Bus Drivers, School or Special Client :

Transport students or special clients, such as the elderly or persons with disabilities. Ensure adherence to safety rules. May assist passengers in boarding or exiting.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $27,300.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 18,018
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 5.02 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Customer Service
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Conflict Management
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Review switching or train orders
Review maps to determine location or routes
Review navigation charts to determine routes
Review arrival or departure schedules

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain driver log
Record operational details of travel
Maintain shipping, transportation, or logistical records, reports, or files

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Clean vehicles or vehicle components
Service vehicle with water, air, fuel, or oil

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Report vehicle or equipment malfunctions
Inspect vehicle to detect malfunctions or maintenance needed
Perform transportation or shipping related safety inspection

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Maintain safe environment for children
Monitor variables affecting route activities
Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

Provide transportation or shipping related customer service
Accommodate requests of passengers
Provide assistance or direction to customers

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Air Brake Certified
Supervisory Skills
Safe Driving Practices
Transportation Management
Special Education
Child Care

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