Position: Bus (Shuttle) Driver
Reports to: Recreation Supervisor - Children's Programs
Location: Various locations within the District
Under the direction of Recreation Supervisor - Children's Programs, this position is responsible for driving children, patrons and general attendees to both District and Non District classes, programs and/or events.
• Drive gasoline, diesel, or electrically powered multi-passenger vehicles to transport
students/patrons/event participants between neighborhoods, schools, centers and activities.
• Check the condition of a vehicle's tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water,
and safety equipment to ensure that everything is in working order. Report any bus/vehicle
malfunctions or needed repairs.
• Comply with traffic regulations in order to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
• Follow safety rules as students/patrons/guests are boarding and exiting buses, and as they
cross streets near bus stops.
• Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations, using telephones or
mobile two-way radios.
• Pick up and drop off passengers at various locations, possibly following strict time schedules.
• Pick up and drop off event attendees as schedule dictates.
• Read maps, and follow written and verbal geographic directions.
• Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilation systems for passenger comfort.
• Escort small children across roads and highways.
• Keep bus interiors clean for passengers.
• Maintain knowledge of first-aid procedures.
• Maintain order among passengers during trips, in order to ensure safety.
• Make minor repairs to vehicles.
• Prepare and submit reports that may include the number of passengers or trips, hours worked,
mileage, fuel consumption, and/or fares received.
• Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment -- Running, maneuvering, navigating,
or driving vehicles such as passenger vehicles, passenger vans and buses
• Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from
materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
• Information Gathering -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all
• Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to
choose the best solution and solve problems.
• Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials
to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
• Performing for or Working Directly with the Public -- Performing for people or dealing directly
with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving
clients or guests.
• Assisting and Caring for Others -- Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional
support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
• Operation and Control -- Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
• Operation Monitoring -- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine
is working properly.
• Social Perceptiveness -- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react
as they do.
• Equipment Maintenance -- Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining
when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
• Response Orientation -- The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in
response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with
which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
• Reaction Time -- The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal
(sound, light, picture) when it appears.
• Rate Control -- The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment
in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
• Time Sharing -- The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of
information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
• Multi-limb Coordination -- The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms,
two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve
performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
• Far Vision -- The ability to see details at a distance.
• Night Vision -- The ability to see under low light conditions.
• Peripheral Vision -- The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the
eyes are looking ahead.
• Depth Perception -- The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from
you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
• Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
• Transportation -- Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by road,
including the relative costs and benefits.
• Public Safety and Security -- Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and
strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of
people, data, property, and institutions.
• Customer and Personal Service -- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing
customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality
standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
• Geography -- Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea,
and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and
distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
• Law and Government -- Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents,
government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
• High School Diploma
• CDL Driver’s License (preferred Class: B Air Brakes Endorsement)
• Five years of driving passenger vans/vehicles and buses
Please note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this job.
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