May 11, 2020

Transportation - Bus Driver

  • TrulyHired
  • Beaumont, TX, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description


Beaumont Independent School District
Job Description

JOB TITLE:

Bus Driver

CLASSIFICATION:

Nonexempt

REPORTS TO:

Coordinator of Transportation or Route Manager

PAY GRADE:

MTD

4

/ 182 Days

LOCATION:

Transportation

DATE REVISED:

1/19/2018

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Ensure safe and orderly transportation of students on assigned route. Operate school bus that transports students and other authorized personnel to and from schools or other designated locations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Certification:
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • Valid Texas Commercial Drivers License (Class B with Passenger and Air Brake Endorsements)
Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Ability to pass alcohol and drug test
  • Ability to complete required bus driver safety training course
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Knowledge of student discipline procedures
  • Ability to manage student behavior
  • Ability to operate a bus
Experience:
  • None required
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Follow assigned route and adhere to established schedules.Drive a bus to and from extracurricular activities.Check bus for mechanical defects before and after each operation and notify supervisor of needed repairs.Report all accidents, vehicle damage, student injuries, and mechanical failures. Complete required reports.Provide all documentation required by state regulations and/or departmental guidelines.Keep assigned bus clean.Supervise students while they board and depart the bus and cross the street.Communicate with campus administrators and parents on a daily basis concerning student behavior while on the bus.Maintain discipline; report student discipline problems to appropriate campus administrators.Instruct students on safe riding rules and regulations.Observe all traffic laws and safety regulations for school buses.Before driving, inspect bus by checking gauges, tires, lights, brakes, and steering to ensure bus is safe to operate.Check and maintain emergency equipment such as first aid kit, fire extinguisher, and reflectors.Correct unsafe conditions in work area that could cause an accident and inform supervisor of any conditions that are not correctable immediately.Report any hazardous conditions along the bus route.Operate two-way radio equipment to communicate with transportation office.Attend and complete required safety training programs.
EQUIPMENT USED:
  • School bus, safety equipment (reflectors, fire extinguisher)
WORKING CONDITIONS:

Mental Demands
  • Maintain emotional control under stress
  • Occasional prolonged or irregular hours of work
Physical Demands
  • Continual sitting, reaching, and repetitive hand and arm motions
  • Occasional moderate lifting (15-44 pounds) and light carrying (under 15 pounds)
  • Pass health requirements in accordance with Texas Education Agency and Federal Department of Transportation requirements
Environmental Demands
  • Work inside and outside; moderate exposure to extreme temperatures, dampness, and humidity
  • Moderate exposure to vehicle fumes
  • Work around moving vehicles and machinery with moving parts

The above statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to the job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required.

The Beaumont Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, or sex in the educational programs or activities that it operates and is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Support Staff > Transportation
Contact Information
  • Derwin Samuels
  • 3395 Harrison Ave
  • Beaumont, Texas 77706

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