Bus Driver

Loudoun County Public Schools-1
Ashburn, VA, US

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Position Overview:

The Bus Driver is responsible for safely transporting students to and from school, performing daily pre-trip inspection and safety checks, following an assigned route and schedule, maintaining vehicle cleanliness and enforcing safety rules. The bus driver follows specific instructions and procedures and nonstandard situations

or problems are referred to Lead Bus Driver or Area Supervisor.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Provides safe transportation of students, maintains effective control of students, and assists bus attendants in boarding and securing students in the bus seats.
  • Performs daily pre-trip inspection and safety checks of bus, and reports any defective equipment.
  • Fuels bus following all established safety procedures.
  • Adapts driving methods to weather and road conditions.
  • Recommends route changes as needed.
  • Performs basic First Aid and CPR procedures as required.
  • Ability to manage students in case of an emergency evacuation.
  • Completes bus incident reports as necessary and completes daily and monthly operations report.
  • Performs related work as directed.


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Four years of driving experience, minimum age of 20, and ability to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver's License with school bus endorsement
  • A satisfactory pre-employment physical examination and a completed physician's certificate (School Bus Driver's Application for Physician Certificate, form EB.001) which is required under the provision of Section 22.1-178 of the Code of Virginia and Regulations of the Virginia Board of Education) with controlled substance testing, annual physical examinations, and random tests for use of controlled substances and alcohol, as prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education and Loudoun County Public Schools
  • Completion of school bus driver training requirements of Loudoun County and Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Knowledge of traffic and highway safety rules and regulations, local street and road system, and basic mechanical principles of motor vehicle operations
  • Advanced level of verbal fluency in English is required
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, and parents; carry out written and oral instructions; and operate a two-way radio
  • National Safety Council First Aid and CPR Certifications (provided during training)

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly talking, expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. The employee must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. The employee must possess normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall and apply certain practices and policies. Frequently sitting and/or remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Days/Hours: 183 days, TBD hours per day
Reports to: Lead Bus Driver

Salary Range $23.83 - $30.67 per hour

Primary Location:
Vehicle Operation Services
Salary Range:
Copy link - view: https://www.lcps.org/Page/228782 / Universal Level 8
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