Occ. Code 7617200




New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




Bus Drivers drive full-sized passenger buses on state facility grounds or over the road. Incumbents may post manifests and other records of goods and people transported in order to document safe delivery. They are responsible for the welfare and safety of their bus and passengers while on duty.




The distinguishing feature of this class is the job requirement of driving skills in the full-time operation of a full-sized passenger bus, as indicated by possession of a Class B license. Full-time operation constitutes performing the illustrative duties below for 75% or more of the total job. A full-sized passenger bus is defined as having a seating capacity of at least 30 passengers.




Motor Vehicle Operators drive any of a variety of motor vehicles including automobiles, buses, trucks, and ambulances in order to transport people, material, and equipment as required.


Positions classified as Senior Chauffeur are primarily involved in driving State-owned automobiles in personally transporting high level State executives traveling on State business.


Positions classified as Tractor Trailer Operator are involved in driving tractor trailers full-time on over-the-road and frequently multi-day trips. These employees must possess a valid Class A New York State Driver's License.


Positions classified as Tandem Tractor Trailer Operator are primarily involved in driving tandem tractor trailers on over-the-road and frequently multi-daytrips. These employees must possess a valid Class A New York State Drivers License, and meet requirements of the New York State Thruway Authority for tandem trailer operation.


Positions which operate power driven mechanical equipment used in the maintenance and repair of highways and canals are classified as Maintenance Helper, Highway Equipment Operator Construction Equipment Operator or Crane and Shovel Operator depending on the type of equipment operated and the extent of involvement in such operation.


Positions primarily involved in activities in a variety of occupational areas such as agency security or law enforcement, mail and supply clerical work, building trades, grounds keeping, general maintenance and cleaning may operate motor vehicles for some portion of their work time.




Drives a full-sized passenger bus both on and off State property in order to transport people and material as required.


·       May map routes, itineraries, and points of call.


·       Supervises or personally performs the loading or unloading of personal property on buses.


·       Posts manifests, inventories, and other records of goods and people transported.


·       Keeps a written record of trips, mileages, stopovers, purchases of gasoline, oil and other materials, as well as bridge and road tolls.


·       Reports apparent major malfunctions and needed repairs to appro­priate supervisory or maintenance staff.


Performs routine maintenance of passenger buses to ensure that personnel and material are moved as required.


·       Washes and cleans vehicles.


·       Changes tires and inflates to proper pressures.


·       Replaces windshield wiper blades.


·       Checks adequacy of appropriate fluid levels for radiator, battery, and crankcase. Adds fluids as appropriate.


·       Checks horn, directional lights, head, tail, parking, and emergency lights for proper operation. Replaces fuses or bulbs as appropriate.


·       Checks proper operation of braking system. May add fluid to master cylinder as needed.


May operate communication equipment to monitor road, weather, and traffic conditions to insure safe and timely travel.




·       Working knowledge of the Vehicle and Traffic Law as it applies to the safe and legal operation of vehicles operated.


·       Working knowledge of simple automotive repair and maintenance procedures.


·       Working knowledge of routes to specific locations normally visited.


·       Ability to physically operate assigned vehicles safely and effectively under various road conditions.


·       Ability to plan routes to specific locations and to properly estimate time required to reach the locations.


·       Ability to perform routine maintenance on vehicles operated.


·       Ability to communicate orally for the purpose of exchanging information.




Non-Competitive: Possession of a valid Class B New York State Driver's License.



Rev: 6/17 



NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.