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Bus Driver at Rutherford County Schools

Bus Driver

Rutherford County Schools Forest City, NC (Onsite) Full-Time
School Bus Driver


Job Title: School Bus Driver FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Hourly)
Reports to: Principal or Designee Terms of Employment: Part-time

Job Summary: It is the responsibility of the school bus driver to operate the school bus in a safe and efficient manner and to abide by all state traffic laws, State Board of Education regulations and local school board regulations.

Requirements: Must be 21 years of age with HS diploma or GED; possess a valid Class A or B with a "P" and "S" endorsement; meet vision and hearing requirements; acceptable driving record; must be insurable; must pass background and pre-employment drug screen.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Conduct a thorough pre-trip (using the school's Daily Bus Inspection form) and post trip inspection of the school bus.

2. Keep exterior mirrors clean and adjusted at all times.

3. Perform a minimum of one school bus evacuation drills each school year utilizing appropriate emergency procedures per semester. (This must be documented in the checklist log)

4. Know, recognize, and obey road signs and signals by meanings, shapes, sounds, and colors.

5. Keep interior of the bus clean.

6. Maintain routes and schedules as planned by the local school board.

7. Report any hazards along the existing route to appropriate school officials.

8. Exercise the effective defensive driving skills of self-control, alertness, foresight and good judgment at all times while operating the school bus.

9. Maintain discipline on the school bus without jeopardizing safety while driving.

10. Complete all reports on bus discipline, bus maintenance and any other reports required by the school board.

11. Remain alert at all times to hazards, including but not limited to poor weather conditions, other vehicles, road conditions and trains at railroad crossings.

12. The driver shall not, at any time, permit students to stand in the step well or loading area or where the student could likely fall out of the bus, if the rear emergency door was opened, or where the driver's view is obscured.

13. At such time, as required by law and/or the school, the employee agrees to one mandatory drug test as part of the hiring process. In addition to the mandatory test, the employee agrees to random test(s) and post accident testing and to be tested if recommended by the driver's supervisor.

Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been 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.

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