Responsible for transporting Walatowa Head Start children; and ensure their safety.
• Conducts and completes pre and post trip safety inspections; ensures that it is in clean and operable condition; reports maintenance and repair services of the program buses; maintains records of maintenance performed.
• Drives the bus; works with teachers and parents regarding the pick-up and drop off of children; maintains roster of children & emergency contact information; ensures the children are picked up on time and released to an authorized individual.
• Follows safe and efficient bus routes.
• Observes safe work methods; assists passengers with disabilities in embarking and disembarking; ensures the comfort and safety of the Head Start children and staff.
• Maintains basic records of work performed.
• Contributes to the overall quality of the unit’s service provision by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing, recommending and implementing improved policies and procedures.
• Represents the Pueblo with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and Experience:
High School diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED); AND, experience driving a bus. Must speak Towa.
Required Knowledge and Skills
Head Start standards and regulations.
Laws, rules and regulations for operating a motor vehicle in the state of New Mexico.
Streets and roads located within the Pueblo and vicinity.
Safety principles, practices and equipment related to the work.
Basic records management principles and practices.
Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
Driving a vehicle skillfully and safely.
Maintaining accurate records of work performed, including clients transported.
Understanding and following oral and written directions.
Working without close supervision in standard work situations.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
Required certifications, licenses and registrations:
• Valid New Mexico Commercial Driver’s license, Class B with passengers and bus driver endorsements; OR, ability to earn within 120 days.
• CPR & First Aid certification or obtained within 60 days of hire.
• Medical Examiner Certificate, DOT physical long form; OR, ability to pass physical with New Mexico Commercial Driver’s licensing.
• Tuberculosis test and Hepatitis B Series vaccinations pre-employment.
Physical Demands & Working Environment:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Strength and mobility to work in a typical food service setting; stamina to perform sustained physical labor, including standing, walking, climbing; strength to lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds with proper equipment; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over a radio or telephone. Work is subject to exposure to fumes and adverse environmental conditions.