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Bus Drivers, School or Special Client

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Transport students or special clients, such as the elderly or persons with disabilities. Ensure adherence to safety rules. May assist passengers in boarding or exiting.

    Work Activities
    • Follow safety rules as students board and exit buses or cross streets near bus stops.
    • Comply with traffic regulations to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
    • Escort small children across roads and highways.
    • Report any bus malfunctions or needed repairs.
    • Check the condition of a vehicle's tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water, and safety equipment to ensure that everything is in working order.
    • Pick up and drop off students at regularly scheduled neighborhood locations, following strict time schedules.
    • Maintain order among pupils during trips to ensure safety.
    • Report delinquent student behaviors to school administration.
    • Drive gasoline, diesel, or electrically powered multi-passenger vehicles to transport students between neighborhoods, schools, and school activities.
    • Maintain knowledge of first-aid procedures.
    • Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations, using telephones or mobile two-way radios.
    • Record bus routes.
    • Prepare and submit reports that may include the number of passengers or trips, hours worked, mileage, fuel consumption, or fares received.
    • Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilation systems for passenger comfort.
    • Read maps and follow written and verbal geographic directions.
    • Keep bus interiors clean for passengers.
    • Make minor repairs to vehicles.
    Skills
    • Operation and Control

      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

      Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Far Vision

      The ability to see details at a distance.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Depth Perception

      The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.

    Knowledge
    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $29,490/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $14.18/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 10,890
    • Yearly Projected Openings 1,470
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Self Control
    • Concern for Others
    • Cooperation
    • Attention to Detail
    Tools
    • Vehicle traction control systems
    • Lifts
    • Exterior automobile lighting
    • Busses
    • Automotive doors
    Technology
    • Operating system software
    • Map creation software
    • Internet browser software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.