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Substitute Bus Driver - School Year 2023-2024

Warden School - Warden, WA

Posted: 9/22/2023

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Warden School District
101 W. Beck Way

Warden, Washington 98857

Tel:  509 349-2366   FAX: 509 349-2367

Job Title:  Substitute Bus Driver - School Year 2023-2024

Date:  06-01-2023

Job Description    


DESCRIPTION:  Under the supervision of the Director of Transportation, on an “on-call” basis.  Operates school buses under all types of weather conditions including but not limited to fog, rain, hail, sleet, snow, and ice.  Transports students and other authorized persons over regular “to and from school routes, and on field, extracurricular and special or extra activity trips as authorized by the school district officials. 


SALARY RANGE:  $22.34 per hour




  • High School graduate or GED.
  • Must be at least 21 years old and a valid Washington State Driver’s License.
  • Maintain a valid Washington State endorsement for bus driver or ability to successfully complete school bus driver training programs and courses as required and which may be established by the school district.
  • Ability to work well with others and promote a positive attitude.
  • Successfully pass a DOT Physical and participate in drug and alcohol testing as required.
  • Bus driver experience preferred but not required.
  • Clearance of State and National background checks as a result of fingerprinting, successfully pass criminal records check.
  • Ability to solve practical problems, apply appropriate judgment and deal with a variety of situations where only limited standardization exists.
  •  Experience working with culturally diverse students and parents desirable.
  • Be of general good health.
  • Willingness to work with children in a kind and caring manner.


Desired Qualifications

Bilingual in Spanish


Reports to:

Director of Transportation



No direct reports




  • Drives bus on assigned routes in a legal and safe manner.
  • Instructs students in proper bus conduct.
  • Reports misconduct on bus through established district procedures.
  • Fuels bus as needed.
  • Conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspections to insure bus is in safe operating condition.
  • Cleans bus interior and exterior as needed.
  • Completes daily log forms and other paper work as required.
  • Successfully complete school bus driver training programs and courses established by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the district
  • Operate a school bus in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington and policies promulgated by the Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • 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, etc.
  • Perform required operations and safety inspection of the school bus and all related equipment. 
  • Operate all hand and foot controls installed in a school bus.
  • Perform basic first aid as appropriate which may include CPR.
  • Other duties as assigned by Transportation Department supervisor.   


Operate school buses or district vehicles under all types of weather conditions.  Some duties may require working in the outside elements.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may be elevated at times.



Experience in a rural school district working with a diversified population.  Coaching, club and advisory positions available.


Terms of Employment

Consistent with district policies and current Collective Bargaining Agreement.



Evaluation of this position will be consistent with State and district requirements.


Physical and Environmental Requirements of the Position:

The physical demands and work environment 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.


The employee must lift and/or move 25 to 50 pounds, and may assist, move, or retrain students with greater weight when required to intervene in student safety issues.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, lift, carry, move about, hear and speak. Employee may be required to perform extensive work at a computer display terminal.


Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, or consistent with the subject being taught, but can be abnormally loud on occasion.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally work in outside weather conditions and be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, temperature fluctuations, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals commonly used in instruction and/or cleaning.  It may be expected that the individual could be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials during the course of their duties. The employee may be exposed to infectious disease as carried by students.


The employee may be required to travel in school owned or leased vehicles while supervising and assisting students.


The Warden School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, families with children, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a disabled person, Viet Nam or more recent veteran status and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  This holds true for all district employment and opportunities.  Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 compliance officer, Michele Cram, and Section 504/ADA coordinator, Denise McCaffery, at 101 W. Beck Way, Warden, WA  98857.  Telephone (509) 349-2311 ext, 1580.


El Distrito Escolar de Warden cumple con todas las reglas y regulaciones federales y estatales y no discrimina por razones de edad, raza, credo, color, origen nacional, sexo, orientación sexual, estado civil, las familias con niños, la presencia de cualquier discapacidad sensorial, mental o física o el uso de un perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio por una persona con una discapacidad, Vietnam o estado veterano más reciente y proporciona igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Esto es cierto para todo el empleo y las oportunidades del distrito. Las preguntas sobre los procedimientos de cumplimiento y / o quejas pueden ser dirigidas a Michele Cram, la oficial de cumplimiento título IX / RCW 28A.640 del distrito escolar,  y a la coordinadora de la Sección 504/ADA, Denise McCaffery, al 101 W. Beck Way, Warden, WA 98857. Teléfono (509) 349-2311 extensión 1580.

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Warden, WA