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Part-Time School Bus Driver, CDL or Non-CDL

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University Prep - Seattle, WA
Part-Time Hourly Non-Exempt


Reports to: Dir. of Athletics &Transportation Manager


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


UPrep is seeking team players to join our transportation staff as part-time school bus drivers and have positions available for those both with and without a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). We are looking for drivers 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.


Who We Are:

UPrep is a 6-12 independent school in northeast Seattle, WA, one of the country’s most dynamic cities. We offer an intellectually rich education that fosters deep inquiry and critical thinking that is powered by student engagement. Our students graduate prepared for college and life. UPrep is a strong and vibrant community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni that joins together to support our students in becoming caring and productive adults. UPrep is a place where all students and families have equitable access to all the school has to offer, and we aspire for all community members to feel like they belong. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are embodied in all facets of our school culture. We believe that our shared values of integrity, respect, and responsibility are essential to accomplish our mission to develop 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 after school 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 school hours as assigned
  • Drives a bus to and from after school athletic events and practices, 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


Education, Certifications & Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED preferred
  • Clean driving record required
  • Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Passenger endorsements and Air Brake restriction removed preferred
  • Valid Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT) medical certificate required for CDL applicants
  • 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
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity 
  • 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.



Pay & Benefits:

  • Pay is based on experience and ranges from $28-$30 per hour
  • This position is eligible for statutory benefits only


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. Position 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'sstatus, 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.