School Bus Driver - $1500 Incentive Available! (809f)

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TitleSchool Bus Driver - $1500 Incentive Available!
Posting ID809f

                                                     POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

                                                      2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR



DATE:         JULY 1, 2019





This position is open until filled.


Multiple positions available




Schedule:       4 hours per day / 9 months per year
Class:            13, starts at $18.64 per hour (Training $14.50 per hour)


Benefits:      A generous benefits package is available:

                        9 Paid Leave Days per school year -

                       (2 Personal Business Days and 7 Emergency/Bereavement Days) are available,

                       along with monthly sick leave accrual


Incentive:    $1500 incentive available. Incentive will be paid after 6 months, 12 months, 18 months of continuous service in $500 increments (External Applicants only, who have never worked for the District).


Starting Date: As soon as possible




To transport students safely to and from school and to make special trips for student activities and/or for special needs students.



  • Operate school buses to transport students to and from school on regular daily runs, special activities and field trips both within and outside the district. The work requires the exercise of sound judgment in driving in varying weather conditions, on all types of roads, and in changing traffic situations
  • Follow route sheets issued by the Transportation Office to all pickup and drop off points. They maintain student discipline on the bus and write referrals on students as needed. They maintain records, such as student counts and bus mileage. They do a thorough vehicle inspection and pre-trip daily, fuel the bus and contact the bus garage when repairs are needed
  • Attend monthly driver’s meetings to discuss changes and problems. On occasion, they attend district meetings with Kinder parents and advise on procedures used by the district. They conduct training for students in proper procedures for evacuating the bus
  • Perform other duties, as assigned
  • The District will provide pre-certification student bus driver training to qualified applicants


  • 21 years of age or older
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Be able to possess an Oregon Commercial Drivers License and State of Oregon Department of Education School Bus Drivers Certificate; and have a good driving record
  • As part of an Oregon continuing education requirement, attend a variety of training classes with a minimum of 8 hours each year
  • Able to follow road maps and route sheets
  • Able to maintain student discipline on the bus
  • Ability to work harmoniously with others and to communicate effectively and appropriately with students, parents, and staff
  • Ability to project a pleasant manner and relate well with others
  • Must hold a valid First Aid Card



Must be in good physical condition and able to meet all of Oregon Department of Education requirements such as listed below but not limited to. Must drive a variety of school buses. Able to lift and move children off bus, e.g. when injured, sick or disabled. Able to observe and restrain unruly students. Meet visual, hearing and physical requirements to qualify for an Oregon Drivers License and an Education School Bus Drivers Certificate. May not have impediments or conditions which would interfere with safe driving. Qualify for a School Bus Driver Medical Certificate. Able to climb on bus to check fluid levels and fuel bus; able to exit from rear of bus in an emergency (42” off the ground)


Note: The Oregon Pupil Transportation Manual contains OAR 581-053-0006 with a more detailed description of the physical requirements for bus drivers and the conditions with which they must be able to contend. It further states that. “In cases of serious illness, injury or change in physical or mental condition which may impair ability to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of a school bus driver as required in OAR 581-053-0015 and those described in this rule, re-examination and medical approval are required prior to resumption of driving.”


It is DDSD practice that drivers returning from a serious illness or medical leave and all new hires will be required to undergo, and pass fitness for duty testing administered by a licensed DDSD Behind the Wheel Trainer and/or a licensed medical facility selected by the District. Tests will include:

  1. 125 # body drag: Requires ability to drag 30 feet in 30 seconds.
    2. Climb and descend three steps with a maximum step height of 17-1/2 inches.
    3. Exit bus emergency exit that is at least 42 inches off the ground in 10 seconds.
    4. Simulation of opening emergency exit door on the roof of the bus.

Classified Instructions:

If you are a  Classified Permanent, Temporary or Substitute employee you will click on the word “Internal”, which is located on the top right of the screen. You will be taken to a section where you will fill out minimal basic personal information. The minimal basic personal section is a one-time only registration. You will then be taken to the Classified Transfer Request Form. In the future, if your personal information (name, address, phone number, or location) changes, it is your responsibility to update those changes in the system.


Apply at:


External Applicant Instructions:

If you are an External Applicant applying for a Temporary or Permanent position, you will complete the EXTERNAL TalentEd application.  Please see link above.


This position is open until filled.


David Douglas School District Drug Testing and Criminal Background check

Per district policy all offers of employment shall be contingent upon the successful passing of a district required drug test and criminal background check.  David Douglas School District’s Human Resources will designate where and when the testing will be conducted.  The offer of employment will be withdrawn from candidates who test positive for drugs.



Shift TypePart Time
Salary Range$18.64 / Hourly

Applications Accepted

Start Date07/01/2019

Job Contact

NameAngel MoralesTitle