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Part-Time Bus Drivers

Puget Sound Educational Service District seeks part-time Bus Drivers for our Early Learning and McKinney Vento Transportation Services to transport children to program-related activities. Our Pacific Transportation office provides pupil transportation for 700 part-day Head Start and ECEAP children in King and Pierce Counties and is in the fourth year of providing services through the McKinney Vento program. The transportation program runs a fleet of 32 buses and currently employs 16 regular and substitute school bus drivers. We provide school bus transportation to those part-day Head Start grantees and ECEAP sub-contractors who do not have their transportation services provided through a local school district. We operate under the guidance of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Pupil Transportation Services, as well as the mandates included in the Head Start, ECEAP, and McKinney-Vento Program Standards which govern program operation including the provision of transportation services.

PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts and state approved charter and private schools in Washington. Serving over 39% of Washington’s K-12 public school students, our agency provides critical services designed to ensure that our students are ready to enter school, achieve at high levels in the K-12 system, and succeed in postsecondary endeavors. We are committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education. To learn more about PSESD, visit www.psesd.org/about-psesd.

In support of public health and Proclamation 21-14.1 (COVID Vaccination Requirement), employment with Puget Sound ESD requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious accommodation.  For additional information, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  There is no need for applicants to submit supporting documents.  Individuals that are offered positions will be informed of the process to submit their documents at the time of offer.


Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED certificate
  • Washington State Commercial Driver License (CDL) with Class B Endorsement and OSPI Type 1 Driver Authorization

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience transporting children
  • Experience working with culturally diverse children and families
  • Experience working with children and families experiencing homelessness and/or domestic violence
  • Volunteer experience

Please note, applicants should describe their experience meeting minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable) in cover letter and resume as part of the application and salary placement process. 

A recent driving record (also called a driver abstract) is required as part of a complete application for this position.  Visit https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/requestyourrecord.html for steps to obtain your abstract if you do not have a current abstract.


Location: Pacific, Washington
Job Type: Union represented, part time, school schedule: 
 - Floater Drivers: estimated 179 days, 18 hours/week minimum, up to 40 hours/week
 - Open Route: estimated 138 days/1,078.5 hours
Salary: $25.37 – $31.69 Hourly (Union Salary Band IV)
Department: Transportation

We attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary offers consider candidate qualifications, experience and internal equity. 


Benefits

We offer comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision for Union represented staff through SEBB
  • 12 sick days, pro-rated for school schedule staff
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan
  • Subsidized ORCA card
  • Free parking
  • Electric Car Charging Stations (Renton office)

Open until filled, for best consideration submit a complete application by September 30, 2022. Tentative interviews are scheduled for the second week of October and will be held in person at the Transportation office in Pacific, Washington.


Jobs are listed here for information only. To apply for a specific open position, you must be a registered applicant in the Fast Track Application System and apply specifically for each position for which you wish to be considered.


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PSESD is committed to having a diverse workforce and encourages all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications to apply.
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