Del Valle Independent School DistrictBus Monitor (2019-2020)

Del Valle Independent School District

Bus Monitor (2019-2020) (796)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleBus Monitor (2019-2020)
Posting ID796

Primary Purpose:

Rides buses and helps driver ensure safe and orderly transportation of students.


Minimum Qualifications:


Shall be subject to testing for use of alcohol or controlled substance that violate law or federal regulations
Safe driving record verified by Texas Department of Public Safety (meets and maintains liability coverage eligibility)
Valid Texas driver’s license
Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the employee


Required Experience:




Ability to follow verbal instructions and communicate effectively
Ability to pass U.S. Department of Transportation alcohol and drug tests and annual physical exam
Ability to operate safety equipment and adaptive equipment
Ability to work well with children
Knowledge of student discipline procedures
Ability to manage student behavior


Major Responsibilities and Duties:

(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required)



The Educators' Code of Ethics is set forth in Texas Administrative Code to provide rules for standard practices and ethical conduct toward students, professional colleagues, school officials, parents, and members of the community

  • Rule §247.1 Purpose and Scope; Definitions
  • Rule §247.2 Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators

Organization Climate

The bus monitor fosters positive school morale through activities such as the following:

  • Assesses and plans improvement of the school, school district, or community environment.
  • Reinforces excellence.
  • Promotes a positive and caring climate.
  • Uses effective communication skills.
  • Becomes familiar with all routes to and from school campus to be of assistance to driver.

Student Management

The bus monitor promotes positive student conduct through activities such as the following:

  • Occupies a rear seat of the school bus.
  • Observes the posted safety rules (Standing and/or walking in the bus shall not occur unless necessary).
  • Helps supervise students as they board and leave bus and cross street following established safety procedures.
  • Maintains an updated route schedule.
  • Assists students on and off the bus according to their individual needs including lifting and carrying students with disabilities.
  • Learns and adapts to each student’s special medical, physical, communicative, and emotional needs.
  • Manages student behavior and report student discipline problems in a timely manner to appropriate administrator.


The bus monitor promotes safety through activities such as the following:  

  • Operates equipment according to established safety procedures.
  • Makes sure that seat belts, harnesses, or car seats are used correctly and help students use safety devises when needed.
  • Follows emergency procedures including evacuation of students as needed and assist driver to administer first aid, if necessary.
  • Follows established procedures and techniques to perform job duties including lifting and assisting students.

Professional Growth and Development

The bus monitor participates in professional growth and development through activities such as the following:  

  • Attends any specified meetings or professional development to improve job performance.  

Qualities of Effective Bus Monitors

The bus monitor exhibits qualities such as the following: 

  • Follows established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting, climbing, etc.
  • Corrects unsafe conditions in work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to supervisor immediately.
  • Complies with District policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Complies with the standards of conduct as set out in Board Policy DH (Legal) and (Local) and with any other policies, regulations, and guidelines that impose duties, requirements, or standards.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Attends and completes required training program to maintain safety certification status.
  • Participates in district and campus staff development programs that improve job related skills.
  • Daily attendance and punctuality at work are essential functions of the job.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None


Wheelchair lift, ramp, lock, specialized and adaptive equipment used by students, Safety equipment, reflective signs, fire extinguisher and two-way radio at bus driver’s request and other equipment applicable to the position.


Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

  • Frequent standing and sitting: Kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
  • Frequent walking and reaching.
  • Frequent heavy lifting (45 pounds or over) and positioning of students with physical disabilities, controlling behavior through physical restraint, assisting non-ambulatory students, and lifting and moving adaptive equipment.
  • Work inside and outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold and inclement weather); exposure to noise and vehicle fumes; exposure to biological hazards (bacteria, communicable diseases); work around vehicles and machinery and moving parts; may work irregular or prolonged hours.
  • Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress.

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$15.00 - 17.73/184 Days / Hourly
LocationDepartment of Transportation

Applications Accepted

Start Date03/28/2019