School Bus Driver Instructor by xkv18799

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									Sacramento City Unified School District                                                 Approved:          09-20-66
Classified Job Specification                                                       Title Changed:          10-29-73
                                                                                          Revised:         11-10-73
                                                                                          Revised:         02-05-76
                                                                                          Revised:         05-11-81
                                                                                          Revised:         03-01-94


                                      SCHOOL BUS DRIVER INSTRUCTOR


DEFINITION

        Under general supervision, carries out a school bus driver training program; assists as required in a driver safety
program and in investigation of accidents involving a school bus; prepares records and reports on training activities
including original trainee records and ongoing records for all school bus drivers pursuant to requirements mandated by
law; and operates a school bus as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

         Plans and conducts an overall school bus driver training program in accordance with the Department of
Education guidelines to include in-service, classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction; schedules and conducts
specialized transportation workshops; screens new driver trainee applications, schedules interviews, conducts a drive test
and makes recommendation of applicant's competence; provides assistance for new applicants to obtain a commercial
license, medical certificate, background investigation, and coordinates interviews with the California Highway Patrol;
supervises driver trainees during all phases of the training program, provides daily assistance and counsels assigned
school bus drivers on mandatory inspection and operation procedures; schedules, demonstrates and supervises K-12
students in school bus emergency evacuation procedures as required; performs driver improvement evaluations; route
and school bus stop inspections; maintains mandated driver training records and files; coordinates all training, testing and
license requirements with the California Highway Patrol and Department of Motor Vehicles; assists as required in
investigation of bus accidents; route and bus stop complaints; performs basic clerical tasks and other related duties; when
required operates a school bus on an assigned route.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

        Knowledge of:

                Clerical and record-keeping procedures;
                Safety rules, regulations and safe driving practices;
                Provisions of the Motor Vehicle Code, Education Code and California Highway Patrol Regulations
                         applicable to the operation of school buses and driver training requirements for pupil
                         transportation;
                Local geography of metropolitan area;
                First aid practices;
                Principles and methods of school bus driver training;
                Good driving practices and procedures.

                                                            and
        Ability to:

                Perform routine arithmetical computations and to keep varied clerical records;
                Effectively plan and instruct a driver training and safety program;
                Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, students, parents, and school
                         administrators;
                Operate a school bus, exercising good judgment and extreme caution;
                Train and evaluate the work of school bus drivers;
                Maintain records and prepare reports.

                                                            and
SCHOOL BUS DRIVER INSTRUCTOR (Continued)



          Experience:

                Five years experience as a school bus driver or two years of such driving experience and three years of
                        equivalent experience driving vehicles requiring a Class A or B license or possess a current
                        school bus driver instructor's certificate.

                                                            and

          Education:

                A high school diploma or GED equivalent. Additional courses related to public speaking preferred.

                                                            and

          License Requirements:

                Possession of a current California Class A or B license (VC1280456) and a current unrestricted school
                       bus driver's certificate (CAC 13 Section 1203.1[a]);
                Possession of a valid school bus driver instructor's certificate (or meet the qualifications for attending the
                       instructor's course [CAC 13 Section 1204.5]).




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