DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is routine manual work involving responsibility for the safe transportation of school children on an assigned bus route, as well as physical labor in the performance of maintenance helper duties which include assisting with alterations and maintenance of buildings, grounds, public works structures, sewer, water, power, heating, ventilating, electrical equipment, as well as carpentry and cleaning tasks. Work is performed under general supervision in accordance with a well established routine. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
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 bus and of the safety practices and traffic laws and regulations; working knowledge of tools, terminology and practices used in maintenance; working knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and equipment; ability to use a variety of common hand and power tools; ability to understand and follow simple oral and written directions; aptitude and ability as a general mechanic; thoroughness; dependability.
Two (2) years of work experience which must have included experience in building, business, property or vehicle maintenance, cleaning, and/or care, as well as experience in the operation of automotive equipment.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS:
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.
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