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Date: Aug 29, 2021

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32084

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Requisition No: 250881 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind


Position Number: 48008635 

Salary:  $21,840.00 - $24,840.00 

Posting Closing Date: 10/01/2021 

POSITION TITLE:  Senior Motor Vehicle Operator (School Bus Driver)


POSITION TYPE:  Career Service


DEPARTMENT:  Transportation


FSDB SALARY RANGE - 10 months:  $21,840.00 - $24,840.00 annually (paid biweekly over 26 pays; salary is prorated when less than a 10-month schedule is worked).  This range is inclusive of verified experience and education.  Position might also be eligible for split shift pay; $30.53 biweekly (will be prorated when less than 10-month schedule is worked).


REQUIREMENTS:  Five years of licensed driver experience; a valid Class A or B, CDL Florida License with Passenger Endorsement and School Bus Endorsement.


PREFERRED:  Florida Department of Education 40-hour School Bus Driver Training Certification.  Five years of experience in school bus operation, including driving school buses.


CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  Applicants under consideration for employment at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete background investigation.  Fingerprints will be taken and sent to the Florida Department of Law enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a background check of your criminal history record(s) at the state and national level.  This position requires a post offer drug screening for the successful candidate.


WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 207 North San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, Florida


WORK HOURS:  Varies, 40 hours per week; Includes evenings and weekends or split shift.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Operate a school bus and transport students on scheduled routes in a safe and secure manner.  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, supervisors, students, parents and other departments; in personal contributions to work assignment and projects; and when representing the Agency or the State.  Transport students to and from assigned locations using specified routes.  These students may be day or residential students.  Responsible for transportation support of academic and residential programs; responsible for student weekly homegoings.  Demonstrate flexibility in scheduling for any trip, vehicle or function necessary in the service of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind.  Support safety programs and maintain a safe and clean workplace.  Apply and follow all Safe School recommendations and policies. Performs pre-trip inspections of vehicles for safety.  Responsible for daily under hood check of fluid levels, fueling and cleanliness of assigned vehicle.  Transports vehicles to service departments for repairs.  Operate wheelchair lift, if necessary.  Required to maintain an adequate driving record, for the purpose of driving students to and from school-related activities.  Support safety programs and maintain a safe and clean workplace. 


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired during CPR and CPI.  Ability to be physically capable of operating the vehicle as determined by physical examination Form ESE 479, prescribed by the Commissioner and given by a physician designated by the school board and as determined by a dexterity test administered by the school district.  Knowledge, skill and ability to meet the standard for the Florida Department of Education 40-hour School Bus Driver Training Certification.  Knowledge, skill and ability to operate safely all school buses and equipment utilized by FSDB.  Knowledge of basic computer skills to use e-mail.  Ability to work a varied shift including weekends and evenings.  Ability to communicate by use of cellular telephone.  Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships and be able to communicate with students, parents, staff and co-workers.  Ability to plan, organize and coordinate assignments.  Ability to prepare reports.  Ability to maintain a valid Class A or B, CDL Florida License with Passenger Endorsement, Air Brake Endorsement and School Bus Endorsement.  Ability to Exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently.  Ability to move about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.


Applicants who are selected for hire will be encouraged to learn sign language. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.


State Benefits for Career Service Employees: Florida Retirement System, Health Insurance ($50/month for individual coverage, $180.00/month for family coverage), $25,000 Life Insurance policy (paid for by the state).  Supplemental policies are offered to employees (dental, vision, accident, hospitalization, etc).  Career Service Employees earn 4 hours of annual leave and 4 hours of sick leave every pay period (during the school year/department calendar)




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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.  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. 

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