School Driver

School Driver



ComTrans, Inc. is proud to be an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.


The School Driver contributes to the profitable growth of ComTrans by ensuring a high level of customer service, student/client safety, responsiveness, and timeliness.


This position provides transportation service for a variety of State Wide School Districts, Department of Child Safety, behavioral health services and centers, routine medical appointments from their home, hospital, facility or other location and safely transport to the destination. The driver is responsible for maintaining accurate and complete transport documentation. ComTrans is a safety sensitive company

Job description(s) are subject to change based on business necessity

EMPLOYEE STATUS: Regular: Full-time; hourly / non-exempt position.

$11 an hour, 6am-6pm Monday-Friday



Education: High School Graduate or equivalent preferred but not required

Age: All ComTrans employees must be at least 18 years old, all driving positions are required to be at least 21 years old as required by insurance. Exceptions may be made for non-driving positions on a case-by-case basis and dependent upon the position and its responsibilities.


 Valid AZ driver’s license.

 Approved by our insurance company as a driver.

 Have level one fingerprint card

Company Provided Training/Certifications

 First Aid/CPR

 Crisis Prevention and Intervention

 Complete ComTrans Driver Certification Training.

Additional Certifications: Some positions at ComTrans require additional certifications when operating vehicles with a design capacity for 8 or more passengers.

 Must be certified through Comtrans to drive 15-passenger and wheel chair vans.

 Able to pass a Department of Transportation physical exam initially and upon expiration.

 Complete ComTrans certification program to operate a vehicle with a design of 8 or more passengers.

 Certified as a wheelchair driver

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

 Communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing

 Be well organized and efficient.

 Work independently with little supervision.

 Able to work with others

 Be a strong team player.

 Have excellent driving skills

 Understand customer service internally and externally.

 Use sound judgment in making decisions and solving problems.

 Utilize time management skills - prioritizing and planning.

 Maintain a high level of confidentiality.

 Be able to de-escalate situations effectively.

 Utilize proper communication skills.

 Have the ability to perform services in a professional and businesslike manner and to the highest standard of professional conduct.

 Make quick decisions and resolve problems

 Work with a variety of customers with various/multiple special needs.

Physical Requirements:

 Ability to stand, climb stairs/steps, escort clients to and from destination, kneel, crouch, reach and extend arms.

 Able to grasp objects such as steering wheel, car seats, etc

 Sit in a driving or sitting position from 1 to up to 12 hours.

 Able to get in and out of vehicles multiple times per day

 Assisting students/clients in and out of the vehicles multiple times each day.

 Able to bend, kneel and secure wheelchairs and clients multiple times per day.

 Ability to lift or move at least 40 pounds

 Ability to carry, lift and install child seats into vehicles and secure children into child seats.

 When required, able to pass a Department of Transportation physical exam initially and upon expiration.

 Able to perform vehicle pre and post trip inspections daily and on any vehicle

 Able to work in a variety of environments; inside and outside, able to tolerate a variety of climate changes and conditions,


The School Driver reports directly to the School Program Manager.


The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to, the following:

 Document transportation issues using professional documentation practices.

 Knowledgeable on the Routine Drivers operation and Guide, including the use of vehicles, routing, mapping and car seat use.

 Understand and communicate ComTrans policies and procedures as stated in the Employee Handbook.

 Ensure the safety of students/clients at all times.

 Knowledgeable in the use of appropriate child seats

 Escort all students in to destination sites.

 Practice defensive driving at all times.

 Communicate all issues to the program manager immediately.

 Conduct vehicle check prior to start of day.

 Maintain a safe work environment.

 Use appropriate car seats as needed and required by law.

 Communicate with dispatch, supervisors, and managers regarding all incidents/accidents.

 Ensure vehicle clean at all times.

 Follow school district guidelines when transporting students including pick up and drop off

 Work closely and effectively with all schools and districts

 If assigned an attendant, ensure duties are being performed as intended.

 Attend initial and yearly mandatory school transport training.

 Able to plan route for next day based on manifest provided

 Ensure vehicle assigned have required supplies (maps, driving directions, vehicle driver identification, fire extinguisher, car seats as needed)

 Ensure all paperwork is completed; accurate and turned in at the end of each shift.

 Other duties as assigned.


The Program Manager will evaluate the performance contribution and effectiveness of the School Driver using the following criteria:

 High level of customer service.

 Adherence to safety requirements regarding student/client transport

 Timeliness, accuracy & completion of all paperwork.

 Documentation abilities.

 Activities are consistent with company policy.

 Level of professionalism with internal and external customers.

 Customer Service.

 Activities are consistent with company policies, procedures.

 Attendance and Reliability

Full time
Phoenix, Arizona 85034, US