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Primary Purpose:

A Driver Trainee is responsible for participating in the Southside ISD behind the wheel training program to include skills performance and observation to obtain the skills and techniques necessary to successfully pass the Texas Department of Public Safety skills tests required to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger and School Bus endorsements. All employees of SISD are expected to act with integrity, support organizational goals, communicate in a clear and respectful manner, championing the needs of our students and drive continuous improvement.

Qualifications:

The Driver Trainee position is subject to the following limitations:

  • Trainee must complete training and be prepared for skills test within 90 business days from first training session.
  • Trainee will be permitted a maximum of two (2) attempts to successfully pass each of the three required skills tests: Vehicle Inspection, Basic Control, and Road Test.
  • Skills testing will be conducted either by the Texas Department of Public Safety or by Southside ISD through the Texas Department of Public Safety Third Party Skills Testing program.
  • Must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by candidate
  • Required:

    Must be 21 years of age

    Ability to pass alcohol and drug test

    Ability to complete required bus driver safety training

    Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

    Ability to communicate effectively

    Knowledge of student discipline procedure

    Ability to manage student behavior

    Ability to operate bus

    Acceptable driving record as verified by the Texas Department of Public Safety annually

    Experience:

    2 years Valid Drivers License

    Major Responsibilities and Duties:

    General

  • Demonstrates thoroughness, reliability and a high degree of accuracy in performing work assignments.
  • Works cooperatively with others and maintains a positive attitude in the work environment.
  • Demonstrates initiative and good judgment in problem solving and decision making
  • Reports promptly and maintains good attendance.
  • Uses time productively on the job.
  • Follows district policies, rules and regulations
  • Accepts supervisory direction
  • Strives to improve job skills
  • Demonstrates tact, courtesy and helpfulness in dealing with staff, students, parents, and visitors in the district.
  • Vehicle Operation

  • Follow assigned route and adhere to established schedules.
  • Assist with upkeep of bus cleanliness and fueling.
  • Assist with recording mileage, fuel consumption, etc.
  • Student Management

  • Supervise students while they board and leave the bus and cross the street.
  • Maintain discipline; report student discipline problems to appropriate administrator.
  • Instruct students on safe riding rules and regulations.
  • Safety

  • Observe all traffic laws and safety regulations for school buses.
  • Assist with bus inspection for safe operation of vehicle.
  • Other

  • Operate two-way radio equipment to communicate with transportation office.
  • Work irregular hours as needed.
  • Attend and complete required training program to maintain safety certification.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities:

    None.

    Equipment Used:

    School bus, safety equipment (flares, reflective signs), fire extinguisher

    Working Conditions:

    Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

    Maintain emotional control. Continual sitting, reaching, and repetitive hand and arm motions. Work outside and inside; moderate exposure to extreme temperature (hot) and vehicle fumes

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