School Bus Driver Job Description

School Bus Driver Job Description

May 24th, 2019

School Bus Drivers transport students to and from school as well as to and from special events such as field trips. School Bus Drivers are responsible for keeping to a specific route schedule and ensuring passenger safety during transit.

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We are looking for a responsible and reliable School Bus Driver to transport students to and from school following a scheduled route and ensuring their safety. The School Bus Driver's responsibilities include ensuring proper vehicle maintenance, observing safety and traffic rules, and maintaining order among students while they are on the bus.

To be successful as a School Bus Driver you should enjoy working with children and strictly observe passenger transport regulations. Ultimately, a top-notch School Bus Driver should be meticulous when it comes to vehicle inspections and regard passenger safety as the highest priority.

School Bus Driver Responsibilities:

  • Being attentive to traffic and weather conditions and ensuring passenger safety.
  • Following the planned route and schedule for departure times and stops.
  • Regularly checking vehicle safety such as tires, brakes, turn signals, mechanical equipment, etc.
  • Monitoring and reporting fuel consumption, mileage, and passenger numbers.
  • Reporting delays, accidents, and emergencies.
  • Responding to emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Inspecting the vehicle thoroughly before and after each trip.
  • Assisting with the loading and unloading of the bus when required.
  • Enforcing conduct and safety rules on the bus.
  • Maintaining a clean vehicle.

School Bus Driver Requirements:

  • High school diploma/GED preferred.
  • CDL license required.
  • Passenger and school bus endorsement required.
  • Clean driving record.
  • Previous experience as a bus driver.
  • Experience working with children preferred.
  • Working knowledge of first aid procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills.

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