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Classification Description

Employees Human Resources – Classification Compensation

Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Bus Driver

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 7267

UW Job Family: 72

SOC Code: 53-3022

Pay Grade: 16

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Drives a bus or van on regularly scheduled or special assignment runs; assists with data entry of parking tickets.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma


1 year related work experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license is necessary with no moving violations and with CDL-C required within three weeks after hire date.
  • Must pass Department of Transportation drug and physical testing. Within six months following employment, must become certified in PASS (Passenger Assistance Safety and Service), 8-hour Defensive Driving Course, First Aid Certification, and CPR certification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable local and state laws governing the operation of passenger motor vehicles.
  • Basic vehicle inspection and maintenance including tire pressure, checking oil and water levels.
  • Basic safety practices related to driving.
  • Writing skills and basic arithmetic.
  • Principles of good customer service.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Basic operational characteristics of school transportation vehicle.
  • Policies and procedures governing the reporting of vehicle accidents and incidents.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Operate a bus or van in a safe and legal manner.
  • Use basic mechanic aptitude to identify vehicle problems and perform minor maintenance.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records.
  • Understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Safely and efficiently operate a loaded passenger bus.
  • Read a street map and physically locate landmarks.
  • Read transit schedules and timetables.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions, including departmental Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Recognize hazardous driving conditions quickly and accurately and adopt effective courses of action.
  • Effectively and tactfully with the public.
  • Perform assigned duties with minimal supervision.
  • Provide assistance to students entering and exiting a bus.
  • Make mathematical calculations quickly and accurately.
  • Perform clerical work such as filing, duplication, typing and maintaining simple records.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Drive bus and van as scheduled.

Perform routine safety checks; provide minor maintenance, cleanup and proper care of bus or van.

Comply with safety rules and regulations concerning traffic, weather conditions and general passenger care.

Assist in loading and unloading passengers on bus or van.

Responsible for fare box and collection of bus fares.

Maintain daily log of riders and fares collected.

As directed, assist with areas in parking and collection such as computer data entry of parking tickets.

Supplemental Functions:

May serve as back-up for charter bus driver when needed.

Working Conditions:

Standard auto garage and multi-passenger vehicle environment(s); regularly exposed to confined spaces, adverse weather conditions, fumes and noise.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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