Head Start Bus Driver

Education Services · Carrollton, Georgia
Department Education Services
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $14 / Hour



Under the general supervision of the Facilities Manager, the Bus Driver is responsible for transporting assigned children on routes on a day-to-day basis, extracurricular, i.e., field trips, other designated places, parents, staff. Two (2) bus drivers will be assigned to each Head Start bus with one functioning as the Bus Monitor while not driving. This position is full-time and will also function as a helper to the facilities staff members during school hours when the busses are not in operation.



  • Transports children to and from the center daily in a safe manner.
  • Transports children to field trips and other designated places.
  • Provides first aid and emergency assistance to children as needed.
  • Cleans windshields, lights, windows, and mirrors daily.
  • Checks emergency door to insure proper operation.
  • Checks horn, tires, lights, and mirrors.
  • Keeps inside and outside of bus clean on a daily basis.
  • Takes bus to the shop for state inspection.
  • Monitors wheel alignment.
  • Keeps bus locked and in a safe place when not in use.
  • Reports all accidents to supervisor and other proper authorities.
  • Completes daily operational data sheets and submits as required.
  • Organizes and submits all invoices.
  • Recruits volunteers and in-kind contributions.
  • Works as an auxiliary facility staff member when busses are not operational.
  • Performs similar job-related duties as assigned.



  • Minimum
    • High School Diploma
    • 2 Years - Experience Supervising Children
  • Preferred
    • Class C CDL
    • CPR/ First Aid for Adults, Infants and Child
    • Defensive Driving Class, Safety Driving Class (With School System)


  • Must have strong verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
  • Must be able to attend night meetings, travel out of area
  • Must maintain a valid driver's license and a clean driving record
  • Must provide Transportation Specialist with an MVR yearly
  • Must maintain yearly physical, drug screening and Tuberculin test must agree to a criminal history background check
  • Must be able to transport children on buses
  • Must be willing and able to supervise children on buses
  • Abilities
  • Proficiencies




This job operates in a 21 Passenger Head Start Bus to and from a Head Start Early Childcare Center. The role routinely operates a vehicle with several children on board and will also serve as a non-driving monitor of the children.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; lift up to 50 pounds; reach with hands and arms, and operate a large passenger vehicle for extended periods.


Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.



This is a full-time position, and days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise approved by the Executive Director.


Local travel will be required for training / job requirement purposes.




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. 

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  • Location
    Carrollton, Georgia
  • Department
    Education Services
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $14 / Hour