NATURE OF WORK
To provide support to the teacher in the instruction of
students. A wide variety of technical and clerical tasks are
performed to support the teacher in the teaching-learning process
for students. The second aspect of this job is bus driving in which
under general supervision, it is expected that an employee operate
a school bus on assigned route(s) and schedule to provide safe and
efficient transportation to students of the school system.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
A High School diploma and one of the following is required: 48
Semester Hours, or an Associates Degree, or Workkeys Completed + (2
College Courses, or 96 Contact Hours). Employee should also have
some experience in driving large vehicles with some experience
transporting humans preferred; or any equivalent combination of
training and experience which provides the required skills,
knowledge and abilities.
- Assists teacher with executing instruction and evaluating its
- Monitors student behavior and helps maintain discipline in the
classroom; records time out and in-class suspension; assists with
crisis prevention; restrains students as needed.
- Monitors the safety and well-being of students; monitors
student attitudes and encourages self-esteem; assists students with
becoming increasingly independent.
- Assists students with learning; reinforces and clarifies
instructions; conducts short sessions on improving study skills;
provides one-on-one assistance as needed.
- Operates the assigned school bus on the route(s) and
- Obeys all traffic laws and school bus regulations while
operating the school bus.
- Performs required post-trip inspection, to detect students who
may still be on board the school bus asleep or incapacitated and to
detect any other irregularities or vandalism to the bus
- Observes all safety regulations and standards for school buses.
This includes cleaning the school bus and evacuating students
quickly in the event of an emergency.
- Maintains discipline of students assigned to ride the school
bus. Establishes a discipline plan that is consistent with school
disciplinary objectives, as stated by the principal, and which
provides a clear, progressive plan of consequences for students who
cause disciplinary problems and rewards for those who maintain
proper school bus safety standards.
- Secures the assigned bus before leaving the vehicle at the
conclusion of a run or route. This includes parking the vehicle
properly, making a visual inspection of the bus to check for damage
and the possibility of remaining passengers, and securing all
windows and doors to protect the interior of the vehicle.
- Maintains acceptable relationships with parents/guardians of
students transported and with school personnel.
- Performs other related tasks as required.
MINIMUM STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM RESPONSIBILITIES
Physical Requirements: Must be able to use a variety of
equipment and classroom tools such as computers, copiers,
typewriters, calculators, pencils, scissors, equipment for children
with special needs, etc. Must be able to exert a negligible amount
of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or
otherwise move objects. Due to amount of time spent standing and/or
walking, physical requirements are consistent with those for Light
Work. Must be physically able to operate a school bus. Must be able
to quickly decelerate the bus and firmly apply the brake in an
emergency situation. Must be able to turn the steering wheel of the
vehicle rapidly in an emergency situation. Must be able to begin in
a seated position with seat belt fastened, parking brake released,
and engine running, secure the bus (parking brake set, key
removed), rise from the seat, exit through the rearmost emergency
exit, and be in position to assist passengers in exiting the bus
within 20 seconds. Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force
occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up
to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand
requirements are for Medium Work.
Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge
the readily observable, functional, structural, or composite
characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious
standards) of data, people or things.
Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak
and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes
receiving instructions, assignments and/or directions from
superiors, and communicating information and instructions to
students and other persons.
Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of
correspondence, reports, handbooks, forms, lists, etc. Requires the
ability to prepare correspondence, simple reports, forms,
instructional materials, etc., using prescribed format. Requires
the ability to speak to people with poise, voice control and
Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply rational systems to
solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete
variables in situations where only limited standardization exists;
to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral,
diagrammatic, or schedule form.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver
information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written
instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and
efficiently in standard English.
Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical
formulas; to add and subtract; and to utilize decimals and
percentages. Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas;
to add and subtract totals.
Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for
proper length, width and shape.
Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and
eyes rapidly and accurately in using office equipment. Requires the
ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in
operating a school bus.
Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of
office machines, etc. Requires the ability to handle a variety of
items, school bus equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must
have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate
between colors and shades of color. Requires the ability to
recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing
standard red, green, and amber.
Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with
people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable
to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting
Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and/or
hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken
words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Requires
sufficient hearing ability to distinguish warning sounds made by
horns, screeching tires, sirens, grade-crossing alarms or train
whistles. Hearing a forced whispered voice in the better ear at a
distance of five feet is considered adequate hearing. Must be able
to communicate via telephone.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- General knowledge of activities performed by lead teacher
- General knowledge of daily routines of the classroom
- General knowledge of student handbook rules
- General knowledge of procedures to follow in the event of an
- General knowledge of the principles of organization and
- Some knowledge of the curriculum for the grade
- Ability to motivate students
- Ability to perform general clerical duties.
- Ability to maintain order and discipline in a classroom
- Ability to maintain a clean and orderly environment
- Ability to understand and follow oral and written
- Considerable knowledge of safe and efficient practices and
procedures used in the operation of a school bus
- Considerable knowledge of traffic laws and school bus
- Considerable knowledge of safety regulations and standards for
- General knowledge of Transportation Department Operating
- Ability to physically inspect the bus according to
Transportation Department Operating Instructions
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Full-time for ten months
Salary: Grade 56 (Certified TAs move up 8 steps)
The term of the position is from the actual start date through
the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year.
The preceding job description was designed to indicate the
general nature and level of work performed by employees within this
classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as
a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and
qualifications required of employees to this job.