School District 8 - Kootenay Lake is looking for qualified candidates to work on an as needed basis as Casual / On-Call Bus Drivers. Qualified candidates will be considered for placement on the established casual lists for each of the Family of Schools within the District. Please note that driving a school bus requires skill, tact, professionalism and a keen interest in working with students.
All awarded applicants will be required to join the CUPE Local 748 Union.
Note: A Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check will be required from successful applicants, with a review every five (5) years.
BUS DRIVER Applicants for bus driver positions must possess a valid B.C. Class 2 (minimum) Driver's License including an air brakes endorsement. This is professional bus driving work providing transportation for students. Safety is the primary consideration of the job. The bus driver is responsible for obeying traffic and safety regulations while driving in a variety of road and weather conditions, and ensuring that the actions of the students do not provide a hazardous situation. Work is generally of a routine nature with established routes, however, additional trips both within and outside of the school district occur.
The bus driver reports to the Director of Operations. Initially, assignments are outlined and closely reviewed by the Director of Operations and Transportation Coordinator(s), but thereafter the bus driver works with little direct supervision while en route. The work has well defined operating procedures, methods and limits established by law, the School Board and departmental policy, including those for dealing with inappropriate behaviour. Unusual circumstances are referred to the Director of Operations and also, when appropriate, to the School Administrator on matters relating to student behaviour.
1. Possess a valid B.C. Class 2 (minimum) Driver’s License including an air endorsement.
2. Completion of School District Bus Driver Training Program.
Note: This relates only to new hires and current District personnel who have not held a position as a Bus Driver.
3. Must attend training and safety programs provided by the Board.
4. Ability to act with authority, tact and diplomacy.
5. May be required to dispense approved medications as prescribed by the student’s
doctor in accordance with Board Policy No. 310 (September 22, 1997) and be
required to sign Request for Medication Form attached thereto. Training will be
6. Ability to work effectively with students and maintain pupil discipline.
7. Must have understanding and knowledge of safe work practices and health regulations.
8. Perform other job related duties as may be assigned.
1. Work can be stressful, requiring constant alertness and concentration.
For more information please contact Lisa Phillips, Manager of Operations at email@example.com or 250-428-5329.
Please include your driver's abstract into the "Additional Documents" section of the application process.
School District 8 supports equity hiring for Indigenous applicants.
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