School Bus Driver

School Bus Driver
Berkeley Unified School District
Date Posted:
Erin Arinez
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
Length of Work Year:
School Year (10 Months)
Employment Type:
Full Time
Application Deadline:
Salary Range 44: $22.17 - $27.04 Hourly
Date Posted:
2/6/2017 Application Deadline:
Continuous Employment Type:
Full Time Length of Work Year:
School Year (10 Months) Salary:
Salary Range 44: $22.17 - $27.04 Hourly Number Openings: (At time of posting)
3 Contact: Erin Arinez Email: erinarinez@berkeley.net Phone:
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print
Under general supervision, drive a school bus to transport students safely and efficiently to an assigned location on a designated route; perform daily pre-trip safety inspections and assist in general cleaning of school buses
Drive a school bus on designated routes; pick up and discharge students in accordance with time schedules; observe legal and defensive driving practices; assure compliance with applicable traffic and student transportation laws, codes and regulations; assure only registered students board and exit at assigned bus stops unless otherwise approved by school district or parents
Maintain order and discipline among passengers on the bus and while waiting at bus stops in accordance with policies related to disciplining students; communicate effectively with school staff and parents regarding student behavior as needed; prepare behavior/conduct reports to document incidents and negative behaviors of students
Perform required daily safety inspections of buses inspect the interior and exterior of buses according to California Highway Patrol pre-trip regulations to assure safe operational condition; report mechanical malfunctions or other problems as required
Determine appropriate action in emergency situations according to established guidelines; administer first aid to passengers as needed
Maintain bus in a clean and safe operating condition which includes sweeping passenger areas; cleaning windshields, mirrors, dashboard, and driver compartment
Transport students, and designated adults on school routes or school related activity trips; adhere to scheduled departure and arrival times as assigned; prepare related logs and reports
Maintain records of vehicle condition, incidents/accidents, route times and mileage; conduct student counts and prepare related records
Assist students as needed in boarding, buckling, and loading, securing and unloading students in wheelchairs as assigned; operate a wheelchair lift as assigned
Utilize two-way radios for bus to bus and bus to base communications
Communicate with Transportation Operations Staff and Maintenance Shop on a daily basis regarding safety concerns, safety of school bus stops and the mechanical condition of the buses
Be available to respond to emergency or natural disaster situations when there is an urgent need to transport students, designated adults, victims, or others as needed
Perform related duties as assigned
Provisions of the California Motor Vehicle Code, California Highway Patrol Regulations, and Education Code applicable to the operation of vehicles in the transportation of students
California Vehicle Code and local traffic ordinances
District policies and practices regarding pupil transportation
Safe and defensive driving practices
Proper operations of school buses
Applicable traffic and student transportation laws, codes and regulations
Basic first aid procedures
Basic record-keeping techniques
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
Health and safety regulations
Oral and written communication skills as related to the position
Drive a school bus safely and efficiently
Communicate about mechanical issues and defects verbally and in writing
Perform daily pre-trip safety inspections; and assist in general cleaning of school buses.
Learn and apply District policies and procedures related to student discipline on buses
Maintain a safe level of discipline among passengers
Observe legal and defensive driving practices
Learn and follow designated routes
Learn the functionality and tolerance of the dual air braking system
Learn the proper use of the electronically controlled transmissions installed in the fleet
Maintain bus in a clean and orderly condition
Administer first aid
Maintain routine records as related to the position
Understand and follow oral and written directions
Communicate effectively with others
Adhere to schedules and assigned time lines, except under extenuating circumstances
Operate a two-way radio
Maintain a clean driving record
Maintain the safety and security of assigned students and all passengers
Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above
Valid and current California Class A or B Commercial Driver License with appropriate passenger, school bus and air brake endorsements
Valid California Special Driver Certificate issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for school bus drivers
Valid Medical Examiner's Certificate
Valid First Aid and CPR Certificate (as required) issued by an authorized agency
Department of Justice fingerprint clearance through the California Highway Patrol
Good DMV driving record and ability to maintain insurability under the District's vehicle insurance policy
Incumbents in this classification are subject to federal drug and alcohol testing requirements
School bus and outdoor environment
Seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions
Evening or variable hours
Exposure to fumes, dust, odors, oil/grease and gases
Driving a vehicle to conduct work
Sitting for extended periods of time while operating buses
Hearing and speaking to exchange information
Reaching, pulling and pushing to open bus doors
Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to inspect buses
Seeing to monitor passengers and operate a vehicle
Perform work which involves the frequent lifting, pushing and/or pulling of objects weighing up to 50 pounds, and occasionally and with assistance up to 100 pounds
Pushing or pulling wheelchairs
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate school bus control panel
Traffic hazards
Exposure to seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions
Exposure to fumes, dust, odors, oil/grease and gases
Exposure to blood borne pathogens and infectious diseases
Abusive, irate or violent students, parents or general public
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