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Bus Driver Trainee

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Location: Denver CO

Company Name: Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Occupational Category: 53-3022.00,Bus Drivers, School or Special Client

Date Posted: 2020-02-19

Valid Through: 2020-03-20

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


Bus Driver Trainee JobID: 824
• Position Type:
Transportation/ Bus Driver Trainee
• Date Posted:
• Location:
Support Services Center
• Date Available:
• Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
• GRADE: G22
FTE: 1.0
JOB CODE: 1603

SUMMARY: This position is a limited duration training position in which the incumbent is taught the knowledge and skills necessary to become a district Bus Driver. A copy of an individual Motor Vehicle Record must be submitted at time of application. Within four weeks of entering position, incumbent must either 1) become qualified and be promoted to Bus Driver, or 2) be declared not qualified and employment terminated. After successful completion of the training, an incumbent will know how to transport, safely and expediently, students to and from home, between schools and on district sponsored trips. Monitors students at designated crossings to ensure students have safe passage.

Job Tasks Descriptions
1. Learns to be, and is: responsible for the safe and expedient transportation of students, including driving bus route according to bus stop locations and time schedules (may deviate from prescribed route in cases of illness, emergency or road conditions); monitoring behavior and actions of students on school bus while driving routes, to include noise levels and settling student disputes; communicating with Transportation personnel, parents and school officials regarding student behavior (may include watching videos, asking department staff for parent contact information and phone parents for assistance in changing the students behavior, write misconduct forms); and completing various forms and reports including field trips, log addendums, student check in sheets and vehicle log sheets. Learns to and aids in the loading and unloading process of students needing assistance in boarding as well as those with special needs, via stairs or lift mechanisms. Learns and monitors student riders for any suspected child abuse, sexual harassment, bullying, bodily fluids cleanup and medical conditions (e.g., diabetic shock, seizures, respiratory conditions, etc.). Monitors students at designated crossings to ensure students have safe passage.
2. Learns how to and performs daily pre-trip inspection on bus in accordance with the Colorado Code of Regulations and District guidelines, including checking oil, tires and maintaining all fluids at the proper levels. Learns how to and completes daily post-trip inspections, including checking the condition of the bus. Learns how to and maintains the cleanliness of the bus interior. Learns how to and keeps outside mirrors and driver's windows clean inside and out. Learns how to and fuels vehicles per department guidelines.
3. Learns how to and communicates in person and on a two-way radio for routine, urgent and emergency situations. Learns how to and reports all unsafe route and bus stop conditions to the Scheduler/Dispatcher.
4. Learns how to and use proper procedures when working with special education and wheel chair students. Learns how to and ensures that all seatbelts, safety vests and any other required restraint devices are used properly. Protects all student confidential information.
5. Attends all meetings and training sessions including all in services and driver meetings, first aid and CPR classes that are required by the District.
6. Learns how to and verifies route times at beginning and throughout the year to maintain the accuracy of the schedulers' assignments. Learns how to and provides information to Scheduler/Dispatcher for updating maps and routes. Learns how to and completes state required October 1st mileage and student count. Learns how to and updates personal route data and maps. Learns how to and establishes seat charts for all elementary and middle schools. Learns how to and updates master copies of data and maps in scheduling office and photocopy all seating charts, mileage reports and route data. Learns how to and completes a student and mileage count.
7. Learns how to and performs other duties as assigned, including annual comprehensive cleaning of bus.
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• No experience required.

• Criminal background check required for hire.
• Must be at least 21 years of age.
• Valid Colorado driver's license.
• Commercial driver's license (CDL) with Class B P2S CDL endorsement required within one month after entering position.
• CPR and First Aid certifications within three months after entering position.

• Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) in English.
• Knowledge of city and county road networks and location of schools in the district.
• Knowledge of driving a bus and working parts of bus preferred at hire.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
• Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
• Ability to diffuse and manage volatile and stressful situations.
• Ability to work with students with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
• Knowledge of Colorado and Federal laws as they relate to the transportation of students.
• Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies, Superintendent policies and building and department procedures.
• Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with all people including those from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds.
• Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.

Salary placement on our Classified Salary schedule is dependent on the Grade for the position being posted and employees' previous work experience. "Grade" refers to position or job classification and "Step" refers to number of work experience credit or service years. Initial placement will be at the Grade for the position step 1. All Newly hired classified employees are placed initially on Step 1 of the pay grade for their position. Classified employees can advance an additional 5 steps (maximum Step 6) based on their previous experience. See our Classified Salary Schedule .

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is committed to providing an environment that promotes a healthy employee population able to serve our students at the highest level. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as other programs for benefit eligible employees. The employee assistance program, voluntary life insurance through PERA, and 401(k), 403(b) & 457(b) plans are available to all employees regardless of hours worked and are available immediately (upon hire date).
To learn more about our benefits, please see our Benefits Overview .

All applicants (current district employees and external applicants) should list any and all work experience, including current district experience, when completing the employment application. Please include job titles and duties that you held while doing that job. Since the Human Resource department uses the application to screen for minimum qualifications required for each job, it is important to have a complete application so you will be considered for the position you are applying for.