Specialized Pupil Small Bus Driver/Van Driver ($400 Sign On Bonus) NON CDL
Rewarding work for responsible drivers who enjoy working with all ages!
Madison, WI US / Verona, WI US
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description
Imagine being a part of a team where your work has potential to make a difference in a child’s life and the lives of those required special assistance! Picture working in a family oriented and employee first culture where every single team member is a critical voice in the decision-making process.
Everyone on our team has a meaningful impact in the lives of the children and customer engagement. Due to recent and rapid growth, we are looking for Special Education/Van Drivers to come join us. We are only seeking motivated and enthusiastic individuals who want a platform for success and a place where you can advance and grow professionally! College education majors and any passionate to make a difference in the life of our children are encouraged to apply!

The job of Driver for Specialized Pupil Transportation (Spec Ed (small bus)/ Van Driver) is done for the purposes of transporting students to and from a variety of school sites over scheduled routes and/or to/from special excursions; ensuring vehicle operation is in safe operating condition; and ensuring safety of students during transport, loading and unloading from specialized pupil transportation vehicles.

The Spec Ed Driver, is a NON CDL reports to the Transportation Manager

$400 Sign on Bonus available!

Essential Functions
  • Drives specialized pupil transportation vehicle/s for the purpose of transporting passengers over scheduled routes to and from school and/or field trips in a safe and timely manner.
  • Advises students and other passengers of appropriate behavior for the purpose of reinforcing established guidelines and maintaining passenger safety.
  • Assists students and other passengers for the purpose of providing safe loading and unloading from vehicles during normal transport and emergency situations.
  • Monitors students and other passengers during transit for the purpose of ensuring the safe transportation of all passengers.
  • Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections (e.g. fluid levels, tire pressure, exterior condition, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the safe operating condition of the vehicle and complying with mandated state and federal guidelines.
  • Prepares reports (e.g. field trips reports, incident reports, passenger misconduct, student counts, routing information, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, conveying information, and/or complying with established guidelines.
  • Informs other school personnel and parents of events, policies and/or practices (e.g. scheduled stops, established routes, route conditions, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or clarification of procedures.
  • Assesses incidents, complaints, accidents and/or potential emergency situations (e.g. road hazards, medical emergencies, accidents, etc.) for the purpose of resolving and/or recommending a resolution to the situation.
  • Attends unit meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. for the purpose of gathering information required to perform job functions.
  • Cleans assigned vehicles interior, for the purpose of ensuring safety, appearance, and sanitation of vehicle.
  • Conducts emergency evacuation drills at least twice a year for the purpose of ensuring efficiency of procedures and complying with mandated requirements.
  • Fuels assigned vehicle (e.g. oil, water, fuel, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining vehicle in a safe operating condition.
  • Reports observations and/or incidents (e.g. discipline, accidents, inappropriate social behavior, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to appropriate personnel for their action.
  • Responds to inquiries from students, parents, and/or staff for the purpose of providing the necessary information regarding transportation services.
Other Functions
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Job Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.  Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; administering first aid; applying pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; operating district vehicles, fire extinguisher, two-way radio, and standard office equipment; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: emergency evacuation techniques; area streets and locations; read maps of local areas; basic vehicle maintenance; first aid; health standards and hazards; pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; safe driving practices; safety practices and procedures; two way radio communication; and pertinent laws related to driving a specialized pupil transportation vehicle.
ABILITY is required to attend scheduled activities, meetings, and/or events; gather and/or collate data; and use job-related equipment.  Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and report appropriately.  Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: being attentive to detail; communicating with diverse groups including school age riders; displaying tact and courtesy; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; exercising sound judgment; maintaining an understanding of the special needs of students and their parents; maintaining confidentiality; and working with constant distractions.
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; and providing information and/or advising others. Utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.
Working Environment
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.
Education - Open or High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
Required Testing                                              
Passing a Driver’s Training course is required (company paid training)             

Certificates & License
Valid Wisconsin State Driver’s License
Continuing Educ./Training                          
Annual Driver Trainer’s Inservice                                     
Monthly Driver Safety Meetings
Substance Abuse Screening


Contact Information
For this position, apply here or contact Human Resources at (608) 255-1511 or stop by the office at 5501 Femrite Drive and pick up an application today!
Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Salary and Benefits
$15.25-16.25/hr DOE
Required Education
Some High School
Required Experience
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