School Bus Drivers

Emmett School District Southwest / Boise Transportation Not Applicable Full Time Posted 1M ago

About this job

Job Description: 
Under the supervision of the Transportation Director, to ensure the safe transportation of students, staff, and others to and from school, residential neighborhoods, and field trips.

Essential Functions:
Safely drives a school bus on days when school is in session over designated routes in accordance with time schedules, loading and unloading students at designated locations.
Transports students, teachers, and others on school field or activity trips.
Inspects assigned bus on a daily basis, prior to transporting of passengers to ensure that bus is in good, clean, and safe working order.
Cleans, washes, and refuels bus as needed.
Ensures that a communication device is in proper working order before each trip.
Reports all mechanical deficiencies, traffic violations, or accidents, promptly.
Arranges for and ensures completion of routine maintenance of bus (e.g., oil change); transporting the bus to and from maintenance and/or repair facilities.
Maintains order and discipline in an effective and courteous manner among students being transported in accordance with district policies and procedures; reports any incidents involving student discipline.
Observes and tracks route timing, such as total time en-route, the time between stops, loading and unloading times, or any other requested information for the purpose of establishing route efficiency, as requested.
Maintains and submits records and reports as required.
Follows procedures to ensure that no child is left alone on the bus without adult supervision at any time and all children have departed the bus at the end of all bus routes (morning, evening, and during field trips or other special trips).
Inventories bus emergency and first aid supplies and equipment; reports needs to the Director.
Prepares aides and children for bus drills and ensures bus evacuation drills are held as required.
In case of accidents/emergencies, evacuates children according to written and practiced procedures, ensures that medical emergency procedures are followed; completes a written report as required.
Attends and participates in training, and other continuing education, career, and professional development opportunities.  
Performs other related tasks as assigned.

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility. Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of all traffic laws, regulations, road signs, and related information.
Manual dexterity is sufficient to operate the bus, conduct pre-trip inspections, and clean the bus.
Visual and auditory acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Effective organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills.
Ability to learn and comprehend information from procedures manuals and other materials. Ability to comprehend and follow traffic signs required.
Ability to physically move through the bus.
Ability to maintain composure and perform responsibilities under pressure and in cases of accidents or other emergencies.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Ability to pass pre-employment and random drug testing.

Certification/License:
Motor Vehicle Operator's (DMV) License.
Current or the ability to obtain Commercial Driver's License (CDL), class B or A with air brakes, Passenger and School Bus endorsement.
Current DOT physical card or ability to pass a DOT physical.
Education:
High School Diploma or GED.
Must be 21 or older

Application Procedure:
Apply Online at www.emmettschools.org/jobs

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Emmett School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.