Job Posting Description, School Bus Driver (Substitute to Permanent)
Contact Information
Transportation - Val Skwiat
1100 South Woodland Ave
Michigan City, IN 46360
Job Locations
Application Open: 06/24/2020, Filing Deadline: (none)
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 Job # Description
150 School Bus Driver (Substitute to Permanent)

General Purpose

The Bus Driver is responsible to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of all students to and from school while following the assigned routes and times. The Bus Driver must be consistently on time and reliable to ensure the department is able to serve the students at all times.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Operate Class B motor vehicle
  • Attention to detail and schedules
  • Operate conventional and transit style diesel, gasoline, and propane buses
  • Be knowledgeable in reading route sheets, following directions, and staying on time
  • Conduct pre and post-trip inspections before and after all trips
  • Report defects and malfunctions IAW established procedures
  • Maintain clean bus exterior and maintain bus in a condition that will pass state police inspection at all times
  • Operate bus in accordance with established federal, state and local procedures
  • Be knowledgeable of, and comply with, all applicable laws, ordinances, rules, and procedures relative to the operation and use of school bus
  • Must maintain safety, order, and discipline aboard the bus
  • Complete required reports
  • Operate 2-way radio in accordance with federal, local and state regulations
  • Other duties as assigned by the Transportation Director and/or designee

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • High School graduate/GED equivalent
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must have or be willing to obtain a Valid Indiana Commercial Driver's License with School Bus Certification (if a CDL license is not currently held, training to obtain will be provided)
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Clean driving record
  • Must pass the physical examination under requirements of IC 20-9-1, and includes passing a drug screening, extensive criminal background, and complete PSM in the allotted time
  • If needed, complete 32 hours of training to obtain your CDL license with the driver trainer and/or any other required training
  • Attend the state-sponsored 3-day safety meeting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to operate all equipment on the bus
  • Read and interpret materials, such as safety rules, operating instructions and procedure manuals
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Obtain and keep current all required training
  • Successful interview with Transportation Director or designee

Salary and Benefits

By contract, employees are hired as a substitute school bus driver before being hired as a contracted school bus driver with a permanent route, pay increase, and benefits. 

Payment Type:                  $14.51 per hour

 Benefits:                             No benefits until placed in a permanent position

 The Michigan City Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of the Protected Classes of race, color, national origin, sex (including transgender status, sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information, which are classes protected by Federal and/or State law (collectively, "Protected Classes"). This includes the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs, and/or activities, or, if initially occurring off Corporation grounds or outside the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs and activities, affecting the Corporation's environment. For further information, clarification, or complaint, please contact the MCAS School Administration, 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Title IX (gender equity related issues); or Special Education Director , 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Section 504 (non-discrimination/disability issues and Americans with Disabilities). Any other information concerning the above policies may be obtained by contacting the Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, 408 S. Carroll Ave., Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000.


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