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Job Opening Information Bus Driver Trainee

Job Number
Trans 2112020

Position Title
Bus Driver Trainee
Required Application Type
School Related Personnel
Salary/Pay Scale
$11.80 per hr.
Job Description

The Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District has an opening for a Bus Driver Trainee commencing immediately. The successful candiditate should possess the following attributes:

  • Good knowledge of driving safety practices as well as traffic laws and regulations;
  • Ability to operate a bus under all driving and road conditions;
  • Ability to understand and follow simple oral and written direction;
  • Ability to get along well with children and command their respect;
  • Mental alertness and dependability;
  • Keep the interior and exterior of vehicle clean and neat; and
  • Maintain records of mileage, routes, times and incidents.

The general job description for the Bus Driver Trainee is the following:

  • Attends training to learn motor vehicle rules and regulations pertaining to school bus operation;
  • Shadows licensed bus drivers and/or trainers;
  • Sits at controls and under close supervision performs functions of a bus driver; Rides with drivers to learn routes;
  • Learns and follows procedures for accident avoidance as well as procedures to follow in the event of an accident;
  • Learns basic maintenance procedures;
  • Learns to prepare and maintain basic bus routes and pick up routes.
  • Candidates would be eligible to apply for a School Bus Driver position after retaining the appropriate level New York State Driver’s License.
  • Training period is for a maximum of 3 months


Civil Service Title
Bus Driver Trainee
Job Qualifications


  • Must be at least 21 years of age; and
  • Possession of a valid New York State Operator’s license and maintenance of such license throughout the tenure of employment in the position
Application Procedure
Interested candidates should apply on line ASAP, as well as, submit a civil service application to the Ontario County Department of Human Resources.
Job Category
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