Bus Driver

Community Action Partnership Of San Luis Obispo County Salinas , CA 93901

Posted 3 weeks ago

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County,Inc.

Helping People. Changing Lives.

CAPSLO Mission, Vision and Core Values

CAPSLO has a vaccination policy for employees. If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

Position Summary:

Responsible for safe transportation of Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start children. Must submit timely reports and be responsible for bus maintenance and regular safety checks. Supports CAPSLO's mission by ensuring safe transportation for Head Start, Early Head Start, and Migrant & Seasonal Head Start participants.

Required Education and Experience:

Must have a High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.

License & Certifications:

Must possess and provide a valid copy of each of the following documents:

  • California Commercial Driver's License (Class A or B with Endorsements P & S)

  • DL-45 Special Certificate (Type I or Type II)

  • TO1 Card

  • Current DMV printout (original H-6 form)

  • (Must have a good driving record to allow for insurability)

  • Medical Examiner Certificate DL51A form


Must provide certificates of completion of approved pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR training within 30 days of hire.

Employee is responsible for renewing and maintaining a valid CPR/first aid certification at all times.

Essential Functions:

  • Picks up and delivers children, as scheduled.

  • Completes sign-in/sign-out sheets and roster sheets, and submits on a daily basis to the Center Supervisor. With the sign-in/sign-out sheets, the Bus Driver must ensure that the children are being released only to the parent/legal guardian or other individual identified in writing by the parent/legal guardian.

  • Submits timely reports to include children's attendance reports, mileage reports, accident reports and credit card fuel receipts.

  • Ensures that the pre-trip inspection report is completed daily for each bus driven and that it is submitted on a daily basis to the Center Supervisor.

  • Conducts a post-trip inspection, with the Bus Aide, after each route. This includes checking and straightening all safety restraints, picking up trash, checking for items left in the vehicle and checking all seating areas, as well as underneath seats, to ensure that each child is off the bus. At the end of the day secures emergency doors at the back of the bus.

  • Ensures maintenance and safe, operable conditions of bus at all times. This includes cleaning interior of the bus daily, washing windows, mirrors and exterior, and waxing.

  • Operates bus in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Notifies Transportation Supervisor of bus routes and notifies any changes to center staff and parents.

  • Arranges for State required safety checks.

  • Establishes a bus-seating chart for all children, to help identify children and adults in case of an emergency and give each child their own space. This will also help substitutes.

  • Must understand, uphold, and continue working toward accomplishing the mission, strategic goals and performance measures of the agency.

  • Must use reasonable precautions in the performance of one's duties and adhere to all applicable safety rules and practices, and act in such a manner as to assure at all times maximum safety to one's self, fellow employees, clients and children.

  • Performs other duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Must be familiar with and dedicated to, the objectives of the Head Start, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and the Community Action Partnership.


  • Must have strong verbal communication skills.


  • Must be available to drive for field trips.

  • Must be sensitive to the needs of young children, and be able to relate well to all people of the community regardless of color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or socio-economic level.

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities other than that of the driver being responsible for children while on the bus.

Work Environment:

Must be able to withstand exposure to noise in a day care environment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Position requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, twisting, bending.

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

  • Simple grasping and hand manipulation required, as well as reaching above and below shoulder level.


Responsible for safe transportation of Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start children. Must be available to drive for field trips.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age by date of hire.

  • Must submit proof of current vaccination status for measles, pertussis, and influenza (or a current, signed influenza declination form) in compliance with SB 792.

  • Must comply with the CAPSLO COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, either being fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption.

  • Must complete a health screening physical completed within 30 days prior to employment and a current TB skin test/Chest X-Ray.

  • Employment is contingent upon meeting all job requirements and background requirements: criminal history check (Inclusive of DOJ, FBI and Child Abuse), acknowledgement of child abuse reporting responsibility, criminal record statement (Form LIC508), etc. A criminal history clearance is required prior to employment.

  • Upon hire agency staff will check Megan's Law (or the current sexual predator website) to ensure each staff being hired is clear for employment. Program administrative staff will check the website annually to ensure all program staff are cleared to work.

  • Must meet the Head Start Performance Standards and State requirements.

  • Employment in Head Start, Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Programs is contingent upon approval of the Policy Council.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Reasonable Accommodations:

I have read and understand the Essential Functions of this position, including the Responsibilities and Duties. I also acknowledge that the Responsibilities and Duties for this position may change in the future with or without prior notice.

I further understand that I can request a reasonable accommodation, should one be necessary for me to carry out the Essential Functions of this position. I can perform these with or without reasonable accommodation.

Compensation and Benefits Package

Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Plan

CAPSLO offers benefits through a group medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, life and AD&D insurance program. CAPSLO pays the full amount (100%) of the premiums to cover full-time employees, and half (50%) of the premiums to cover eligible part-time employees. Eligible employees may elect, at their own cost, to have medical, dental and vision insurance coverage for their dependents. Additionally, CAPSLO offers a Long Term Disability ("LTD") insurance program for eligible employees.

Retirement Savings Plan

CAPSLO offers eligible employees the opportunity to contribute a portion of their earnings to a Section 403(b) Retirement Plan. Employees are 100% vested upon enrollment into the plan. CAPSLO matches 60% of every dollar contributed up to an annual maximum of 15% of your annual salary (not to exceed IRS limits) after 6 months of employment.


Twelve paid holidays during the course of the each calendar year. Employees also receive one extra workday off with pay as a "Personal Holiday."

Vacation/Sick Leave

CAPSLO awards 80-160 hours of vacation annually with a maximum accrual of 320 hours, depending on years of service. Paid Sick time is accrued at 8 hours per month (based on weekly hours) with a maximum accrual of 280 hours. CAPSLO also offers the opportunity to convert unused sick time to vacation and a vacation cash out for eligible employees once a year.

Additional Benefits

CAPSLO offers additional benefits including employee assistance program (EAP), reduced rates for pet insurance, reduced rates for cellular phone service, reduced rates for car rentals, and additional time off for positions classified as exempt, and workers' compensation insurance.

For questions regarding the application process or open positions, contact the Recruiting Department at 805-544-4355 or email recruitment@capslo.org.

EOE/ V/ ADA/ Drug Free Workplace/ Asset Infused Organization. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly

  • Employment Indicator Seasonal Full Time

  • Min Hiring Rate $18.50

  • Max Hiring Rate $22.50

  • Required Education Equivalent Experience

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  • Salinas, CA 93901, USA
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