Bus Driver

Position Purpose
Department | Head Start
Reports To | Head Start Director and Transportation Maintenance Supervisor
Employment Type | Non Exempt

Provides transportation for pre-school children enrolled in Halifax County/South Boston and Mecklenburg County Head Start Program utilizing mini buses.  Maintains vehicle in good running condition including all safety equipment.

Job Requirements and Skills
  • Reports any and all maintenance problems to Supervisor and/or Head Start Director for corrective actions
  • Must be willing to attend and participate in staff and parent meetings, as needed
  • Provide limited custodian duties associated with the Head Start Center and assigned mini buses
  • Must complete all forms used by the Head Start Program and submit to Supervisor in a timely manner
  • Work toward meeting in-kind quota monthly
  • Washes exterior and interior of bus as needed
  • Complies with all local traffic regulations
  • Attends monthly staff meetings and trainings when deemed necessary
  • Must comply with all state licensing requirements, as well as federal and state regulations
  • Responsible for storing bus at end of school year and for preparing bus at the beginning of the program year
  • Completes daily pre-trip bus inspections
  • Must complete bus post-trip inspections after every outing to ensue no child remains on the vehicle
  • Must turn in gas receipt bi-weekly
  • Keeps up with mileage log and turns in bi-weekly
  • Maintains current emergency information on each child aboard the bus
  • Notifies Supervisor, Head Start Director, and police/authorities of any accident immediately and completes and Accident Report Form
  • Will assist as a Substitute in classrooms as needed
  • Maintains functioning fire extinguisher and complete first aid kit on bus
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must have access to own vehicle and a valid Virginia Driver’s License
  • Must have current CDL with PS endorsement and provide a copy of DMV driving history
  • Must have a good driving record and no evidence of drug/alcohol abuse
  • Must disclose moving traffic violations within the past five (5) years, during employment or assignment as driver
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of proper bus procedures and mechanical operation of vehicles
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Must obtain CPR/First Aid Certification within three months of employment
  • Musty have a physical exam completed within a year of employment and renewed every 2 years thereafter
  • Must have a tuberculosis (TB) Screening within 12 months prior to employment or within twenty-one (21) days after employment
Physical Requirements
  • Sit 50% of workday
  • Stand 50% of workday
  • Use computer, calculator and other office equipment
  • Occasionally lift 25 pounds

“Agency employees share in the responsibility to mobilize community resources and promote community awareness in support of Tri-County Community Action Agency’s anti-poverty efforts.”