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Under direction in the Department of California Highway Patrol to do work in licensing and evaluating school bus, school pupil activity bus (SPAB), youth bus, general public paratransit vehicle (GPPV), and farm labor vehicle applicants and drivers, and to do other related work to implement the Departments school pupil and farm labor transportation safety program.
Interviews applicants to determine basic eligibility; fingerprints applicants; verifies applicants' medical and training certificates; examines and evaluates applicants for school bus, SPAB, youth bus, GPPV, and farm labor vehicle special driver certificates; reviews school bus and farm labor vehicle accident reports to determine if the investigating officer found the school bus, SPAB, youth bus, GPPV, or farm labor vehicle driver negligent, and makes appropriate recommendations to the Department of Motor Vehicles; determines the validity of and responds to complaints by or against school bus, SPAB, youth bus, GPPV, and farm labor vehicle drivers; interprets, applies, and explains laws and regulations of the California Vehicle Code, Education Code, California Code of Regulations (Title 13), and policies and procedural provisions of the California Highway Patrol to drivers and carriers; makes presentations before groups of drivers, school officials, and the general public regarding driver licensing and certification requirements, and the safe transportation of school pupils and farm labor workers; writes reports and makes recommendations regarding school pupil and farm labor transportation safety; completes departmental reports; reviews school bus stops as specified in Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations; inspects drivers records; maintains a professional demeanor and good public relations at all times; and accomplishes other related duties.
Possession of a valid driver license of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Applicants who do not possess the license will be admitted to the examination, but must secure the license prior to appointment. and Two years of full-time experience as a school bus driver. and One year of full-time experience as either a (1) school bus delegated behind-the-wheel trainer verified by the California Department of Education; or (2) school bus driver instructor certified by the California Department of Education; or (3) a school bus driver supervisor.
Knowledge of: The California Vehicle Code, Education Code, and California Code of Regulations (Title 13) relating to school pupil and farm labor transportation safety and driver training requirements.
Ability to: Read, learn, analyze, interpret, and apply the provisions of the California Vehicle Code, Education Code and California Code of Regulations (Title 13) affecting school pupil and farm labor transportation safety, and the policies and procedural provisions of the California Highway Patrol; acquire knowledge of the laws, programs, and activities of the organizations concerned with vehicle registration, driver licensing, certification, driver training requirements, bus driver instructor training, Vehicle Code enforcement, and traffic safety in California; gain an understanding of the California Highway Patrol policies and procedures regarding the school pupil and farm labor transportation safety program; organize tasks and activities in order of priority; analyze situations accurately, exercise good judgment, and take effective action; follow directions; listen attentively; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; prepare clear and concise reports; perform arithmetic calculations; and establish and maintain professional working relations.
In appraising the relative qualifications of candidates, consideration will be given to the length and breadth of pertinent experience beyond that required under "Requirements for Admittance to the Examination."
Evidence of a satisfactory driving record for the three consecutive years prior to the written test date for the current examination.
Applicants for positions in this class are required to pass a drug-screening test. Testing of current employees who are applicants in an examination or who are transferring is permitted only if the person does not have a current appointment to a class for which drug testing is a requirement.