LCSD is Seeking Bus Drivers for 2022-23!
Did you know that Lake County School District pays drivers to earn their CDL (Commercial Drivers License)?
Many students start and end their day with their school bus driver and develop special connections with them. You can set up our learners for success before they step in the school by becoming a bus driver.
Full benefits are available with minimum 16-hour workweek and the pay is $24/hour. Generally routes run from 6:30-8:30am and 2:45-4:45pm; specific route hours may vary. CDL required and training is provided. Must pass Federal DOT drug test.
Great benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, PTO, PERA, and child care discount. Route times allow for other jobs or daytime adventures to still happen!
Application for classified employees is found here. Please return to Kathleen in HR at 328 West 5th Street. For more information, please call Joyce at 719-486-6801 or Kathleen at 719-486-6811.
You can’t get much more of a moving, dynamic, and scenic office than the front seat of our school buses!
Salary Grade: $24/hr. – includes excellent, full benefits!
Work Year: 175 days
Reports To: Transportation Director
SUMMARY Drive students to and from school, abiding by all rules and regulations set forth by the federal and state government and the District.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Drive route. Manage student behavior and enforce discipline while enroute.
- Maintain complete control of the vehicle and remain alert while enroute.
- Drive out of town activity trips at night or on weekends.
- Provide care and assistance to children when entering and exiting bus and when crossing streets.
- Load and unload passengers in wheelchairs using lifts and safety devices.
- Inspect bus before each trip to ensure bus is working properly.
- Clean interior of the bus and the exterior windows.
- Complete daily logs and paperwork.
- Report breakdowns, emergencies, and delays to Transportation Department.
- Perform emergency evacuation procedures twice yearly and on all out of town trips.
- Attend in-service and receive physical.
- Attend CPR and First Aid training class.
- 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, GED, or equivalent vocational school or short term courses
EXPERIENCE No experience required. Previous truck or bus driving experience preferred.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT Driving and communication skills. Ability to work with students and individuals with special needs. Knowledge of pre-trip inspection procedures, back-up techniques, and mounting terrain driving skills preferred at hire; required within 2 months after hire. Operating knowledge of various school buses, equipment for individuals with disabilities, and chains preferred at hire; required within 2 months after hire.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS CDL license, Department of Transportation physical examination, and “B” license with P2-S endorsement required within 1-2 months after hire. CPR and First Aid certifications required within 3 months after hire.
SUPERVISION/TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITY This job has no supervisory responsibilities; however, this position is responsible for supervising passenger conduct on the bus.
JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING Work is assigned by Transportation Director and/or Mechanic. Requires independent judgment to determine if bus is safe to operate, when and if route deviations are required, and when to utilize additional driving safety precautions. Additionally, independent judgment must be applied to determine appropriate type and severity of discipline for passengers. Decision making requires collaboration with Transportation Director, Mechanic, other drivers, teachers, principals, and coaches. Work is guided by District Driver’s Handbook, driver judgment, supervisor’s directives, and state and federal traffic laws and regulations. Errors in decision making could lead to route delays, mechanical breakdowns, misjudging road conditions, traffic accidents, and inappropriate student discipline. Supervisor is occasionally involved in decision making.
DIVERSITY OF DUTIES Duties require cross training in basic automotive mechanics, student management, and basic health care. Duties and actions impact students, parents, school administrators, and general public. Duties extend across several District departments on a daily basis.
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; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb or balance, and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 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, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, and 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, compute, evaluate, and compile. Occasionally required to copy, instruct, and synthesize.