Transportation Bus Driver/Dispatcher

New Haven Unified School District

Class Title:

Transportation Bus Driver/Dispatcher


Under general supervision, to schedule and dispatch general and special education bus routes and drivers; to schedule and dispatch extra trip assignments as necessary; to operate a type 1 and 2 school bus over designated routes, assigned by supervisor, to transport students for general and special education and other school related activities; to operate desktop computers; to do related work as required, consistent with job description.


Directly responsible to designated administrators.


  • Schedules and assigns daily bus routes and drivers
  • Schedules and assigns extra trips
  • Develop efficient and cost-effective routing schedule
  • Provides information to district personnel and public regarding services provided by the Transportation Department
  • Operates a desktop computer and utilizes the various programs available
  • Operates 2-way radio system
  • Analyzes situations and adopts an effective course of action
  • Carries out verbal and written directions independently
  • Drives a bus over assigned routes in accordance with time schedules, picking up and discharging students
  • Transports students and staff on special trips to various locations, choosing the best route, and making departure and arrival times as scheduled
  • Services buses by checking fuel and oil levels
  • Washes buses and cleans interiors; maintains order among students on the bus
  • Maintains records of students transported, miles driven, and fuel used
  • Advises on repairs needed
  • Drives a school bus safely and efficiently
  • Performs related duties as assigned.



  • Provisions of the Motor Vehicle Code and the Education Code applicable to the operation of vehicles in the transportation of students. Understands and carries out oral and written directions.
  • Basic record-keeping techniques.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy Methods, procedures and techniques related to a large pupil transportation operation.
  • Safe driving practices and techniques.
  • First aid and medical care and emergency evacuation procedures.


  • Communicate information between administrators and driving staff.
  • Maintain order among students on a school bus.
  • Maintain routine records.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.
  • Hear and speak to exchange information.
  • See to read a variety of materials and observe hazards.
  • Sit for extended periods of time.
  • Climb ladders or steps.
  • Move hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  • Sufficient physical, mental and emotional stamina to endure long hours and stressful conditions.
  • Use proper lifting methods.


Possession of appropriate California Operator’s License issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles and a California school bus drivers’ certificate to operate a school bus.


Two (2) years experience in a school district transportation department.

Salary Range 29

How to Apply


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  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.