Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

CATEGORY: Classified

TITLE: Families In Transition (FIT) Driver

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Operate a school vehicle within an established time schedule; transport students to and from school 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.
3. One (1) year driving experience and a clean driving record.
4. Successfully pass physical agility test and District certification in Nonviolent 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.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Drive District vehicles, excluding school buses, to transport homeless and special needs students
on non-scheduled routes and irregular schedules, between District schools and shelter or home
locations.
- Inspect vehicle to ensure it is safe to operate; report any issues to mechanical staff.
- Clean inside and outside of vehicle; clean windows to ensure clear visibility.
- Transport students in a safe manner. Ensuring the proper use of seat belts, booster seats, or car
seats.
- Assist with loading and unloading students as needed.
- Interact with students in a professional manner; maintain order; ensure the safety and comforts of
students.
- Complete various documents and reports to include misconduct forms, accident and injury
reports, mileage reports, inspection forms, Medicaid documents.
- 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 vehicle and other student transportation
equipment
? Knowledge in the safety practices and procedures for emergencies
? Knowledge of District and department procedures and policies and the McKinney-Vento
Homeless Assistance Act of 2002
? Knowledge of local and metropolitan areas
? Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships
? Skill in in communicating clearly both verbally and in writing
? Skill in reading maps
? Ability to pass Department of Transportation Annual and Random drug screens and Alcohol
testing
? Ability to work with and manage children with physical impairments, limited abilities and in
emotional situations

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Dangerous machinery and or hazardous chemical
Exposure to extreme weather conditions
Potential physical harm and verbal abuse
Highly exposed to body fluids, germs, lack personal cleanliness
Potential exposure to infectious disease
Exposure to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dust, gases, poor
ventilation, and intense noise

PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Lift and lower up to 30 pounds
Push, pull or drag up to 125 pounds
Repetitive bending, stooping, crouching, standing, reaching, and climbing

WORK YEAR: 193 Days
DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: Transportation & Safety
GRADE: 32

REPORTS TO: Director of Transportation & Safety, Supervisor of Transportation & Safety
EVALUATION: Classified Personnel Evaluation
SUPERVISES: N/A

PREPARED: February 2009
REVISED: August 2018

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