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Transportation Driver

at Oxnard School District

Pay: $16.86 to $20.49/hour
Salary : $16.86 - $20.49 Hourly
Posted: 10/5/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2592902
Categories: Drivers

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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Transportation Driver
Closing Date/Time:Thu. 10/24/19 4:30 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$16.86 - $20.49 Hourly
Job Type:Classified Part Time
Location: Oxnard, CA, California

Vacancies are expected to work 5 hours per day, 183 work days per year positions. We are also testing for an eligibility list at this time which will be used to fill vacancies for up to one year.

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Under the direction of the Director of Transportation, operates a District van or other vehicle to provide safe and secure transportation of general educations students and students with special needs to school, home, and on special trips following designated routes in accordance with time schedules; assists in the loading, unloading, and securing of students; ensures assigned vehicles are clean and in safe operating condition; and performs a variety of tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Incumbents in this classification provide safe transportation for general education students and students with special needs to ensure that they are able to arrive safely and participate in school activities which directly supports student learning and achievement. 

The classification of Bus Driver drives a school bus over designated routes in accordance with time schedules; picks up, discharges, and provides for the safe and efficient transportation of District students; and performs regular safety inspections and basic preventative maintenance on school buses.

The classification of Transportation Driver is restricted to driving District vans or other vehicles not requiring special licensing or certification above a standard California Class C Driver's License; follows designated routes in accordance with time schedules; picks up, discharges, and provides for the safe and efficient transportation of District students; and ensures assigned vehicles are clean and in safe operating condition. 

•    Receives supervision from the Director of Transportation Services.
 Examples of Duties:
•    Drives passenger van or other District vehicle over designated routes in accordance with time schedules, picking up and discharging students; transports students, teachers, and other adults on field trips and to other events/locations as assigned;
•    Loads and unloads students in a safe and appropriate manner; ensures students are properly secured using seatbelts, harnesses, car seats, and wheelchair clamps as appropriate;
•    Maintains order and appropriate behavior among students on buses; follows District policies regarding student control and contact with parents, teachers, administrators, and the public;
•    Monitors two-way radio and receives information regarding road and traffic conditions, changes in route assignments, transfers, or time schedules and maintains communication with dispatcher; 
•    Adheres to emergency procedures such as accident reporting and equipment malfunctions; 
•    Oversees evacuations of students during emergency situations; performs emergency assistance as needed including first aid and evacuating all passengers in the quickest and safest way possible;
•    Assists in the routine maintenance of District vehicles as assigned; ensures vehicles are in safe operating condition prior to daily operation; reports any vehicle malfunctions to District mechanic;
•    Cleans exterior and interior of District vehicles including picking up debris, vacuuming, wiping upholstery, dusting dashboard, washing the exterior, and cleaning windshields, windows, and headlights;
•    Communicates with students, teachers, the Director of Transportation Services, and parents regarding special needs for students, transportation schedules, and other related matters;
•    Provides basic medical care and administers first aid to students as authorized and according to established District procedures and policies; contacts emergency personnel as necessary;
•    Maintains records and completes necessary paperwork concerning vehicle maintenance and needed repairs, miles driven, etc.; prepares student conduct, incident, and accident reports; 

Other Related Duties
•    Attends scheduled safety and other related meetings as required;
•    May perform clerical duties such as data input and data processing as needed; 
•    Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
 Employment Standards:
Education: Graduation from high school or equivalency is desirable.

Experience: Five years of experience in the operation of a motor vehicle with a continuous good driving record. Experience driving a passenger van and working with school-age children is highly desirable. 

Special: Possession of a valid Class A, B, or C California Driver License. 

Possession of a valid first aid certificate comparable to the American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate is required during the probationary period.

Ability to be insured, and continue to be insurable, by the District's liability insurance carrier. 

All licenses, certificates, and other requirements listed above are required at the time of employment and must be maintained during the course of employment unless otherwise noted.

This classification has been designated as safety-sensitive in accordance with the drug and alcohol testing requirements adopted by the District pursuant to Board Policy.

Physical Requirements: Employees in this classification stand, walk, sit for continuously for extended periods of time, lift/carry up to 40 lbs. without assistance or over 40 lbs. with assistance and in emergency situations, use wrists or hands repetitively, use both hands, arms, feet, and legs simultaneously, stoop/bend, reach overhead, push/pull, have dexterity of fingers/hands and muscular coordination, have color vision or the ability to distinguish shades, speak clearly, hear normal voice conversation, and see small details and for long distances.

Knowledge of:
•    Board policies and regulations, Education Code, Department of Motor Vehicle Code and Transportation Department procedures pertaining to the transportation of students; 
•    Basic operational characteristics of passenger vans and other transportation vehicles;
•    Proper procedures for safely securing wheelchairs and safety seats;
•    Policies and procedures governing the reporting of vehicle accidents and incidents;
•    Principles and practices of basic first aid;
•    Methods and techniques of basic vehicle safety and preventive maintenance;
•    Principles and procedures of record keeping;
•    Behavior modification techniques;
•    Principles of good public relations;
•    Safe driving practices as they relate to school transportation.

Ability to:
•    Operate passenger vans and other District vehicles in a safe and efficient manner;
•    Operate a variety of equipment such as telephone and two-way radio;
•    Enforce school regulations and maintain order among students on vehicle;
•    Maintain assigned vehicles in clean and safe operating condition;
•    Provide assistance to students entering and exiting a vehicle;
•    Operate equipment, including wheelchair lifts, tie downs, seat belts, harnesses, and other adaptive equipment as necessary;
•    Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
•    Observe legal and defensive driving practices;
•    Work effectively within established time schedules and with minimal direction; 
•    Provide information and assistance to parents, the general public and other staff members in a helpful, courteous, and timely manner;
•    Maintain confidentiality of privileged information obtained in the course of work;
•    Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships;
•    Read maps and plan travel routes.

•    Appreciates the differences among people;
•    Is punctual and follows through;
•    Easily adapts to situations and changes;
•    Puts safety first for self and others;
•    Stays focused and has good work ethic;
•    Strives to meet customers' needs;
•    Works around obstacles and is self-starting.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Employees in this classification work primarily inside a District vehicle, but also inside an office and outside, in changing temperatures, in confined spaces, with moving vehicles, in contact with fumes, allergenic dust, odors, toxic materials, and loud noises, in inclement weather and conditions, in direct contact with the public, students, and District personnel, and operate a District vehicle in order to conduct work.

APPOINTMENT: In accordance with Education Code Section 45301, an employee appointed to this class must serve a probationary period of six (6) months during which time an employee must demonstrate at least an overall satisfactory performance in order to attain permanent status in the classified service.

Salary Range: 16.0

Approved: 2/17
 Supplemental Information:

For an overview of the Classified Employment Process including information on application screening, testing, health and welfare benefits, and advanced salary step placement, please click here: Classified Employment Procedure.
  • Please refer to the "Employment Standards" section of this bulletin to make sure you meet all requirements before applying. Applications for employment are accepted online only.
This is a Dual Certification recruitment: Candidates who attain a passing score on each examination part will be placed in rank order on an eligibility list after promotional credits are added to the composite test scores of promotional candidates. These examinations are open to permanent employees and the public.

SPECIAL NOTE: You will be required to submit a copy of your current ten-year driving record (DMV Form H-6) prior to being considered for employment and by no later than the date of your interview if you are invited to take part in the testing process. A reminder notice will go out regarding this requirement to those who are invited.