This is an Open Competitive recruitment to create an eligibility list for current (six vacancies: seven hours, five days, and ten months per vacancy - split shift) and future vacancies. Applicants must submit proof of all required documents to be considered for the examination process.(bolded initializations indicate job spec modifications in the process of being sent to the Personnel Commission for approval) GENERAL PURPOSE
Under general supervision, operates conventional, Type 1, and Type 2 school buses or a passenger van in the transportation of students over designated routes and on field trips; washes, sweeps, refuels and performs safety checks and inspections on assigned vehicles; and performs related duties as assigned.
This is the full journey-level class. Incumbents are expected to be proficient in the operation of all classes of vehicles in the District's fleet of Type 1 and Type 2 buses and passenger vans.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
- Operates a school bus, wheel chair bus, or passenger van to transport students to and from home, school or other District sites; assists students with exceptional needs in accessing and departing from buses and vans; oversees the loading, seating and unloading of students from buses and vans; provides escort/safe passage across streets and roadways; maintains order and enforces District rules for student behavior on school buses.
- Operates a school bus or van in transporting students, teachers and parents to and from field trips; assists in loading and unloading of instruments and equipment; maintains security of school buses and vans while attending events and on field trips.
- Performs emergency first aid on students, including CPR when required and in accordance with District policies and procedures.
- Evacuates buses in emergencies, following District rules and procedures; regularly participates in emergency evacuations; instructs students on bus safety and emergency evacuations.
- Performs required maintenance and safety checks and inspections on assigned vehicles; prepares and submits inspection reports.
- Washes, sweeps, refuels and performs equipment checks on assigned vehicles.
- Recommends route and schedule changes to meet needs; participates in the development of student transportation routes and schedules.
- Prepares and submits daily and trip reports; maintains fuel consumption and mileage records.
- Performs minor maintenance, servicing and repairs to District buses, vans and vehicles.
- Assists in cleaning and maintaining the Transportation Department's offices, classrooms, restrooms and facilities.
- Performs a variety of office and administrative support duties as assigned.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of:
- Safe and defensive driving practices.
- Proper operation of school vans and buses of various sizes.
- Applicable traffic and student transportation laws, codes and regulations.
- Basic first aid procedures including CPR.
- Basic record-keeping techniques.
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
- Applicable sections of the State Education Code and other applicable laws.
Education, Training, and Experience:
- Skillfully operate a school bus or passenger van over designated routes.
- Drive wheel chair buses and school buses of various sizes and equipment safely and efficiently.
- Maintain safe discipline among passengers.
- Learn and apply District policies and procedures related to student discipline.
- Observe legal and defensive driving practices.
- Learn and follow designated routes and time schedules.
- Read and interpret maps.
- Maintain bus or van in clean and proper working condition.
- Demonstrate safe driving record.
- Conduct safety inspections and perform routine preventive maintenance.
- Administer first aid to ill or injured children, including CPR.
- Maintain routine records.
- Understand and follow oral and written directions.
- Communicate effectively with others.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
- Successful completion of a school bus driving training program recognized by the California Highway Patrol and California Department of Education.
- Or some combination of education, training and experience specifically related to school bus operation that produces the requisite knowledge.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
- A valid California driver's license, class A or class B, with Passenger and School Bus endorsement.
- A valid Special School Bus Driver's Certificate issued by the California Highway Patrol.
- A valid first aid certificate and CPR card issued by an authorized agency.
- A valid Driving Record Form issued through the Department of Motor Vehicles.
- Possession of a D-51 Medical Examiner's Certificate.
The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position classification must perform in carrying out essential job functions.
- Maintain vision requirements established for School Bus Drivers by the DMV.
- Bend, twist, stoop, kneel, walk, run, and crawl.
- Perform light to intermediate physical exertion.
- Mechanic shop level noise.
- Lift, carry, push, pull or move objects weighting up to 75 pounds.
- Reach in all directions.
- Interact with the general public.
- Exposure to fumes and vibrations.
- Stand, sit and walk for extended periods of time.
- Drive in various weather conditions, including hot and cold temperatures, and poor visibility.
- Work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations.
- Read, interpret, and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this class with reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis and depend, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, the limitations related to disability and the ability of the selection authority to accommodate the limitation.
| Examination Information:|
After the evaluation of minimum qualifications, examination parts for this recruitment may include, but are not limited to the following: scored supplemental questionnaire, written exam, performance exam, oral appraisal interview, physical ability test, oral presentation, project assignment, etc.
Applicants must submit a full application. Failure to submit a complete application will result in disqualification from this recruitment.
The Personnel Commission reserves the right to change, alter, cancel, add or modify examination parts, as well as weights and dates.