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Tiffin City Schools has multiple openings for Bus Drivers. Pay rate is $23.07/hour Essential Functions: • Ensure safety of students • Transport...

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Tiffin City Schools has multiple openings for Bus Drivers. Pay rate is $23.07/hour

Essential Functions:
• Ensure safety of students
• Transport students safely and efficiently to and from school and school related events
• Follow assigned bus routes and schedules
• Maintain required records and information
• Report any mechanical problems to the bus mechanic/supervisor
• Keep assigned vehicle neat and clean
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of changes in driving laws as they apply to transporting school children
• Obey all traffic laws
• Observe all mandatory safety regulations for school buses
• Maintain pupil control and report any violations to the proper authorities as prescribed
• Notify the transportation supervisor in case of mechanical failure or lateness
• Discharge students only at authorized stops
• Transport only authorized students
• Report all accidents and complete required reports
• Enforce applicable federal and state laws, and the Board of Education policies
• Complete established pre-trip inspection of vehicle
• Report any hazardous conditions along the existing route to the transportation supervisor
• Attend bus driver meetings and be available in the event of emergency dismissal
• Notify the transportation supervisor in case of illness in order to permit time to secure a substitute driver
• Share in the responsibility for driving for a school-sponsored event and/or approved field trip
• Conduct front door, rear door and combination front and rear door emergency evacuation drills
• Prepare reports, route maps, schedules, pupil lists, and accident reports as required by the State of Ohio, Ohio Department of Education, and the Board of Education
• Make contacts with the public with tact and diplomacy
• Maintain respect at all times for confidential information, e.g. student identification information, student medication
• Interact in a positive manner with staff, students and parents
• Promote good public relations by personal appearance, attitude, conversation and by the safe and professional operation of a school bus
• Attend meetings and in-services as required
• Fill out incidents report indicating exact “Code of Student Behavior ”violations
• Conduct a school bus safety program for all bus students, grades K-3, during the first three weeks of school as required by state law

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
• Warm up the engine gradually in cold weather
• Exercise responsible leadership when on out-of-district school trips
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Transportation Supervisor
• Check and maintain all fluid levels on a bus, including fuel

Equipment Operated:
• Bus
• Tire gauge
• Safety equipment on bus
• Fire extinguisher
• First aid kit
• Body fluid kit
• Various handheld items, e.g. tire iron, oil can, flares, broom, dustpan, flashlight, squeegee

Additional Working Conditions:
• Occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids and tissue
• Occasional operation of a bus or vehicle in inclement weather conditions
• Frequent interaction among unruly children
• Occasional evening/weekend/summer work
• Occasional requirement to lift and carry bus supplies up to a maximum of 20 pounds, e.g., oil and fluids
• Frequent requirement to climb, e.g., steps on bus and to check bus fluids, through bus back emergency door, bumpers to adjust mirrors or clean windshield
• Frequent stooping, kneeling and crouching during inspections
• Frequent requirement to balance when adjusting side mirrors
• Frequent extensive sitting, up to two hours at a time
• Frequent exposure to high levels of noise, e.g., bus engines
• Frequent repetitive hand motion, e.g., opening bus door and turning the steering wheel
• Occasional requirement to lift students up to 90 pounds or push and pull wheelchair bound students, up to 500 pounds
• Occasional requirement to carry bus students in an emergency evacuation
• Frequent exposure to various fumes, i.e., carbon monoxide and diesel fuel
• Frequent requirement to sit, stand, walk. talk, hear, see (color vision required), read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, crouch, climb, balance, kneel and stoop
• Occasional requirement to restrain students
• Occasional requirement to work an extended day

• Medical, dental, vision
• Life insurance
• Paid sick leave

To Apply:  Employment – About Us – Tiffin City Schools

Job Requirements

Hiring Requirements:
• Reference check
• Driver’s license
• Must have a clear FBI/BCII background check 

• Appropriate state of Ohio certification/license
• State of Ohio Class B commercial driver’s license with S and P endorsements
• High school diploma or equivalent required
• Documentation of a clear BCII report
• Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent and/or Board of Education may find appropriate

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Ability to work effectively with others
• Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
• Effective, active listening skills
• Organizational and problem solving skills
• Basic first aid
• Knowledge of relevant Ohio laws and regulations
• Knowledge of traffic rules
• Ability to read and understand verbal and written instructions, written warnings and labels
• Trained in student management, and handling of special needs children
• Trained to recognize signs of abuse or neglect and the signs of drug or alcohol abuse.
• Ability to work independently

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