Substitute Bus Driver/ Bus Driver PoolPuget Sound Educational Service District
Substitute Bus Driver/ Bus Driver Pool
Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts, charter schools and state-approved private schools in Washington. Educational Service Districts, created by the legislature, are an essential regional delivery system for early learning and K-12 services in the state. PSESD is committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education.
PSESD seeks on-call Substitute Bus Drivers for our Early Learning and McKinney Vento Transportation Services to transport children to program-related activities. In addition to being on call, sub drivers from this pool will be eligible for open routes as they come available.
We provide pupil transportation for 700 part-day Head Start and ECEAP children in King and Pierce Counties and are in our second year of providing services through the McKinney Vento program. The transportation program runs a fleet of 24 buses and employs 26 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.
Required Qualifications: (Cover letter should specifically address any experience meeting the preferred qualifications)
- High School Diploma or GED Certificate
- Washington State Commercial Driver License (CDL) with Class B Endorsement and OSPI Type 1 Driver Authorization
- Experience transporting children
- Experience working with culturally diverse children and families experiencing homelessness or domestic violence
- Volunteer experience
- Substitute Bus Drivers $21.90 per hour
- Regular Bus Drivers: $22.55-$26.15 per hour based on experience and internal equity
These positions are based in Pacific, Washington. Application requires a current Driving Abstract and completed PSESD Background Disclosure as an attachment. Post-offer WorkSteps physical test required.
It is the policy of the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) to employ persons on the basis of experience, training and merit, and to provide equal access of agency facilities to designated youth groups. PSESD does not discriminate against any employee, applicant, program or activity because of race, creed, color, national origin, families with children, sex, marital status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, age, religion, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, except as necessary to meet a bona fide occupational qualification. Puget Sound ESD complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws as may pertain thereto. Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer, and Section 504 Coordinator: Denise Altheimer; 800 Oakesdale Ave. SW, Renton, WA 98057; 425-917-7600.