Operates gasoline, diesel, and alternative fueled vehicles either on a regularly scheduled route or on a specific trip basis to transport students, passengers, special need passengers, personnel, materials, and/or equipment.
Follows assigned schedules and routes; picks up students/special needs students and passengers at designated stops; directs the loading and unloading of vehicle; transports students/special needs students and passengers to and from school; supervises the behavior of all passengers aboard vehicle to maintain safety and discipline; drives defensively, following safe driving practices, state and local laws. Drive in adverse weather conditions; administers first aid as needed; keeps passenger rosters, trip and mileage records and logs. May transport students/special needs students and passengers to and from special activities such as field trips and athletic events. Remains current on disciplinary and safety practices and procedures by attending driver meetings, training, and safety programs.
Performs vehicle safety inspections before departures following established procedures; cleans and maintains bus interiors daily. Reports delays, accidents, and unsafe road conditions.
May perform related office, clerical, dispatching, or service pool duties as needed.
Education/Experience: Any combination equivalent to education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and experience would be:
1. Possession of a high school diploma, or equivalent;
2. A minimum of six (6) months to one (1) year of related experience that would demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the class;
Knowledge of: Reading, writing, basic math and verbal communications; laws, rules, regulations and practices of automotive operations and safety, especially as pertaining to school bus operations; basic first aid; state and local traffic laws and regulations; and physically handicapped and non-ambulatory children’s requirements, habits and characteristics; basic discipline and behavior modifications techniques.
Skill at: Operating automatic transmission vehicles; administering basic first aid; applying defensive driving principles and driving safety; following oral and written instructions; using appropriate judgment in meeting unforeseen circumstances or bad weather conditions; dealing effectively with and supervising students/special needs students and passengers; lifting and carrying heavy objects; learning to recognize and deal effectively with physically challenged and non-ambulatory students’ various medical emergencies; learning assertive discipline techniques; learning to evacuate all students including physically handicapped and non-ambulatory students from a bus in an emergency situation; learning to secure wheelchairs and safety restraints; lifting and/or carrying large, heavy and awkward people or objects; reading, writing and speaking English at a level required for successful job performance; working effectively in a stressful situation; understanding and carrying out oral and written instructions; and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Licenses/Certificates: Must possess a valid Class C Nevada Motor Vehicle Operator’s License; obtain and maintain a Nevada Commercial Driver License Class B with a passenger endorsement; and a school bus endorsement. Note: In order to obtain a C DL, applicants must be at least 21 years old, per Nevada Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) regulations. Completion of a recognized First Aid course is and CPR Certification is required.
Conditions of Employment: The law requires that the employee pass a DOT physical examination. The cost of the physical shall be borne by the employee. The employee must also possess and maintain a satisfactory driving record, including no more than three (3) moving violations in the past two years. DUIs and any reckless or careless driving violations within the past 10 years may disqualify any applicant. Upon an interview, applicants must bring a printout of their driving record for the past ten (10) years, which may be obtained from the DMV. The cost of the printout shall be borne by the applicant. School Bus Drivers must also pass pre-employment and random drug testing and complete WCSD driving and safety course prior to appointment.