Bus Driver

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Bus Driver

Summary: The School Bus Driver is responsible for safely and efficiently transporting students to and from school as well as various activities.  The Driver conducts pre-trip inspections, follows safety regulations, and enforces student discipline on the bus in a positive, caring manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following are many of the core duties:

  • Transport children to and from school in the mornings and afternoons.
  • Become familiar with all traffic laws, safety regulations, and District policies as they pertain to school bus driving.
  • Comply with all Minimum Standards for School Bus Drivers.
  • Learn how to operate all vehicles in a safe, efficient manner, and transport only authorized students and personnel.
  • Learn how to drive all bus routes and/or assignments, as designed on schedule and discharge students only at authorized bus stops.
  • Maintain order on the bus and report student discipline problems to the supervisor.
  • Learn basic checkout and emergency procedures.
  • Learn to provide departmental reports as requested.
  • Learn how to complete written reports and discuss with Director all accidents, vehicle damage, and student injury situations.
  • Learn how to report and request, in writing, all necessary vehicle maintenance and repairs.
  • Learn how to keep the interior of the assigned bus in clean condition.
  • Attend mandatory department meetings.
  • Learn how to operate a mechanical wheelchair lift and secure wheelchairs, if the bus is so equipped.
  • Learn how to perform mandatory pre-trip and post-trip inspections properly
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director and/or his/her designee.
  • Verify permissions for children who ride home with friends.
  • Maintain a clean and mechanically-sound bus at all times.
  • Obey all traffic laws.
  • Perform inspections of the bus before and after each route.
  • Ensure safety of all students.
  • Discipline children when required to maintain a safe and healthy environment.
  • Assist students with getting on and off the bus when required.
  • Attend monthly safety and planning meetings.Position Qualifications:Minimum:
  • Loves young people, can whole-heartedly engage in working with and for them.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Have, or be able to obtain, a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger, “S”, and Air Brake endorsements
  • Must be able to pass a School Bus Drivers physical examination, per Federal and State Department of Transportation laws, including substance abuse screening
  • Must be able to pass the State of Arizona Physical Performance Test for School Bus Drivers
  • Must be able to pass fingerprint and background clearance
  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • CDL license required
  • 1+ years’ experience driving a school bus (training provided for the right candidate)
  • No at-fault traffic accidents in the last 5 years
  • Clean driving record (no traffic citations in last 5 years)
  • Ability to carry out assigned route on time
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 2+ years’ working with children preferred
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs., be able to exert 25 –30 lbs. of force frequently, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to walk, reach, climb or balance, stoop or kneel, and to sit for long periods of time.
  • Must have an excellent attendance record
  • Willingness to maintain a high level of competence, exercise discreet judgment and honor confidentiality.
  • Ability to interact with and maintain positive working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Compliance with Fort Mojave Indian Tribe drug and alcohol policy.
  • Compliance with federal background check.
  • Must satisfy health requirements as defined by the Tribe/state/federal program standards for care of children:
  1. Successfully pass a pre-employment drug test, upon hire.
  2. Successfully pass a physical exam, upon hire, to meet the physical demands required in the position.
  3. Successfully pass a tuberculosis test, upon hire.
  4. Current immunization verification upon hire see attached immunization requirement (see attached immunization requirements Caring for our Children: Health & Safety Performance Standards).


  • Project an image of service and professionalism with a positive attitude.
  • Interacts easily as an integral part of the faculty and staff.
  • Understanding of the relationship of the Anya itpak Elementary School to the Fort Mojave Indian community, and values and supports the mission of both.
  • Experience, familiarity and the ability to work with the diverse constituencies of Anya Iitpak Elementary School.
  • A minimum of three years successful elementary teaching experience.
  • Licensed in CPR and First Aid.Computer Skills and Business Equipment
  • Be able to effectively use a computer, with Microsoft Office software, and a SmartBoard.
  • Be able to operate a fax machine, printer, cutter, shape cutter, digital camera, and laminator.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises and provides guidance and direction to teaching assistants, aides, parent volunteers, and summer youth workers. Maintains professional knowledge by attending mandatory meetings, professional development workshops, and conferences.

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, run, walk for long periods of time, sit, climb or balance, and taste and smell. The employee must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds or more. Please review occupational hazard (Caring for Our Children: National Health & Safety Performance Standards).

Anya itpak Elementary School offers: Competitive Wage/Salary; Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits; 401(k) Retirement opportunity; paid sick and personal leave, and paid federal holidays; free breakfast and lunch for all students and employees.

The Indian Preference Act will be enforced. FMIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.  The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

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