2019-20 Position Opening
In-district Transfer Only

SCHOOL BUS DRIVER #4  (Mid-day Route 802)

1.1 hrs p/day (10:30 am – 11:35 am) Regular days only

Student attendance days only

(Probation: 60 work days for new employees)
Rate of pay: $22.58 – $25.74

Purpose Statement:
The job of School Bus Driver is done for the purpose/s of transporting students over scheduled routes and/or to/from special excursions; ensuring vehicle is in a clean, safe operating condition; ensuring safety and good conduct of students during transport, loading and unloading from buses.

This job reports to Transportation Supervisor

Essential Functions

  • Advises and trains students and other passengers on appropriate behavior for the purpose of enforcing regulations to maintain passenger safety.
  • Assesses incidents, complaints, accidents and/or potential emergency situations for the purpose of resolving and/or recommending a resolution to the situation.
  • Assists students and other passengers for the purpose of providing safe loading and unloading from buses including both emergency situations and normal transport.
  • Attends meetings, trainings, etc. for the purpose of maintaining and/or learning new skills and meeting the certificate requirement/s of a school bus driver.
  • Cleans vehicles, both interior and exterior for the purpose of ensuring safety, appearance, and sanitation of vehicle.
  • Communicates with school personnel, parents, etc. of events and/or practices (e.g. scheduled stops, established routes, route conditions, student issues, etc.) for the purpose of advising them of issues that may require action.
  • Conducts emergency evacuation drills for the purpose of ensuring efficiency of procedures and complying with mandated requirements.
  • Drives school bus/s (e.g. use of tire chains, various road conditions, etc.) for the purpose of transporting passengers over scheduled routes to and from school and/or in a safe and timely manner.
  • Fuels vehicle (e.g. oil, water, fuel, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining vehicle in a safe operating condition.
  • Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections (e.g. fluid levels, tire pressure, exterior condition, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the safe operating condition of the vehicle and complying with mandated guidelines.
  • Prepares documents and reports (e.g. field trips reports, incident reports, inspection records, passenger misconduct, mileage logs, student counts, routing information, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support and/or conveying information.
  • Reports observations and/or incidents (e.g. discipline, accidents, inappropriate social behavior, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to appropriate personnel.
  • Responds to inquiries (e.g. students, parents, other school personnel, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or direction.
  • Supervises students and other passengers during transit for the purpose of maintaining safety, order, and rights and following district policy.

Other Functions

  • Assists other personnel as needed for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform single, technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating equipment used in transporting students i.e. large and small buses, vans, etc.; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; understand written procedures, write routine documents, and speak clearly; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: safety practices and procedures; pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; and area streets and locations.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities; collate data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals; work with similar types of data; and utilize job-related equipment. In working with others, independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires following prescribed guideline; and problem solving with equipment is moderate.   Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; working as part of a team; communicating with diverse groups; and maintaining a positive attitude.


Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; providing information and/or advising others; operating within a defined budget. There is a continual opportunity to impact the Organization’s services.

Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following Physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 80% sitting, 15% walking, and 5% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and some hazardous condition.

Experience Job related experience is required.
Education    High School diploma or equivalent.

Required Testing
Pre-employment Proficiency Test
Pre-employment Drug Test
Certificates & Licenses
Valid Driver’s License with Class B w/school bus endorsement
DOT Medical Card
Valid First Aid Certificate

Continuing Educ./Training
Annual Driver In-Service 
WA State Misconduct Clearance
Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance

LSA Status                                              Salary Grade
Non Exempt                                             Sch A Transportation – Driver

POSTED: February 25, 2020


The Washougal 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, gender 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. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:  Civil Rights Coordinator:  Aaron Hansen, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671(360) 954-3050; Title IX Officer:  Gary McGarvie, 1201 39th Street, Washougal, WA 98671 , (360) 954-3104; Section 504 Coordinator:  Aaron Hansen, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671, (360) 954-3050 and/or Gary McGarvie, 1201 39th Street, Washougal, WA 98671 , (360) 954-3104.