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Bus Driver

Bus Driver
Liberty Common School is seeking a seasonal bus driver to begin August 2023. LCS is a public, tuition-free school chartered by the Poudre School District in Fort Collins, Colorado utilizing the Core Knowledge© curriculum (k-8) and timeless principles of classically oriented education. LCS currently enrolls over 1350 students’ grades k-12.
 
This curriculum encompasses language arts, mathematics, science, history, geography, fine arts, and physical education. The curriculum is characterized by content-rich instruction, cumulative knowledge, content-specific lessons, and coherent sequencing.
 
LCS offers a unique educational program with an expanded science curriculum. The school provides excellence and fairness in education by teaching a contextual body of organized knowledge, the skills of learning, and the values of a democratic society. This is accomplished through parental choice, partnership with teachers, and student acceptance of responsibility for his/her academic effort. For more information about LCS, see http://www.libertycommon.org.
The bus driver plays an important role at Liberty Common School, ensuring students are safe during the loading, unloading, transporting, and transferring on buses.
 
FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Hourly Non-Exempt
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Regular, Part-time
WORK HOURS: 15-25 hours per week
PAY RANGE: $16.00-$20.00/per hour (based on qualifications and experience)
BENEFITS: Enrollment in Colorado’s Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and employer contributions to your PERA retirement account.
REPORTS TO: Director of Transportation
REVISION DATE: May 2023
 

Education and Related Work Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience working with children preferred.

Licenses, Registration or Certification:

  • Criminal background check required for hire.
  • First aid certification required within 60 days of hire.

Minimum Essential Duties:

  • Ensure all students are properly loaded and seated.
  • Supervise students during transporting while reinforcing high behavioral expectations.
  • Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Communicate clearly and respectfully with students, other faculty, and parents.
  • Adapt communication styles when necessary to support individual students and their families.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to maneuver uneven surfaces.
  • Must be able to carry or transfer up to 20lbs of supplies frequently.
  • Must be able to work in occasionally loud environments.
  • Must be able to frequently use office technology including computers, copiers, and printers.
  • Must be able to use commercial office tools including paper cutters and staplers.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Oral and written communication skills desired.
  • Personal computer and keyboarding skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to diffuse and manage volatile and stressful situations.
  • Knowledge of Liberty’s Transportation policies, procedures, and code of conduct.
  • Ability to supervise and effectively interact with students.
  • Basic understanding of bus operations and emergency procedures
  • 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.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT

All employment with Liberty Common School is voluntary and is subject to termination by you or Liberty Common School at-will, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. There is no guarantee, in any manner, Liberty Common School will continue employment for any set period of time. This applies to all aspects of employment at Liberty Common School including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion, placement, discipline, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and access to benefits and training.
 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

Please note that this job description is not a comprehensive list of activities, duties, and responsibilities that are required of this position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice with direction from Liberty Common School.
 
A complete application includes no less than the following items:
  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Three references (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers)
This job posting will remain open until positions are filled.

Mail to:

Rick Cagle, Director of Transportation
Liberty Common School
1725 Sharp Point Drive
Ft. Collins, CO 80525


EEO STATEMENT

Liberty Common School is an EEO employer, providing equal opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, status as an officer or enlisted members of the military forces, veteran status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, transgender status, marriage to a co-worker, or any other protected characteristic applicable under federal, state, and local laws.
  • Part Time
  • Transportation