Job Description


TITLE: Transportation & Safety Trainer


Conduct effective behind-the-wheel training and classroom instruction for drivers and assistants. Perform
maintenance and office duties. Serve as substitute driver, transporting students to and from school in a
safe manner.


1. Education and/or experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or GED
2. Must be at least 21 years of age with four (4) years driving experience
3. Two (2) years of experience driving a school bus/passenger bus
4. State of Arizona Identity Verified (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card
5. Possess and Maintain Class B Commercial Driver’s license with Passenger, School Bus and Air Brake
endorsements and clean driving record


(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.)


- Conduct detailed pre- and post-trip inspection of buses to check and monitor the condition of the
bus, ensuring that 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, and 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, and if necessary prepare accident or injury reports.
- Educate and conduct bus evacuation drills for regular and special education students.
- Instruct new trainees on all facets of school bus driving; instruct other employees on the use and
care of related service equipment; train new employees in classroom and behind-the-wheel training,
and bus evacuation procedures, conduct agility testing, and driver behind the wheel evaluations.
- Attend bus driver training programs to stay current on Federal and State Standards and keep current
- Inspect buses for care, condition and operability and document information and report to
management and drivers.
- Conduct video surveillance for student management and driver investigations.
- Perform minor repairs to bus interiors, including seats, video systems and other special related
- Manage inventory and stock of cleaning products, first aid products, body clean up kits, paper
- Take district vehicles to emissions testing and repairs at different sites.
- Conduct mandated state road test on buses and issue written test in classroom training.
- Perform dispatch duties, answer phones, file, make copies, and perform other office duties.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Knowledge of safe driving practices and techniques and motor vehicle laws
- Knowledge of basic first aid procedures and methods
- Knowledge of safety and maintenance requirements of bus and other student transportation equipment
- Knowledge in the safety practices and procedures for emergency evacuations
- Knowledge of effective classroom training techniques and preparation for presentations
- Knowledge in the use and operations of all related services equipment for special needs students
- Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships
- Skill in both verbal and written communications
- Ability to operate a passenger bus and other district vehicles
- Ability to obtain Class "B" Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger, School bus and Air brake endorsements
- Ability to obtain a school bus driver certification
- Ability to obtain Department of Public Safety: Classroom and Behind the Wheel instructor certifications
- Ability to pass and maintain Department of Transportation Physical and/or Annual and random drug screens and
alcohol testing
- Ability to obtain first aid and CPR certification
- Ability to handle special needs children with physical impairments and in emotional situations.
- Ability to handle constant change with short notice
- 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 manage students, often simultaneously, with various disabilities such as: Emotional,
Physical, Mental, Visual, Hearing, Learning, Non-Verbal, Behavior, Medically Fragile and Multi


Dangerous machinery and or hazardous chemicals
Exposure to extreme weather conditions
Potential physical harm and verbal abuse
Highly exposed to body fluids, germs, and lack of personal cleanliness


Lift, push, pull or carry students or heavy items of 50 pounds or greater
Repetitively enter and exit the bus by use of stairs
Bend, stoop, twist

CATEGORY: Classified

WORK YEAR: 12 months

DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: Transportation & Safety


REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Transportation & Safety

EVALUATION: Classified Personnel Evaluation

SUPERVISES: May supervise trainees

PREPARED: March 2000

REVISED: November 2021

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