Snohomish School District

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Substitute School Bus Drivers

Snohomish School District
Snohomish, WA Part-time
Posted on June 4, 2018

Classified Position Opening
Substitute School Bus Drivers


The Snohomish School District is accepting applications for the above position. Only applications with complete
information will be considered. We are interested in candidates who are committed to students and to a
continuing program of personal and professional growth.

Specific responsibilities for this position are as described in the below job description.

Ability to meet the qualifications as listed in the job description for this position.

Safely transport students to and from school.

$21.00 per hour (per 2017-18 PSE salary schedule)
As a condition of employment, a Federal/State Criminal History Background Clearance will be required for newly-hired substitutes at a personal expense of approximately $65.00.

This position will open and close periodically throughout the 2017/18 school year based on district needs. The closing time is 4:00 PM on the day the position is closed.

We have implemented a web-based application program. All applicants must apply through the program and upload the required supporting documents. Complete instructions are online with a checklist of the documents you need to submit. Please note: If you were a previous applicant, (prior to March 2013) your data will not transfer to the new program and you must apply through the web-based program as a new user.


Job Title: Bus Driver
Employment Group: Classified
Job Title: Bus Driver
Employment Group: Classified
Department: Operations / Transportation
Supervisor Job Title: Transportation Supervisor
Next Higher Supervisor Job Title: Executive Director, Business Services & Operations
General Description: Under the direction of the Transportation Supervisor, is responsible for safely transporting students to and from school. This position may include, but not be limited to, the following performance responsibilities, qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Performance Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
1. Drives assigned route safely within time limitation; reads and follows maps and route schedules
2. Meets District expectations maintaining appropriate student behavior on buses which includes contacting parents and working with building administrators
3. Cleans the bus (inside and out) and keeps the bus clean
4. Correctly operates a two-way radio to transmit and receive messages to dispatch and other drivers
5. Updates a student roster as requested by supervisor or designee
6. Fills out necessary paperwork for State Pupil Transportation Operation Allocation report as assigned
7. Fills out payroll forms as directed
8. Conducts and documents a thorough pre-trip and post-trip inspection to meet State requirements by using ZONAR
9. Conducts state required emergency exit drills as per statute and board policy 8124
10. Checks oil, water and belts
11. Reports all mechanical problems to the mechanics
12. Maintains daily mileage reports and student counts by using ZONAR
13. Fuels vehicles as needed
14. Assists the mechanics and maintenance personnel with the chaining of buses as needed in winter
15. Participates in meetings, in-service trainings, workshops, etc. as required for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform the job functions
16. Performs other duties as assigned


Education and Experience
1. High school diploma or equivalent
2. Must be at least 21 years of age
3. Valid Washington State driver’s license with acceptable driving record
4. Valid Commercial driver’s license (Washington State Class B CDL with passenger, “S” for school bus driver, and air brake endorsements) with valid Washington State Bus Driver certification, obtained by the successful completion of school bus driver training class
5. Valid First Aid / CPR certificates
6. Blood Borne Pathogen Training
7. Provide certification of passing a Department of Transportation physical examination every two (2) years in
accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and continue to meet this requirement in between exams
8. Provide a complete Driving Abstract from the Washington State Department of Licensing. The Driving Abstract findings must meet WAC requirements
9. Selected applicants must be willing to take, and must pass, a physical abilities test, at the District’s expense

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. School bus drivers must meet, and continue to meet, all requirements listed in the WAC 392-144
2. Knowledge of dealing with medical problems related to transporting students
3. Knowledge and application of all safety procedures and laws for bus drivers
4. Knowledge of the District’s streets and the ability to read route sheets and maps
5. Ability to maintain timely and regular attendance
6. Ability to adapt to changes in all transportation operations
7. Ability to read, write, speak and communicate effectively
8. Ability to use a two-way radio
9. Ability to be available in case of emergencies (school closures)
10. Ability to present a professional appearance and attitude
11. Ability to perform duties via written and verbal orders
12. Ability to attend all mandatory meetings and training
13. Ability to attend special education in-service required to drive disabled children
14. Ability to be proficient in the operation of all fleet vehicles
15. Ability to interact positively and confidentially with students, school personnel, transportation employees, parents and the community
16. Ability to exercise sensitivity in dealing with individuals of diverse socio-economic backgrounds, cognitive and physical abilities as well as with individuals of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications of personnel so classified.

The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Title IX & Compliance Coordinator: Darryl Pernat; 360-563-7233; Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Becky Brockman; 360-563-7308; Address: 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290
An Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer


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