EAST VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT- Certified School Bus Driver
JOB DESCRIPTION 2011-2012
REPORTS TO:†† Transportation Supervisor and Manager of Fiscal Affairs
PURPOSE:† Operate school buses under all weather conditions.† Transport students and other authorized persons over regular routes and extra curricular trips as authorized by the school district and as required by district needs.
††††††††††† Maintain the safety and well being of each child as their number one major responsibilities.
Drive school bus on scheduled routes and/or on trips in support of district approved activities, in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington and policies of the East Valley School District.
Inspect and clean school buses and related equipment as required by state and district policy: to include washing, sweeping, adding and checking fuel levels.
Maintain control of student passengers as related to safety. Report unsafe acts or situations, which require the attention of any person other than the driver.
Complete forms, records and reports as required by the state or local school district policies.
Successfully complete school bus driver training programs and courses established by the state superintendent of public instruction or the school district.
Operate and service all school bus equipment and accessories including but not limited to fire extinguishers, highway warning kits, snow chains, sanders, first aid kits, body fluid kits, etc.
Perform required operational and safety inspections of the school bus and all related equipment.
Ability to perform basic first aid/CPR as necessary.
Must favorably pass the Washington State Patrol/FBI background check.
Must pass random drug testing as required by law and may be required to undergo a post-offer medical examination.
Preferential consideration for experience and performance in developing effective parent, family, and community partnerships.
Minimum age of 21 years.
Possess a valid Washington State school bus driver certificate.
Possess a valid driverís license with the appropriate endorsement.
Meet the physical and mental standards necessary to perform the duties, tasks and responsibility of a school bus driver as described in this job description.
Ability to communicate in a positive manner with students, parents, district staff members and other concerned people regarding all aspects of their job related activities.
Must possess sufficient strength and agility to assist ill or physically impaired students to enter or exit a school bus through the passenger service door.
Successfully pass Department of Transportation physical and physical capabilities test.
Demonstrate ability to work harmoniously with students, parents, patrons and staff.
Knowledge of student behavior at appropriate grade levels and ability to administer appropriate progressive discipline while recognizing and respecting student rights and responsibilities.
Possess a valid/current first aid card.
A. In-district applicants must submit a specific letter of application for the position being sought plus two letters of recommendation for this specific position are highly recommended.
B. Out-of-district candidates need to provide the following:
1. District† Classified Application at www.evsd.org
2. Letter of Specific Application for above posted position
4. Two letters of recommendation for this specific position.
5. Fingerprinting Process
C. Only Letter of Interest plus two letters of recommendation for this specific position is necessary if an already completed file has been established with the East Valley School District during the previous year.