Position Title: Bus Driver
Posses Chauffeur’s Drivers License (CDL) with passenger and school bus endorsements and self certify every time a driver’s license is renewed.
Pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) yearly school bus driver authorization card from the Department of Education.
Has an acceptable driving record and a thorough knowledge of traffic laws and school bus regulations.
Able to pass a DOT physical examination every two years as required by State of Iowa law as well as a pre-employment drug test.
Must be physically capable of operating a school bus, bus safety equipment, and in providing assistance to passengers in evacuations and in the performance of other duties required by a school bus driver.
New drivers must complete the New Driver Class on-line and a 3 hour face-to-face class within 6 months of obtaining their Class B CDL.
Drivers must complete an approved 3 hour training class every year after the initial six month training.
Must clear criminal and child abuse background check.
High school diploma or equivalent required, training commensurate with position desired.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Preferred experience in transportation services or related experience.
Reports to: Transportation Supervisor
Position Goal: To transport students to and from attendance centers in the safest and most efficient manner.
Interacts positively with staff and students.
Displays a positive attitude.
Responds appropriately to, and acts on, constructive feedback.
Drives according to state laws and school district policies and regulations.
Conducts pre-trip inspection of assigned bus and maintains condition of interior.
Responds to emergency situations in accordance with school district procedures.
Supervises and maintains order and control according to school district policy.
Satisfactorily completes required training programs and maintains appropriate certification as required by law.
Completes all required reports on time and in the manner prescribed.
Makes parent contact prior to start of school year and maintains com
munication with students, parents, and school staff.
Maintains a consistent time schedule and reports any changes to the supervisor of transportation.
Ensures bus is properly fueled, oil levels are maintained and any other operational needs are addressed prior to starting any run.
Performs duties, as assigned by supervisor.
Demonstrates punctuality and regular attendance
Adheres to school and district policy and procedures.
Completes essential in-service training (e.g. blood borne pathogens, Chapter 103, etc.) and utilizes those procedures during the course of work.
Attends all meetings called by the supervisor of transportation.
Maintains confidentiality and communicates needs/concerns with supervisor.
Maintains appropriate appearance and attire for the school environment.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervising teacher or building principal.
Terms of Employment: Wage and work year to be established in accordance with provisions of the Comprehensive Agreement.
Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Comprehensive Agreement.
Physical Requirements: Bending, carrying, climbing, travel between job sites, lifting, pushing-pulling, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, operating a school bus and assisting students with bus evacuation.
Working Conditions: Includes extremes of temperature and humidity. Hazards include stairs and communicable diseases. Driving in various weather conditions.
The statement contained herein describes the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time unless restricted by a negotiated contract.
Any employee not covered by a negotiated contract agreement is an “at-will”
employee. Either the school district or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause, so long as there is no violation of applicable federal or state law. The school district can define the number of days notice required of a terminating employee.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
It is the policy of the Winterset Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district's Equity Coordinator, 110 West Washington, Winterset Iowa, (515) 462-2718
A signed copy of this job description will be placed in the employee’s personnel file.
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