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Bus Driver

Bus Driver
Providence, RI
The Met, founded by the non-profit Big Picture Learning, began in 1996 as a groundbreaking new school with a student-teacher ratio of 16:1, high standards and strong family engagement. Now entering our 23rd year, the Met has expanded to a network of six small high schools throughout the state of Rhode Island. The Met empowers its students to take charge of their learning, become responsible citizens and life-long learners. Met milestones include internships, individual learning plans, advisories, and a breakthrough college transition program.

Position: Bus Driver
Department: Transportation
Reports to: Director of Transportation
Employment Status: Part-Time, permanent, academic year
Hourly Range: $14 - $16 per hour, maximum of 29 hours per week

Position Description:
Met bus drivers provide transportation for high school students to internship sites, field trips, and various
school-related activities as well as transportation to and from school for some students; and ensures the vehicles
are in safe operating condition.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Include:
● Obey all traffic laws and Met transportation practices
● Must put passengers’ safety first
● Ensures that the bus can be operated safely before driving and conducts pre-trip safety inspections -
checking operating systems to include brakes, horn, lights, emergency flashers, and door-opening devices
● Returns the bus to the designated lot, performs a final inspection and secures the bus according to
● Checks with Director of Transportation for any changes in normal routes or new student passengers
● Transport students to internship sites within a prescribed route in accordance with time schedules
● Transport students and staff on trips and activities as needed
● Participates in all required driver training programs
● Maintains cleanliness of vehicle to ensure safe operating conditions
● Reports all accidents immediately, requesting police or ambulance services as needed; complete required
accident reports
● Reports student incidents for the purpose of communicating information to appropriate Met staff
● Work with the Director of Transportation for the care and upkeep of your assigned vehicle
● Maintain all receipts for Met issued gas card

Job Schedule:
● Hours available from September - June, with possible hours summer work available
● Workdays are Mondays - Fridays, with some possible weekend work available
● Up to 29 hours per week, hours may vary daily and week
● Driver must be available to work early hours and late hours as required

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Met encourages applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity present in our community and student body, and who will enhance and promote engagement with others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, and any other protected status as required by applicable law. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. A background check is required for this position.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
● High school diploma or GED
● Rhode Island Chauffeurs’ License required
● Proof of good driving record
● Personal relation skills; ability to positively interact with students and staff on a daily basis
● Ability to take and read directions
● Must be alcohol and drug-free
● Subject to a nationwide fingerprint background check

Preferred Qualifications:
● CDL preferred
● Professional driving experience preferred
Contact Danielle Maddox
Phone: 401.752.3521
325 Public Street, Providence, RI 02905