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BUS DRIVERS, SCHOOL OR SPECIAL CLIENT
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Occupation Description:
 
  Transport students or special clients, such as the elderly or persons with disabilities. Ensure adherence to safety rules. May assist passengers in boarding or exiting.
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Follow safety rules as students board and exit buses or cross streets near bus stops.
  • Comply with traffic regulations to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
  • Check the condition of a vehicle's tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water, and safety equipment to ensure that everything is in working order.
  • Maintain order among pupils during trips to ensure safety.
  • Pick up and drop off students at regularly scheduled neighborhood locations, following strict time schedules.
  • Report any bus malfunctions or needed repairs.
  • Drive gasoline, diesel, or electrically powered multi-passenger vehicles to transport students between neighborhoods, schools, and school activities.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems..
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do..
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits..
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Short-term on-the-job training (short demonstration up to one month)
 
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License Authority for School Bus Driver (CDL):  (License details)
 
  Department of Motor Vehicles
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT   006161
(860) 263-5700
email: mail@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dmv

 
License Authority for Commercial Driver's License (CDL):  (License details)
 
  Department of Motor Vehicles
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT   006161
(860) 263-5700
email: mail@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dmv

 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $36,107.00 $17.37 $12.53 $14.12 - $19.98
Bridgeport/Stamford $38,756.00 $18.64 $12.18 $13.42 - $23.92
Danbury $33,775.00 $16.24 $12.43 $13.38 - $19.12
Hartford $35,685.00 $17.16 $12.65 $14.26 - $19.93
New Haven $37,072.00 $17.82 $14.29 $15.84 - $20.15
New London/Norwich $35,562.00 $17.10 $12.74 $14.48 - $19.61
Waterbury $32,492.00 $15.62 $12.06 $13.38 - $18.22
Torrington $33,128.00 $15.93 $11.68 $13.50 - $18.70
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 9,260 10,200 0.9% 216
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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