Zuni Public School District
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Position: Bus Driver
Reports to: Transportation Supervisor/Director
Site: Transportation Barn
FLSA: Non - Exempt
Contract Length: 9 Month/184 days
Purpose: Under general supervision, drives a school bus to transport students over specific routes according to time schedule, to and from school and on special trips in a safe and professional manner.
- High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED);
- Must be 21 years of age;
- Valid Commercial Driver’s License with required endorsements to operate a school bus in the state of New Mexico, this license must be maintained of the duration of the assignment;
- A valid copy of the Department of Transportation Physical Examination Certification, indicating that the employee is physically qualified to operate a commercial vehicle in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) 391. (Physical must be maintained for duration of assignment);
- Must provide a copy of current driving history issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles at time of application;
- Must be able to pass a drug test upon employment and participate in required drug testing and abides by regulations;
- Must have a clear/safe driving record with no points against the record;
- Ability to establish and maintain an effective relationship with students, peers and parents;
- Ability to communicate with students effectively;
- Ability to define problems, collect information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions and effectively present information and respond to question from supervisor, principals, and the general public;
- Able to perform the following essential duties, physical and mental functions and utilize the essential equipment of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Drives a school bus to transport students to and from school and on special trips safely and professionally;
- Supervises students and maintains order on the bus and issues citations as necessary;
- Perform, properly complete and submit daily pre-trip inspections, transportation reports and other necessary reports as required;
- Checks mechanical conditions, gas, oil, other fluids, and tires, and inspects safety equipment of assigned bus before leaving on route;
- Conducts emergency evacuation drills for students on buses;
- Deals with stressful conditions in a professional manner;
- Conforms to safety standards prescribed;
- Complies with all traffic ordinances;
- Complies with discipline policies set forth in the School Code of Conduct for Transportation;
- Must have patience, be neat, personable, kind, and courteous;
- Participates in on-site training;
- Shows proficiency in handling and maneuvering school bus;
- Confers with the Transportation Supervisor and/or Principal on students’ behavior;
- Assist students with disabilities and makes accommodations as addressed in their Individual Education Plan;
- Creates an environment that is conducive to safe and appropriate for passengers;
- Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, and the bus;
- Perform assigned duties in a timely basis.
Majority of tasks and duties are performed outdoors and in confined work areas. Work area involves being in and around large vehicles/buses.
Frequent travel in parking lots, freeways, roadways, private streets, and private complexes as needed.
Frequently required to sit, reach, grasp, bend, twist, stoop, talk, listen, walk, and climb;
Usually walks on uneven surfaces outdoors and on even surfaces inside the vehicle;
Must possess enough strength and power grasp to properly secure straps when securing special equipment and/or students.
Pushing/pulling: up to 150-175 lbs., transitioning of student(s) in wheelchairs on/off the bus.
Lifting: up to 150, occasionally 50-60 lbs, frequently 10 -25 lbs. constantly,
Carrying: up to 20 – 25 lbs., up to 30 minutes a day;
Hand and eye coordination in operating the bus in transportation of students;
Exposed to various degrees of noises (talking, music, traffic, etc.). The noise level in the bus environment is usually moderate to loud;
Exposed to outdoor weather temperatures ranging from mild/moderate to extreme cold/heat, icy and windy conditions;
Works in close proximity of other individuals;
General vision, corrected to 20/20, reads a multitude of road signs, maps, forms, logs and correspondence. Ability to adjust visual focus from varying distances (dash board to road).
Must be able to:
- apply knowledge of requirements of bus drivers and safe driving;
- plan and implement bus inspections and preventive maintenance for assigned bus;
- read, analyze and interpret vehicle gauges, maps and road signs;
- interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written and oral form;
- deal with students and parents in such a way to maintain their goodwill;
- respond appropriately to student behavior and discipline;
- respond appropriately to supervision and accept recommendations;
- present information effectively and respond to questions from students parents, peers, mechanics and supervisor.
Equipment bus, tire gauge,
Job Contact Information
|Title||Director of Human Resources|
Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)