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Basic Purpose:

Primary responsibility is to assist the driver in the safe operation of the route.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Knows the route and remains alert to monitor the welfare of passengers while enroute.  Keeps order on the bus.
  2. Communicates behavior problems and conditions of various stops with the driver.  Cooperates and communicates with school personnel, parents and students.
  3. Assists in pre-trip and post-trip inspections of the bus, including child checks, CSRS and wheel chairlifts
  4. Assists students in the loading and unloading process.
  5. Cooperates and communicates with school personnel, parents and students.
  6. Attend all safety and training meetings.
  7. Conducts emergency evacuation from the bus, including exiting from the emergency door.   May also require physical removal of disabled child from bus.
  8. Assist driver in completion of required paperwork for District, State, ICSB, etc.
  9. Cleans the insides of the bus including sweeping, dusting and cleaning windows.
  10. Other specialized functions as required by contract.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work early morning hours
Physical requirements include:
  • Pushing/Pulling emergency door, windows, pushing and pulling wheelchairs inside bus or to and from wheelchair lift , possibly using drag blanket in cases of emergencies up to 100 pounds
  • Lifting: Bus hood, trash box, challenged passenger into their seats, assistive devices, emergency equipment. Up to 40 lbs.
  • Walking: Crossing lot, up and down bus aisle, around exterior of bus
  • Sitting: Up to 2-3 hours while on bus
  • Climbing: Steps in and out of bus
  • Reaching: applying tie-downs, safety vests, car seats, , opening emergency door from ground, checking roof hatch
  • Handling: Doors, knobs, switches, handles
  • Hearing: Detecting problems with passengers on bus, emergency vehicles, unusual engine noises
  • Bending/Stooping/Squatting: applying tie-downs, sweeping, checking for sleeping children
  • Seeing: Reading street signs, route sheets
  • Talking: Communicating with passengers, parents, school officials, dispatch
  • Dropping: From emergency door to ground

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
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