School Bus Driver Trainee

Bakersfield City School District is currently accepting applications for School Bus Driver Trainee sponsorshipTo become sponsored for behind the wheel training an online application must be submitted along with all the documents listed under the Minimum Application Requirements below.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Ability to learn mechanical operation of bus
  2. Ability to learn traffic and school bus regulations
  3. Possession of Type I school bus driver’s license (district may provide appropriate training for license)
  4. Physical condition and emotional stability to drive bus with 50-90 children in appropriate manner
  5. Ability to follow oral and written directions
  6. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with staff, students, and parents
  7. Completion of 20 hours classroom training (TO-1) and passage of initial qualifying state examination
  8. Must pass required tests

REPORTS TO:  Administrator as assigned

JOB GOAL:  To learn to transport students to and from school and on extracurricular activities in safe and efficient manner

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  APPLICANTS CHOSEN WILL BE TRAINED AND ASSISTED IN OBTAINING OR UPGRADING SCHOOL BUS DRIVER’S LICENSE IF THEY CAN QUALIFY TO MEET CALIFORNIA STATE AND CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL REGULATIONS; hourly employment; training schedules to be established by Transportation Department

EVALUATION:  Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the District’s “Improvement of Professional Services” handbook, Board Policies and Procedures and consistent with collective bargaining agreements when applicable

MINIMUM APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Current TO-1 Card (Classroom Training)
  2. Original DMV Driver Record Printout (Dated within 30 days – driver record online not acceptable)This must be brought to Human Resources
  3. Class B permit
  4. Medical Examination Report Form – Form MCSA-5875
  5. Medical Examiner’s Certificate – Form MCSA-5876
  6. Resume (10 year work history) 

(To be considered, applicants must have a satisfactory driving record or history)
You may bring copies of your documents (except the DMV Driver Record Printout which original must be submitted) to Human Resources to be attached to your application.

This sponsorship in no way constitutes an assurance that the applicant will be hired as an employee of the District upon completion of the training requirements.

If you have any additional questions, you can contact Alma Ramirez at 631-4648.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to meet all application requirements and supply copies of all required documents.  A separate set of paperwork is required for each application submitted.  All application materials submitted become the property of Bakersfield City School District.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Some positions may require proof of privately owned automobile insurance and the possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle operator’s license.  Fingerprint clearance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice is a condition of appointment after all other required job conditions have been met.  Must present verification of completion of Child Abuse Mandated Reporter training or obtain verification within six (6) weeks of hire and annually thereafter, as required by the California Child Abuse Neglect Reporting Act.

The Bakersfield City School District wishes to thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Positions may be re advertised or application deadlines extended at the discretion of the District.  Unless otherwise notified by the District, applications received in response to this bulletin will be considered for available District positions in this classification during the current school year.  Those meeting minimum qualifications, including passage of required tests, will remain active during this time.  Applicants will not be individually notified of their application status.

Any candidates contacting, directly or indirectly, any member of the Board of Education and/or administration with the intention of influencing their or another candidates selection to any administrative position shall be disqualified without recourse.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract expressed or implied and any of the provisions contained herein may be modified or revoked without notice.

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

Bakersfield City School District prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of District employees and job applicants on the basis of actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available upon request.
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