Substitute Operator, School Bus
School District of Lee County
6d ago


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid driver’s license for the past five (5) years.
  • Valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) Class B with appropriate endorsements.
  • One (1) year of related experience preferred.
  • Successful completion of a Board-approved training course for school bus operators.
  • Successful completion of a physical examination by a Board-approved physician.
  • Successful completion of drug and alcohol screenings.
  • Successful completion of the dexterity test.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find acceptable.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :

  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Knowledge of and experience with industry-standard computer applications.
  • Responsibilities

  • Obey all traffic laws.
  • Observe all mandatory safety regulations for school buses.
  • Pick up and discharge students only at authorized stops.
  • Maintain discipline when students are on the bus and report undisciplined students to school authorities.
  • Adhere to assigned schedule.
  • Respond to dispatch requests.
  • Maintain bus in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Check bus daily for mechanical defects and for fuel and oil levels.
  • Notify the proper authorities in case of mechanical failure or lateness.
  • Attend a District-provided training to obtain a Defensive Driver Certificate within the first year of employment.
  • Exercise responsible leadership on all school trips.
  • Transport only authorized persons.
  • Report all accidents and complete required accident reports.
  • Enforce regulations against smoking and eating on the bus.
  • Attend all required safety and training sessions, including special needs training.
  • Complete required paperwork in its entirety and on time.
  • Attend parent and school conferences as requested.
  • Attend assigned area meetings.
  • Conduct required bus evacuation drills.
  • Serve in a team leader role when working with other school bus employees.
  • Work closely with and cooperate with other employees.
  • Comply with all requirements of Transportation Department directives, School Board policies, and regulations of the State Board of Education.
  • Exhibit professionalism to include attendance, attitude, attire, and other directives per District policy.
  • Revised 06-25-2019

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