Bus Driver

Roanoke County   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on January 13, 2023
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Operates school bus and other vehicles for the purpose of transporting participants to and from designated locations. Performs other duties as assigned

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Safely operates a school bus over long distances across interstate and state primary roads at sustained legally allowed speeds, in a manner that fosters a safe and conscientious image to the public
  • Conducts safe and orderly loading and unloading of participants at specified stops 
  • Maintains order and discipline on the bus 
  • Attends pre-service, in-service, and other required meetings pertaining to the job 
  • Performs routine operator care to include: washing the bus; sweeping interior; checking equipment and reporting defects; and presenting bus for regularly scheduled maintenance 
  • Completes and submits daily mileage reports and bus conduct reports, as required 
  • Responsible for ensuring all accidents are immediately reported to supervisor and emergency personnel if necessary.
  • Assists participants who use wheelchairs, as needed. Secures clients who use wheelchairs in the van, bus, using supplied tie-downs. 

REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES

Education
 
RequiredGraduation from high school or equivalent. 
Experience
 
RequiredExperience driving a school bus with passengers.
Certifications/ Licenses
 
Required: Possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License with endorsements for school bus driver. Must have and maintain a Red Cross First Aid and CPR certificate or obtain same after employment.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • General knowledge of vehicles approved for participant transport
  • Ability to handle difficult situations and enforce regulations  
  • Considerable knowledge of local, state and federal traffic laws and regulations
  • Thorough knowledge of the operation of medium and light automotive equipment
  • General knowledge of road, street and recreation center locations within the County 
  • Ability to use two-way radio equipment 
  • Ability to develop and maintain a positive relationship with passengers. Ability to communicate and develop effective working relationships with customers, parents and staff
 
Additional Requirements
Must be age eighteen (18) or older. Subject to a complete criminal history and Child Protective Services background search with acceptable results. Following a conditional offer of employment, must submit to a Tuberculosis test, physical exam, and a pre-employment drug screen. Must also be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description. Must supply references. Must successfully complete the Virginia Education Department training curriculum for school bus drivers. Must complete State and County requirements of twenty hours of classroom and twenty hours of behind the wheel instruction. Must possess an acceptable driving history verified by a current Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Driving Record.  
 
Supervisory 
Responsibilities
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

OTHER INFORMATION

OVERALL PHYSICAL STRENGTH DEMAND
MEDIUM
Lift and/or exert force of 20-50 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
C = Continuously
5.5 to 8+ hours daily
F = Frequently
2.5 to 5.5 hours daily
O = Occasionally
Up to 2.5 hours daily
R = Rarely
Less than 1 hour per week
N = Never
Never occurs
Code
Physical Demand
Code
Physical Demand
O
Standing
F
Sitting
O
Walking
O
Lifting
R
Carrying
O
Pushing/Pulling
F
Reaching
O
Handling
F
Fine Dexterity
O
Kneeling
O
Crouching
R
Crawling
F
Bending
F
Twisting
O
Climbing
O
Balancing
C
Vision (Correction Required)
C
Hearing
C
Talking
C
Foot Controls (driving, operation of equip, etc.)
 
Other (specify) 
 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
D = Daily
W = Several Times Per Week
M = Several Times Per Month
S = Seasonally
R - Rarely
N = Never
Code
Health and Safety
Code
Environmental Factors
D
Mechanical Hazards
D
Dirt and Dust
D
Chemical Hazards
S
Extreme Temperatures
R
Electrical Hazards
D
Noise and Vibration
R
Fire Hazards
D
Fumes and Odors
N
Explosives
S
Wetness/Humidity
D
Communicable Diseases
R
Darkness or Poor Lighting
R
Physical Danger or Abuse
 
Other (specify) 
PRIMARY WORK LOCATION
Vehicle, Outdoors, Recreation Center
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, WORK AIDS
Bus; First aid equipment provided.
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
None

Benefits are available to full-time positions only.