J.O. Combs Unified School District

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Bus Driver

at J.O. Combs Unified School District

Posted: 5/12/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 5853
Categories: Drivers

Job Description

Position Goal - The Bus Driver transports students to and from designated stops while maintaining a safe environment and in accordance with the policies of the J.O. Combs Elementary School District and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). When transporting children with special needs, the Bus Driver is responsible for ensuring the students are secured properly and appropriately for transport to and from school.


Qualifications:  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.

  • Must have a high School Diploma or GED.

  • Must have or be able to obtain Arizona CDL with Passenger and School Bus endorsements.

  • Must have or be able to obtain CPR Certification.

  • Must be able to assess concerns and complaints of students and proceed appropriately.

  • Must sustain a safe driving record.

  • Ability to use 2-way radio for communication.

  • Must be able to operate all doors, windows and lifts on various school buses.

  • Must be able to properly use car seats, seat belts, safety restraints and harnesses and must be able to move a wheelchair into the bus and secure properly.

  • Ability to speak clearly and effectively to students, parents and District employees.

  • Ability to manage groups of children.

  • Sufficient rudimentary knowledge of bus mechanical operations to describe problems to mechanic.

  • Knowledge of local streets and address system.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Assists students needing assistance boarding and exiting bus. Assists students during emergency evacuation.

  2. Advises students and other passengers of behavior requirements for enforcing procedures and ensuring safety.

  3. Conducts bi-annual school bus safety drills with students and regularly informs students about bus safety.

  4. Obeys all traffic laws.

  5. Maintains a positive and professional attitude and demeanor.

  6. Assesses incidents, complaints and potential emergency situations and reports major problems to supervisor.

  7. Surveys school bus stops and routes for potential hazards and reports hazards to principal or supervisor.

  8. Reports needed repairs and damage to the Mechanic or Transportation Supervisor.

  9. Completes and maintains documentation of pre-trip inspection in compliance with State regulations.

  10. Assists with ongoing program of general maintenance and upkeep of any assigned bus to include sweeping, cleaning of the seats and windows.

  11. Maintains a current listing of students including emergency contact information.

  12. Attends safety meetings and trainings related to State and District requirements.

  13. Ensures that communications between bus and other drivers and between bus and school are working effectively prior to departing from the school.

  14. Prepares required reports and documents and submits them in a timely manner to the proper authorities.

  15. Submits to drug and/or alcohol testing when required.

  16. Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear and smell. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands and fingers; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance; and bend, stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee will be required to move and control an adult-sized wheelchair. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally team lift and/or move a student with disabilities.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions and extreme cold; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. 


Salary Schedule: Support Staff Initial Salary Placement Range K

Benefits: Per District Policy

Evaluation: Annual

Contract: 9 Month, 186 Days per Year             

Hour per Day: Part-time, 4 hours per day or Full-time, 6-8 hours per day

Reports to: Transportation Supervisor or Director of Support Services       

FLSA Status: Non-exempt


The J.O. Combs Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA Title II Coordinator at 301 E. Combs Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or (480) 987-5300.


El Distrito Escolar Unificado de J.O. Combs no discrimina basada por la raza, el color, el origen nacional, el sexo, la discapacidad o la edad de una persona en sus programas o actividades y proporciona igual acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Las consultas pueden dirigirse al coordinador del Título IX o al coordinador del Título II de la Sección 504 / ADA en 301 E. Combs Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 o (480) 987-5300.

Primary Location: Transportation

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, April 20, 2020 12:00 AM
(Pacific Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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