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School Bus Driver

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Colton School District (4 day student week)

Job Title: School Bus Driver
FTE: .656
Reports To: Transportation Supervisor
FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT
Salary/Benefits: $16.45-$21.04 / benefits eligible

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JOB SUMMARY
This position transports students by bus in a safe and professional manner.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.

Follows and maintains knowledge of all District policies and procedures.
Maintains thorough working knowledge of all laws, procedures, and regulations governing school bus drivers and student transportation.
Obeys all traffic laws.
Performs evacuation drills, as required.
Performs pre-trip inspection on the bus prior to driving.
Adheres to assigned daily schedule.
Keeps assigned bus clean, and ensures bus is in good repair and proper working order.
Drives District vehicles and buses safely while transporting students from home to school; transports students and adult chaperones on school activities during and outside of school hours.
Monitors appropriate behavior of students.
Maintains discipline and control of students on buses and issues citations as consistent with District policies.
Reports student disruptions to the Transportation Supervisor and or school Principal.
Assists students loading onto bus, conducts required passenger instruction and administers first aid to passengers, as required.
Fills out appropriate log(s), forms, and paperwork, as required.
Completes all required reports on a timely basis.
Interacts thoughtfully and courteously with students, staff, and parents and resolves conflict in a professional manner.
Reports safety, sanitary and fire hazards immediately to supervisor.
Maintains appropriate certifications and training hours as required.
Attends work regularly and is punctual.
Be subject to a drug-testing program.

MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Marginal duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.

Attends staff meetings.
Attends in-service trainings.
Performs general cleaning including washing windows, sweeping/mopping, picking up garbage and sanitizing seats.
Reports accidents, road, and other hazards, as necessary.
Substitutes for other drivers, as needed.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
All school employees have some responsibility for supervising students and assisting in maintaining a safe environment.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least six months full-time driving experience or three to five years of normal driving experience. Previous experience working in a transportation or bus driving position preferred.
Interpersonal Skills: Works well with others from diverse backgrounds. Focuses on solving conflict. Demonstrated ability to remain calm and professional in an environment with frequent interruptions.
Language Skills: Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, or staff. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement and distance.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions
furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills: General knowledge of computer usage and ability to use email.
Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to appropriately communicate with students, teachers, parents and members of the community. Ability to exercise good judgment while working in a dynamic environment.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Certificates as determined by the District including a valid Oregon Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with an endorsement for passenger, school bus, and airbrake. State School Bus Driver’s certificates/licenses, a good driving record, and the ability to obtain a valid First Aid/CPR card. If you have obtained a Class B permit with endorsements we will provide paid training to obtain your Class B license and State School Bus Driver’s certificates/licenses.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and climb stairs. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Specifically, the employee must have the ability to:

Open and close a manually operated bus entrance door control with a force of at least 30 pounds. b. Climb and descend steps with a maximum step height of 17 ½ inches.
Operate two-hand controls simultaneously and quickly.
Have a reaction time of three-fourths of a second or less from the throttle to the brake control. e. Carry or drag a 125-pound person 30 feet in 30 seconds or less.
Depress a brake pedal with the foot to a pressure of at least 90 pounds. g. Depress a clutch pedal with the foot to a pressure of at least 40 pounds.
Exit from an emergency door opening of 24 by 48 inches at least 42 inches from the ground in ten seconds or less.

Visual acuity of at least 20/40 in each eye, with or without corrective lenses; binocular acuity of at least

20/40 in both eyes, with or without corrective lenses; from field of vision of at least 140 degrees; the ability to distinguish the colors red, green, and yellow.

Hearing of at least 7/15 in at least one ear.

No mental, nervous, organic or functional disease or disability likely to interfere with safe driving or other responsibilities of a school bus driver.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment is a standard school bus setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but occasionally high. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes and airborne particles, vibration, and heavy traffic patterns. The employee may be exposed to bodily fluids and blood borne pathogens.

OTHER

Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

Equal employment opportunity and treatment shall be practiced by Colton School District regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information, if the employee, with or without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform the essential functions of the position.