The Institutional Bus Driver is responsible for the operation of a large passenger motor carrier, transporting passengers to specific destinations outside of the general area. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Read maps, plans travel routes, and schedules.
Makes routine checks and inspections of bus and equipment for proper operation, safety, and maintenance.
Coordinates any special requirements or considerations necessary for making the trip with appropriate personnel.
Maintains schedule for the operation of bus and regular maintenance requirements.
Maintains records of bus use and travel logs, and prepares reports of operations.
Provides security for the bus on overnight trips and attends driving courses as needed and/or required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of commercial transportation vehicles. Knowledge of federal and state traffic laws and regulations. Knowledge of basic travel requirements and restrictions. Ability to plan and schedule travel routes. Ability to perform minor maintenance and safety checks of transportation vehicle and equipment. Ability to perform routine tasks and to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to work independently without close supervision and to make sure tasks are completed.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of commercial driving experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must possess a commercial driver