May 11, 2020

Substitute Bus Driver

  • TrulyHired
  • Uniontown, OH 44685, USA
Part-time Education

Job Description

Position: Subsitute Bus Driver

Department: Transportation

Location: Transportation

Reports to: Transportation Supervisor


Safely transport students to and from school and all school related events; comply with federal and state laws, and board of education rules and mandates that pertain to school bus drivers.

Essential Functions:
  • Ensure safety of students
  • Transport students safely and efficiently to and from school and school related events
  • Follow assigned bus routes and schedules
  • Maintain updated passenger lists and directions on bus at all times
  • Report any mechanical problems to the bus mechanic
  • Keep assigned vehicle neat and clean
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of changes in driving laws as they apply to transporting school children
  • Obey all traffic laws
  • Observe all mandatory safety regulations for school buses
  • Maintain pupil control and report any violations to the proper authorities as prescribes
  • Notify the transportation supervisor in case of mechanical failure or lateness
  • Discharge students only at authorized stops
  • Transport only authorized students
  • Report all accidents and complete required reports
  • Enforce applicable Federal and State laws, and Lake Local Board of Education policies
  • Complete established pre and post trip inspection of vehicle
  • Report any hazardous conditions along the existing route to the transportation supervisor
  • Attend bus driver meetings and be available in the event of emergency dismissal
  • Notify the transportation supervisor in case of illness in order to permit time to secure a substitute driver
  • Share in the responsibility for driving for a school-sponsored event and/or approved field trip
  • Conduct front door, rear door and combination front and rear door emergency evacuation drills
  • Review routes and go over with supervisor within first month of school
  • Make contacts with the public with tact and diplomacy
  • Maintain respect at all times for confidential information, e.g. student identification information, student medication
  • Interact in a positive manner with staff, students and parents
  • Promote good public relations by personal appearance, attitude, conversation, and by the safe and professional operation of a school bus
  • Attend meetings and in-services as required
  • Conduct a school bus safety program for all bus students, grades K-3, during the first three weeks of school as required by state law.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Exercise responsible leadership when on out-of-district school trips
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the transportation supervisor
  • Appropriate State of Ohio certification/license
  • State of Ohio Class B Ohio Commercial Driver's License with S and P endorsements
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Effective, active listening skills
  • Organizational and problem solving skills
  • Basic first-aid
  • Knowledge of relevant Ohio laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of traffic rules
  • Ability to read and understand verbal and written instructions, written warnings and labels
  • Ability to work independently
Equipment Operated:
  • Bus
  • Tire gauge
  • Safety equipment on bus
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Body fluid kit
  • Various hand held items, e.g. tire iron, oil can, flares, broom, dustpan, flashlight, squeegee
Additional Working Conditions:
  • Occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids and tissue
  • Occasional operation of a bus or vehicle in inclement weather conditions
  • Occasional interaction among unruly children
  • Occasional evening/weekend/summer work
  • Occasional requirement to lift and carry bus supplies up to a maximum of 20 pounds, e.g., oil and fluids
  • Frequent requirement to climb, e.g., steps on bus and to check bus fluids, through bus back emergency door, bumpers to adjust mirrors or clean windshield
  • Frequent requirement to balance when adjusting side mirrors
  • Frequent extensive sitting; up to two hours at a time
  • Frequent exposure to high levels of noise, e.g., bus engines, garage noise
  • Frequent repetitive hand motion, e.g., opening bus door and turning the steering wheel
  • Occasional requirement to lift students up to 90 pounds or push and pull wheelchair bound students, up to 500 pounds
  • Occasional requirement to carry bus students in an emergency evacuation
  • Frequent exposure to various fumes, i.e., carbon monoxide, gasoline and diesel fuel
  • Frequent requirement to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, see (color vision required) read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, crouch, climb, balance, kneel and stoop
  • Occasional requirement restrain
  • Occasional requirement to work overtime
Acts that are deemed as lude, sexual, or inappropriate will be viewed as unacceptable and may be considered as grounds for administrative action, dismissal, or termination of contract.

This job description is subject to change and in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the incumbent. The incumbent will be required to follow the instructions and perform the duties required by the incumbent's supervisor, appointing authority.

  • Position Type: Part-time
Job Categories: Instructional Support > Substitute
Support Staff > Transportation
Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact Information
  • Nicole Nichols
  • 436 King Church Ave SW
  • Uniontown, Ohio 44685

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