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Bus Drivers, School
The Benchmark Job Description below represents the specific Position Characteristics of the job used in the Salary Survey. Benchmark Job Descriptions should be inspected carefully to review the degree of matching between an organizations' Job and the Salary Survey Benchmark. Matching internal Jobs to Salary Survey Benchmark Jobs should not be done on Job Title alone. A thorough comparison of Salary Survey Benchmark to Internal Job Descriptions is recommended. A good overlap should exist on any comparisons used on critical Job Dimensions and Competencies.
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Transportation - Other
Benchmark Title: Bus Drivers, School
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Transport students or special clients, such as the elderly or persons with disabilities. Ensure adherence to safety rules. May assist passengers in boarding or exiting. Follow safety rules as students board and exit buses or cross streets near bus stops.
 
Comply with traffic regulations to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
 
Check the condition of a vehicle's tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water, and safety equipment to ensure that everything is in working order.
 
Maintain order among pupils during trips to ensure safety.
 
Pick up and drop off students at regularly scheduled neighborhood locations, following strict time schedules.
 
Report any bus malfunctions or needed repairs.
 
Drive gasoline, diesel, or electrically powered multi-passenger vehicles to transport students between neighborhoods, schools, and school activities.
 
Prepare and submit reports that may include the number of passengers or trips, hours worked, mileage, fuel consumption, or fares received.
 
Maintain knowledge of first-aid procedures.
 
Keep bus interiors clean for passengers.
 
Read maps and follow written and verbal geographic directions.
 
Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations, using telephones or mobile two-way radios.
 
Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilation systems for passenger comfort.
 
Escort small children across roads and highways.
 
Make minor repairs to vehicles.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Transportation - Other
Benchmark Title: Bus Drivers, School
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Transportation - Other
Benchmark Title: Bus Drivers, School
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Transportation - Other
Benchmark Title: Bus Drivers, School
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Spatial Orientation The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Peripheral Vision The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Night Vision The ability to see under low light conditions.
 
Glare Sensitivity The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Sound Localization The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Transportation - Other
Benchmark Title: Bus Drivers, School
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
AOL MapQuest Map creation software
 
Microsoft MapPoint Map creation software
 
Web browser software Internet browser software
 
Barcode scanners Bar code reader equipment
 
Bus warning lights Exterior automobile lighting
 
Cell phones Mobile phones
 
Digital surveillance camera systems Security cameras
 
Emergency exit doors Emergency vehicle exits
 
Emergency first-aid kits Emergency medical services first aid kits
 
On-board data input terminals Portable data input terminals
 
Passenger buses Busses
 
Portable fire extinguishers Fire extinguishers
 
Powered service doors Automotive doors
 
Radio frequency identification RFID devices Radio frequency identification devices
 
Snow chains Vehicle traction control systems
 
Tire pressure gauges Pressure indicators
 
Two way radios Two way radios
 
Wheelchair lifts Lifts
 
Wheelchair restraint systems Wheelchair accessories
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Transportation - Other
Benchmark Title: Bus Drivers, School
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
Related Work Experience None
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
On-the-Job Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Transportation - Other
Benchmark Title: Bus Drivers, School
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Bus Driver/Monitor
CDL Driver (Commercial Drivers License Driver)
Driver
School Bus Driver
School Bus Driver/Custodian
School Bus Driver/Mechanic
School Bus Driver/Teacher Assistant
School Bus Operator
School Transportation Director
School Transportation Supervisor
Special Client Bus Driver
Special Education Bus Driver
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Transportation - Other
Benchmark Title: Bus Drivers, School
 
 
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