Bus Driver

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
Must be able to lift, bend, push and pull up to 50 pounds; must hold valid Ohio Driver’ License-Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles;  must meet and maintain Board/Ohio School Plan insurability standards for driving

STARTING PAY:
$16.28 per hour to $18.38 per hour

*Upper end of the pay range is reserved for candidates who have substantial experience as a school bus driver
*This position is considered part-time seasonal at time of hire and is guaranteed 25 hours per week – opportunities are available for extra hours and/or full-time employment based on a collective bargaining unit bidding process
*This position qualifies for full-time benefits

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:
Must hold a valid (or be eligible to maintain) Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with S & P endorsements – Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

*Training to acquire a CDL with S & P endorsements is offered to applicants who meet all other qualifications for the position and are selected through the interview process.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Operates a school bus in the scheduled transportation of persons at points of embarkation and disembarkation; supervises and responds to riders needs during bus ride; observes riders’ behaviors and environmental situation to detect conditions which threaten riders’ safety; performs child checks after each route.

Operates and rides hydraulic lift and secures riders’ wheelchairs and other adaptive equipment; Follows riders’ programming procedures when necessary; assists in the boarding and departure of persons at points of embarkation and disembarkation; turns in student/client absentee reports at disembarkation point in the morning. Maintains attendance sheets as required.

Performs daily vehicle pre-trip and post-trip inspections; reports all defects to garage for repairs; performs duties outlined in the Ohio Pupil Transportation Laws and Regulations

Participates in annual staff development program requirements and agency required programs; communicates verbally and in writing to parents and staff, concerns and problems; provides input regarding safe transportation of riders.

Assists with riders during non-route times (e.g., field trips); assumes responsibility for riders’ possessions during route times; performs cleaning and custodial duties as necessary

Performs other related duties as assigned

This position contributes to the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Continuous Posting

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Pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code Section 5123:2-2-02, the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities is required to conduct background investigations for purposes of employment. Please note that per 5123:2-2-02, there are five tiers of disqualifying offenses with corresponding time periods that preclude an applicant from being employed with this agency. Therefore, all applicants under final consideration will be required to submit to a background check through the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation. For more information, please review OAC 5123:2-2-02. Checking the box below verifies only that you understand our requirement to conduct background checks following job offers. Checking below also verifies that you further understand that all prospective employees must pass a drug test prior to being hired.