Lewistown Public Schools
Job Title: ROUTE BUS DRIVER/ACTIVITY BUS DRIVER
Classification: TRANS II
Reports To: Transportation Director
FLSA Status: Nonexempt/Classified
Updated: June 2018
Work Hours: Varied__up to 4-5 hours for most routes with the exception of the special education route which is up to 8 hours; more for activities depending on trip
SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Director of Transportation, operate a school bus over designated routes in accordance with time schedules, to safely and courteously transport students to and from school and activities; conducts classroom and behind-the-wheel driver training and other related duties; perform a variety of transportation department functions, including general office assistance, by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
The above performance responsibilities are not all-inclusive and may be altered or added to by the Transportation Director.
QUALIFICATIONS - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE - Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age, have a high school diploma or general education diploma (GED); one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. The special education route requires experience working with special populations. Prefer advanced driver's training or equivalent.
LANGUAGE SKILLS - Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
REASONING ABILITY - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS - Must hold a valid Montana Type II Class B driver's license with air brake endorsement, current first aid certification and physical exam card. Prefer advanced driver's training certification.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS - 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 sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT - 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 is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS - Employees of Lewistown Public Schools must exhibit acceptable work habits and perform tasks in a professional manner by adhering to the following guidelines: Maintain proper grooming and dress consistent with the type of task being performed; be regular in attendance and punctual for work; initiate tasks in a self-directed manner and perform work with a minimum of supervision; organize work and manage time to achieve efficiency and high quality of work; perform tasks neatly and accurately in accordance with desired quality and quantity; provide positive feedback to supervisor(s) for implementing ideas which will make the work assigned more effective and efficient; maintain self control and a friendly, outgoing disposition; and maintain confidentiality of related work matters as applicable.
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE - Screening tests for alcohol and illegal drug use will be required before hiring and may be required during your employment with the Lewistown Public Schools. Employees of Lewistown Public Schools must submit to a fingerprint criminal background check. Any appointment will be contingent upon the results of the criminal background report received from the Department of Justice, which must be acceptable to the Board of Trustees, in its sole discretion.
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Classified Personnel.
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