Operate school buses under all types of weather conditions including, but not limited to the sun, fog, rain, sleet, hail, snow, and ice. Transport students and other authorized persons on "to and from" school routes in regular, special education, vocational, or extracurricular trips as authorized by the local school system. Employees in this class are responsible for following various assigned routes and schedules in the safe and efficient operation of a school bus.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: (Asterisk for essential job duties.)
Successfully complete school bus driver training program and courses as prescribed by the state and local boards of education. (*)
May be assigned to transport wheelchair-bound students. The driver will assist such students in boarding the bus, work lift equipment and secure the wheelchair for transport as per current safety procedures.
Clean and service the school bus which includes sweeping, washing, fueling, checking oil and coolant levels, etc., to the extent prescribed by the local school system. Report needed repairs. (*)
Operates assigned school bus in compliance with state and county laws, School Board policy and Department of Education regulations (Speed, stopping at RR crossing, pre-trip inspection, use of lights, use of seat belt, etc.).(*)
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Have the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position. Knowledge of traffic and highway safety rules and regulations and precautions to avoid traffic accidents.
Knowledge of the local street and road system. Working mechanical knowledge of school bus in order to complete pre- and post-trip inspection of equipment as required by state commercial driver’s license requirements, or ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge. Ability to operate a school bus in the safe and efficient transportation of children. Ability to read and write, communicate orally, understand and carry out written and oral instructions, maintain effective control over groups of children, and work harmoniously with children and others. Ability to read and follow a road map. Ability to drive any size or type school bus in the fleet.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of two years driving experience with an acceptable record (does not have to be a school bus). No addiction to the use of intoxicating liquor or narcotic drugs. Successfully complete a pre-employment drug test. Mental and emotional stability, which ensures normal driving competency and efficiency. Appearance and personality. Good moral character.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
Must possess a valid Commercial Driver's License in either Class A or B with the proper P (passenger) and S (school bus) endorsements. Must pass a training program as prescribed by the Georgia Department of Education. Must pass a physical examination by a licensed Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy prior to the date of employment in accordance with the approved examination (DE Form 0514) prescribed by the State Board of Education