School Bus Driver


  • School Bus Driver


    Occupation Tasks

    • Follow safety rules as students board and exit buses or cross streets near bus stops.
    • Comply with traffic regulations to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
    • Check the condition of a vehicle's tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water, and safety equipment to ensure that everything is in working order.
    • Maintain order among pupils during trips to ensure safety.
    • Pick up and drop off students at regularly scheduled neighborhood locations, following strict time schedules.
    • Report any bus malfunctions or needed repairs.
    • Drive gasoline, diesel, or electrically powered multi-passenger vehicles to transport students between neighborhoods, schools, and school activities.
    • Prepare and submit reports that may include the number of passengers or trips, hours worked, mileage, fuel consumption, or fares received.
    • Maintain knowledge of first-aid procedures.
    • Keep bus interiors clean for passengers.
    • Read maps and follow written and verbal geographic directions.
    • Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations, using telephones or mobile two-way radios.
    • Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilation systems for passenger comfort.

    Occupational Requirements

    • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment - Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
    • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
    • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
    • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

    Worker Requirements

    • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
    • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
    • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
    • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    Worker Characteristics

    • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
    • Depth Perception - The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
    • Far Vision - The ability to see details at a distance.
    • Reaction Time - The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.

    Worker Characteristics

    • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
    • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
    • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
    • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

    Occupation Tools and Technology

    • Tools - Automotive doors, Emergency medical services first aid kits, Bar code reader equipment, Busses
    • Technology - Internet browser software, Map creation software

    Worker Requirements

    • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
    • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
    • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
    • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    Experience

    • Related Work Experience - Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
    • Required Level of Education - Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)
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