Sep 18, 2020

Mary M. Knight-Bus Driver-Substitute 2020-21

  • TrulyHired
  • Elma, WA 98541, USA

Job Description

The position of the Substitute Bus Driver is to provide students with safe and orderly transportation to and from school on a daily basis and when transporting for extracurricular activities. The position is 2 to 4 hours per day of driving on a mixture of paved and unpaved roads, under all types of weather conditions including but not limited to fog, rain, ice, snow, hail, etc. Routes average 65 miles per day.

Required Attachments:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 2 Classified Reference Forms and/or Letters
  • HS Diploma or Transcripts OR GED Diploma or Transcripts
  • Valid CDL
  • First Aid/CPR Card



  • Drive a school bus on assigned routes/trips both within and beyond the school district.
  • Maintain student order and safety on the bus.
  • Perform practices that ensure student safety and demonstrate safe driving ability.
  • Perform daily inspection and test of equipment and devices essential to bus and highway safety including: brakes, clutch, lights, mirrors, glass, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, highway warning kits, horn, warning lights, buzzers, emergency exits, wipers, signs, tires, radio equipment and operation.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the bus by sweeping and mopping a minimum of once daily, and washing exterior a minimum of once per week. (Note, all buses that leave the district on extracurricular trips must be washed before leaving the district.) Weekly fueling of bus.
  • Perform daily maintenance inspection of oil levels, antifreeze, hoses, caps, valves, and chains.
  • Report all required maintenance to the Lead Driver.
  • May assist with minor repairs by replacing lights, switches, lenses when necessary and/or experience to the need for daily transportation.
  • Work compatibly with all staff in providing a safe, clean and order service to the students, staff and district.
  • Maintain trip and daily logs accurately and submit when requested.
  • Develop route map and student count as required for OSPI reporting.
  • Perform other duties which may be assigned by the Lead Driver or the Transportation Supervisor.
Essential Capabilities:

  • Must possess sufficient strength and agility to assist ill, and/or physically impaired students to enter or exit a school bus through the passenger service door and also deal with students who may need to be physically separated due to behavior disturbance.
  • Must possess sufficient strength and agility to lift hood to bus to check fluid levels.
  • Must possess sufficient strength and agility to move about in an overturned bus as required to provide assistance to students in evacuating the bus.
  • Hearing capability must be sufficient to detect and distinguish traffic sounds occurring from all directions outside the bus, such as horns, whistles, sirens, trains, bells, etc. from a distance which will allow adequate time for defensive or evasive action to avoid a hazardous situation.
  • Vision: 20/40 in best eye, with or without correction; approximately 140 degrees peripheral, which as a single criteria shall not be excluding, and depth perception adequate to reasonably determine distance and closing rate of other moving vehicles from a stationary or moving school bus. Eye coordination to avoid diplopia; color vision must be adequate to distinguish the colors of red, green, and amber of traffic lights.

  • Drivers must hold appropriate certifications issued from the state and pass random drug testing.
  • Criminal Justice Background Clearance
  • Position Type: Not provided
Job Categories: Instructional Support > Substitute
Support Staff > Transportation
Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact Information
  • EdJobsNW .
  • 6005 Tyee Drive SW
  • Tumwater, Washington 98512

Apply Now