Mead WA

Substitute Bus Driver (35045361)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleSubstitute Bus Driver
Posting ID35045361






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.



  • Drive a school bus on scheduled routes and/or all types of trips in support of district approved activities, both within and outside the school district boundaries.
  • Service, inspect and clean school buses and related equipment as required by state and district policy.  This includes pre-trip and post trip inspections.
  • 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 set forth by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
  • Perform other school bus driver and related duties as directed by local school district policies.


  • 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 operational safety inspections of the school bus and all related equipment.
  • Posses and keep current DOT physical and First Aid/CPR requirements.
  • Legible and accurate completion of forms, records, time sheets, trip requests, route studies, incident reports, misconduct reports, accident reports and other activities as may be required.
  • Assist ill or physically impaired students to enter or exit a school bus through the passenger service door as needed.
  • Respond to emergencies as required to include providing assistance to students in evacuation of the bus.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as required or assigned.


  • Minimum age 21.
  • Posses a valid Washington State Driver’s Permit, Class B CDL with passenger and school bus endorsements.
  • Meet the physical and mental standards necessary to perform the duties, tasks and responsibilities of a school bus driver as described in this job description.
  • Demonstrated communication skills to apply to students, district staff, parents and others.
  • We may offer periodic training classes if you currently do not posses the proper Driver’s endorsements.


All applicants interested in this position, must apply for this posting through a link to our online applicant system found on the website at  Upload the required documents to your application.  Below is a list of required materials.  If you have questions regarding this process, you may contact Sonia O’Connor at the District Administration Building. The application must be complete, incomplete applications will not be considered.


                                               REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR A COMPLETE APPLICATION             

  1. Your Letter of Interest, which speaks specifically to your abilities in the area you are applying for.
  2. Three  Letters of Recommendation(current within 3 years).
  3. Valid Driver’s License.
  4. Driving Abstract (Only provide if you already have your school bus endorsement).


Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


A person working in this position will exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly while carrying, pushing, and/or pulling to move objects.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 65 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit; some stooping, kneeling, and/or crouching; and significant fine finger dexterity. The job is performed under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or ordinary infectious diseases carried by students.


Verification of identity and United States work authorization must be completed before employment commences. The successful candidate for this position must be fingerprinted. Employment is contingent upon clearance by the Washington State Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 


Mead School District #354 is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants 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 of America and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to the District’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer, Section 504 Coordinator, Josh Westermann, and/or Affirmative Action officer, Keri Hutchins, , (509) 465-6000 or via mail to 2323 E. Farwell Rd., Mead, WA, 99021.  Persons who may need some accommodation in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 465-6010


Shift TypePart-Time
Salary RangePer Hour

Applications Accepted

Start Date01/11/2021