Job Description

Bus Driver/Bus Driver Trainee - Transportation

Location: Transportation Department

9 months, FTE: 30-40 hours/week

   Opportunity for Benefits at 30 hours/week

Grade 22, $19.67/hour 

***Starting pay up to $21.09 based on K-12 Bus Driver experience***

Several Positions Available

Start Date:  7/31/2024

CDL Training Provided!

40 hour class and 20 hour Behind the Wheel Training needed prior to beginning contract.  Training classes are scheduled in June & July; depending on the date of your acceptance of the offer of employment determines the training class.  You will be paid the hourly rate of pay for training time scheduled prior to contract start date.  CPR and First Aide training required and provided during training.

Required Documents for Driving Positions include:

  • Proof of MMR is required if born after 12/31/56
  • Certified 5 year MVR (clear of any moving violations)
  • Valid IVP Fingerprint clearance card

Purpose Statement

The job of Transportation Bus Driver is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the educational process with specific responsibilities for transporting students over scheduled routes and/or to/from special excursions; ensuring vehicle operation is in safe operating condition; and ensuring safety of students during transport, loading and unloading from buses.

This job reports to Transportation Bus Driver - Trainer (Lead)

Essential Functions

Advises students and other passengers of appropriate behavior for the purpose of reinforcing posted rules and maintaining passenger safety.

Assesses incidents, complaints, accidents and/or potential emergency situations (e.g. road hazards, medical emergencies, accidents, etc.) for the purpose of resolving and/or recommending a resolution to the situation.

Assists students and other passengers for the purpose of providing safe loading and unloading from buses during normal transport and emergency situations.

Attends unit meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. for the purpose of gathering information required to perform job functions.

Cleans assigned vehicles for the purpose of ensuring safety, appearance and sanitation of vehicle.   

Conducts emergency evacuation drills for the purpose of ensuring efficiency of procedures and complying with mandated requirements.

Drives school bus/s for the purpose of transporting passengers over scheduled routes and authorized stops to and from school and/or field trips in a safe and timely manner.

Fuels assigned vehicle (e.g. oil, water, fuel, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining vehicle in a safe operating condition.

Informs other school personnel and parents. of events, policies and/or practices (e.g. scheduled stops, established routes, route conditions, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or clarification of procedures.

Monitors students and other passengers during transit for the purpose of ensuring the safe transportation of all passengers.

Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections (e.g. fluid levels, tire pressure, exterior condition, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the safe operating condition of the vehicle and complying with mandated guidelines.

Prepares computer generated and/or manual reports (e.g. field trips reports, incident reports, pre and post - trip inspection records, passenger misconduct, mileage logs, student counts, routing information, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, conveying information, and/or complying with established guidelines.

Reports observations and/or incidents (e.g. discipline, accidents, inappropriate social behavior, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to appropriate personnel for their action.

Responds to inquiries from students, parents, and/or staff for the purpose of providing the necessary information regarding transportation services.

Other Functions

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; administering first aid; applying pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; operating district vehicles, fire extinguisher, two-way radio, standard office equipment and pertinent computer applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: emergency evacuation techniques; area streets and locations; basic vehicle maintenance; first aid; health standards and the needs of medically fragile children (by assignment); hazards; pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; safe driving practices; safety practices and procedures; two way radio communication; utilizing wheelchairs, tie downs, child safety seats, lifts, etc. (by assignment).

ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather and/or collate data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with similar types of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate to significant. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: being attentive to detail; communicating with diverse groups including school age riders; displaying tact and courtesy; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; exercising sound judgment; maintaining an understanding of the special needs of students and their parents; maintaining confidentiality; working with constant distractions.


Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; providing information and/or advising others; utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 90% sitting, 5% walking, and 5% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

Experience: Job related experience is desired.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.


Required Testing                                   Certificates and Licenses                  

Random Drug and Alcohol Testing             Bus Driver's Certificate

Online Driver Training Certification            Commercial Driver's License

Continuing Educ./Training                           Clearances

CPR Certificate Renewal                            Criminal Background Clearance       

First Aid Certificate Renewal                      Drug Test                          

Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses        Pre-Placement Medical Clearance

                                                              Pre-Placement Physical Capacities Test

                                                              IVP Level Fingerprint Card

FLSA Status - Non Exempt

Paradise Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), or Title II of the Genetic Information NonDiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) may contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

Primary Location: Transportation

Shift Type: 6.0 hrs/day

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, May 20, 2024 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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