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Bus Driver Trainee

Laveen Elementary School District #59

This is a Full-time position in Phoenix, AZ posted August 4, 2022.


High school diploma or equivalent. Must have a valid Arizona State Drivers License. The job of School Bus Operator in Training is done for the purpose/s of training for transporting of students over scheduled routes and/or to/from special excursions; learning to ensure vehicle is in safe operating condition; and learning to ensure safety of students during transport, loading and unloading from buses / vehicles.


Transportation Director


Once trained, applies to receive CDL, Arizona Class B or above with P and S endorsement State CDL Class B or above preferred; Obtain AZCDL Class B or above with “P” & “S” endorsements; Obtain AZ Bus Driver’s Certification within allotted time; Allotted time preferred would be 60-90 days from date of hire. Drives bus to transport students over specified routes to local or distant points according to time schedule by performing the following duties.


  1. Acquire skills to assess incidents, complaints, accidents and/or potential emergency situations for the purpose of resolving or recommending a resolution to the situation.
  2. Develop communications skills to communicate with parents, students, teachers, administrators, other drivers, dispatchers, etc. for the purpose of conveying and/or receiving information.
  3. Acquire skills to drive district buses / vehicles for the purpose of transporting regular education and/or special education students over scheduled routes and to/from school and/or field trips in a safe and timely manner.
  4. Learn how to maintain assigned vehicles; both interior and exterior (e.g. performing vandalism checks, cleaning floors/windows/seats, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring safety, appearance, and sanitation of vehicle.
  5. Learn the process of monitoring students, parents, and/or teachers during transit for the purpose of maintaining order and ensuring the safety of passengers.
  6. Learn how to perform first aid as necessary for the purpose of meeting the immediate health care needs of passengers.
  7. Learn how to perform pre-trip inspections (e.g. fluid levels, tire pressure, lights, exterior conditions, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the safe operating condition of the vehicle and meeting state requirements.
  8. Performs non violent crisis intervention techniques and restraints for the purpose of de-escalating crisis situations to provide the best care, welfare, safety and security for all.
  9. Acquire skills to prepare documentation (e.g. daily mileage and condition reports, incident/accident reports, inspections, disciplinary and positive behavior reports, mileage, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support and/or conveying information.


  1. Perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios.
  2. Read a variety of manuals; writes documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others.
  3. Understand, multi-step written and oral instructions.
  4. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: accounting/bookkeeping principles; and office equipment/software.
  5. Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  6. Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional situations; Responds promptly to student, staff, and public needs.
  7. Interpersonal Skills – Maintains confidentiality; Creates and maintains a positive and conducive work environment.
  8. Oral Communication – Responds well to questions.
  9. Written Communication – Edits work for spelling and grammar.
  10. Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
  11. Ethics – Treats people with respect.
  12. Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures.
  13. Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful and positive manner.
  14. Safety and Security – Uses equipment and materials properly.


  1. Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  2. Ability to write correspondence.
  3. Ability to work with a variety of people and maintain confidentiality of information.


  1. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet and District software, preferred accounting used software and Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and other appropriate technology software).
  2. The ability to type 50 wpm.
  3. Knowledge of appropriate business machines and telephones.
  4. Monitor special system(s), not limited to, including security and fire alarm systems.


  1. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  2. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  3. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. In addition, some carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.
  4. The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: requires sitting, walking, and standing.
  5. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.


  1. Ten-month, employee pay and benefits in accordance with Board policy.
  2. FLSA: Non-Exempt
  3. Full Time Employee Benefits: employee pay and benefits in accordance with Board policy.


  1. Performance to be evaluated in accordance with the Board policy on evaluation of support personnel.
Primary Location: Transportation Department

Shift Type: Full-Time (FTE .875)

Job Contact Information


Applications will be accepted beginning
Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)