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Transportation Trainer

at Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Posted: 6/3/2019
Job Reference #: 60052

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ADAMS 12 FIVE STAR SCHOOLS Job posting 60052
1500 EAST 128TH AVE, THORNTON, Colorado, 80241Job posted as of May 31, 2019 until Until Filled

Located just seven miles north of downtown Denver, Adams 12 Five Star Schools is close to the conveniences of a major city center yet far enough to offer the quiet of the suburbs. The five stars represent the five unique communities the district serves: Broomfield, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster.

The District shall not discriminate in its employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, color,sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other basis prohibited by applicable law. The District is committed to cultural diversity among district personnel as a means of enriching the educational experience. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort.

Job Title
Transportation Trainer

Hours Per Week
Months Per Year
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School / Location Name
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1500 East 128th Ave., Thornton, Colorado, 802412601
Posted on
May 31, 2019
Expiry Date
Until Filled
Job Description
This job is posted as open until filled. However, applicants may not be considered after the minimum required posted timeline, after midnight on June 5, 2019.
SUMMARY: Educate, train and maintain requirements and endorsements for Bus Drivers and Transportation Paraprofessionals. Coordinate student management and handle transportation concerns from students, parents, school officials and the public. Provide input on driver performance evaluations. Investigate accidents. Set up recruiting to obtain prospective applicants. Coordinate and instruct students and drivers in school bus safety evacuation programs. Evaluate existing programs to improve and develop new training programs for staff.

Job Tasks Descriptions
1.Set up and maintain new and existing driver training programs maintain training records according to state, federal and District regulations. Instruct classes in standard First Aid, CPR, driving in adverse weather and mountain terrain, awareness, defensive driving, substance abuse, sexual harassment, child abuse, student management, blood born pathogens (BBP), safe clean up and prevention of disease transmission (Universal Precautions). Provide training and testing for school bus drivers, maintenance and mechanic workers to obtain commercial drivers license (CDL), class A and BPS2. Provide small vehicle training to coaches, teachers and transition drivers as required by CDE. Instruct CPR and First Aid to non- transportation employees.
2.Coordinate all levels of student management for transportation. Maintain student misconduct reports in database and file copies. Type and mail copies to related schools. Monitor and maintain safety of bus stops and loading zones. Act as transportation liaison between drivers, parents, students and school staff in reference to student and/or driver behavior. Field phone calls pertaining to student management and driver complaints. Investigate allegations by conducting fact-finding interviews in cooperation with school staff regarding parent, student and/or driver concerns/complaints. Assist drivers, paras with contacting parents. Counsel drivers on student management issues. Keep in close contact with school officials regarding behavior situations as well as parent and driver concerns. Maintain video surveillance program including viewing, education and maintenance of video cameras and materials. Attend IEP meetings as a Transportation Staff representative.
3.Provide input to Transportation Manager/Director on driver performance evaluations with regard to student management and driver performance. Evaluate performance of all drivers during ride along sessions, including annual pre-trip for CDE certification.
4.Instruct drivers, paraprofessionals and transition drivers on proper and safe usage of wheel chair lifts to include manual operations. Instruct proper procedure for applying safety restraints on wheel chairs as well as the placement of wheelchairs on the bus. Instruct the proper usage of car seats, lap belts, safety vests and any child restraint systems designed for the safe transportation of students. Instruct drivers and paraprofessionals on specific medical conditions and adaptations that may be required for safe transportation. Conduct in-home visits to evaluate students? health concerns and special needs. Instruct and assist Drivers/paras with evacuation plans on special needs and w/c students.
5.Maintain hard copies of driver physical examinations and driver certifications per Colorado Department of Education (CDE). Obtain current motor vehicle records on all drivers. Input data into database regarding driver certifications, eligibility and expiration to meet federal, state and local requirements.
6.Assist in other areas of the department such as driving routes as needed, attending to situations requiring assistance on routes and stops, assisting in the dispatch and scheduling office, monitoring the radio and receiving route calls.
7.Investigate accidents; file required reports with the District and state. Input information on accidents into database, take pictures and print photos of accidents. Set up documentation packets for Accident Advisory Review Committee (AARC). Retrain driver per recommendation of AARC. Maintain manuals for the use of AARC.
8.Set up recruiting to obtain prospective applicants. Fill out and submit all necessary paperwork to Human Resources regarding the hiring of new drivers. Assist the Human Resources department with analyzing and completing reference checks of bus driver applications and review selections that are made. Make hiring recommendations to the Director of Transportation. Act as part of the interviewing team.
9.Set up, coordinate and input information into database for all school bus evacuation drills to meet District and state requirements.
10.Coordinate and instruct students in school bus safety programs. Set up, attend, answer questions at Back to School Night and hand out information. Attend positive behavior meetings at schools with drivers and school officials. Coordinate with operations on setup and exhibition, instruction and documentation of annual transportation in service as well as quarterly drivers meetings as outlined by state and district regulations.
11.Assist with the development and coordination of the school bus road-e-o.
12.Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
?High school diploma or equivalent.
?Short term courses in First Aid and CPR
?Colorado Class B P2S Commercial Drivers license.
?Conflict resolution and How to Train training preferred.
?Completion of CDE workshop classes of DT 1-4 preferred.
?Three years of related experience.

?Criminal background check required for hire.
?Must be 21 years old.
?Valid commercial driver?s license (CDL) with class BP2S endorsement.
?CPR and First Aid instructor certifications required within 12 months after entering position or as per department need.
?Valid Colorado State CDL testers? license required within 12 months after entering position or as per department need.

?Customer service and public relations skills.
?Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
?Knowledge of and awareness of all age groups of students to effectively train in student management.
?Ability to safely and effectively operate a bus, van, truck and car.
?Ability to lead, train and work with others.
?Ability to maintain excellent attendance.
?Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
?Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
?Ability to manage multiple priorities.
?Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies, Superintendent policies and building and department procedures.
?Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with all people including those from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds.
?Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.

?Operating knowledge of District school buses and pool vehicles.
?Basic operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers and peripherals.
?Operating knowledge of and experience with typical office equipment, such as telephones, copier, fax machine, E-mail, etc.
?Knowledge of and ability to use Access and all Microsoft programs that the district supports.

Salary placement on our Classified Salary schedule is dependent on the Grade for the position being posted and employees’ previous work experience. "Grade" refers to position or job classification and "Step" refers to number of work experience credit or service years. Initial placement will be at the Grade for the position step 1.


Employees regularly scheduled to work twenty (20) hours per week or more are eligible to receive the district contribution towards insurance benefits as defined in the Classified Master Agreement Article 11.3, 11.4, and 11.5 and are eligible for benefits described within this article. Employees regularly scheduled to work less than twenty (20) hours per week, or employees whose employment is temporary, are not eligible for benefits described within this article. Please refer to the Classified Master Agreement for more information.



All applicants (current district employees and external applicants) should list any and all work experience, including current district experience, when completing the employment application. Please include job titles and duties that you held while doing that job. Since the Human Resource department uses the application to screen for minimum qualifications required for each job, it is important to have a complete application so you will be considered for the position you are applying for.

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Minimum Salary / Hourly Rate $17.16

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