Bus Driver - General Pool (2023-2024 SY)

Alexandria, Virginia
Jan 16, 2023
Oct 28, 2023
Full Time
Job Description: The Bus Driver transports students over scheduled routes and/or to/from special excursions; ensures vehicle is in safe operating condition; and ensures safety of students during transport, loading and unloading from buses. This job reports to the Transportation Supervisor.

Paid training program includes CDL certification. Outstanding benefits program includes health insurance and Virginia Retirement System for full-time employees.

Please note: If you do not currently hold a CDL license and are selected for employment, you will be placed on Step 1, Grade 3 of the Transporation Salary Scale ($22.18/hour) for your duration of training. Upon completion/passing the required CDL certification course, your step placement will be re-evaluated based on your commercial driving experience. If you have no additional commercial driving experience, you will be placed on Step 2, Grade 3 of the Transportation Salary Scale. You will be hired on as a casual bus driver trainee; no benefits will be included throughout the training period.

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent preferred, not required.
  • Experience: Job related experience desired. Good work history and driving record required.
  • Certificates and Licenses (can be obtained through ACPS training program):
    • Valid Class "B" Commercial Driver's License with Passenger and School Bus Endorsements
    • CDL 3rd party examiner (DMV)
    • CPR/First Aid Certificate Recommended
    • SET (State Efficient Transport) Certification Behavior Intervention Training

Essential Functions:
  • Transports passengers over scheduled routes to and from school and/or field trips in a safe and timely manner.
  • Monitors students and other passengers during transit to maintain safety and follow district policy.
  • Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections (e.g. fluid levels, tire pressure, exterior condition, mirrors, etc.) to ensure the safe operating condition of the vehicle and comply with mandated guidelines.
  • Advises students and other passengers of appropriate behavior to reinforce regulations and maintain passenger safety.
  • Assesses incidents, complaints, accidents and/or potential emergency situations (e.g. road hazards, medical emergencies, accidents, etc.) and resolves and/or recommends a resolution to the situation.
  • Assists students and other passengers in safe loading and unloading from buses during both emergency situations and normal transport.
  • Attends meetings, classroom and behind the wheel training, safety meetings, in service, administrative conferences, etc. to maintain skills and meet the certificate requirements of a school bus driver.
  • Conducts emergency evacuation drills to ensure efficiency of procedures and comply with mandated requirements.
  • Prepares documents and reports (e.g. monthly manifest, incident/accident reports, inspections records, passenger misconduct, mileage logs, student counts, route description updates, maintenance orders, logs, etc.).
  • Reports observations and/or incidents (e.g. discipline, inappropriate social behavior, etc.) to appropriate personnel.
  • Responds to inquiries (e.g. students, parents, other school personnel, etc.) to provide information and/or direction.
  • Secures students as assigned (e.g. car seats, wheelchairs, restraints, etc.) to ensure their safety during transport.
  • Assists children with disabilities on and off the bus.
  • Assists with snow removal on/around buses to ensure buses maintain established schedules.
  • Cleans assigned vehicles, both interior and exterior to ensure safety, appearance, and sanitation of vehicle.
  • Lifts student and/or equipment (e.g. wheelchairs, car seats, restraints, seat belts, etc.) to position or reposition students as appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
Salary Range:
$22.18 - $27.30 / Transportation SUP-03
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