PRIMARY FUNCTION: This position is responsible for transporting students to and from assigned education center; controls passenger behavior and maintains safe operation of the assigned bus. 


REPORTS TO: Transportation Director & Field Supervisor





  1. Education Level: High School Diploma or equivalent
  1. Experience, Skill, and Certification: 


  1. Demonstrates prompt and regular attendance; work hours may vary during the school year.
  2. Contacts dispatch during timeframe published in the Driver’s Handbook to report same day absences. 3. Drives designated route according to stop schedule and transport students to and from school.
  3. Performs pre-trip inspection of bus as required by department regulations and post-trip inspection for children who may be left on bus.
  4. Fuels assigned bus as needed and records data in auto-fueling system.
  5. Delivers bus to Fleet Maintenance shop as directed by pre-arranged schedule and as needed.
  6. Submits all reports and corrective time sheets in a timely manner as required by Transportation department.
  7. Attends required training meetings, Orientation, State Safety meetings, and all other meetings as requested.
  8. Operates school bus in accordance with the laws of Georgia and in accordance with the policies prescribed by the Savannah Chatham County Public School District under all types of weather conditions including, but not limited to, sun, fog, rain, sleet, hail, snow, and ice.
  9. Operates bus without receiving a traffic violation or warning citation from state or local law enforcement.
  10. Operates the bus without any preventable accidents as determined by Risk Management during the evaluation period.
  11. Maintains external and internal cleanliness of bus as required for safe comfortable operation.
  12. Monitors/operates communication devices for essential and emergency transmissions only.
  13. Conducts emergency evacuation drills as required.
  14. Reports delays, accidents, and unusual situations to the Transportation Department.
  15. Maintains cordial relations with parents, administrators, other employees, and the general public. 17. Maintains student discipline on the bus and refers serious infractions to appropriate administrator using District approved process.
  16. Collects, maintains, and periodically updates emergency information and is aware of students’ medical needs reported by parents/guardian/school staff.
  17. Presents professional appearance.
  18. Has ability to drive any make and model bus in the transportation fleet.
  19. Special Education Lift Bus Only: Operates wheelchair lift and secures door on lift during transport. 22. Special Education Lift Bus Only: Performs necessary tie downs for wheelchairs and seat security devises for students.
  20. Perform other duties as necessary for the effectiveness of the organization.



Incumbents are considered “at will” employees. Appropriate pay will be determined based on the Grade as determined by Human Resources and the incumbent’s allowable experience. This is a 198 day position. (G-8) Non-exempt. Public School Employees Retirement System Eligibility



A responsibility is considered to be “non-essential” (for the purposes of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) if:

Note the responsibility number from the list in the “Duties and Responsibilities” section for those responsibilities that could be considered “non-essential” based on this definition.


Certain limited aspects of General Duties and Responsibilities items referenced in Section 1 (b) and (d) might be considered “non-essential” in a specific situation. Any request for accommodation must be reviewed on an “individual case” basis.



Most jobs in the District have physical and sensory demands that can be described by one of the two categories noted below. For jobs that require more physical or sensory effort, please list the requirements in this section. The category applicable for this position is listed below.


OFFICE   Employees in this category are normally exposed to a typical environment. The employee has some control over the length of time sitting, standing, or ambulating. There are occasions that require the lifting or pulling of equipment or supplies, as well as bending, stooping, or stretching. There is frequent use of computers, telephone, and other standard office equipment, which includes reading, listening, writing, or speaking. There are few exceptional physical or sensory demands.