Roane County Schools
  • 07-Dec-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Kingston, TN, USA
  • Part Time


  • transport students over assigned routes and field trips/excursions
  • ensure that bus is in safe operating condition
  • ensure safety of students while riding the bus and while loading/unloading the bus

Essential Duties:

  • advises students/riders of appropriate behavior based on best practices of the school bus transportation industry
  • assesses situations (incidents, complaints, emergencies) for the purpose of offering solutions
  • assists students/riders with instruction for safe loading/unloading practices during normal and emergency situations
  • attends all required meetings, inservice training for the purpose of learning best practices on the school bus industry
  • cleans assigned bus (interior/exterior) on a regular basis to ensure safety, appearance, and cleanliness
  • conducts emergency evacuations as required
  • transports students to/from school and on field trips/excursions in a safe and timely manner
  • fuels bus (fuel, oil, coolant) as needed
  • monitors student/rider behavior during transportation of said students/riders to ensure safety
  • performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections as required by law to ensure the safe operating condition of the bus
  • prepares required reports for documentation of adherence to school system guidelines (pre/post-trip forms, field trip reports, payroll/leave forms)
  • completes student conduct referrals as needed and provides such forms to the appropriate school personnel
  • performs any other duties as deemed necessary by the Supervisor of Transportation to ensure the effective functioning of the Transportation Department

School Bus Drivers report to the Transportation Supervisor.

Job Requirements:

  • Skills:
    • Adhere to safety practices
    • Adhere to all TN Code Annotated Laws/Regulations pertaining to school buses
    • Be able to operate a school bus safely
    • Operate a fire extinguisher if needed
    • Operate a two-way radio in a professional manner
    • Prepare and maintain records
  • Knowledge:
    • Emergency evacuation techniques
    • General knowledge of streets/road
    • Basic bus maintenance
    • Health standards and hazards
    • General knowledge of first aid
    • Safe driving practices and procedures
    • Specialized equipment in Special Education Buses
  • Ability:
    • Be attentive to details
    • Communicate with diverse groups including school age riders
    • Display tact and courtesy
    • Maintain effective working relationships with coworkers
    • Exercise judgement
    • Understand special needs of students/parents
    • Maintain confidentiality
    • Concentrate with distractions
  • Work Environment:
    • Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling
    • Some stooping, kneeling, crouching
    • Significant fine finger dexterity
    • 80% sitting, 10% walking, 10% standing
    • Some extreme temperatures (especially in warm weather)
    • Small exposure to risk of injury or illness


  • Job related experience is preferred, but not required.
  • We will train in all areas listed above including CDL licensure.


  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)


  • Pre-employment drug screen
  • Alcohol/drug clearinghouse enrollment/clearance
  • Criminal background check
  • Minimum age of 25
    • Exemptions:
      • Current employee of Roane County Schools (minimum age of 23)
      • Active military (minimum age of 23)
      • Honorable discharge from military (minimum age of 23)

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Class B CDL with P & S endorsements
  • First Aid/CPR training for Special Education bus drivers.

Continuing Education/Training:

  • Annual DOT physical
  • Annual Safety Training from TN Department of Safety and Homeland Security
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