Job Title: Transportation Trainer

Reports to:Training and Safety Coordinator
Typical Schedule:245 days/8 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A


Job Code:5155
Salary Schedule:51N


Responsible for training and compliance of transportation staff with a focus on special needs students.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Assist with the recruitment and training of transportation assistants and other transportation staff.
  2. Assist with Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) testing.
  3. Assist with development of training programs relative to special needs transportation and the operation of specialized equipment.
  4. Schedule and conduct trainings and performance audits for school bus drivers, transportation assistants, school-based personnel and other transportation staff in policy, procedure, and regulations regarding special needs student transportation and equipment operation.
  5. Develop and maintain procedure manuals related to transportation of children.
  6. Assist with preparation of forms for FEFP surveys.
  7. Establish communications with all relevant stakeholders to promote safe and efficient transportation services for the District.
  8. Assume responsibilities of a school bus driver or transportation assistant as required to maintain the daily operation of transportation services.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to organize, plan and implement a project to successful completion
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Knowledge of and experience with personal computers and programs, such as word processing programs, spreadsheets, and databases


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience working with student transportation services, which must include experience driving a school bus
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position


  • Possess or obtain a Third Party Commercial Driver License Tester certificate within twelve (12) months of employment; scheduled into the first available class after employment.
  • Class A or B Commercial Driver License (CDL) with P (passenger) and S (school bus) endorsements
  • Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination


  • Florida School Bus Operator Trainer certificate
  • Commercial Driver License Tester Train the Tester certificate
  • Experience working with various student exceptionalities and related transportation services
  • Training experience




Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 100 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Outdoors: The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions. There is not effective protection from weather conditions such as wind, moisture, sunlight, extreme temperature changes, etc.

Indoors: The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions. There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

Cold: The worker is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures are below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

Heat: The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures are above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

Noise: The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

Vibration: The worker is subject to vibration. There is exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.

Atmospheric Conditions: The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions affect the respiratory systems or the skin: fumes, odors, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Transportation Trainer;   EST: July 22, 2014 ;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: July 22, 2014