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School Bus Driver/School Monitor (Playground)

Ballston Lake, New York
Job Type
15 Sep 2022
This is a full-time 8-hour position that combines the School Monitor (2.5 hrs/day) and School Bus Driver (5 hrs/day ) positions. School Monitor (Playground)- 2.5 hours/day Pashley Elementary School

This position involves responsibility for supervising the behavior of children in a variety of school-related activities. These activities may include any of the following: guiding children safely across streets and intersections; supervising children in corridors, playgrounds, school buses, locker rooms, and restrooms. The work is performed under general supervision from a teacher or other professional employee. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities
  • Guides school children safely across streets and intersections;
  • Directs school children to cross only when the traffic light is favorable;
  • Supervises the behavior of children on school buses;
  • Supervises students passing between classes, locker rooms, and on school premises immediately before and after school;
  • May be assigned responsibility for locker room supplies and equipment;
  • Assists children in lower grades with wearing apparel;
  • Assists teachers in maintaining order in classrooms and cafeterias;
  • Performs a variety of related tasks as required.
Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics:

Ability to supervise the behavior of children; Working knowledge of first aid methods; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

SCHOOL BUS DRIVER: (5.5 hrs/day)

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This position involves responsibility for the operation of a school bus in the transporting of children to and from school-related activities. A School Bus Driver is responsible for the safety and conduct of the children who are passengers. The work is performed under general supervision with considerable leeway allowing the operator in carrying out the details of the work. Does related work as required.


Operates a school bus on a regular schedule or on a special occasion

Checks the operating condition of the bus before starting on a trip;

Reports any operational defect to an immediate superior;

Informs children about safety practices;

Maintains orderly conduct of children on the bus;

Keeps interior and exterior of vehicle clean and neat;

May be required to operate a station wagon or other similar vehicle;

May be required to perform minor maintenance tasks on the vehicle;

Maintains records of mileage, routes, times, and incidents;

Prepares and maintains maps of routes and pick-up points;

Performs a variety of related duties as required.


Good knowledge of driving safety practices and traffic laws and regulations; ability to operate a bus under difficult driving and road conditions; ability to make minor repairs to the vehicle; ability to understand and follow simple oral and written directions; ability to get along well with children and command their respect; mechanical aptitude.


(A) Possession of Certified Driver's License with a S School Bus endorsement at time of appointment. Drivers must be at least 21 years of age and must satisfy the requirements for School Bus Driver set forth in the Rules and Regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Education.

Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Central School District strives to build a culturally responsive and inclusive environment that encourages, embraces, and celebrates diversity

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District is in compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Title IX Educational Amendments of 1972. The School District provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Position Start Date:03/10/2022

Application Deadline:02/25/2022

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