Education and/or experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or GED
2. Must be at least 18 years of age with at least 1 year driving experience and a clean driving record
3. Must possess, or have the ability to obtain, an Arizona State Commercial Driver’s License
4. Must possess a State of Arizona Identity Verified (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card
5. Successfully pass physical agility test and 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 duties and responsibilities performed by
incumbents of this class.)


- Transport students to and from school and on special event trips in a safe manner.
- Conduct 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
- 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 of safe driving practices and techniques.
- Knowledge of motor vehicle and traffic 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
- Knowledge of the safe operations of various wheelchairs and other types of mobility devices.
- Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships.
- Skill in communicating clearly both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to assist children with limited ability on and off the school bus.
- Ability to manage students with various disabilities to include physical and mental impairments in
emotional situations.
- Ability to make quick decisions, related to a child’s health and well-being. - Ability to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Passenger, Air Brake, and
School Bus and Endorsements.
- 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 obtain First Aid and CPR certifications.
- Ability to obtain a Department of Public Safety Classroom and Behind the Wheel instructor
- Ability to deal rationally with school aged children.


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
Potential exposure to infectious disease
Exposure to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor
ventilation, intense noise


Lift and lower up to 30 pounds
Push, pull, or drag up to 125 pounds
Repetitive bending, stooping, crouching, standing, reaching and climbing
Repetitive use of arms and legs to drive and to open and close bus doors

WORK YEAR: 193 Days

DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: Transportation and Safety


REPORTS TO: Director and/or Supervisor

EVALUATION: Classified Personnel Evaluation


PREPARED: March 2009

REVISED: February 2020

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