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Driver - School Bus
Driver - School Bus
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Driver - School Bus

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.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Follow safety rules as students board and exit buses or cross streets near bus stops.
  • Comply with traffic regulations to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
  • Maintain order among pupils during trips to ensure safety.
  • Check the condition of a vehicle's tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water, and safety equipment to ensure that everything is in working order.
  • Escort small children across roads and highways.
  • Report any bus malfunctions or needed repairs.
  • Pick up and drop off students at regularly scheduled neighborhood locations, following strict time schedules.
  • Maintain knowledge of first-aid procedures.

About the test

The HR Avatar Driver - School Bus Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Driver - School Bus test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:53-3022.00
Simulation Context:General Hourly
O*Net Context:Transportation and Material Moving
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$18,470 or less
Bottom 25%:
$22,910 or less
$30,150 (Average)
Top 25%:
$37,940 or more
Top 10%:
$46,390 or more

Hourly US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$8.88 or less
Bottom 25%:
$11.01 or less
$14.50 (Average)
Top 25%:
$18.24 or more
Top 10%:
$22.30 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:9,300

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Transportation
  • Public Safety and Security
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
Top Skills
  • Operation and Control
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Active Listening
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
Top Abilities
  • Depth Perception
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Far Vision
  • Near Vision
  • Control Precision
  • Selective Attention
  • Response Orientation
  • Reaction Time
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Doctoral Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 3 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Bus Driver, Bus Driver/Monitor, CDL Driver (Commercial Drivers License Driver), Driver, School Bus Driver, School Bus Driver/Custodian, School Bus Driver/Mechanic, School Bus Driver/Teacher Assistant, School Bus Operator, School Transportation Director, School Transportation Supervisor, Shuttle Bus Driver, Special Client Bus Driver, Special Education Bus Driver, Special Needs Bus Driver, Van Driver

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"The value received far exceeds the price"
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Activities performed during the Test
  • Correctly complete a time sheet.
  • Estimate gross pay for a month.
  • Accurately explain rules.
  • Understand and answer questions about work policies.
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