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School Bus Attendant

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

(a)           Graduation from High School or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, OR

(b)           Four years of full-time paid (or equivalent part-time and/or volunteer) experience working with students, OR

(c)           Any combination of training and experience equal to or greater than that defined in (a) or (b) above.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTSAt the time of appointment, the candidate:

  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Must be physically able to qualify (post-offer of employment but prior to service) on a performance test consisting of:  climbing and descending bus steps, carrying or dragging students in an emergency bus evacuation situation (125pounds of dead weight) and exiting yourself quickly through an emergency door.
  • The employee must have completed three-hours of pre-service instruction as prescribed by the NYSED Commissioner.

ON-GOING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must participate in, and qualify on, all additional training as required.
  • Must be physically able to re-qualify on a biennial basis on the above-mentioned physical performance test.
  • Dependent on the student’s IEP, may be required to possess current and valid CPR and First Aid certification and maintain these certifications for the duration of employment.