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BUS CHAPERONE - 48008743 1 1

Date:  Mar 23, 2023


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Requisition No: 793172 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: BUS CHAPERONE - 48008743 1 1

Position Number: 48008743 

Salary:  $23,400.00 - $26,400.00 

Posting Closing Date: 04/04/2023 

Job Advertisement

Bus Chaperone – Position Number 48008743 1

Department – Transportation
Position Type – Career Service


The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind Transportation Department has full-time job openings for a School Bus Behavioral Specialist (Chaperone).


As a State of Florida Employer, full-time employment positions include:


Guaranteed 40 hours per week

195 workdays (26 pay periods; paid year-round)

The average ridership is 24 students per route

All buses are airconditioned

Paid holidays and one personal day

Automatic enrollment into the Florida Retirement System

Earn 4 hours of annual leave and 4 hours of sick leave per pay period

Medical insurance coverage is $90 per pay period for family coverage; $25 per pay period for employee only

Low-cost supplemental benefit packages that include dental, vision, and much more

Summer camp driving opportunities

Professional development opportunities and ability to learn American Sign Language on campus at no cost

Tuition waiver program – earn up to 6 credit hours per semester at state universities


Take this opportunity to make a difference in a student’s life and become part of a great school. Apply today!


Salary Range

10 month position: $23,400.00 - $26,400.00 annually. (paid biweekly over 26-pays) This range is inclusive of verified experience and education. Position also eligible for split shift pay; $45.00 per biweekly period; $1170.00 annually.



Split shift, schedule varies by route; Example of schedule may be: Monday – Thursday 4:15am – 8:15am and 3:15pm – 7:15pm.  Friday’s schedule may include early morning shift and an afternoon shift, 12:30pm – 6:00pm.  Schedule is 40 hours weekly.


Your Specific Responsibilities

Provide instructive care and/or general care for students on FSDB school buses. Demonstrate, model, and reinforce the Agency’s fundamental values of fairness, cooperation, respect, commitment, excellence, honesty and teamwork.  Demonstrate these values in interactions with co-workers, supervisor, students, parents and other departments; in personal contributions to work assignments and projects; and when representing the Agency or the State.  Supervises and monitors student behavior on FSDB school buses and documents positive and negative behavior through the use of Incident Reports, Transportation Reports, etc., and incorporate these reports into the behavior management systems.  Maintains effective and positive performance by demonstrating flexibility with scheduling work assignments and interactions with students, staff, and parents. Utilize established policies and procedures to ensure that the education and safety of the students are met.  Required to maintain an adequate driving record, for the purpose of driving students to and from school-related activities.  Complies with all internal and departmental FSDB policies and procedures along with all Federal laws and regulations.  Responsible for attending scheduled Behavior Program Associate meetings, scheduled training, and general staff meetings.



Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to verbally communicate by use of cellular phone/radio. Knowledge of the techniques and method for helping others. Knowledge of basic computer skills to use e-mail. Ability to work a varied shift including weekends and evenings. Ability to account for and keep track of assigned students. Ability to visually track the activities of student. Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships and communicate with students, parents, staff and co-workers. Ability to communicate utilizing basic sighted techniques and/or expressive/receptive communication skills. Ability to administer medications under supervision. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. Ability to prepare reports. Ability to maintain a Valid State of Florida Driver's License and meet FSDB requirements to operate a state vehicle according to the Transportation Policy.  Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of work constantly to move objects.  Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication. Visual requirement equals that of a minimum standard based on the criteria of accuracy and neatness of work.  Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired in CPR and CPI.



Minimum Requirements:

A high school diploma or its equivalent.  **Proof of HS Diploma or its equivalent will need to be provided at time of interview**


Sign Language Requirements

Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain Intermediate proficiency in sign language within four years of hire.


Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.


About Our Organization and Mission

FSDB is a state public school available at no cost to eligible pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deafblind, including boarding and transportation services. FSDB is nationally recognized for its comprehensive educational services, designed for the unique communication and accessibility needs of students. FSDB also provides educational outreach programs for children ages 0-5 and their families. The FSDB experience provides students with the edge to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success.


The mission of FSDB is to utilize all available talent, energy, and resources to provide free appropriate public education for eligible sensory impaired students of Florida. As a school of academic excellence, the school shall strive to provide students an opportunity to access education services in caring, safe, unique learning environment to prepare them to be literate, employable, and independent lifelong learners. The school shall provide outreach services that include collaboration with district school boards and shall encourage input from students, staff, parents, and the community. As a diverse organization, the school shall foster respect and understanding for each individual. (Section 1002.36, Florida Statutes)


How You Will Grow

FSDB provides staff members with opportunities to grow professionally, enhancing their ability to support students' growth. School- and state-required training and skills development is offered both online and in-person for academic and non-academic staff members.


Where You Will Work

The FSDB campus is situated in the Uptown area of historic St. Augustine, by the Intracoastal Waterway. St. Augustine, also known as the nation’s oldest city, has a rich heritage that makes the city and its surroundings a charming and distinctive place to live and to visit.


St. Augustine has its own unique character, with friendly local people at farmers markets, nearby beaches, entertainment venues, shopping areas, community events, restaurants, and more. The links below give insight into the city we love:

Florida’s Historic Coast

Visit Florida – St. Augustine

First Coast Relocation Guide

Historic Coast Culture

Florida, the Sunshine State, is known for warm climates, friendly residents, and exceptional outdoor and recreational opportunities. It offers a great quality of life with a reasonable cost of living without a state income tax. Florida continues to be a magnet for new residents each year.


An attached resume is not a substitute for the information required on the application. It is the responsibility of all applicants to keep their application current.


All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.




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The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville