2020 - 2021 SCHOOL YEAR


DATE:                     JUNE 4, 2020

TO:                          ALL DISTRICT PERSONNEL


RE:                          JOB OPENING – TRANSPORTATION



Schedule:              6 hours per day / 9 months per year

Class:                      14, starts at $19.78 per hour

Starting Date:        As soon as possible


This position closes at 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, June 11, 2020 (Internal candidates), open until filled for external candidates.




To perform specialized and relief bus driving activities in the Transportation Department to include the transport of students safely to and from school, special trips for student activities or field trips and/or for special needs students. This position is distinguished from Bus Driver (Regular of Special Needs) by the ability to know all bus routes and drive in relief of any bus driver with little advance notice per assignment(s) by management.


This position is not available for bid nor is this position able to bid on route during the bidding process.










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.


The David Douglas School District welcomes applications from candidates that expand the District's diversity.

Multi-Cultural preferred. Bi-Lingual candidate preferred


Classified Instructions:

If you are a  Classified 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: https://daviddouglas.schoolrecruiter.net


External Applicant Instructions:

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


This position closes at 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, June 11, 2020 (Internal candidates), open until filled for external candidates.


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.