School Bus Driver
Under general supervision, to operate a school bus or transportation vehicle over designated routes within an established time schedule to transport special education students to and from school, to perform daily inspections of a bus or transportation equipment and to do other related work as required.
$16.15 per hour
One year of experience in the transportation of school children preferred, or the completion of a school bus driver training program.
Minimum education requirement
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
Drive a school bus and other transportation equipment safely and efficiently, maintain appropriately in situations requiring tact and diplomacy. Understand and carry out oral and written directions. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
Example of duties
Loads and unloads students safely at designated stops, stops traffic and escorts children across streets, when necessary. May transport children and teachers on field trips, secures wheelchairs using cargo tie-down systems. Maintains bus or transportation vehicle in a clean and orderly condition, and inspects and reports any and all mechanical defects or malfunctions. Transports children with special learning needs and physical handicaps. May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
A preplacement medical assessment/health screening, at office expense, is a condition of appointment after all other required job conditions have been met. Must maintain proof of privately owned automobile insurance and possess a valid California Motor Vehicle operator’s license. Candidate must possess a valid Class B, Motor Vehicle Operator’s license. Possession of a School Bus Driver’s Certificate, with medical certificate, issued by the California Highway Patrol, including passage of a first aid examination.
Human Resources (661) 636-4747
All candidates must file a Substitute/Temporary Classified Application and Supporting documentation with the Human Resources Department at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office, 1300 17th Street, Bakersfield, CA, 93301. Applications are available below, or at our offices.
Substitute /Temporary Classified Employment Application (may be downloaded at www.kern.org/hr/)