White Salmon Valley School District


Applications are available online at www.wsvsd.org or at the White Salmon Valley School District office, 171 NW Washington St., PO Box 157, White Salmon, WA 98672, (509) 493-1500. Position is open until filled. The White Salmon Valley School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

General Position Summary:
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 authorizes 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.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

• Drive a school bus on scheduled routes and/or on all types of trips in support of district approved activities, both within and outside the school district
• Service, inspect and clean school buses and related equipment as required by state and district policy
• 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 promulgated by the Superintendent of Public Instruction
• Perform other school bus driver related duties as directed by local school district policies
• Hearing capability must be sufficient to detect and distinguish traffic sounds occurring from any direction outside the bus, such as horns, whistles, sirens, trains, bells, etc.

Position Requirements

• Vision - 20/40 in the best eye, with or without corrective lens
• Must be 21 years of age Must possess a valid Washington State School Bus Driver’s Certificate
• Must possess a valid Commercial Drivers License with passenger endorsement
• Must be able to certify a good moral character, meaning that:
o never been convicted of drug use, sale, possession or transportation
o never been convicted of molestation, abuse, injury or neglect of a minor
• Must not have been convicted of:
o Hit and run driving
o Driving or in physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated
o Reckless driving
o negligent homicide while driving
• Must not have had your driver’s license suspended for any reasons having to do with operation of a vehicle

Job Scope:

• Ability to read and interpret documents such as manuals, operating procedures and District policies. Write routine reports/correspondence and speak effectively before groups
• All work can be verified by the immediate supervisor for accuracy
• Apply common sense understanding and carry out instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
• Demonstrate the ability to show initiative in projects and tasks assigned with out specific direction
• Ability to work independently
• Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
• Flexibility in work hours
• Confidential Employee

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position does not supervise other employees. The position is responsible for supervising everyone riding on the bus.

Interpersonal Contacts:

This position has both internal and external contacts. The most common internal contacts are with students. The most common external contacts are with the general public. Both types of interactions involve information exchange and problem solving.

Specific Job Skills

• Operate and service all school bus equipment and accessories including but not limited to fire extinguishers, highway warning reflectors, snow chains, first aid kits, etc.
• Perform required operational and safety inspections of the school bus and all other related equipment
• Clean and service the school bus to include interior/exterior sweeping and washing, fueling, oil and coolant, tire inflation’s, etc
• Operate all hand and foot controls installed in a school bus as required by Washington State School bus specifications
• Perform basic first aid as appropriate, which may include CPR
• Legible and accurate completion of forms, records, time sheets, trip requests, route studies, trouble reports, misconduct reports, accident reports and other clerical activities as required
• Speak English to communicate with students, parents, district staff and concerned individuals regarding all aspects of their job related activities
• Must possess sufficient strength and agility to assist ill or physically impaired students to enter or exit a school bus through the passenger service door
• Sufficient strength and agility to move about in an overturned bus as required to provide assistance to students in evacuating the bus

Education and/or Experience

• Must be able to read, write and speak fluently in English and/or the language spoken by the migrant parents, spouse and/or a student at home
• High school graduate or possess a G.E.D.
• must have had one year experience as a driver of a truck or commercial vehicle or at least three year’s experience as a driver of a passenger car
• Computer knowledge and internet experience desirable
• Must be flexible, have the ability to work with all types of people and be attentive to detail and complex situations

Job Conditions

• Required to sit, stand or talk for extended periods of time
• Movement from one location to another frequently occurs
• Occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms
• Close vision and depth perception is required
• Occasionally required to lift items up to 25 pounds
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high

The White Salmon Valley School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities 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 and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
Title IX Coordinator
Name and/or Title: Howard Kreps, Athletic Director
Address: PO BOX 157; White Salmon, WA 98672
Telephone Number:509-493-1970

Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Name and/or Title: Haley Ortega, Principal
Address: PO BOX 157; White Salmon, WA 98672
Telephone Number: 509-493-1502
Email: haley.ortega@whitesalmonschools.org

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
Name and/or Title: Jerry Lewis, Superintendent
Address: PO BOX 157; White Salmon, WA 98672
Telephone Number: 509-493-1500
Email: jerry.lewis@whitesalmonschools.org

El Distrito Escolar de White Salmon Valley no discrimina en sus programas o actividades por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición de veterano de guerra o grado militar, orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad, discapacidad o uso de perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio, y ofrece igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos de jóvenes especificados. El empleado mencionado a continuación ha sido designado para atender consultas y quejas de supuesta discriminación: Jerry Lewis, Superintendent. PO Box 157, White Salmon, WA 98672. 509-493-1500. Jerry.lewis@whitesalmonschools.org.


$17.81 - $21.99 per hour


Amanda Davis
Phone: (509) 493-1500
Fax: (509) 493-2275
PO Box 157, White Salmon, WA 98672