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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is routine work of ordinary difficulty involving responsibility for overseeing the loading and unloading of student passengers and for administering to their needs, comfort and conduct while in transit on bus trips to and from school. Supervision is exercised over the conduct of student passengers as needed. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

  • Rides on school bus for the purpose of assisting pupils to climb aboard and alight from bus;
  • Seats and places student passengers as required;
  • May operate a lift to load and unload handicapped student passengers and secures restraint devices and wheelchair locks;
  • Maintains order on bus and makes certain that student passengers are seated while bus is in motion;
  • Assists students and driver as needed;
  • 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 powers of observation; familiarity with the various bus routes in the district and their stopping places for students; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions; ability to get along well with students and command their respect; working knowledge of first aid methods; dependability.


None is required.


11/97; 12/00; 4/09

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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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