Motorcoach Operators 2019-09-09 2019-10-14

Driver Trainer

Company: Orange County Public Schools View more listings
Location: Orlando, Florida
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 115907

Under direction, the purpose of the position is to provide training and instruction to new bus monitors to assist students with special needs and bus operators in all phases of commercial driver licensure. Employees in this classification are responsible for providing personnel with information and instruction concerning regulations governing the work and district policies and procedures. Position conducts bus operator duties as needed to assist in providing comprehensive route coverage. Performs related work as directed.



  • Responds to internal and external customers in a timely, accurate, courteous and empathetic manner representing OCPS in a positive light.

  • Provides training, development and instruction to new bus operators in all phases of commercial driver licensure.

  • Provides information and instructions concerning regulations governing the work and district policies and procedures.

  • Attends periodic Driver Trainer instructor meetings for the purpose of acquiring information, such as changes or additions in commercial drivers licensing requirements.

  • Performs or assists with special assignments as needed, i.e., responding to accidents, lost students, assisting with dispatch operations.

  • Provides school bus transportation for district students to and from destinations on an as needed basis to ensure comprehensive transportation route coverage.

  • Performs pre- and post bus inspection activities to ensure proper operating conditions, adherence to prescribed Department of Transportation standards, and compliance with proper safety standards.

  • Maintains attendance records, seating charts, disciplinary documentation, and updated student information; communicates via radio dispatch as appropriate.

  • Maintains safe driver designation and applicable physical and dexterity standards.

  • Ensures the safe loading and unloading of students to and from destinations, to include operation of specialized equipment for attending to students with special needs, i.e., wheel chair lifts and tie-downs, toddler/infant seats and seat belts.

  • Reports any perceived or potential school bus defects in a time efficient manner to appropriate supervisor of fleet maintenance personnel.

  • Establishes and maintains effective communications and working relationships with transportation staff, district personnel, school officials, the general public, and parents.

  • Responsible for keeping up to date on current technology, as job appropriate, being used by OCPS. With the support of the district, attends training to ensure skill level in various technologies is at the level required to perform in current position.

  • Responsible for timely and accurate information they maintain as part of their job responsibilities.
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

Performs related duties as directed.

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by minimum one (1) year progressively responsible experience as a Bus Operator. Requires ability to successfully comply with safe driver program standards, medical and district certification, agency provided County wheelchair certification, first aid and CPR training, and dexterity testing; requires annual re-certification in order to maintain employment in the classification; requires ability to maintain a valid commercial driver’s license class “B” with passenger and school bus endorsements.


Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data and/or information using established criteria. Includes exercise of discretion in determining actual or probable consequences, and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to apply principles of leadership, persuasion and/or influence.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of assigned passenger vehicles and safety restraint devices.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive and advisory data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership. Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.


Physical Ability: Tasks involve periodic performance of moderately physically demanding work when performing transportation duties, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds).

Sensory Requirements: Most tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. Some tasks require oral communications ability.

Environmental Factors: Tasks risk potential exposure to adverse environmental conditions when performing transportation duties, such as temperature and noise extremes, odors, humidity, vibrations, traffic hazards, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.

The Orange County School District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

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