Bus Drivers

at San Antonio Independent School District

San Antonio, TX

Posted on Sep. 16, 2016

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San Antonio ISD
Bus Driver

Terms of Employment
10 months/183 days per year. Pay rate is at Manual Trades, Job Group 4 on the SAISD Compensation Plan. Entry level is at an hourly rate of $13.25 with additional consideration for directly related experience. Minimum of four (4) hours per day. Full employee benefits.

Primary Purpose:
Operate school bus or other vehicles in a safe, efficient and orderly transportation of students and other authorized personnel to and from schools or other designated location as assigned to meet the needs of the district.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or regional accrediting agency)
Valid Texas Class “B” or “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with endorsements for school bus driver OR class “C” driver’s license. Employee hired with class “C” driver’s license must obtain the class “B” CDL license with all required endorsements within 60 calendar days of employment
Safe driving record verified by Texas Department of Public Safety (meets and maintains liability coverage eligibility)
Must reside in the state of Texas
Certification as Texas Bus Driver by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) preferred
Must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by candidate

Special Knowledge/Skills:
At least 21 years of age
Ability to meet alcohol and controlled substance testing requirements set forth by Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991
Ability to pass annual medical examination per Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations
Ability to read, write and communicate effectively including performing basic mathematical skills as related to interpreting map written route procedures and completing reports
Ability to manage student behaviors

Major Responsibilities and Duties:
(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required.)

Vehicle Operation
Operate bus and all related equipment in a safe and efficient manner, obeying all traffic laws in accordance with the policies and procedures of the department.
Report involvement in any accident/incident, job related injury, or passenger injury to immediate supervisor within required timeline. Complete required reports.
Maintain bus, perform pre-trip inspections and report mechanical problems, damage to bus (interior and exterior).
Drive assigned bus routes and extracurricular activity routes as designated.
Keep assigned bus clean and fueled.

Student Management
Assist students with the load/unload process following prescribed policies and procedures.
Supervise behavior of children while on the bus applying effective student management techniques and report misconduct to appropriate administrator/supervisor.
Instruct students on safe riding rules and responsibilities as riders including emergency bus evacuation.
Establish and maintain good rapport with students, parents, school personnel and co-workers.

Ensure proper condition of emergency equipment, vehicle and all related equipment in accordance with the pre-trip requirement.
Report conditions to supervisor that impact your route.
Assist with securing appropriate child safety restraint systems.

Professional Learning
Attend and complete required training.
Maintain Certification as Texas Bus Driver by the Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Qualities of Effective Bus Drivers
Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and federal policies, laws and procedures including daily attendance, punctuality and confidentiality.
Compile, maintain and file all reports, records and other required documents applicable to position.
Ability to demonstrate the following core values: integrity, high expectations, commitment, respect, dedication to teamwork and passion for a student centered environment

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Vehicles and related equipment: school bus, seat belts, shoulder harnesses, car seats, safety equipment (flares, reflective signs) and fire extinguisher; Special needs adaptive equipment: wheelchair, wheelchair lifts, , wheelchair restraints, automatic lift equipment, ramps, locks; Communication equipment: radio communication equipment and cellular phone

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands:
Ability to work with frequent interruptions/deadlines and maintain emotional control under stress

Physical Demands:
Frequent sitting, standing, walking, climbing (stairs or ramps), stooping, kneeling, crouching, pulling, pushing, reaching repetitive hand motions, hearing, speaking clearly, visual acuity, distinguishing colors, lifting, carrying,, driving school bus and assigned travel.
Occasional balancing, crawling, lifting, carrying, lowering 15 pounds and over.

Environmental Factors:
Exposure to: temperature extremes (hot, cold and humidity), noise, low or intense illumination, vibration, biological hazards (communicable diseases, bacteria, insects, mold, fungi, etc), chemical hazards (asbestos, fumes, vapors, gases, dust, smoke, etc), and prolonged exposure to sunlight;
Work outside, around moving objects or vehicles, around machinery with moving parts, on slippery surfaces, on uneven surfaces, and alone, work prolonged or irregular hours,
Unusual fatigue factors (early/late shifts)


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