2017-2018 Position Opening
In-district Transfer Only


Washougal High School

6 hours per day (Regular days)
5.25 hours per day (Early Release Wednesdays)
3.5 hours per day (Conference/Last/Sr Project/Semester final days)

(Start and end times to be determined)


Start and end times are subject to variation based upon changing needs.
180 days per year (student attendance days)

Probationary Rate $ 15.12 (60 work days probation for new employees)
Permanent Rate   $15.51 – $17.81


Purpose Statement:

The job of Transition Specialist is done for the purpose/s of assisting students to access community-based and vocation related experiences in order to prepare them for life after high school.

This job reports to the Special Services Director

Essential Functions

  • Researches resources and builds relationships with community businesses and organizations in order to develop appropriate work experiences for students.
  • Implements specific lessons addressing community-based experiences and vocational related training within the community setting.
  • Attends meetings as requested [e.g. in-service training, workshops, Individual Education Plans (IEP), etc.] for the purpose of receiving and/or conveying information.
  • Confers with teachers for the purpose of assisting in evaluation of student’s progress and/or implementing student’s objectives in the realm of community-based skill development and vocational training.
  • Performs record keeping and clerical functions (e.g. scheduling, copying, etc.) for the purpose of supporting the teacher and/or administrator in providing records/materials.
  • Transports students to various locations within the community in order access appropriate environments to meet post-secondary education goals and services as outlined on students IEPs.
  • Advises and trains students and other passengers on appropriate behavior for the purpose of enforcing regulations to maintain passenger safety.
  • Assists students and other passengers for the purpose of providing safe loading and unloading from vans including both emergency situations and normal transport.
  • Cleans vehicles interior for the purpose of ensuring safety, appearance, and sanitation of vehicle.
  • Drives special services van for the purpose of transporting students and other school personnel to and from varying destinations within the community for students to access vocational and community experiences.
  • Fuels vehicle.
  • Performs pre-trip inspection (e.g. fluid levels, tire pressure, exterior condition, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the safe operating condition of the vehicle.
  • Supervises students and other passengers during transit for the purpose of maintaining safety, order, and rights 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:  operating standard office equipment; and preparing and maintaining accurate records; adhering to safety practices; operating a passenger van.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read technical information,           compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and solve practical problems. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes:  age appropriate activities; safety practices and procedures; knowledge and adherence to all pertinent codes, policies, regulations, and/or laws; and area streets and locations.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities; gather and/or collate data; and use job-related            equipment.  Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of             circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment        using standardized methods.  Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of             individuals and/or groups; work with similar types of data; and utilize job-related equipment. In working with others, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans.             Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving     with equipment is moderate.   Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of       the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working with frequent interruptions; exhibiting patience and compassion; and the ability to safely operate a passenger van.


Responsibilities include:  working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; providing information and/or advising others; operating within a defined budget. Utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job’s functions.  There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on 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 20%       sitting, 30% walking, and 40% standing.  The job is performed under some hazardous conditions.


Experience        Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is desired.

Education         High School diploma with 2.5 GPA (Bachelors degree in job related area is preferred)


Required Testing                                               Certificates & Licenses
Pre-employment Proficiency Test                        Valid First Aid/CPR Certificate

Continuing Educ./Training                                Clearances                                                                                                                                           WSP/FBI Background Clearance
Washington Sexual Misconduct Inquiry

FLSA Status                                                     Salary Grade
Non Exempt                                                       Sch A Specialized Technician


POSTED: June 23, 2017



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:  Marian Young, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671(360) 954-3050; Title IX Officer:  Marian Young, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671(360) 954-3050; Section 504 Coordinator:  Rebecca von Duering, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671(360) 954-3020.