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Job Opening Information Head Bus Driver

Job Number

Position Title
Head Bus Driver
Required Application Type
School Related Personnel
Job Description

Some District information:
Marcus Whitman has approximately 1,235 students.  The District is 154 square miles.  The Head Bus Driver will report to the Transportation Supervisor.



The work involves responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of buses in a school district transportation system. A Head Bus Driver may supervise Bus Drivers, Bus Monitors and Bus Mechanics. Supervision is exercised over the work of Bus Drivers, Bus Monitors and/or Bus Mechanics by observation and reports. The work is performed under the general supervision of a Transportation Supervisor (or similar title), a school business official, or designee in accordance with established policies and procedures. Does related work as required.




Prepare bus routes and schedules;

Assign drivers to field trips, sport trips, and other extra or special assignment trips;

Call and assign substitute drivers;

Handle phone calls from parents and district employees;

Investigate issues or complaints, communicate findings to Transportation Supervisor, and maintain a log of calls and

action taken;

Manage attendance and maintain payroll records;

Participate in hiring of drivers, monitors and substitutes;

Schedule required staff training;

May determine the need for maintenance and repair of buses;

Monitor the safe operation and cleanliness of buses;

Perform other duties as assigned.




Good knowledge of driving skills and the operation of buses;

Good knowledge of safety practices, and traffic laws and regulations;

Good knowledge of the geography of the district;

Ability to operate a school bus under all driving and road conditions;

Ability to plan, schedule and supervise the work of others;

Ability to keep and maintain records and reports;

Ability to get along well with others, including the public;

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


Civil Service Title
Head Bus Driver
Job Qualifications


  1. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma; AND
  2. Three (3) years of full-time experience in the operation of a school bus.


Possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License with a “P” endorsement as well as an “S” endorsement for the operation of school buses, issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.


Candidates must satisfy all requirements for School Bus Driver set forth in the Rules and Regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Education. If the position involves examination of School Bus Drivers, candidate must possess proper certification in accordance with Section 6.16 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and Article 19A of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.

Application Procedure

Must complete Yates County Civil Service Application, cover letter, resume and references.  Applicants also need to submit their High School Diploma or GED and a copy of your valid Commercial Driver's License. Click on the link below to access the application.

Applicants must be a legal resident of Yates County or one of the contiguous counties (Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca or Steuben) at least one month prior to application.    There is an electronic application process:

Mail or drop off application and additional documents to

Yates County Personnel
417 Liberty Street Suite 1007
Penn Yan, NY  14527

Job Category
Job Location
District Wide

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