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Bus Driver (Floater Route)

Puget Sound Educational Service District seeks a Bus Driver for our Early Learning 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

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

: Articulates and applies historical context of racism and understands the current reality of students and communities of color in order to support racial equity. Actively demonstrates a commitment to supporting equity and inclusion, and serves as an advocate with colleagues, partners, and communities to meet the Agency's END and goal of becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization in support of eliminating the opportunity gap.

RACIAL EQUITY ADVOCATE: Recognizes, supports, and engages in dismantling institutional racism. Partners with, and is accountable to stakeholders, including children, families, and communities of color.

RACIAL EQUITY MINDSET: Demonstrates awareness of biases, internalized racial superiority and oppression. Leads with a racial equity lens and actively uses the racial equity tool in meaningful ways.

TRANSFORMATIONAL VALUES: Contributes to valuable and positive, antiracist transformation in individuals, organizations, and social systems in an effort to actively progress across the antiracist multicultural institution continuum. Is able to foster a sense of community and shared purpose via collaboration and cooperation with others inside and outside PSESD. Embodies the principles and practices that form the Agency’s culture. Operates from an abundance mentality that recognizes opportunities, and is optimistic and realistic about the future.

: Takes responsibility and ownership for successfully accomplishing work and Agency objectives, and delivering results. Sets high standards of shared performance for self and others.

BOUNDARY SETTING: Maintains professional relationships between self and others by establishing parameters regarding interpersonal interactions. Engages in discussions about work constraints while maintaining positive relationships.

CUSTOMER FOCUS: Commits to clarifying and supporting internal and external customers’ goals and strives to meet their expectations and requirements. Consistently acts with customers in mind. Holds self accountable for providing high-quality, responsive and personable customer service.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING: Drives in a safety-conscious manner with awareness of environmental conditions, the actions of others, Agency policies, and laws.

RECORDKEEPING AND DOCUMENTATION: Gathers, organizes, and maintains records, following confidential information and security protocols as needed. Accurately documents relevant/essential actions, processes, and practices.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with others to achieve shared goals and make decisions.

Applicants are required to include the following attachments within the online application in order to be considered:

  • Cover Letter: Clearly reflect how you meet the minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable).
  • Resume: Provide complete chronological resume including all work history along with dates of employment (month and year) and job responsibilities,  education, and certifications.
    • Please note that salary placements for selected candidates will be based on related experience detailed in the resume provided via the application process
    • Additional Documents: In some cases, additional documents may be required and will be specified in the job opening announcement/advertisement.

Location: PSESD Transportation - Pacific, WA
Job type: Union represented, School Schedule, at least 18 hours/week
Hiring Salary Range: $27.47 - $34.30 Hourly
Full Salary Range: $27.47 - $37.86 Hourly
Department: Administration

We attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary offers consider candidate qualifications and relevant experience. New hires at Puget Sound ESD start employment on or around the 1st and 15th of each month. For awareness and planning purposes, linked here are the dates through August, 2025.


We offer comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision through the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program
  • 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, and electric car charging stations (Renton office)

Open until filled. Interviews are scheduled as needed, and are in-person at the PSESD Transportation Office.

Jobs are listed here for information only. To apply for a specific open position, you must be a registered applicant in PSESD-School Jobs 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.
800 Oakesdale Avenue SW Renton, WA 98057 |

  • Bus Driver
  • K-12