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Lead Bus Driver

at Elgin ISD

Posted: 6/24/2020
Job Reference #: 1671
Categories: Drivers, Other/General
Keywords: delivery

Job Description

Openings as of 7/11/2020

  • Lead Bus Driver JobID: 1671
  • Position Type:

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Elgin ISD Transportation


    Primary Purpose:

    Responsible for on-site leadership of bus drivers. Drive a school bus to transports students and other authorized personnel to and from school or other designated locations.


    Clear and valid Texas commercial driver’s license with Passenger (P) and School Bus (S) endorsements

    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    Must be 18 years of age
    Ability to pass U.S. Department of Transportation alcohol and drug tests and annual physical exam
    Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
    Ability to use maps and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to follow routes and locate addresses
    Ability to manage student behavior
    Ability to communicate effectively with others

    3 years bus driving experience

    Major Responsibilities and Duties:


    1. Supervise bus departures and loading areas at assigned school.
    2. Train new bus drivers prior to receiving their safety certification.
    3. Provide input to transportation director or route planner to facilitate planning and maintenance of bus routes.
    4. Monitor performance of assigned bus drivers to ensure routes, schedules, and safety procedures are consistently followed, and records are maintained. Monitor the completion and delivery of paperwork for assigned bus routes to ensure reports are turned in on time. Assist bus drivers to resolve issues that arise.

    Vehicle Operation

    1. Drive bus daily following assigned route and adhere to established schedules.
    2. Drive bus to and from extracurricular activities.
    3. Anticipate problems such as traffic, weather, road conditions, and schedule changes and make necessary adjustment to ensure student safety and reduce delays.
    4. Perform pre- and post-trip inspections according to specifications to ensure bus can be operated safely and notify supervisor of needed repairs. Keep assigned bus clean and maintain appropriate fuel levels.
    5. Report all accidents, vehicle damage, student injuries, and mechanical problems and complete corresponding reports.

    Student Management

    1. Instruct students on safe entering, exiting, and passenger rules and regulations. Supervise students while they board and leave bus and cross the street.
    2. Maintain discipline and use effective behavior management control over groups of students. Report student discipline problems to appropriate administrator. Communicate with teachers and parents regarding student’s behavior when warranted.
    3. Perform emergency evacuation of students on bus when situation warrants.


    1. Observe all traffic laws and safety regulations for school buses.
    2. Ensure proper condition of emergency equipment, such as first aid kit, fire extinguisher, flags, fuses, crow bar, and reflectors.
    3. Correct unsafe conditions in work area and promptly report conditions that are not immediately correctable to supervisor. Report any hazardous conditions along scheduled route.
    4. Install snow chains during inclement weather.
    5. Maintain safety certification.
    6. Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.


    1. Operate and monitor two-way radio equipment to communicate with transportation office and other drivers.
    2. Complete and maintain accurate, up-to-date, and timely records and reports including but not limited to those related to bus mileage, gas and oil consumption, and the number of passengers transported.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    Monitor the work of assigned bus drivers.

    Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

    Tools/Equipment Used: Operate school bus; two-way radio; global positioning equipment (GPS); safety equipment including but not limited to flares, reflective signs, and fire extinguisher
    Posture: Prolonged sitting; frequent standing and twisting; occasional kneeling/squatting, bending, stooping, and pushing/pulling
    Motion: Prolonged driving; moderate walking; frequent climbing stairs, grasping/squeezing, wrist and shoulder flexion/extension, and reaching
    Lifting: Limited light lifting and carrying (under 15 pounds) on a daily basis
    Environment: Frequent exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures, noise, and vehicle fumes; regularly work irregular hours, and occasionally work prolonged hours
    Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress
    This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.