Bus Driver Employment

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The position is responsible for operating and transporting school-ages children and other authorized personnel safely and efficiently to and from schools and sporting events.

Applicants will complete both classroom and behind-the-wheel training organized by the King George County Transportation Department in order to earn a Virginia Commercial Driver’s License.  Drivers, monitors and substitutes who are hired by the school division are paid for their time in training, up to 28 hours for monitors and 48 hours for drivers.


·       Conduct a daily pre-trip safety inspection of the vehicle prior to transporting children according to state mandated guidelines.

·        Conduct semi-annual bus evacuation drills as required by the Department of Education.

·        Report operating and equipment deficiencies.

·        Maintain safety equipment and report unsafe bus conditions.

·        Adhere to the preventive maintenance schedule.

·        Complete required forms and reports in an accurate and timely manner.

·     Obey all traffic laws and observe mandatory safety regulations for school bus operations; adhere and comply with safety rules, motoring regulations and laws.

·        Transport only authorized students.

·        Load bus according to established procedures

·        Assign seats to all students; follow designated route schedule.

·        Ensure that all students are accounted for and all runs are covered.

·        Ensure passenger safety; maintain discipline on the bus.

·        Notify proper authorities in case of bus breakdown or deviation in schedule.

·        Report all accidents immediately, requesting police or ambulance service as needed, complete required accident reports.

·        Wash bus, clean bus inside and out; fuel bus as required.

·        Make bus available for periodic maintenance.

·        Attend all scheduled meetings.

·        Perform related work as required.




Possess a good knowledge of the procedures and federal/state laws governing the safe operation of a school bus, prior to the completion of the school division’s raining program.  General knowledge of the problems involved in operating a school bus; general knowledge of the geography of the city and location of streets; skill in the safe operation of a school bus; ability to operate vehicle safely over an assigned route according to a definite time schedule which may require driving during pre-daylight and dusk periods; ability to detect malfunctioning equipment; ability to assist children using patience and understanding; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school officials, parent, associates and students.




High School Diploma or GED

A comparable amount of training and experience maybe substituted for the minimum qualifications.


Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public using the telephone and personal contact as normally define by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls.  Frequent sitting, grasping, repetitive motion, reaching and driving.   Occasional walking, standing, bending, balancing and climbing.  Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements such as extreme temperature, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, extreme vibrations, hazards such as a moving vehicle, moving mechanical parts, etc. and/or loud noises.  Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and over 50 pounds rarely.  Requires timely and regular adherence to established work schedules.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.


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