Henderson County Public Schools

Bus Driver (24-25SY) (1297)

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Job Details

TitleBus Driver (24-25SY)
Posting ID1297

LOCATION/DEPT: Assigned School/Transportation

REPORTS TO: Principal/Transportation Planner

FLSA Status: Non Exempt


Start Date: 8/12/2024; Temporary Part Time with No Benefits
10 month, 1.3 hours per day (6.5 hours per week)


NOTE: First Pay Day is 9/30/2024


Position Summary
Performs semi-skilled work operating a school bus, transporting students to and from school, activities or events, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Transportation Planner.


Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED and minimal experience with at least 6 months of driving experience as a licensed operator of a motor vehicle, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • General knowledge of operating a school bus; general knowledge of the geography of the District and the location of streets; skill in the safe operation of a school bus.
  • Ability to read and write.
  • Ability to detect malfunctioning equipment.
  • Ability to assist children using patience and understanding.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school officials, associates, students, parents and the general public.


Essential Duties

  • Performs pre- and post-trip school bus inspection; reports operating and equipment deficiencies.
  • Transports students to and from school, along with other activities and events.
  • Cleans bus inside and out including washing, sweeping, emptying trash, etc.
  • Fuels bus as needed.
  • Obeys traffic laws and observes safety regulations for school bus operations.
  • Ensures passenger safety; maintains discipline on bus; completes disciplinary forms as needed.
  • Conducts periodic emergency evacuation drills.
  • Records mileage; maintains records and reports.
  • Performs related work as required.

Physical Requirements

  • This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force.
  • Work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting.
  • Work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.
  • Work requires visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities.
  • Work regularly requires working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to outdoor weather conditions and exposure to vibration and occasionally requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
  • Work could be in a moderately noisy location.

Special Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Applicable training will be provided.
  • Must hold a valid Commercial Driver's License with Passenger and School Bus endorsement in the State of North Carolina.
  • Pre-employment DOT Drug Test is required
  • Pre-employment Criminal/DMV check is required
  • Physical Standards Test and all legal requirements of the NC DMV and Henderson County Public Schools
  • Clear criminal background check
  • Safe driving record
  • Health Certificate

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job

Shift TypeTemporary Part Time
Salary Range$15.68 / Per Hour
LocationEtowah Elementary

Applications Accepted

Start Date05/10/2024
End Date07/31/2024

Job Contact

NameAmanda ChildersTitlePrincipal