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Southeast Polk Community School District Open Bus Aide in Altoona, Iowa

Open Bus Aide JobID: 3582

  • Position Type:

    Support Staff

  • Date Posted:


  • Location:


  • Date Available:

    As Soon As Possible

  • Closing Date:

    Until Filled


Southeast Polk Community School DistrictJob Description

Title: Open Bus Aide Hours:6:00 - 9:00, 11:30 - 1:00, 2:15 - 5:15 (M,T,Th,F) / 7:15 - 10:15, 1:00 - 4:00 (W) *Hours may vary based on assignment and needQualificationsRequired:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 18 years of age or older.

  • Practical knowledge of special equipment and appliances.

  • Ability and willingness to accept the responsibility of the position.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Ability to work with students and provide a caring and optimistic attitude.

  • Able to take charge in emergency situations.

    Reports to: Director of Transportation Job Goal:To assist with the supervision and safety of students while on the bus. This position requires continuous use of independent judgment. The performance responsibilities as shown below represent only the key areas of responsibility; specific position requirements will vary depending on the needs of the transportation department. Performance Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the safe loading and unloading of pupils at their stop.

  • Managing pupils’ physical needs during transit.

  • Managing pupils’ behavior during transit.

  • Assisting the driver to assure safety, welfare, and orderly conduct of passengers while on the bus.

  • Assist in emergency situations.

  • Provide an appropriate role model for the students.

  • Maintain confidentiality on sensitive information.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Physical Demands

  • Must have physical dexterity in limbs and digits and be free of impairment of the use of a foot, leg, hand, finger, or an arm or other structural defects of limitations likely to interfere with the ability to assist with the safe order of the school bus.

  • Must be capable of assisting in the emergency evacuation of students riding the bus by extraction through emergency windows, doors and roof exits including:

  • Stepping down 3.5 feet from the bus floor to the ground out the rear bus emergency door.

  • Lifting students weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Must be capable of dragging 125 pounds for a distance of 100 feet.

  • Must be capable of sitting up to 1 hour per setting.

  • Must be capable of standing up to 30 minutes at a time.

  • Must be capable of climbing 4 bus entry steps.

  • Must be capable of operating handicap lift equipment, emergency window, door exits and opening engine hood with pull forces up to 60 lbs.

  • Must present appropriate appearance and personal cleanliness suited to working in close proximity to school children and teachers.

  • Must be capable of working with co-workers with different personalities.

  • Must be capable of working in extreme temperatures and humidity and other environmental conditions.

  • Must be able to handle situations where contact with bodily fluids is possible. Bodily fluids may be feces, vomit, and urine, mucus from the nose or mouth.


  • Street Clothes.

  • Appropriate clothing and/or protective equipment required by the task; such as coats, hats and gloves and anti-slip footwear when walking on ice while assisting on the bus during cold winter periods.

    Terms of Employment:

  • Employment based on need.

  • Hours and number of days assigned as need requires.

    Evaluation:Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of Southeast Polk Board Policy. Disclaimer:The statements of this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position. These statements are not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his or her supervision.

It is the policy of the Southeast Polk Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact, Joseph M. Horton, Associate Superintendent, Affirmative Action Coordinator, Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator, Southeast Polk District Office, 407 8th St SE, Altoona, IA 50009, (515) 967-4294, Inquiries or grievances may also be directed to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Des Moines, IA, 50319-0201, (515) 281-4121; or the Director of the Region VII Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn St., 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604.