Bus Driver – Plano Independent School District

Safely, efficiently and professionally operate school bus and all related equipment in support of Plano ISD mission of providing an excellent education for each student via route service, extracurricular trips and shuttles.

Must be at least 21 years of age
Clear and valid Texas CDL driver’s license Class A or Class B with “P” Passenger Endorsement and “S”
School Bus Endorsement (Training provided)
Texas State School Bus Driver Certification (Training provided)
Ability to satisfactorily complete a DOT medical examination for school bus drivers in addition to preemployment drug test
Special Knowledge/Skills:
Ability to read, understand, and communicate in English
Must have acceptable motor vehicle and criminal record
Ability to maintain good relationship with Plano ISD staff (supervisors, fellow employees, principals),
students, parents, and members of the community
Capable of responding in emergency situations including evacuating students
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
Effective communication skills
Ability to calmly and professionally manage student behavior
Ability to pass annual DOT physical and all required DOT drug and alcohol tests
Ongoing ability to safely operate the school bus
Must possess maturity and emotional skills to calmly and safely operate a school bus despite
distractions from sometimes boisterous students

No previous experience required
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Safely, efficiently, and professionally drive buses for regular routes, shuttles and field trips
Follow assigned route and adhere to established schedule
Assist students on and off the bus according to the student’s individual needs and challenges
Adapt and follow any specific student needs as indicated within the student Individual Education Program
Fuel bus daily or as needed to maintain a minimum of half-full tank when parked
Must be available to work varied hours during the span of normal route service and be accepting of periodic
route time changes to meet the needs of PISD students and efficient route design
Perform pre and post trip mechanical safety inspection of the bus before and after each route to ensure bus
can be operated safely and immediately report any defects or concerns to supervisor or motor pool staff
Keep interior of assigned bus, sub bus and field trip bus clean and orderly
Maintain acceptable student discipline on bus using appropriate and effective student management protocols
provided and delegate to the school principal the responsibility for discipline of students by reporting issues
on department forms
Operate bus safely and maintain an awareness for the safety of students while they are on the bus and while
they are loading and unloading
Supervise students while they board and exit the bus including any required street crossings near the bus
Report all accidents or incidents, vehicle damage, student injuries by completing forms provided
Conduct student counts and track other data requested by administrative staff
Perform emergency bus evacuation of students and staff if needed
Attend required in-services
Complete and submit all required paperwork including but not limited to rider counts, field trip sheets,
accident reports, student conduct forms, pre and post-trip inspection forms, etc.
Exhibit personal conduct and appearance that serve as an example to children
Ensure proper condition of assigned safety equipment including but not limited to first aid kit, biohazard kit,
fire extinguisher, etc.

Pay: $24.00/H

Please complete an online application, send letter of interest and resume to buscareers@pisd.edu

To apply for this job email your details to AHarding@JFSdallas.org

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