School Bus Drivers - Part-Time
Job Details
University Prep - Seattle, WA
Part-Time Hourly Non-Exempt
High School

Open Position:    Part-Time School Bus Driver(s)                                     

Reports to:          Director of Athletics & Transportation Manager                                              

When Needed:    Ongoing, multiple positions available

Rate of Pay:         $28-$30 per hour DOE




University Prep is seeking a team player to become a member of our transportation staff.  We are looking for someone who can work effectively independently and who has good communication skills.  We are looking for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education.  If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.  Pay is competitive with public and independent schools.  Because this is a part-time position, typically working less than 20 hours per week, only mandated benefits are offered.  Position is open ongoing.


Who We Are:

University Prep is an independent 6-12 school located in an urban residential section of Seattle, WA, one of the country’s most diverse and dynamic cities.  We are a strong and vibrant community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni who collaboratively create an exceptional educational experience for every student. The School is a place of great teaching and joyful learning; a community that joins together to raise up our children to be caring and productive adults; a place where all students and families have equitable access to all the school has to offer, and a place where we aspire for every family and student to feel equally enfranchised and at home. To us, diversity and inclusivity are not addenda, they are embodied in all facets of our school culture.  University Prep believes that our shared values of integrity, respect, and responsibility are essential to accomplish our mission of developing each student’s potential to become an intellectually courageous, socially responsible citizen of the world.


Job Summary:

Under general supervision, and on a part-time basis, drives a School bus for field trips and afterschool athletic events on prescribed routes as assigned by the Transportation Manager.  Hours will vary with School schedule and sports seasons, and will include some evenings and weekends. There will be an assigned supervisor on each bus trip to monitor students.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Drives a bus to and from field trips, which take place during the School day (8:00am – 2:50pm) as assigned
  • Drives a bus to and from afterschool athletic events and practices, which take place daily ranging from 2:00pm – 9:00pm as assigned
  • Follows established safety procedures
  • Performs a pre-trip safety/damage inspection of bus before each drive
  • Monitors operating conditions of bus and reports needed servicing and/or repairs to Transportation Manager
  • Keeps bus interior clean by sweeping and removing trash daily
  • Attends training programs, testing programs, first aid courses, refresher courses and other meeting as scheduled
  • Complies with state laws, rules and regulations and school policies relative to student transportation
  • Conducts oneself in the best interest of students and in support of the school’s mission statement.
  • Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Education, Certifications & Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED preferred
  • Class B Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger endorsements and Air Brake restriction removed required
  • Clean driving record required
  • Valid Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT) medical certificate required
  • Experience working with kids preferred
  • School Bus (S) endorsement preferred
  • Experience as a commercial or school bus driver preferred


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Good and safe driving skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates flexibility, cooperation, energy, enthusiasm, and an understanding of a school environment
  • Flexibility, maturity and a sense of humor
  • Basic email and internet skills in order to use our online scheduling calendar and time-card software
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends


Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening and on-going random tests as required per WA DOT regulations.


If this sounds like you, please click on Apply Now and complete our online employment application.


Thank you for your interest in this position and in University Prep.


Positions open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please.


University Prep does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, creed, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, disability, use of a trained service animal, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to admissions and administration of all its programs, as well as to all areas of employment.


This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.