BUS DRIVER

Muskogee Public Schools

Muskogee , OK

Job Details

Job Description

 

   

Job Description

Job Title:  School Bus Driver

Report to:     Director of Transportation

Department:  Transportation

Number of days:  176 Days

 

                                        

Position Summary:            Under close supervision, transport utilizing the most efficient means available pupils, faculty and other school approved bus rides between designated pick-up/drop-off points and school, activity trips, maintain order during all routes and         trips, adhere to traffic and district safety rules for this position.

 

Qualifications/Job Requirements:

               

  •  High School diploma or equivalency
  • Possesses a valid Oklahoma Driver's License
  • Skills in driving a school bus, as proven by passing a special performance test
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations and school system policies and procedures
  • Ability to gain respect and cooperation of students, parents, administrative officials, and others; to maintain discipline; to pass a required bus driver’s course;  to communicate and

Understand both oral and written instructions

  • Must be able to comply with the physical limits and essential duties for this position

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Obeys all traffic laws and safety regulations for school buses
  • Discipline:

Maintain discipline when students are on bus

Follows district and transportation discipline procedures

Provides written reports on a Bus Conduct Form the day of the infraction

to appropriate  school personnel regarding inappropriate student behavior

which needs the attention of an administrator

Will document severe discipline infractions, as those described in the bus riders

application form, are documented on a Bus conduct form not later than at the

conclusion of the route, signed by Director/designee, if all possible so it can be

sent to the appropriate school authority

Follows district and transportation discipline procedures

                                               

Handles minor discipline problems by documenting when a seat is assigned to

A student following the procedures outlined by the Director /Administrator

 

Pre-Trip Check: Will perform daily inspection of bus vehicle using the form provided

(whether temporary or permanent vehicle) Appropriately turns in the inspection form daily

reports immediately all problems which affect the safe transportation of

students to the Director of Transportation

 

Bus Route:    Maintains an accurate up to date physical description of the route as

specified by the Director/designee, of all assigned routes with authorized

bus stops, times and any other requested information;

Runs the route as scheduled with stops and times; Implements approved changes to the route as needed to benefit the transportation

students;

                                               

Waits for any student(s) who can be seen making an attempt to catch the bus;

Picks up and discharges students only at authorized stops;

Transports only authorized riders;

                                               

Notifies the appropriate transportation personnel in case of mechanical failure

of the bus or lateness of the bus on the bus route;

Makes at least a 15 second stop on all authorized bus stops unless otherwise instructed by the appropriate transportation personnel;

                                               

Reports all route delays to the transportation office; Properly uses the two-way radios as outlined in the handbook keeping all radio communications professional, necessary, and courteous;

 

Accidents: Reports all employment related accidents (personal, student, or vehicle) to

the appropriate transportation personnel as soon as possible on the day of

occurance by no later than when departing transportation following the conclusion               of job responsibilities for the day. Completes all related reports as needed or requested with the time frame allocated.

 

  • Completes and properly turns in all reports, forms, and/or other information as requested.
  • Adheres to and properly enforces all district policies.
  • Understands and is in compliance with the Transportation Handbook as well as any other

changes implemented by the Administrator/Director of  Transportation.

  • Checks bus before each operation for mechanical defects; keeps assigned bus clean.
  • Will maintain a valid Oklahoma DCL License and will maintain licensing required by the

State Department of Education.

  • Will attend all scheduled meetings and in service training sessions.
  • Will promote a positive image through proper dress, conduct, school bus operations.  And

dealing with parents, patrons, and school personnel.

  • Will maintain a clean and safe environment for students transported.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

  • Job Category : Support Staff > Transportation
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