Phoenix Union High School District

Phoenix, AZ

2122 SY - BUS DRIVER, MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Posted 6 days ago

Job Description

  • 2122 SY - BUS DRIVER, MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLE JobID: 6319
  • Position Type:
    Transportation/BUS DRIVER

  • Date Posted:
    7/19/2021

  • Location:
    TRANSPORTATION

  • Closing Date:
    09/24/2021




  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    BUS DRIVER

    DEPARTMENT: Transportation SALARY SCHEDULE: Education Support Professional
    LOCATION: DSF WORK YEAR: 9 months

    GRADE 9
    STARTING HOURLY RATE: $18.67 - $19.52 (PLACEMENT DEPENDS ON SIMILAR EXPERIENCE HELD AND EDUCATION)

    The Phoenix Union High School District is proud to serve a diverse population of 28,000 students and 4,000 employees in Arizonas capital city. With a portfolio of comprehensive schools, small specialty schools, support schools, micro schools, magnet programs, and extensive Career & Technical Education (CTE) offerings, PXUs schools of opportunity welcome, love, and inspire all students to go places and do things that matter.

    SUMMARY:

    The Bus Driver transports special needs students between home and school in a safe and timely manner. Provides transportation for special programs and activities.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    1. Drives a bus along routes and special activity trips. Picks-up and drops-off students at designated bus stops and schools.
    2. Inspects buses for safety and proper operation.
    3. Fuels buses.
    4. Monitors and assists with maintain the behavior, safety, and medical needs of students on the school bus.
    5. Cleans and sterilizes buses.
    6. Communicates regularly with parents, supervisors, school staff, co-workers, and students.
    7. Completes all required paperwork to include route changes, MIPS, mileage reports, and student counts.
    8. Supports the relationship between the Phoenix Union High School District and the public by demonstrating courteous and professional behavior when interacting with students, parents, visitors, and school staff; maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, client records, and school information; follows Governing Board Policies; performs all other related duties as required or assigned.

    The above essential functions are intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities and not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:

    High School diploma or GED equivalent; AND two years of experience operating a bus or successful completion of PXUs Bus Driver Trainee Program; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

    License and Certification Requirements:

    A valid Arizona State Class B Commercial Drivers License with Passenger and School Bus endorsements is required.
    Must possess a valid Department of Public Safety issued Level 1 IVP Fingerprint clearance card.
    Must possess current Red Cross first aid certificate and CPR certificate at time of employment or obtain within first 10 days of employment and maintain on a current status.

    IDEAL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    • Skill in understanding, explaining, and applying relevant rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
    • Skill in resolving problems among students.
    • Skill in safely operating a school bus wheelchair lift, and securing wheel chairs on the bus.
    • Skill in maintaining order and safety on a school bus.
    • Ability to read and follow verbal and written instructions and procedures.
    • Ability to identify and address all student needs.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to provide excellent customer experiences, including but not limited to interacting tactfully and courteously with the public.
    • Commitment to create and sustain a thriving learning and working environment for students and staff.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
    • Ability to use initiative within organizational policies, procedures and guidelines.


    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

    Work is performed on a school bus along designated routes. Work requires climbing up and down bus stairs, bending, kneeling, crouching or stooping, pulling, and may require lifting up to 100 pounds. May be exposed to hot and cold temperatures, hazardous
    chemicals, and infectious diseases.

    WHY WORK AT PXU

    The Phoenix Union High School District is one of the states largest employers. Our 4,000 education professionals are committed to providing an excellent learning environment for our students while enjoying an inspiring work environment.

    • Highly Competitive Pay
    • Comprehensive Employee Benefits
    • Participation in Arizona State Retirement System
    • Education Loan Forgiveness (If eligible)
    • Vacation and Personal Leave Plans (for eligible positions)
    • Paid Winter and Spring Breaks

    The Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation, as well as gender identity, gender expression and immigration status. This policy will prevail in all matters concerning staff members, students, the public, educational programs and services, and individuals with whom the Board does business.

    DIVISION:

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

    SUPERVISION GIVEN:

    Technology & Logistics

    Transportation Director

    None

    Action

    Prepared by:

    Reviewed by:

    Effective Date

    Revised

    PSPC

    LT/CEA/Talent

    07/01/2021



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