Bus Driver

Position: Part time
Deadline: October 23, 2020

Certificate# C07PU0026/ Job Order:  A-10-20/1 position-full time

Responsibilities / Purpose of Position: Safety of the children is your Number One Priority! To better understand duties and responsibilities the bus driver must obtain and become familiar with RCMA Daily Transportation User Guide before transporting.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following; however, other duties may be assigned.

  • To ensure safety of the children, must be able to follow established procedures: before leaving center, loading, unloading, loading at the center, bus stop, child safety restraint systems and transporting children with wheelchairs.
  • Must be able to follow procedures on defensive driving ON and OFF the road.
  • Must be able to handle all types of emergencies by following established procedures on vehicle failure, bus/van accident and evacuation plan.
  • Must ensure vehicle is prepared for daily transportation by knowing: What to carry on the bus, vehicle inspection requirements, maintenance of vehicles and major vehicle repairs.
  • Adherence to all RCMA funding and DCF requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

MANDATORY QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS/EDUCATION: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty element satisfactorily while exercising independent judgment and discretion. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The individual must meet age, medical, moral character and any other requirements as defined by Florida Statutes. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

After initial hire, the employee must complete mandatory child care training in accordance with Florida Statutes and funding source requirements to retain eligibility to be employed in this position.

Within the first 30 days, an employee in this position must enroll and complete with exams:

  • 8 hours- Health, Safety and Nutrition.

Within the first 90 days, an employee in this position must enroll and complete with exams either option 1 or option 2:

Option 1 (strongly recommended):

  • 4 hours-Identifying & Reporting Child Abuse Neglect.
  • 6 hours-Child Growth and Development.
  • 6 hours-Behavioral Observation and Screening.

Option 2:

  • 2 hours- Health and Sanitation.
  • 2 hours- Safety of the Environment.
  • 1 hour- Precautions in Transporting Children (if applicable).
  • 2 hours- Child Safety and Prevention.
  • 1 hour- Planning for Emergencies.
  • 2 hours- Prevention of Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma.
  • 1 hour- One of the Supporting Social-Emotional Development Modules (Infant/Toddler, Preschool, Mixed-Age group).

Important Note: If employee selects Option 2, once Option 2 is completed, employee will still be required to take courses under Option 1 but within 12 months of starting the first course of Health, Safety, and Nutrition.

Completion of the required coursework and passing all exams of the 45 hours are required no later than 12 months from beginning of the Health, Safety, and Nutrition course.

Other qualifications:

  • Good reading comprehension and writing skills.
  • Experience transporting children helpful.

REQUIRED RCMA CORE COMPETENCIES: Accountability, Flexibility, Communication, Commitment to personal and professional development.


  • Member of community being served and, when applicable, farm worker background.
  • Current certification in Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Pediatric First-Aid.
  • Possess or be able to obtain an appropriate Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to operate a bus and successfully complete drug testing.

Additional Comments: Must have CDL with PS endorsements.


RCMA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer