Jackson-Madison County School System
  • Jackson, TN, USA
  • Full Time

Jackson Madison County School System strives to develop and prepare our students for excellence in higher education, work and life. With twenty-three schools and the largest school district in West Tennessee outside of Shelby County, Jackson-Madison County School System is committed to providing a quality education to every student that enters through our doors. We are focused on having students finish career ready and believe that every student should graduate high school with options and opportunities.


Our Mission: To provide tomorrow's leaders options and opportunities to succeed by providing a safe, caring, learning environment, working in cooperation with families and the community, and providing appropriate curriculum and effective instruction.


Our Vision: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to pursue options and opportunities and become productive citizens.


Jackson Madison County School System has an immediate opening for School Bus Drivers and Substitute Bus Drivers.  These positions report to the Transportation Supervisor for the School District and require successful completion of a high school diploma or GED. A CDL Endorsement with commercial driving experience is required.  If a driver doesn't have a CDL Endorsement, the district will consider training for otherwise qualified candidates.


Position Summary:

School Bus Drivers have the awesome responsibility of safely transporting students to and from school, sporting events and special functions within the Jackson Madison County School District as directed and approved by the Transportation Director.   School Bus Drivers, whether full time or Substitute Drivers, assume responsibility and will be held accountable for knowing and following the safety rules and proper procedures associated with the responsibilities of position.


Required Education / Certification / Endorsement:

  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • CDL Endorsement is preferred, but will train if the driver does not have a CDL Endorsement and other qualifications are met;
  • Must meet health, mental and physical requirements;


Essential Functions:

  • Abides by all local, state and federal traffic laws, rules and regulations;
  • Assumes responsibility for knowing and following the safety rules and proper procedures associated with the responsibility of the job;
  • Transports students over specified routes according to the transportation schedule;
  • Maintains appropriate student conduct when students are on bus and reports any student misconduct to the principal;
  • Maintains a strong record of safety when operating a school bus or other district vehicle;
  • Performs daily mechanical checks on oil, gas, tires, lights, and doors;
  • Reports needed repairs to the bus garage promptly;
  • Reports all accidents promptly and completes required reports;
  • Transports no passengers other than authorized students;
  • Checks the bus at the end of every run, to ensure that all students have left the bus;
  • Performs any other duties as requested by Supervisor and / or District Leadership.


Terms of Employment:

The full-time Bus Driver role is a 30 hour per week position on a 188-day contract. Substitute Drivers are contacted as needed to cover regular routes once Substitute Drivers are trained and approved.  Substitute Drivers may be hired to full-time positions once training is complete, proper experience is gained and as performance allows. Pay is based on a district scale and is commensurate with relevant education, experience and certifications. Performance is evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions of School Board Policy.


If you are ready to make a positive impact to the students of Jackson Madison County Schools, apply today.


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