Bus Driver – Columbia Gorge CO-OP

“Lyle HUB” Route
$22.59 – 24.02 per hour
Medical, Dental, Vision, WA State Retirement, 403B, Sick Leave, Personal Days, WA State Family Leave

General Position Summary:

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 authorizes 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.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • Drive a school bus on scheduled routes and/or on all types of trips in support of district approved activities, both within and outside the school district

  • Inspect and clean school buses and related equipment as required by state and district policy

  • Maintain control of student passengers as related to safety.  Report unsafe acts or conditions 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 a school bus in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington and policies promulgated by the Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Perform other school bus driver related duties as directed by local school district policies

  • Hearing capability must be sufficient to detect and distinguish traffic sounds occurring from any direction outside the bus, such as horns, whistles, sirens, trains, bells, etc.

Position Requirements

  • Vision - 20/40 in the best eye, with or without corrective lens

  • Must be 21 years of age and have at least five years of experience as a licensed driver of a passenger vehicle.

  • Must possess a valid Washington State School Bus Driver’s Authorization or be able to obtain one upon completion of district provided training.

  • Must possess a valid Class B Commercial Drivers License with passenger endorsement, school bus endorsement, and air brake restriction removed, or be able to obtain one upon completion of district provided training.

  • Must be able to certify a good moral character, meaning that:

    • never been convicted of drug use, sale, possession or transportation

    • never been convicted of molestation, abuse, injury or neglect of a minor

  • Must not have been convicted of:

    • Hit and run driving

    • Driving or in physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated

    • Reckless driving

    • Negligent homicide while driving·        

  • Must not have incurred three or more speeding tickets, including driving too fast for conditions, within the last 5 years.

  • Must not have had your driver’s license suspended for any reasons having to do with operation of a vehicle

Specific Job Skills

  • Operate all school bus equipment and accessories including but not limited to fire extinguishers, highway warning reflectors, snow chains, first aid kits, etc.

  • Perform required operational and safety inspections of the school bus and all other related equipment

  • Clean the school bus to include interior/exterior sweeping and washing, fueling, etc

  • Operate all hand and foot controls installed in  a school bus as required by Washington State School bus specifications

  • Perform basic first aid as appropriate including CPR

  • Legible and accurate completion of forms, records, time sheets, trip requests, route studies, trouble reports, misconduct reports, accident reports and other clerical activities as required

  • Speak English to communicate with students, parents, district staff and concerned individuals 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

  • Sufficient strength and agility to move about in an overturned bus as required to provide assistance to students in evacuating the bus

Niki Clifford, Administrative Assistant, niki.clifford@whitesalmonschools.org 
White Salmon Valley School District, P.O. Box 157, White Salmon, WA 98672 
(509) 493-1500 x182 

The White Salmon Valley 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 or 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 employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:  

Title IX Coordinator

Craig McKee
Address: PO BOX 157
White Salmon, WA 98672
Telephone Number:509-493-1500
Email: craig.mckee@whitesalmonschools.org

Section 504/ADA Coordinator

Craig McKee
Address: PO BOX 157
White Salmon, WA 98672
Telephone Number:509-493-1500
Email: craig.mckee@whitesalmonschools.org

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator

Rich Polkinghorn, Superintendent
PO BOX 157
White Salmon WA 98672
Telephone Number: 509-493-1500  
Email: rich.polkinghorn@whitesalmonschools.org