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SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of a school bus in transporting students to and from school and school district functions. The employee is charged with the safety of the children upon entry to the vehicle and during their transport. The employee may be accompanied by a School Bus Attendant. The Attendant maintains order if present, but the driver assumes responsibility in the Attendant's absence. It is the employee's responsibility to check the vehicle for safety purposes prior to making trips. A supervisor assigns bus routes and periodically evaluates the employee's driving skills and knowledge of State laws applicable to transporting students. There is no supervision exercised by this class. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Operates a school bus or mini van on assigned routes in transporting students to and from school classes and special activities as established by the district.
Checks the vehicle before a run to insure its proper operation.
Makes reports of any unusual occurrences that occur during a trip, e.g. such as student behavior problems and operation malfunctions with the vehicle.
May be required to fill gas tank, check oil and battery before taking bus on run.
May be required to perform related work such as replace tires, put on chains, hose off vehicle etc.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of a motor vehicle operation as applies to school bus driving.
Working knowledge of the New York State Motor Vehicle Regulations relative to transporting school children.
Skill in the operation of a school bus.
Ability to establish and maintain order with the students.
Ability to follow simple oral or written instructions.
Physical conditions commensurate with the demand of the position.
There are no minimum qualifications.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
Possession of a valid CDL class B with Passenger (P) and School Bus (S) endorsement motor vehicle license issued by the State of New York at time of appointment.
The school district is responsible for insuring that drivers possess valid licenses for the type of vehicle being operated.
In addition, candidates must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.