Bus Driver

Location: Clarksville, TN
Company: Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
Employment: Full-Time
Posted: Jul 20, 2021

Minimum Requirements

High School Diploma (or GED) required.  Must be at least twenty-five (25) years of age. 
Must pass a DOT physical. 
In addition to minimum requirement for a CDL, school bus drivers must have at least five (5) consecutive years of unrestricted driving experience prior to the date of application.  
The Transportation Department must be fully satisfied as to the applicant’s good character, competency, and fitness to be so employed.  Must possess a valid state driver’s license.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be physically able to operate a school bus. Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects or materials. Must be able to exert up to twenty pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to ten pounds of force frequently.  Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for active work.  Must be able to lift and/or carry weight of twenty to forty pounds.

 

DATA CONCEPTION: Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable functional, technical, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.

 

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving assignments and/or directions to co-workers or assistants.

 

LANGUAGE ABILITY: Requires the ability to read a variety of informational documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures related to the job of Bus Driver. Requires the ability to write reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and a well-modulated voice.

 

INTELLIGENCE: Requires the ability to learn and understand complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to the job of Bus Driver.

 

VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver information to supervisors and officials; to explain procedures and policies; and to follow verbal and written instructions, guidelines and objectives.

 

NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract totals; multiply and divide; determine percentages; determine time and weight.

 

FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape, visually.

 

MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated office equipment and drive a school bus.

 

MANUAL DEXTERITY: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have average levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

 

COLOR DISCRIMINATION: Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.

 

INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT: Requires the ability to deal with people (i.e. staff, supervisors, general public, and officials) beyond giving and receiving instructions such as in interpreting departmental policies and procedures. Must be adaptable to performing under considerable stress when confronted with an emergency related to the job of Bus Driver.

 

PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (Hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear).

 

ATTENDANCE: A regular and dependable level of attendance is an essential function for this position.

Job Description

PERMANENT & SUBSTITUTE ROUTES AVAILABLE

YEAR-ROUND CDL TRAINING PROVIDED.

BUS DRIVER (PERMANENT) 

 

Purpose of Job
 

The purpose of this job is to perform as a school bus driver within Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.  Duties and responsibilities include safely transporting children (K-12th Grade) to and from school and other school related activities.  Manage and discipline students, maintain a safe and clean bus, monitor vehicle performance and turn vehicle in for repair as needed.  Reports to Transportation Manager.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
 

The following duties are normal for this job.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

 

Performs daily Bus inspection according to state standards routes to ensure that school bus is safe to transport students.  Checks all communication equipment to ensure operating properly

 

Sweep bus after each AM and PM run as required.  Clean headlights, mirrors, and windshield daily.  Check seats, windows and interior for damages.  Secure bus after each AM and PM run by raising windows, check for sleeping children, draining air tanks, etc.

 

Prepares vehicle maintenance report for mechanical problems; turn bus into bus shop or repairs when mechanical problems arise.

 

Monitor vehicle mileage and turn into bus shop for 7,500 and 15,000-mile services.

 

Safely transport children to and from according to assigned bus route.  Monitor students warning lights at all stops for proper working order.  Continuously scan all mirrors before loading and unloading students at school and along roadways.

 

Continuously scan all engine/equipment gauges to ensure safe operation of vehicle.

 

Maintains discipline and safe standards on school bus; instructs children on regulations such as remaining seated at all times, no hanging out of window, etc.; prepares discipline reports as needed.

 

Directs and instructs students on proper boarding and unloading procedures.

 

Fuel bus; add oil, water, transmission fluid etc. as needed.  Prepare maintenance request ticket for repair as needed.

 

Periodically update bus stop roster and student information sheet in the Routing Office.

 

Attend mandatory State Certification training annually for school bus drivers.

 

Must teach/instruct passengers on emergency evacuation plan as outlined in emergency evacuation procedure outline.  Must prepare and maintain an up to date seating chart for schools you serve and transportation department.  Must prepare and maintain emergency data card on all students assigned to bus in case of an emergency and for student accountability.

 

Responsible for turning in all required paperwork (Daily Bus Inspection form, and all documents associated with the bus route) no later than 9:30 AM on the first school day of the week following payday.

 

All Paperwork will be turned in to the employee’s Lead Driver.

 

Must be able to effectively communicate in a professional manner, without causing a verbal or physical confrontation.

 

Must prepare student injury report for on-board injuries.  Must prepare statement for insurance company when involved in a motor vehicle accident with your school bus.

 

Immediately notify your supervisor if you become insulin dependent or license are revoked or suspended.

 

Must have in possession when operating a school bus:  Proper license, DOT Certificate, vehicle registration, Daily Bus inspection sheet, and vehicle insurance information.

 

BUS DRIVER (SUBSTITUTE)

 

Purpose of Job


The purpose of this job is to perform as a Substitute Bus Driver within Clarksville-Montgomery County School system. Duties and responsibilities include safely transporting children (K-12th Grade) to and from school and other school related activities. Manage and discipline students, maintain a safe and clean bus, monitor vehicle performance and turn vehicle in for repairs as needed. Reports to the Transportation Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.


Substitute Bus Driver can be assigned any route and will receive only an hourly rate of pay with no benefits or seniority.


Performs pre-trip inspection according to state standards before starting routes to ensure that school bus is safe to transport students. Checks all communication equipment to ensure operating properly. Completes Inspection Form prior to going off duty.


Sweep bus after each AM and PM run. Clean headlights, mirrors, and windshield daily. Check seats, windows and interior for damages. Secure bus after each AM and PM run by raising windows, draining air tanks, checking for children, etc.


Prepares vehicle maintenance report for mechanical problems; turn bus into bus shop or repairs when mechanical problems arise.


Monitor vehicle mileage and turn into bus shop for 5,000 and 15,000-mile services.

Safely transport children to and from according to assigned bus route. Monitor students warning lights at all stops for proper working order. Continuously scan all mirrors before loading and unloading students at school and along roadways.


Continuously scan all engine/equipment gauges to ensure safe operation of vehicle.


Maintains discipline and safe standards on school bus; instructs children on regulations such as remaining seated at all times, no hanging out of window, etc.; prepares discipline reports as needed.


Approves and checks all bus stops on route for safe loading/unloading of school children.


Instruct students on loading, unloading and emergency evacuation procedures.


Fuel bus; add oil, water, transmission fluid etc., prepares maintenance request ticket for repairs.


Wash exterior and clean interior including windows, roof hatch, seats and floor for monthly bus inspection. Must take bus to the inspection site.


Periodically update bus stop roster and student information sheet.


Attend mandatory State Certification training annually for school bus drivers.


Must teach/instruct passengers on emergency evacuation procedures. Must prepare and maintain an up to date seating chart. Must prepare and maintain an emergency data card on all students assigned to the bus.


Must prepare student injury report for on-board injuries. Must prepare statement if involved in an accident with school bus.


Must report to supervisor if becomes insulin dependent or operators license is revoked or suspended.


Must have in possession when operating a school bus: Proper license, DOT Certificate, vehicle registration, Pre-Trip inspection sheet, and vehicle insurance information. Must check interior of school bus after each school run for seat damage, items left behind and sleeping children.


Meet with parents, school administrators and transportation staff as required on discipline and transportation issues.


Clean up bodily fluid spills and dispose of clean up materials; disinfect contaminated area as required.


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