Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

School Bus Driver

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time

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Job Description



*Job Term 11 Months*

Under general supervision from the Transportation Manager, safely transports children to and from school and extra-curricular activities in a time efficient manner.

Primary Job Functions

Primary functions may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions within this classification.

Examples of Tasks

  • Drives school bus on a daily pre-established route.
  • Communicates in a clear professional manner with students, parents and personnel staff.
  • Coordinates with Student Transportation Coordinator on any changes in normal duties, routes, or new student passengers.
  • Picks up and delivers only authorized students to assigned bus stops; ensures all students have departed bus prior to departing the stop location.
  • Makes sure assigned routes are on time in accordance with the schedule.
  • Sustains order and discipline by abiding by the established safety rules for the bus.
  • Reports and documents unruly behaviors to appropriate personnel.
  • Ensures that the communication device (e.g. two-way radio) is in proper working order before each trip.
  • Conducts pre-trip & post trip bus inspections.
  • Maintains Driver Vehicle Inspection Report in respect to daily safety checks.
  • Obeys all traffic regulations as outlined in CDL manual, Bus Driver Handbook and local ordinances.
  • Observes all mandatory safety regulations for school buses and keeps all emergency exits clear of obstructions.
  • Reports all accidents immediately, as required.
  • Provides transportation services for extracurricular activities outside of normal scheduled work hours, as assigned.
  • Conducts semi-annual bus evacuation drills as required by the Department of Education.
  • Immediately notifies departmental supervisor in writing of any mechanical problems and/or repairs.
  • With the assistance of Bus Monitors, ensures all children are in age appropriate child safety restraints at all times during transportation.
  • Attends departmental meetings and in-service trainings, as scheduled.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

Knowledge of:
  • History, culture, traditions, and customs of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
  • Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the geographic layout
  • Community and state ordinances and laws that govern the operation of a school bus

Skilled in:
  • Interacting with children of all ages
  • Safely operating a large commercial motor vehicle
  • Reading and interpreting map coordinates

Ability to:
  • Interpret the laws, rules, and regulations associated with the daily operation of a school bus
  • Maintain student discipline and ensure that student behavior is not a distraction to safe driving
  • Follow oral and written instructions, and policies and procedures
  • Install car seat or other restraining devices on a school bus, as needed
  • Sit 70% of the day, stand, bend, crouch, or stoop 30% of the time
  • Lift up to fifty pounds (50lbs) occasionally

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to handle control, or feel objects, tools or controls; use foot controls to drive; reach with hands and arms; climb; bend, stoop, and kneel. The employee must be physically able to perform and demonstrate emergency evacuation procedures. This includes the pushing/pulling of up to 50 pounds. In addition have the ability to use emergency exits at any location on the bus. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, night/dusk vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. Must have a valid unrestricted Arizona Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with Passenger and School Bus endorsements, Arizona School Bus Driver Certification and AZ DPS Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card. Must possess basic first aid and CPR certification at time of hire.

Driving Requirement:

Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License for the class of vehicle operated. Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age, unless the Community Manager has determined that the position can be filled by an employees under the age of twenty-one (21). Must have at least one (1) year of experience in the class of vehicle operated.

Candidates for Driving Positions will not be considered "insurable" and thus are not eligible to operate a Community Vehicle if during the last three (3) years they have been found in violation of any serious driving offense including but not limited to:
  • operating under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance (DUI) (DWI);
  • suspension, denial, or revocation of a driver's license or driving privileges (not including minor traffic or non-traffic citations as determined by the Human Resource Department);
  • three (3) or more instances of driving in excess of 15 mph per hour over the posted speed limit
  • any combination of four (4) or more moving violations;
  • three (3) or more at-fault accidents;
  • any one of the following major violations:
  • failure to stop and report when involved in an accident;
  • vehicular homicide, manslaughter, or assault with a motor vehicle;
  • operating a vehicle when license has been revoked or suspended;
  • hit and run;
  • racing;
  • reckless or aggressive driving;
  • attempting to and/or evading a Police Officer;
  • operating a vehicle during the commission of a felony; and/or
  • any egregious violation of motor vehicle laws not listed that would affect the employee's ability to drive and/or perform the essential functions of his/her position.

Special Requirements

Terms of Employment: This position is treated as a full-time non-exempt position scheduled for 40 hours per week.

Must be able to pass a Pre-Employment Drug Test and extensive Fingerprint and Background Check. Employee is Subject to Random Drug Testing and completion of a Background Check every five (5) years.

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required.

Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.

To apply for a position at Salt River Schools, applicants must submit the Immunization Addendum, Criminal Report and Legal Information addendum, Teaching/Administration Information addendum, and proof of Arizona teaching certification with your online application. Forms can be found at

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified : Community Member Veteran, Community Member, Spouse of Community Member, qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain preference, the following is required: 1) Qualified Community Member Veteran (DD-214) will be required at the time of application submission 2) Qualified Community Member (must provide Tribal I.D at time of application submission),3) Spouse of a Community Member (Marriage License/certificate and spouse Tribal ID or CIB is required at time of application submission), and 4) Native American (Tribal ID or CIB required at time of application submission).

Documents may be submitted by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date.

The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .

Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.