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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS This is routine manual work involving responsibility for the safe transportation of school children on an assigned bus route and for the performance of simple cleaning tasks. Work is performed under general supervision in accordance with established routines. Performs related work as required.


  • Operates a school bus on a regular schedule or on special occasions;
  • Checks oil, water, gasoline, and tires before starting a trip;
  • Directs children on safety practices when entering and leaving bus;
  • Maintains orderly conduct of children on bus;
  • Dusts chairs, tables, desks and other furniture;
  • Washes windows, walls, woodwork, water closets, tubs and bowls;
  • Sweeps, mops, and washes floors;
  • Gathers and disposes of refuse;
  • Cleans and polishes furniture and brass;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS Good knowledge of the operation of a school bus and of the safety practices and traffic laws and regulations; working knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and equipment; ability to understand and follow simple oral and written directions; thoroughness; dependability.


  1. Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment.
  2. Eligibility for the appropriate level New York State Drivers License at the time of application; possession of the appropriate level New York State Drivers License at time of appointment.
  3. Must satisfy the requirements for School Bus Driver set forth in the Rules and Regulations of the New York State Commissioners of Education and Motor Vehicles.


In accordance with the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) legislation, Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, and by the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, candidates for appointment in school districts must obtain clearance for employment from the State Education Department prior to employment based upon a fingerprint and criminal history background check.


9/97; 1/06; 9/18

Non-Competitive Class

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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