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Bus Driver/Trainer

  • Classified

Salary range: 30

Reports to: Transportation Supervisor


Under direction, carry out a School Bus Driver Training Program; investigate all accidents involving a school bus; requisition and account for materials, supplies and equipment; maintain applicable department records, and prepare work and time reports on subordinate personnel.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Department of Education School Bus Driver's Program Certificate
  • Five years of experience as a Bus Driver instructor, or three years as a School Bus Driver
  • Two years industry-related experience, preferably including or supplemented by supervisory experience
  • Have and maintain current First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Plan, schedule, and conduct an overall training program
  • Plan and implement all in-service driver training
  • Assist in the interviewing, testing, and selection of bus drivers
  • Instruct bus driver applicants in safe and efficient procedures of bus operation, pupil transportation and discipline; investigate all accidents and formal complaints involving school buses
  • Make recommendations concerning driver competence and proficiency
  • Plan and conduct special activity practice sessions
  • Teach multi-media First Aid courses
  • Perform route and driver evaluations
  • Maintain computerized mileage, driver training and citation records
  • Operate a school bus as required
  • At times, assume responsibilities for the Transportation Supervisor
  • Meet all transportation needs of students
  • Train and evaluate the work of School Bus Drivers
  • Conduct studies and prepare reports on a computer
  • May be called upon to provide First Aid or CPR
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other school employees and the public.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and methods of Driver Training;
  • Ability to drive all District buses;
  • Knowledge and understanding of defensive driving techniques;
  • Knowledge of provisions of HPH 82.7, the California Motor Vehicle Code and the Education Code applicable to the safe operation of vehicles in transporting students;
  • District transportation bus routes, rules, regulations, and record keeping procedures
  • The employee must be able to operate safety equipment including correct use of fire extinguishers to extinguish or control small fires.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.

The employee must be able to enter and exit a bus to load and assist students, to evacuate a bus in an emergency situation lifting and supporting student weights of a minimum of 70 pounds, to tie down wheelchairs, assist students in wheelchairs on the ramp lift. The employee must frequently operate manual door opener and closer, daily complete safety inspection including opening and closing manual bus windows and frequently lift minimum 30 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. Work environment may include working directly with children. The employee must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time.

The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. Possibility for direct contact with students; potential exposure to blood-borne pathogens or infectious diseases. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, sometimes loud.

Work Year: 12 Months

Revision Date: 04/07/2015

Initial date: 03/01/1974

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.