School Bus Driver (10 month position)

Wilmington, DE 19805, US
Apr 16, 2018

LOCATION: Transportation

REPORTS TO: Transportation Manager, Kelly Shahan


Drives any type and size of school bus that may be operated by the school district for the transportation of passengers on regularly scheduled routes.


Operates assigned school buses on assigned trips in accordance with printed trip schedules and in accordance with specified stop, sequence, and time schedules.

Boards, transports, and discharges passengers.

May lift handicapped passengers and assist passengers into and out of bus as required by Transportation Services Department policy and procedure.

May operate a mechanized wheelchair lift.

Develops via-directions and maintains and updates current student and trip manifests.

Monitors the operational condition and safety of vehicle accessories of assigned buses on a daily basis; monitors gauges and sensors while operating a bus and reports discrepancies to initiate corrective actions.

Practices non-aggressive, defensive driving techniques.

Monitors, conducts, and responds to communications with the Transportation Operations staff via two-radio.

Maintains effective professional working relationships with pupils, parents, and district staff.

Enforces district policy and procedure in maintaining discipline on buses.

Renders first aide to passengers on an emergency basis.

Maintains working knowledge of and complies with laws and regulations pertaining to pupil transportation.

Maintains cleanliness of windows and interior of bus on a daily basis; may wash bus exterior.

Ensures familiarity with assigned trips before transporting passengers; may dry-run new trips.

Periodically participates in mandated meetings and in-service programs during traditional and non-traditional workdays and work hours as required by the department.

Maintains and supports standards of personal conduct and discipline in accordance with the current discipline policy approved by the Board of Education.

Performs other duties reasonably related to the job class.


Applicants must possess a valid Delaware Driver's Certificate with a passenger transportation endorsement and a valid D.O.T. approved medical certificate. Training will be provided if candidate does not currently hold CDL Drivers License with school bus endorsements.

Applicants must operate all types and sizes of school buses safely and on a specific time schedule in varied and complex topographical, weather, urban traffic, and rural conditions.

Applicants must exit from the rear of the bus to assist in emergency evacuations.

Communicate effectively and maintain cooperative relationships.

Show personality and character traits suited to supervision and care of children of multiple ethnicities and cultural values, behavioral, and physical handicaps.

Resolve conflict and maintain discipline of children on board buses.

Read and interpret maps, compass directions, schedules, student rosters and procedural instructions.

Rapidly learn routes and the operations of equipment related to duties.

To Apply:

District Applicants:

Transfer request as described in collective bargaining agreement

Non-District Applicants:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Red Clay Consolidated School District application
  3. Resume
  4. Transcripts/diploma
  5. 3 letters of recommendation

Please send all items required to:

Red Clay Consolidated School District

Human Resources Office

1500 Sprue Avenue

Wilmington, DE 19805

Phone (302) 992-3700


Kelly Shahan, Transportation Manager


Reports To: Transportation Manager

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all new employees hired after December 31, 1995

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