Job Description

The School Bus Driver operates school bus and other vehicles for the purpose of transporting students to and from designated locations. Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Safely operates a school bus over long distances across interstate and state primary roads at sustained legally allowed speeds, in a manner that fosters a safe and conscientious image to the public;
  • Conducts safe and orderly loading and unloading of students at specified stops;
  • Maintains order and discipline on the bus;
  • Attends pre-service, in-service, and other required meetings pertaining to the job;
  • Performs routine operator care to include: washing the bus; sweeping interior; checking equipment and reporting defects; and presenting bus for regularly scheduled maintenance;
  • Accomplishes and submits daily mileage reports and bus conduct reports, as required;
  • Checks email regularly; Maintains daily time records via iPod; Ensures timely submission of timekeeping data to department administration;
  • Responsible for ensuring all accidents are immediately reported to a Driver Supervisor;
  • Installation of tire chains as required;
  • Performs related duties as required.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.
Some experience using computer hardware and software preferred.
English language proficiency is required per Code of Virginia 46.2-341.14.

Satisfactory health condition as certified by competent medical authority. Must demonstrate the ability to successfully complete the Virginia Education Department training curriculum for school bus drivers and obtain a Commercial Driver's License with appropriate school bus endorsements within the probationary period. Complete State and County requirements of twenty hours of classroom and twenty hours of behind the wheel instruction. No reckless driving or driving under the influence convictions within five years and/or fewer than two moving violations within 12 months of employment.

Considerable knowledge of: ACPS vehicles approved for student transport; local, state and federal traffic laws and regulations; the operation of medium and Eight automotive equipment; Local, State and Federal traffic laws and regulations; road, street and school locations within the County; the proper use and operation of two-way radio equipment. Ability to: develop and maintain a positive attitude toward students; learn computer hardware and software applications to include iPod usage and Microsoft Outlook Email; communicate and develop effective working relationships with students, parents and staff.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS AND NATURE OF WORK CONTACTS: Work is typically performed inside and around the exterior of a school bus. Frequent bending, stooping, crawling and climbing to inspect on and under a school bus is necessary Occasional lifting of at ateast fifty pounds is required. Frequent contact with driver supervisors and students is required. Occasional contact with principals, parents and the general public is required. Occasional meetings with principals and parents are necessary. Person shall have no impairment of the use of a foot, leg, hand finger or an arm, and no other structural defects or limitation likely to interfere with the ability to control and safely drive a school bus. Must have the physical ability to operate the following controls on a school bus; open and close the service door which requires up to 25 psi exerted by the right hand and arm; activate the clutch pedal which requires up to 70 psi exerted by the left foot and leg; operate a manual transmission shift lever which requires up to 20 psi exerted by the right hand and arm; jump from or climb up to a [east 3.5 feet, at the emergency door, to assist in the evacuation of the students, Occasional operation of vehicles during inclement weather is required.

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