Jan 13, 2024

Pupil Transportation Van/Type 10 Vehicle Driver at Centennial School District

  • TrulyHired
  • Portland, OR, USA
Part-time School Support

Job Description

POSITION: Pupil Transportation Van/Type 10 Vehicle Driver

LOCATION: Service Center - Transportation Department

HOURS: 5.5 Hours Per Day (6:45am - 9:30am and 1:45pm - 4:30pm)

CALENDAR: 192 Days Per Year (will be prorated based on start date)

SALARY: $19.16 - $21.98 Per Hour (Range 6)

BENEFITS: PERS, Medical, Dental, Vision, Optional Insurances, Paid Leaves, Holiday Pay, etc.

START DATE: January 29, 2024, or when filled


JOB PURPOSE STATEMENT(S): The position of Pupil Transportation Van/Type 10 Vehicle Driver transports students to and from school and to school related activities within the District and outside the District by driving vans and other type 10 vehicles, as defined by the Oregon Department of Transportation or Oregon Department of Education, equipped for transporting students.

  • Conduct daily pre-trip bus inspections of fluid levels and proper operation of lights, fluid leaks, belts, shock absorbers, springs, brakes, brake drums, turn signals, horn, wipers, mirrors, brakes, heaters, and outside condition of vehicle.
  • Make minor adjustments and report major problems to supervisor.
  • Maintain a safe and orderly environment for students and authorized passengers through effective student management techniques.
  • Maintain a safe and clean vehicle by sweeping, vacuuming, fueling and washing, as appropriate.
Regular Bus Routes:
  • Safely drive a van or other type 10 vehicle on an assigned route, loading and unloading students at predetermined stops.
  • Safely transport students to and from school within an established time schedule.
  • Maintain discipline on the van or other type 10 vehicle, issuing referrals for persistent behavior problems and reporting most critical behavior problems to supervisor.
Special Bus Routes:
  • Safely drive a van or other type 10 vehicle.
  • Assist students in entering and exiting the van or other type 10 vehicle, including the use of a wheel chair lift.
  • Monitor physical well-being and needs of special need students during transport.
  • Report on student behavior and physical needs to parents and teachers.
  • Develop routes and specific stops based on home location and student destination.
Extra-Duty Bus Routes:
  • Safely drive a van or other type 10 vehicle on activity runs which can include driving in unfamiliar areas, mountain driving, freeway driving, extended trips, night driving, and driving on congested and busy streets.
  • Maintain records relating to student counts, student drop-off points, route times, pre-trip inspections, odometer readings, and student disciplinary actions.
  • Report mechanical problems to technicians and/or supervisor.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Experience Required: Sufficient driving experience to demonstrate the ability to become skilled at safely driving large vehicles, transporting large numbers of people, and transporting individuals with special physical needs.
  • Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required:
Skill in operating special needs equipped type 10 buses and vans in a safe and lawful manner during varying weather, road, and traffic conditions, and to recognize when conditions are unsafe for operation.

Operate vehicles for extended periods of time for over-the-road special activity trips and to drive safely in unfamiliar surroundings, varying from congested city streets to mountain roadways. Develop a good rapport with students and maintain discipline among students while they are being transported.

Ability to be aware of and respond promptly to physical and emotional needs of students with disabilities.

Ability to be able to independently make sound decisions in unusual and emergency situations.

Knowledge of traffic signs and devices, safe motor vehicle driving techniques, and how to use city and highway maps. Knowledge of first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation techniques.

Ability to learn and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing the operation of a van or other type 10 vehicle regarding traffic safety, passenger loading and unloading, and student discipline. Learn specific bus routes, complete scheduled routes in a timely manner, and adjust to periodic changes in schedules and routes. Recognize potential mechanical and safety equipment problems and to explain these problems to mechanics. Write legibly; and to make clear, brief, factual written and oral reports. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Ability to speak a second language preferred.
  • Education Required: High School Diploma or equivalent and sufficient education to comprehend and apply motor vehicle operation laws and district student transportation policies and procedures.
  • Certifications and/or Testing Required: Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance. Possession of, or ability to obtain following a period of training, licenses necessary for operating a van or other type 10 vehicle. Possession of, or ability to obtain following a period of training, first aid card and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation card.
  • Special Requirements: Requires a moderate degree of physical strength and stamina, good vision and hearing; requires prolonged sitting and some positions require frequent bending and lifting associated with the loading and unloading of student with physical disabilities and kneeling to check brakes; requires exposure to noise and inclement weather conditions and occasional exposure to bodily fluids. Positions involved in the transport of student with physical disabilities may require additional special training.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and work year to be established by the Board.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board's Policy on Evaluation of Support Staff Personnel.

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