Bus Driver Trainer
Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District
Transportation Grapevine, TX
Job Title: Bus Driver Trainer Wage/Hour Status: Nonexempt
Reports to: Transportation Safety Coordinator
Dept./School: Transportation Date Revised: 02/2019
Participate in the employee training activities of the Transportation department to ensure that employees are optimally trained to operate a district school bus and adequately serve the transportation needs of the students.
Minimum of High School Diploma required
Acquire and/or maintain Specialist level certification or greater through Texas Association for Pupil
Transportation (TAPT Trainer preferred)
Must pass DOT physicals and alcohol/drug tests
Acceptable driving record in accordance with DPS standards
Acceptable criminal history record
Texas School Bus Driver Safety Training Certificate or a valid Enrollment Certificate
Completion (within six months) of TEEX Train the Trainer class
Good computer skills
Excellent communication skills
Ability to complete required bus driver safety training
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions and communicate effectively
Knowledge of student discipline procedures and ability to manage student behavior
Ability to safely operate a school bus
Effective telephone and communications skills
Working knowledge of office equipment, such as copiers, scanners, fax, and computers
Knowledge of multi-line phone system
Proficient map reading skills
Ability to maintain good relationship with Grapevine-Colleyville ISD staff (supervisors, fellow employees, coaches, principals, etc.) and ensure positive interactions with all patrons and public
Flexible and open to changes
Maintain an orderly work environment
Conduct accident retraining
Must be able to maintain confidentiality
At least 3 years school transportation experience
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
- Maintains the transportation training program that is in compliance with DOT, DPS, TEA and GCISD regulations, policies, and procedures. Ensures all employees are trained on all aspects of the program.
- Makes presentations during driver in-service training and small group meetings and assists in department-wide staff development programs as needed.
- Makes school bus safety presentations to schools, as requested.
- Assist in school bus emergency evacuation training
- Serves as focal point to in-process new employees for the department.
- Confers and cooperates with other management personnel in formulating administrative and operational policies and procedures.
- Serve as a substitute bus driver or monitor as needed, performs duties and functions of these positions and maintains all licenses and certifications required to perform these duties.
- Attends conferences and meetings (both in and outside the District) to enhance professional development and growth.
- Perform behind-the-wheel evaluations of all drivers and random field observations, as necessary.
- Perform post-accident training according to the Accident Committee findings.
- Coordinate training for Emergency Drivers and Defensive Driving for white-fleet drivers.
- Construct and maintain a school bus road-e-o course and serve as participant and/or trainer for annual competitions.
School bus or van, wheelchair lift, locks, seatbelts, harnesses, car seats, special adaptive equipment, safety flares/reflective signs, fire extinguisher, seat belts, car seats, broom, two-way radio, computer
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control. Sitting, reaching, and repetitive hand and arm motions; pushing, pulling, moderate lifting. Work outside and inside; moderate exposure to extreme temperatures and vehicle fumes. Ability to lift or drag 25-40 pounds in an emergency.