- High School Diploma or GED
- Driving Experience
- Driver's License
- Physical Examinations
Operates school buses safely under all types of weather conditions. Transports students and other authorized persons on regular and special programs “to and from school” routes, on field trips, extracurricular activities, and other extra activities as authorized by the school district officials.
Operate a school bus in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington and policies implemented by OSPI.
Assist students loading and unloading from the school bus as needed.
Operate wheelchair lift and secure wheelchair for safe transportation.
Clean and service the school bus to include interior/exterior sweeping, washing and fueling, according to department guidelines.
Properly operate all hand and foot controls installed in a school bus as required by Washington State School Bus Specifications.
Prepare work orders on the mechanical needs or problems of the bus or its operating systems.
Accurately and legibly complete forms, records, time sheets, trip requests, route maps, accident reports, and other documentation or reports as required.
Perform other school bus driver-related duties as directed by District policies.
The preceding list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent
Five (5) years of driving experience
Work scheduled hours on a consistent basis
Must have current fingerprints on file or be willing to be fingerprinted at the cost of $65.00
Valid Washington State Driver's License
Possess and maintain an excellent driving record. Driving record must show no convictions for DUI, reckless driving, negligent driving, or hit and run to be considered for or to maintain this position.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Criminal background clearance
Upon completion of training, must secure DOL Commercial Driver's License and a Washington State Bus Driver Certification
Will be required to complete a state-mandated physical exam, the fee to be paid by the applicant.
Successfully pass a federally-mandated pre-employment drug test, the fee to be paid by the District.
School board policies and procedures
Follow District pupil management policies and procedures.
Practice effective safety and security within individual work routines.
Provide support and sustain positive moral with District Transportation personnel.
Maintain confidentiality relating to student personal information.
Organize and perform job responsibilities efficiently and independently without close supervision and able to pay strict attention to detail
Demonstrate a caring attitude
Speak, read and follow written or verbal communications
Practice effective safety and security within individual work routines
Develop and maintain positive customer relations with staff and service providers
Work collaboratively with District staff and promote teamwork with co-workers
Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct including the requirements of confidentiality
Relate effectively with parents, staff, students and the public in a multicultural and multiracial community
Perform job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES RELATED TO CULTURAL COMPETENCE AND EQUITY:
Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District.
Ability to understand and hold self and others accountable for promoting the Federal Way Public Schools’ commitment to “All Means All”.
Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will constantly stand and walk, bend neck and back, use hands for repetitive grasping and pushing/pulling. The employee is frequently required to squat, kneel, and use hands for fine manipulation. The employee will occasionally be required to sit, climb stairs/ladder, lift and reach overhead, crawl, and lift/carry. The employee must constantly lift/carry up to 10 pounds and must frequently lift /carry up to 20 pounds. The employee will occasionally lift/carry a maximum of 50 lbs. The employee is occasionally required to push/pull a maximum weight of 10 pounds. Anything over the weight limits should be done as a two-person lift or with a mechanical lift.
Physically able to perform job responsibilities including able to lift and handle at least 40 lbs. on a regular basis and at least 50 lbs. on an occasional basis.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outdoor conditions. The employee occasionally may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is required to properly wear any personal protection equipment supplied by the District.
Must be able to work flexible hours with split shifts. Must have the ability to maintain a safe bus environment while monitoring student activity. May have exposure to inclement weather, including but not limited to, snow, rain, fog, ice, sun and extreme heat and cold. Requirements also include, but are not limited to, sitting; standing; walking; bending, stooping, squatting, driving; carrying; lifting; hearing; speaking; writing; keyboarding; and exposure to angry, frustrated, or aggressive individuals.
This position typically works as needed, on an on-call basis on school days with occasional opportunities to work evenings and weekends for extracurricular activities.
Position reports to the Dispatcher, Assistant Director of Transportation, and Director of Transportation
Not represented but will follow some clauses of the Public School Employees Local 1948's Collective Bargaining Agreement.
LEVEL OF COMPENSATION
$19.22 per hour based on the 2015-16 Substitute Salary Schedule
The preceding list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the scope of responsibility and the level of knowledge and skills typically required, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements, skills or duties so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.
All employment open positions are made available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or veteran status.
Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.
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