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Bus Driver

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Job Type
29 Jul 2022
Department: Operational Services

Job Title: Professional School Bus Driver

(Level 11; 182 days employment Contract)


A. Educational Level: High school diploma or equivalent

B. Benefits Heath Insurance Coverage: 1/2 paid by the SCPS

C. Experience Desired: Successful completion of Virginia Department of Education's

training to operate a school bus and all Virginia Department of

Motor Vehicles written and practical pre-trip and on road tests

pertaining to a commercial's driver's license. Driver must also

have Current certification in first aid and Cardio Pulmonary

Resuscitation (CPR) and at least three years driving experience.

D. Physical Requirements: Requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time. Requires

significant climbing, grasping and repetitive motions. Regularly

requires the employee to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. without

assistance and assist with students weighing up to 100 lbs. May

require stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching,

standing, walking and pushing. Must be able to pass an annual

physical to operate a school bus, which includes specific vision

test to include: close, distance, color, peripheral and depth

perception vision and the ability to adjust focus.

E. Working Conditions: Occasionally subjected to mechanical break down of vehicle.

Atmospheric conditions may occasionally causes road hazards.

Also, possible exposure to a variety of childhood diseases.

F. REPORTS TO: Coordinator of Operations

F. DATE: Established July 2013


Conduct pre-trip inspections of school bus/car for defects prior to every trip

Transports students using established routes and designated stops

Operates bus/car on approved time schedule

Stays informed and respond appropriately to schedule changes

Enforces safety rules, documents student disciplinary incidents on discipline reports and submits to appropriate personnel in a timely manner

Drives defensively under varying traffic conditions and inclement weather

Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with other drivers, teachers, students, parents and other school staff

Demonstrates knowledge of state and local laws and ordinances that pertain to the operation of school buses/cars

Accurately completes and maintains up to date route sheets on bus/car at all times

Conducts emergency evacuation drills as required by division's regulations.

Attends all in-service safety meetings

Attends first aid and defensive driving class required by school division, also attend required meetings

Takes responsibility for maintaining the bus/car by taking it to the transportation garage for scheduled maintenance and when necessary, unscheduled maintenance. Also, the driver is responsible for cleanliness of the vehicle he or she is driving

Reports to law enforcement incidents involving vehicles passing school bus stop sign and appears in court when summoned

Pass pre-employment safety and annual physical testing and all random drug and alcohol testing in accordance with policy

Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Evaluation: Annual evaluation performed by Coordinator of Operations

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Sussex County School Board is an equal opportunity employer; as such, it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation, handicapping condition, or sex in its educational programs or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position or program to which application has been made.
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  • Job Reference: 671156827-2
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Sussex County Public Schools
  • Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent