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Bus Driver

Job Details

Oak Hall School - Gainesville, FL
Part Time
High School
$15.00 - $15.00 Hourly


Immediate openings for part-time Bus Drivers to transport students and staff to sporting events and field trips. Applicants must be flexible in terms of availability, as hours/assignments vary from week to week. Many trips are mid-afternoon to evening, we also have trips on Saturdays and Sundays.  There is no guarantee of hours/week.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Transport authorized passengers on assigned trips safely and efficiently
  • Comply with all federal, state, and local laws relative to school bus operation
  • Drives safely: no “at fault” accidents or serious moving violations
  • Maintain cleanliness of assigned bus
  • Follow assigned route and schedule
  • Discharge passengers only at assigned locations
  • Transport only authorized passengers
  • Complete and submit all paperwork accurately and timely
  • Return keys, transponders, or other equipment timely, as required
  • Re-fuel bus whenever return leaves less than ¾ of tank
  • Complete pre and post trip inspections, including under hood for mechanical safety, and notify Driver Coordinator immediately of any problems
  • Add necessary mechanical fluids that are not at required operational levels, as discovered during pre-trip safety inspection
  • Ensure proper condition of emergency equipment, such as first aid kit, fire extinguisher and reflectors
  • Instruct passengers in safety precautions and practices
  • Conduct safe and efficient bus evacuation as required
  • Maintain current CDL license and DOT physical card, as required
  • Report all accidents or traffic violations involving a school bus immediately
  • Report all other accidents or traffic violations (not involving a school bus) within 3 days, and before next assignment
  • Adhere to all School transportation policies and procedures
  • Adhere to cell phone policy which prohibits the use of cellular phones while operating any school bus
  • Communicate effectively with the Transportation Director, driver coordinator, Faculty, Coaches, Staff, Administrators, students, parents and others, using tact, good judgment, and professionalism
  • Demonstrate initiative in identifying opportunities for improvement within the Transportation Department
  • Treats confidential information and sensitive situations with discretion
  • Positively represent the School with professional demeanor and appropriate dress, grooming, and language
  • Attend or complete additional trainings as assigned
  • Support and advance the mission of Oak Hall School
  • Be a role model of integrity and professionalism
  • Work positively and professionally with all constituencies of the school
  • Meet regular and predictable attendance requirements, including school meetings, and other required events
  • Adhere to School policies as described in the Employee Handbook and other materials
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Valid CDL Class B Driver’s License with Passenger (P) and School Bus (S) Endorsement required
  • Valid, current DOT Physical Card required
  • HS Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years licensed driving experience
  • Clean driving record required
  • Must pass a Level II Background Screening
  • Ability to use cleaning equipment safely
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as daily schedules, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to perform assigned duties appropriately and safely in proximity to students and staff
  • A high degree of professionalism, collegiality, and personal conduct both in and outside of school
  • Ability, willingness and judgment to communicate thoroughly, accurately and concisely with all constituents in the school community
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the vision and mission of the School


Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Required to sit, talk, hear frequently and for prolonged periods of time.
  • Both close and distance vision is required
  • Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
  • Be able to occasionally lift to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to climb ladders safely, 2’-24’
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled school bus environment
  • Work in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat
  • Work in an environment with exposure to petroleum fumes
  • Work in an environment with loud noise
  • Tasks involve the ability to exert heavy physical effort, including climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials weighing 20 to 60 pounds.