We're a Team Focused on Student Safety
School District 49's transportation department is looking for individuals who're interested in operating a vehicle over a designated route or trip while monitoring surroundings and passengers. Our bus drivers remain responsible for performing pre-trip requirements for safety and maintenance, and other district vehicles, per Colorado Department of Education requirements and the Commercial Drivers License compliance section. Our drivers are often called upon to operate safety equipment including wheelchair lifts, restraints, car seats and vests. Our focus on student safety compels an ability to maintain bus cleanliness and orderliness.
We value working as a team on a daily basis, as we prepare mileage sheets and account for our students, hours worked, repair orders, log sheets and trip sheets. We also team up with those outside our department, such as administrators, teachers, coaches and parents, to solve problems concerning student transportation and safety. Our drivers routinely attend training to learn more about transporting students with disabilities, as well as participate in scheduled in-service and safety meetings.
Our values related to trustworthiness and dependability cannot be overstated. Our drivers are expected to immediately report bus accidents or incidents to their supervisors. They must demonstrate integrity in following safe student management procedures on buses. They also must pass random alcohol and drug tests.
Procedure for becoming a professional bus driver:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.
- Fill out an online application
- Obtain current Motor Vehicle Report
- Complete an on-site interview
- Provide three good references (two must be professional references)
- Pass a DOT physical and pre-employment drug test
- Obtain CDL permit with BP2S endorsements (we will provide study material for your CDL permit with BP2S)
- Pass a federal background check
Education and Related Work Experience:
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- No experience required; experience in bus driving preferred.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Oral and written communication skills.
- English language skills.
- Interpersonal relations skills.
- Basic math skills.
- Customer service and public relations skills.
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Organizational skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
- Ability to diffuse and manage volatile and stressful situations.
- Ability and willingness to carry a pager, be on call and/or respond to calls 24/7.
LIicenses, Registrations or Certifications:
- Criminal background check required for hire.
- Valid Colorado driver’s license required for hire.
- Commercial driver’s license (CDL) with P 2 S endorsement required at hire.
- CPR and First Aid certifications within 3 months after hire.
- Non Violent Crisis Intervention Certification within 6 months after hire.
- Mountain Training Certification within 6 months after hire.
Materials and Equipment Operating Knowledge:
- Operating knowledge of wheelchair lift, wheelchair restraints, safety vests and car seats required within one month after hire.
- Operating knowledge of district school buses and white fleet vehicles required at hire.
- Operating knowledge of Zonar or current GPS tracing system within one month of hire.