Reports to: Transportation Director                                      

Dept./School: Transportation Department         

Pay Grade:  2- Transportation  

Wage/Hour Status: Nonexempt


Primary Purpose:

Ensure safe and orderly transportation of students on assigned route. Operate school bus that transports students and other authorized personnel to and from schools or other designated location.




Valid Texas commercial driver’s license (Class B)


Special Knowledge/Skills:

Must be 18 years of age

Ability to pass alcohol and drug test

Ability to complete required bus driver safety training

Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Ability to communicate effectively

Knowledge of student discipline procedure

Ability to manage student behavior

Ability to operate bus





Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Vehicle Operation

  1. Follow assigned route and adhere to established schedules.
  2. Drive bus to and from extracurricular activities.
  3. Check bus for mechanical defects before and after each operation and notify supervisor of needed repairs.
  4. Report all accidents, vehicle damage, student injuries, and mechanical failures. Complete required reports.
  5. Keep assigned bus clean and fueled.

Student Management

  1. Supervise students while they board and leave the bus and cross the street.
  2. Communicate with teachers and parents on a daily basis regarding student behavior while on bus.
  3. Maintain discipline; report student discipline problems to appropriate administrator.
  4. Instruct students on safe riding rules and regulations.


  1. Observe all traffic laws and safety regulations for school buses.
  2. Inspect bus by checking fuel, oil, water, tires, lights, brakes, and steering to ensure bus can be operated safely before driving.
  3. Ensure proper condition of emergency equipment, such as first aid kit, fire extinguisher, flags, fuses, crow bar, and reflector.
  4. Correct unsafe conditions in work area that could cause an accident and inform supervisory of any conditions that are not correctable immediately.
  5. Report any hazardous conditions along the route.


  1. Operate two-way radio equipment to communicate with transportation office.
  2. Work irregular hours as needed.
  3. Attend and complete required training program to maintain safety certification.
  4. Keeps records on bus mileage, gas and oil consumption, and number of passengers transported.
  5. Report to work on time and absent with a good cause.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Equipment Used:

School bus, safety equipment (flares, reflective signs), fire extinguisher.


Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Maintain emotional control. Continual sitting, reaching, and repetitive hand and arm motions. Work outside and inside; moderate exposure to extreme temperature (hot) and vehicle fumes.





The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.