Bus Driver

Dawson Community College
Job Description
Join the awesome team at Dawson Community College!  Dawson Community College is nestled in the hills of Eastern Montana on 312 acres between the banks of the Yellowstone River, Makoshika State Park, and an endless blue sky. Dawson was established in 1940 and employs over 70 full and part-time staff and faculty.
SUMMARY OF WORKThe Bus Driver is responsible for the safe transport of bus passengers. The position is charged with the operation and maintenance of the activities bus.  The Driver must maintain high degree of professionalism and confidentiality.  All Federal and state laws and institutional policies regarding confidentiality of student records (FERPA) and employee information must be adhered to.
  • Maintains valid passenger licensure and first aid certification and meets physical requirements as determined by the State of Montana and Board of Trustees.
  • Follows safety precautions.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors and the public.
  • Performs pre-trip inspections and maintains a clean bus inside, making sure windows and lights are clean.
  • Maintains discipline at all times when passengers are on the bus.
  • Reports to supervisor all major disciplinary problems and actions.
  • Notifies supervisor in case of mechanical failures and lateness.
  • Discharges passengers only at authorized stops.
  • Does not leave passengers on roads or driveways during severe weather.
  • Observes all mandatory safety regulations for school buses.
  • Transports only authorized personnel.
  • Reports all accidents and completes required reports.
  • Exercises responsible leadership on trips.
  • Cleans bus following trips, fill up with diesel fuel; signs all charge slips for diesel fuel and materials.
  • Demonstrates punctuality.
Knowledge: This position requires knowledge in driving bus, communicating effectively with all people and knowledge of all applicable state and federal laws in transporting passengers.
Skills: This position requires skills in operating a bus.
Abilities: This position requires the ability to work in adverse weather conditions; follow safety procedures; communicate effectively orally and in writing; follow verbal and written instructions; establish effective working relationships.  Physical duties require ability to drive and operate a bus.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
The above knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to
  • High School diploma
  • Job related vocational training
  • At least two years related experience
  • Must possess a valid Montana Driver’s License
  • Valid CDLwith passenger endorsement licensure
  • First aid certification
  • Completed Dawson Community College application https://www.dawson.edu/employment-opportunities.html
  • Current resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Copies of college transcripts (original transcripts required, if hired)
  • Three professional references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers).                                                                                                                       
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