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MINI BUS DRIVER


North Kingstown School Department
North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Job Details
Job ID: 2957512 Application Deadline: December 1, 2019
Re-posted: March 12, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Job Title:
Bus Driver
Department:
Transportation
Reports to:
Supervisor of Transportation
Supervises:
n/a
Description of job:

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides safe and efficient transportation so that students may enjoy the fullest possible advantage from the district’s curriculum and extracurricular programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Obeys all traffic laws.
Observes all mandatory safety regulations for school buses.
Maintains discipline when students are on bus.
Reports undisciplined students to the proper authority.
Keeps assigned bus clean.
Keeps to assigned schedule.
Checks bus before each operation for mechanical defects, proper gas, oil, and water levels.
Notifies the Transportation Supervisor in case of mechanical failure or lateness.
Discharges students only at authorized stops.
Exercises responsible leadership when on out-of-district school trips.
Transports only authorized students.
Reports all accidents and completes required reports.
Enforces regulations against smoking and eating on the bus.
Assists Handicapped children in boarding and disembarking from the bus.
Delivers inter-office mail and packages as assigned.
All other work related duties assigned by Supervisor of Transportation


Protective Personal Equipment:
n/a
Classification:
Sedentary:
Light:
Medium: X
Heavy:
Very Heavy:
Classification Key:
Sedentary – Exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally; negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push/pull or otherwise move objects;
Light – Exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force frequently or negligible amounts of force constantly to move objects;
Medium – Exerting 20 lbs. – 50 lbs. of force occasionally; 10 lbs. – 20 lbs. frequent; and/or greater than negligible up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects;
Heavy – Exerting 50 lbs. – 100 lbs. of force occasionally; in excess of 50 lbs. frequently; 10 lbs. – 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects;
Very Heavy – Exerting in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally; and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently; in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
Driving Requirements:
None:
Manual:
Automatic: X

Work Environment
Floor Surface:
Rubber surface, pavement or asphalt
Inside:
Up to 75%
Outside:
Up to 25%
Lighting:
Sun light
Vibration:
Bus on road



PHYSICAL DEMANDS

LIFTING
Maximum weight lifted: up to 60 pounds occasionally
WEIGHT
Never
Occasionally
Frequently
Constant
Heights
Description of object
0 – 10 lbs.


X








10 – 20 lbs.


X








20 – 35 lbs.


X








35 – 60 lbs.


X









CARRYING
Maximum weight carried: up to 60 lbs.
WEIGHT
Never
Occasionally
Frequently
Constant
Distances
Description of object
0 – 10 lbs.


X








10 – 20 lbs.


X








20 – 35 lbs.


X








35 – 60 lbs.


X









PUSHING/PULLING
Maximum push/pull: 50 lbs
WEIGHT or FORCE
Never
Occasionally
Frequently
Constant
Distances
Description of object
0 – 10 lbs.


X








10 – 20 lbs.


X








20 – 35 lbs.


X








35 + lbs.


X









ACTIVITY
Never
Occasionally
Frequently
Constant
Comments
Sitting






X


Standing


X






Walking


X






Bending


X






Twisting


X






Crawling


X






Kneeling


X






Squatting


X






Climbing


X






Reaching – Vertical


X






Reaching – Horizontal






X


Grasping






X


Pinching


X






Manual Dexterity


X






Fine Dexterity


X






FREQUENCY KEY: Never (0%); Occasionally (0 – x33% of shift); Frequently (34-66% of shift); Constant (67 – 100% of shift)



Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above noted essential duties 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:
High School graduate or general equivalency diploma. Equivalent work experience will be considered. Three to six months experience and/or training in a school/transportation environment providing support to students



License/Certificate/Certification:
The individual must also hold the appropriate credentials issued by the State of Rhode Island including but not necessarily limited to:

Class A or B CDL with appropriate endorsements
Rhode Island School Bus Operator’s Permit (“White Card”)
Current Physical Exam



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 this job the employee may occasionally lift and/or move in excess of 50 pounds with assistance as necessary.

Communication Skills:

Strong oral and written communications skills. Capability of responding simultaneously to a variety of needs for students and staff while maintaining a high degree of sensitivity to individual needs.



Interpersonal and Problem solving skills:
Capable of working collegially with all levels of administration, staff, students and parents in a pleasing manner.



Terms of Employment:
Per NKESP contract



Evaluation:
Per NKESP contract




Date: 3/2016

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 3

Equal Opportunity Employer
North Kingstown School Department is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
CDL License
White Card - RI School Bus Operators Permit

Potential start date of July 1, 2018
  • No experience required
  • High School/Trade School degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions
    North Kingstown School Department actively seeks applications from the most capable, professional candidates.

    Once your application as been reviewed and found to be complete, as per our application instructions, you will be asked to submit the following items in person:

    1. W-4
    2. Federal BCI (Done through your local police department or State Attorney General's Office)
    3. I-9 (Must be filled out in person) Please bring proof of citizenship with:
      • a valid passport or permanent resident card or BOTH
        OR
      • a driver's license and social security card
        OR
      • a driver's license and birth certificate
    Paraprofessional applicants not holding a degree must also bring proof of TAT certificate and paraprofessional test scores.

    As of August 1, 2001 Rhode Island General Laws 16-2-18.1; 16-2-18.2 requires all substitutes and regular employees to obtain a STATE/NATIONAL Criminal Background Check.

    Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Are you currently a RI retiree receiving a pension from the State of RI?
    Yes/No

    2. Are you currently on "lay-off" status and subject to recall?
    Yes/No

    3. Have you ever worked for the N. K. School Department?
    Yes/No

    4. Are you under 18 years of age?
    Yes/No

    5. I wish to work in the following non-certified areas (please check all that apply):
    Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
    - Account Clerk
    - Bus Driver (CDL & RI School Bus White Card REQUIRED)
    - Bus Monitor
    - Bus Paraprofessional
    - Clerk
    - Food Service Worker
    - Maintenance Worker
    - Teacher's Assistant - TAT certificate or Transcripts [posted online] REQUIRED
    - Coach
    - Summer Sports Camp Coach/Coordinator - (indicate sport)
    - Volunteer Coach - (indicate sport)
    - ESY Clerk
    - ESY Teacher's Assistant
    - Videographer
    - COTA - Clerk, Teacher's Assistant, After School Prgm., etc.

    6. Teacher Assistant applicants must have obtained an Associate's or higher degree or have taken the Teacher Assistant Training Program and passed in order to apply for the position. Please check all that apply. TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE VIEWING WHEN APPLICABLE. Applications that do not contain transcript information as required will be considered incomplete.
    Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
    - Teacher Assistant Training Program and passed Paraprofessional Test
    - Associate's Degree - TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE POSTED ONLINE
    - Bachelor's Degree - TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE POSTED ONLINE
    - Not applicable
    - Other

    7. Please check all that apply regarding applicable skills or licenses:
    Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
    - Microsoft Office
    - ASPEN
    - MUNIS
    - AESOP
    - CDL
    - CDL with School Bus Rider
    - Food Safety
    - Electrical
    - HVAC
    - Plumbing
    - Heavy Equipment
    - None of the above

    8. What date are you available to start?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    John Horan, Supervisor of Transportation
    120 Fairway Drive
    North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02852
    Phone: 401-268-6510
    Fax: 401-268-6512
    Email: John_Horan@nksd.net


     

     

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