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Verified Pay $15.00 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Vero Beach, Florida

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Salary: $15.00 Hourly

Location : Vero Beach, FL


Job Number: 00701

Department: RECREATION

Opening Date: 01/22/2024


Under close supervision operates bus to transport student passengers to and from their destination in a safe, courteous and timely manner; and performs related duties as assigned

The following duties have been provided as examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.
  • Pre-inspects bus and reports safety or maintenance problems.
  • Pick-ups and discharges children at scheduled destinations.
  • Assists children in crossing the street when necessary, both in loading and unloading.
  • Observes safe operating practices at all times; reports mechanical defects, accidents, road hazards, and personal or passenger injuries to supervisors.
  • Maintains coach cleanliness.
  • Monitors the behavior and welfare of students on the bus; maintains order, handles disorderly or unruly passengers, and assists in loading and unloading disabled passengers.
  • May operate chair lift for disabled passengers.
  • Maintains bus cleanliness.
  • Assists and supports City staff or contract instructors in the summer camp program and other recreation activities.
  • Assists in planning organized activities for children, may lead and oversee planned activities.
  • May assist with concession operations.


  • Good knowledge of bus operations, traffic laws and occupational hazards and safety practices applicable to passenger transportation.
  • Some knowledge of departmental policies and City geography.
  • Some knowledge of customer service/public relations practices and procedures.
  • Some knowledge of working with disabled children.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to safely operate assigned vehicles.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Exposure to potential physical harm, infectious disease, and hazardous chemicals.
  • Ability to frequently lift and carry heavy or bulky items weighing as much as 80-100 lbs.
  • Observes standard operating procedures and safety practices.
  • Passenger bus and chair lift.


Completion of Indian River County School District (IRCSD) bus driver training; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Possession of a valid Florida Commercial Driver's License, Class B or C, with passenger endorsement. IRCSD bus driver certificate of completion and current annual renewal.

CPR and First Aid certifications within one year of hire.

The City of Vero Beach provides a wide array of benefits to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Our comprehensive benefit programs include medical, dental and vision plans; life insurance coverage for you and your dependents; employee long term disability coverage; flexible spending plans for medical reimbursement and dependent care; an employee assistance program for you and your dependents; a voluntary 401a Retirement Plan with generous employer contribution, and voluntary 457(b) tax-deferred compensation and ROTH IRA plans to supplement your retirement. We also provide an extensive wellness program that includes health fairs and much more!