Transportation Position - Sterling Community School
Position: Transportation Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Bus Drivers
Job Location: Sterling Community School
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Sterling Community School
Sterling, CT 06377
Telephone: 860-564-4219
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Job Description:
All offers of employment will be conditional upon the successful outcome of a criminal record check.  In addition, any person applying for employment with the Board shall submit to a record check of the Department of Children and Families Child Abuse and Neglect Registry before the person may be hired.
 
Essential Job Functions/Duties/Responsibilities 
Bus drivers operate various types of buses to transport Sterling students between locations.  The employee drives a school bus transporting passengers over specific routes according to the designated schedules while performing the tasks listed below and in accordance with the Board of Education policies.  Bus drivers are employed during the school year but may take on additional duties when off duty.
 
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee.  The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their supervisor.
 
The duties and responsibilities of the bus driver will include:
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspection daily (in accordance with the Connecticut Motor Vehicle Regulations) and report any malfunction to the supervisor
  • Drive safely, abide by local and State motor vehicle laws and regulations, in addition abide by the Town or Board of Education bylaws, contract, policies and regulations 
  • Stop at all pre-designated bus stops, activate the proper warning lights, ensure that students are safely seated (or safely off and away from the bus) and then proceed to the next stop
  • Follow precise schedules; adjusting driving according to the weather and driving conditions, in order to arrive at each stop at the designated time
  • Maintain appropriate behavior by the students on the bus and enforce the school bus safety rules by ensuring that students remain in their seats, do not harm themselves or others, do not eat or drink on the bus, and are respectful of both people and property
  • Report any accidents or incidents involving the school bus and/or the children on the bus immediately to the Transportation Director and submit a written report of the accident or incident on the day of the occurrence
  • Communicate appropriately with adults and students
  • Report immediately to the Transportation Director any complaints made by students, parents and teachers
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment by performing daily sweeping of the bus, cleaning of the dashboard, removal of trash and collecting lost items
  • Attend recertification and safety classes on a regular basis as required  
  • Maintain current license and D.O.T. physical examinations and arrange to complete the proper forms and examinations in order to keep licenses and examinations current and valid
  • Properly fill out all required paperwork and reports, turn in all paperwork in a timely manner.  The required paperwork will include but is not limited to mileage sheets, trip sheets, accident reports, discipline reports, and time cards
Work Experience Requirements:
The prospective driver must meet State and Federal regulations and possess a Connecticut Commercial Driver’s License Class B with passenger and school bus endorsement.  The applicant must have the ability to drive any student transportation vehicle owned and operated by the Town of Sterling.  Drivers must be at least 21 years of age and have no criminal or unsafe driving record.  Drivers must possess a valid driver’s license.  No prior bus driver experience is required as the Board provides the training.
 
Education Requirements:
  • Candidates must possess either a high school diploma or have earned a GED 


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If interested, please apply on our website:  www.sterlingschool.org - District - Employment - Applitrack
 
 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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