Poteet ISD is accepting applications for bus drivers for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Primary Purpose:

Ensure safe and orderly transportation of students on assigned route. Operate school bus that transports students and other authorized personnel to and from schools or other designated location.

 

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

Valid Texas commercial driver’s license (Class B)

P endorsement

S endorsement

Clear and satisfactory drug test

 

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Must be 18 years of age

Ability to pass alcohol and drug test

Ability to complete required bus driver safety training

Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Ability to communicate effectively

Knowledge of student discipline procedure

Ability to manage student behavior

Ability to operate bus

 

Experience:

1 year experience preferred

 

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Vehicle Operation

  1. Follow assigned route and adhere to established schedules.

 

  1. Drive bus to and from extracurricular activities.

 

  1. Check bus for mechanical defects before and after each operation and notify supervisor of needed repairs.

 

  1. Report all accidents, vehicle damage, student injuries, and mechanical failures. Complete required reports.

 

  1. Keep records on bus mileage, gas and oil consumption, and number of passengers transported.

 

  1. Keep assigned bus clean and fueled.

 

Student Management

  1. Supervise students while they board and leave the bus and cross the street.

 

  1. Communicate with teachers and parents on a daily basis regarding student behavior while on bus.

 

  1. Maintain discipline; report student discipline problems to appropriate administrator.

 

  1. Instruct students on safe riding rules and regulations.

 

Safety

  1. Observe all traffic laws and safety regulations for school buses.

 

  1. Inspect bus by checking fuel, oil, water, tires, lights, brakes, and steering to ensure bus can be operated safely before driving.

 

  1. Ensure proper condition of emergency equipment, such as first aid kit, fire extinguisher, flags, fuses, crow bar, and reflector.

 

  1. Correct unsafe conditions in work area that could cause an accident and inform supervisory of any conditions that are not correctable immediately.

 

  1. Report any hazardous conditions along the route.

 

  1. Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties including lifting, climbing, etc.

 

Other

  1. Operate two-way radio equipment to communicate with transportation office.

 

  1. Work irregular hours as needed.

 

  1. Attend and complete required training program to maintain safety certification.

 

  1. Promote teamwork and interaction with fellow staff members.

 

  1. Other duties as assigned by administration.

 

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None.

 

Equipment Used:

School bus, safety equipment (flares, reflective signs), fire extinguisher.

 

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Maintain emotional control. Continual sitting, reaching, and repetitive hand and arm motions. Work outside and inside; moderate exposure to extreme temperature (hot) and vehicle fumes.