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Bus Drivers, School or Special Client
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 740

Projected Annual Job Openings: 30

Typical Hourly Wage: $14.73 - $21.81

Typical Annual Salary: $30,600 - $45,400

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maintain order among pupils during trips to ensure safety.
  • Report any bus malfunctions or needed repairs.
  • Escort small children across roads and highways.
  • Pick up and drop off students at regularly scheduled neighborhood locations, following strict time schedules.
  • Maintain knowledge of first-aid procedures.
  • Prepare and submit reports that may include the number of passengers or trips, hours worked, mileage, fuel consumption, or fares received.
  • Drive gasoline, diesel, or electrically powered multi-passenger vehicles to transport students between neighborhoods, schools, and school activities.

tools & technology

  • Automotive doors
  • Busses
  • Exterior automobile lighting
  • Lifts
  • Vehicle traction control systems

  • Internet browser software
  • Map creation software

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