Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

Bus Driver Trainee (2080821904)

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Job Details

TitleBus Driver Trainee
Posting ID2080821904

Job Title:        Bus Driver Trainee                                              

Reports to:      Director of Transportation                                    

Dept./School:  Transportation                                                     Date Revised:  4/2019


Primary Purpose:


Three stage training program that will train individual to obtain their CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) and secure a bus driver position with GCISD.


Must be 21 years of age

High school diploma or GED

Must pass DOT physical and alcohol/drug tests

Acceptable driving record in accordance with DPS standards

Acceptable criminal history record



Special Knowledge/Skills:

Ability to complete required bus driver safety training

Ability to follow written and verbal instructions and communicate effectively

Knowledge of student discipline procedures and ability to manage student behavior

Ability to train to safely operate bus




Major Responsibilities and Duties: (Mandatory Attendance Required for all stages)

  • Stage 1 – Classroom Training
  • Paid classroom training for driver’s permit prep at $12.00 per/hr. Training scheduled M-F from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. for approximately 1 week.  
  • Transport to DPS in school bus for written tests.
  • Stage 2 - Permit Obtained
  • Behind the wheel training begins ($15 per/hr.) Schedule DPS road test at this time. Training scheduled M-F from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm and 8 hours on Saturdays. Duration of Stage 2 - 3-4 weeks.
  • Stage 3 – DPS Road Test
  • Obtain class B CDL w/ P & S endorsements
  • After a third failed CDL exam attempt, the driver trainee will be released from employment with GCISD.
  • Stage 4 - Graduate to driver position at $17.92 per/hr.

Drivers that successfully pass the training program will be required to commit to 180 school workdays starting from the day they obtained their commercial driver’s license. 



Working Conditions:


Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

  • Maintain emotional control under stressful conditions;
  • Prolonged sitting, reaching, twisting, walking, high steps, and repetitive hand/arm motions;
  • Work outside and inside; moderate exposure to extreme temperatures and vehicle fumes;
  • Ability to lift or drag 25-40 pounds in an emergency.
  • Demonstrate patience and flexibility in changing job demands and when interacting with employees, visitors, and the public.

Equipment Used:

School bus, safety equipment (flares, reflective signs), fire extinguisher, seat belts, car seats, broom, two-way radio

Shift TypePart-Time
Salary RangePer Hour

Applications Accepted

Start Date11/09/2020