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Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools Bus Driver/Maintainer in Amherst, Massachusetts

AMHERST Bus Driver/Maintainer JOB DESCRIPTION We are currently seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Bus Driver / Maintenance. This position reports to the Transportation Coordinator. The Bus Driver/Maintainer will work forty hours per week between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm, with frequent overtime. The work includes driving gasoline, diesel or electric powered vehicles including but not limited to pick-up trucks, automobiles, vans and buses for up to 80 passengers including driver. The Bus Driver/Maintainer is responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle at all times, safe delivery of all students to their authorized stops and notifying their supervisor of any problems with their vehicle. The Bus Driver/Maintainer also performs other labor and maintenance work as needed when not driving. This position is subject to random drug screening. Duties and Responsibilities: - Obeys all traffic laws. - Observes all mandatory safety regulations for school vehicles. - Transports only authorized students and staff. - Maintains discipline when students are on vehicle. - Discharges students only at authorized stops. - Reports undisciplined students to the proper authority. - Keeps to assigned schedule. - Notifies the proper authority in the case of mechanical failure or lateness. - Keeps assigned vehicle clean. - Checks vehicle before each operation for mechanical defects. - Keeps daily vehicle inspection forms. - Exercises responsible leadership when on out-of-district school trips. - Enforces regulations on assigned vehicles. - Reports all accidents and completes required reports. - Responsible to check and add fluids, fuel and air. - Performs other related assignments as needed by management - Works in Maintenance when not driving and does all assigned duties, such assisting with Grounds, Carpentry, Painting, Moving, Repairing, and other trades as required by the Facilities Director or designee. Required Qualifications: - Valid Massachusetts drivers\' license. - Current Commercial Driver\'s License (CDL) with Passenger (P), School Bus (S), and Air Brakes Endorsements - Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) School Bus Driver Certificate - Meets minimum commercial driver\'s license medical standards - Good driving record, knowledge of roads and surrounding towns. - Skill and knowledge to operate vehicles over a variety of roads for extended periods under varying climatic conditions - Acceptable CORI (Criminal Back Ground Check) - Acceptable National Criminal Back Ground Check (commonly referred to as a finger print check). - Effective written and oral communication skills - Knowledge and skills to make a significant contribution to the child transportation team through observation, communication skills, intervention skills, procedural expertise and documentation regarding safe transportation - Knowledge and skills to work with special needs students Preferred Skills: - Trade skills desirable - Knowledge of and experience with equipment and materials used in facilities maintenance trades - Direct experience with building and grounds maintenance Equal Opportunity Employer The Amherst Public, Amherst-Pelham Regional and Pelham Public School Districts prohibits discrimination against employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, genetic information and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual\'s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment.