Job: Bus Driver

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Posted: 07/20/2017

Job Reference #: 2016-1819

Job Description

Job Number:2016-1819

Bus Driver
Transportation Services

FTE: 0.000
Hours Per Day: 5.00
Position Type: Continuing

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $19.77 - $20.98

Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
this date.

Additional Information: Two positions available with routes to be determined.


GROUP: Teamsters II - Bus Driver LEVEL: Appendix B

: Non-exempt

: 181 HOLIDAYS: 11 or 12 dependent on school start date

SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to support the educational goals of the community by safely
transporting students inside and outside the Highline School District boundaries.

CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of

Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State.

Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining

the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline

Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.

The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline
students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.

The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and

organizational practices:

- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.

- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-
tune their craft and grow in their profession.

- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.

- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not

exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also

be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the

essential functions.

- Transport students between pickup points and schools according to time schedules and routes as

planned by the District. If a lift bus, operate wheelchair lift and assist students loading and unloading

from the bus.

- Maintain order during trips and adhere to safety rules when loading and unloading students. Be able to

assist students off the bus in an emergency situation or accident.

- Comply with state laws and local regulations pertaining to operation of school buses.

- Maintain surveillance and work with the bus monitors and assist them in the performance of their duties

and functions.

- Exercise responsible leadership at all times. Promote good public relations with parents, staff and public

in a multicultural and multiracial community.

- Keep records as required.

- Safely drive a school bus in all kinds of adverse weather conditions.

- Keep assigned bus clean (interior and exterior).

- Install and remove chains in snow conditions.


- Report to proper authorities: accidents, student misconduct, troubles with bus, traffic hazards along

route and parent complaints.

- Pick up and discharge students only at authorized stops.

- Take direction and instruction regarding safe driving procedures from the Driver Trainer Coordinator as

required to fulfill functions and responsibilities.

- Attend meetings and training sessions which the District determines are necessary to fulfill position


Other Functions

- Performs other related duties as assigned by the Transportation Supervisor for the purpose of ensuring

the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.



High School diploma

All certificates, licenses, endorsements and permits as required for this position by state and local authorities

School Bus Driver Certificate plus CDL, Class B with P1 and S endorsements


Valid CPR certification


Pass a post hire, pre-employment physical assessment test

Criminal background clearance

A complete five-year school bus driver abstract, displaying an excellent driving record

Valid First Aid certification


State laws and local regulations pertaining to operation of school buses

School board policies and procedures


Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Maintain effective working relationships with other people

Read and interpret road and street maps

Familiar with vehicle maintenance concepts

Follow and uphold safety standards, laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to pupil


Perform the duties satisfactorily and to accept the responsibilities listed under the heading "Performance Duties

and Responsibilities"

Take direction and instruction from the Driver Trainer Coordinator

Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director of Transportation

EVALUATION: This position will be evaluated by the Transportation Supervisor or designee based on

performance of duties and responsibilities.


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 is frequently required to sit for long periods. The

employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; squat/kneel;

reach; climb stairs; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and/or walk. The employee

must frequently lift/carry up to maximum of 5 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to

28 pounds. This position requires the employee to push a maximum force of 60 pounds and pull a maximum

force of 100 pounds. Anything over the weight limits should be done as a two-person lift or with a mechanical

lift. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, ability to adjust focus, night vision, and

peripheral vision. The employee must be able to fit through the emergency exit door located in the roof of the

bus. The circumference of this exit is 83".

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, inclement weather,

and regularly around diesel and gas fumes. Some work requires the use of video display. The noise level in the

work environment is often loud/noisy. The employee is expected to properly use personal protection equipment

when provided by the District.

Transferred to newest format by Human Resources, 2013.02.03
Updated by Human Resources to add district introduction, 2013.10.17
Revised by Human Resources, 2009/03
Updated format by Human Resources, 2013/01

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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