Bus Driver

Adams County School District 14
Commerce City, CO, US

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  • Position Type:
    Classified/Bus Driver
  • Date Posted:
  • Location:
    (High-Needs School)
  • SUMMARY Responsible for the transport of students to and from school plus extra trips. Abide by Department of Transportation, Department of Education, Special Education, State and District rules, regulations and guidelines.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
    Daily- 20% Transport passengers to and from destination in a safe manner.
    Daily- 15% Oversee well being of students. Monitor health care issues of passengers with mental, physical and health concerns including seizures, feeding tubes and oxygen.
    Daily- 15% Load and unload passengers according to guidelines. Maneuver wheelchairs on ramps, curbs and inside bus. Secure passengers, wheelchairs and properly fasten all protective safety devices, car seats, lap belts and t-straps.
    Daily- 10% Work in situations such as inclement weather, upset parents, road construction and mountain terrain.
    Daily- 15% Communicate with dispatch, students, parents, teachers, paras, district employees, general public and local agencies according to guidelines and in a professional manner.
    Daily- 5% Perform daily inspections of vehicle before route begins, during, and at the end of each day.
    Daily- 5% Respond to emergency situations such as break downs and accidents.
    Weekly- 5% Ability to pick up additional shifts, attend meetings, etc as needed.
    Daily- 3% Document mileage sheets, referrals, and student count. Update route information, incident reports, and seating charts.
    Daily- 3% Operate equipment such as fueling and cleaning bus and operating manual and automatic lifts.
    Annually 3% Update skills on evacuation, state count and mileage, in-service training for department, CDE training, First Aid and CPR, written tests and DOT.
    Ongoing 1% Perform other duties as assigned.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING High school diploma or equivalent.

    EXPERIENCE Experience in transportation a plus.

    SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT Basic math, writing, communication, and accounting skills. Basic knowledge of reading maps. Ability to follow written directions. Ability to drive a bus not required at hire.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS Drivers license with no more than 8 points in 3 years. Obtain, and maintain, a CDL class B license with P2S endorsement, DOT medical card, First Aid and CPR certification.

    SUPERVISION/TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITY Directly supervises passengers. Spends over 50% of time conducting supervisory responsibilities. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING Work is assigned by transportation supervisor and dispatcher. This position requires application of position knowledge to efficiently transport passengers and follow transportation guidelines. Work is guided by Adams School District 14 policies and procedures. Decision making requires collaboration with supervisor and dispatcher, mechanic, school officials, teachers and co-workers. Supervisor is involved in most decisions.

    SAFETY TO SELF AND OTHERS Low exposure to self to chemical burns, hernia and disease due to bus batteries, lifting wheelchairs and handling bodily fluids. Medium exposure to self and others to bruises, cuts, heat burns, fractured bones, loss of limb, disfigurement, fatality due to traffic accidents. High exposure to self and/or others falls, repetitive motion or stress and back injury due to everyday operation.

    The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; outdoor weather conditions; vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

    MENTAL FUNCTIONS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to compare, communicate, use interpersonal skills and negotiate. Frequently required to analyze, coordinate, instruct, compute, synthesize, evaluate and compile. Occasionally required to coordinate.

    SALARY: Range 9 of the Classified Employee salary schedule. To view current Adams 14 salary schedules, please click here. Adams County School District 14 is a direct deposit employer. All new employees must be fingerprinted per H.B. 90-1077 at a cost of $40.00 to the employee.


    APPLICATIONS: All candidates must complete the district's online application for employment. Apply online at www.adams14.org. For more information call 303-853-3201.

    ABOUT THE DISTRICT: Adams 14, a nationally recognized leader in education innovation, is Colorado's 23rd largest school district and serves more than 7,500 students annually. Nestled in the historic community of Commerce City, Adams 14 strives to ensure academic success for every student by providing highly effective classroom instruction, supplemental enrichment opportunities and parent/family collaboration opportunities. To learn more about Adams 14, visit adams14.org.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Per the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), the selected applicant shall be required to verify, within 72 hours of employment, their legal right to be employed in the United States. All contracts for employment of personnel shall be subject to approval by Adams County School District 14 Board of Education. Selected applicant must comply with all Adams County School District 14 Board of Education's policies, rules, and regulations.

    Inspire. Educate. Empower. Adams 14 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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