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The School Bus Driver Trainer is responsible for instructing school bus drivers, local school personnel, parents, and students in the Pupil Transportation Program requirements. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Evaluates performance tests taken by potential and current school bus drivers using a criteria established by the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas Department of Education to ensure necessary skills and knowledge have been acquired in order to receive an Arkansas commercial driver’s license and an Arkansas Department of Education school bus driver’s certificate. Reads and reviews laws, policies, reports, and records to analyze and interpret information to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines. Attends meetings, workshops, seminars, in-service, conferences, and classes to obtain information. Provides professional development, and plans workshops/programs, and serves on committees to maintain program integrity. Completes class rosters, score sheets, class schedules, and other documents in order to prepare documents for office and/or distribution. Communicates with department, division, and unit directors, local school officials, civic and professional organizations, parents, and students concerning information, such as school bus driver’s license requirements, laws, safety, policy, statistics, trends, and workshops, through written correspondence, personal contact, telephone, meetings, and conferences. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of federal and State Pupil Transportation laws, rules, and regulations. Knowledge of Arkansas commercial driver’s license and State Department of Education School Bus Driver Certification requirements. Knowledge of training and development techniques and practices. Knowledge of agency training goals, objectives, and requirements. Knowledge of personal computers and software. Knowledge of Microsoft software. Ability to interpret laws, rules, regulations, and policies that impact pupil transportation programs. Ability to coordinate and present training programs and workshops. Ability to write technical reports. Ability to gather data, maintain records, and prepare reports. Ability to demonstrate written and verbal skills and communicate with diverse individuals and groups. Ability to communicate in oral and written form.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in education, transportation management, business administration, or a related field; plus two years of experience in training and development, transportation management/supervision, commercial driver’s license administration, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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