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Job Opening Information Head Bus Driver

Job Number
2020-2021 HBD

Position Title
Head Bus Driver
Required Application Type
School Related Personnel
Salary/Pay Scale
Per TEO Contract
Job Description

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:     This position involves responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of buses in a school district transportation system.  A Head Bus Driver oversees the driver functions.   Supervision or direction of the repair and maintenance of school buses may or may not be a responsibility of the position.   On an on-going basis, the Head Bus Driver ensures that the school transportation operations conform with State laws and regulations.  Supervision is exercised over the activities of the Bus Drivers by observations and reports.  The incumbent does related work as required.


  • Prepares bus routes and schedules;

  • Dispatches buses;

  • Assigns drivers to regular and special field trips;

  • Calls and assigns substitute drivers;

  • Maintains time records for payroll purposes;

  • Maintains trip records and prepares transportation reports, including accident reports, bus mileage and gas and diesel fuel use;

  • Trains new drivers and assigns them to individual routes;

  • Checks the operation and cleanliness of buses;

  • Receives and responds to or refers complaints or questions concerning transportation services, parent concerns, stop changes, etc.;

  • Manages special transportation activities by arranging for drivers and buses;

  • May advise the responsible school district official of road hazards which may necessitate school closings or delays;

  • May operate a school bus on a regular route or as a substitute drive;

  • Aids in resolving student disciplinary problems on school buses;

  • Keeps continuing check on the maintenance and operation of all school district buses;

  • May perform Driving Reviews and Behind-the-Wheel road tests;

  • Consults with Transportation Supervisor regarding unusual problems.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:    Thorough knowledge of driving skills and the operation of buses; thorough knowledge of safety procedures, traffic laws and motor vehicle regulations applicable to school bus operation; working knowledge of automotive repair methods, costs, tools and terminology; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to keep and maintain computer records and reports; ability to get along well with others including the public; ability to operate a school bus; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


Civil Service Title
School Bus Driver
Job Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:     Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma and either:

  1. Three (3) years of experience in the operation of multi-passenger vehicles; or
  2. Two (2) years of experience in dispatching and/or scheduling of motor equipment plus one (1) year of experience defined in (1.) above; or
  3. Two (2) years of experience in the repair of automotive equipment plus one (1) year of experience defined in (1.) above; or
  4. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of 1, 2, and 3 above.

Special Requirement for Appointment:   Must be at least twenty-one years of age and possess a valid New York State CDL BP license at the time of appointment and maintenance of such license throughout the tenure of employment in the position.

Note:  In addition, candidates must satisfy the requirements for School Bus Driver set forth in the Rules and Regulations of the New York State Commissioner.

Preferred Credentials:  New York State 19A and SBDI Certification and experience with bus routing and knowledge of Traversa.  Also, knowledge of special needs school programs and knowledge of regulations applying to school buses (DMV, 19A, DOT, SED)

Application Procedure

If interested, please click the green "apply now" button below and follow the prompts. When uploading your application documents, you must submit your completed Wayne County Civil Service application in the "Other" field. The application can be found below in the "Additional Information" section. 

Job Category
Head Bus Driver
Job Location
District Wide

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