Full-time Sub Bus Driver & Transportation Office Help @ Shuler Education Center

  • 5928 SW 53rd St, Topeka, KS 66610, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437 is a district consisting of 128 square miles of suburban and rural areas in southwest Topeka and Shawnee county. Presently, we have 13 total attendance centers — one early childhood center, seven elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and two alternative learning centers.

Our schools reflect the commitment to excellence within our community. Above all, we strive for every student to succeed. If academic achievement and student body growth are indicators of success, we are reaching our goal. We consistently rank among the leaders in a variety of test scores including the ACT and SAT, as well as in National Merit Scholarships.

Job Description

TITLE: Full-Time Substitute Bus Driver

REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Transportation

JOB GOAL: To provide safe and efficient transportation so that students may enjoy the fullest possible advantage from the district’s curriculum and extracurricular program.


1. Obey all traffic laws and safety regulations for school buses.

2. Practice good public relation policies to be a positive representative of the school system.

3. Serve as substitute school bus driver on short notice and as needed.

4. Drive for activity and class field trips.

5. Operate bus radio system and telephones for transportation office as directed by Supervisor of Transportation.

6. Assist with transportation office administrative and clerical work including filing, reporting, and paperwork review.

7. Assist with evaluation of bus drivers including riding along with drivers on routes.

8. Manage and track field trips, activity tips, and special transportation requests.

9. Assist Supervisor of Transportation with time keeping system and paperwork management and review.

10. Review bus videos and assist with investigations and discipline forms.

12. Enforce established policy and rules for student and personal conduct on the bus.

13. Perform other duties as requested by the Supervisor of Transportation.

*The roles of this position are to Sub for School Bus Drivers on short notice and as needed, and to manage/track field trips, activity trips, and special transportation requests.

*This position is for the 2019-2020 school year.

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:  6 hours/day, 9 months/year (benefits-eligible)

SALARY: $14.45/hour

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually by the Supervisor of Transportation.



1. High school graduate or equivalent.

2. Hold a valid Kansas Commercial Driver’s License (C.D.L.) with “S” and “P” endorsement.

3. Thorough knowledge of traffic laws, bus regulations, district policies, rules, and transportation regulations.

4. Good driving skills, with no serious driving violations.

5. Hands-on experience in PC operations and word processing.

6. Ability to pass a bus driver physical examination and to qualify as a bus driver.

7. Ability to maintain clerical records and prepare reports.

8. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

9. Ability to maintain good discipline on bus.

10. Ability to get along well with students, patrons, and staff; exercising courtesy and tact.

11. One year or more experience driving a bus.

12. Knowledge of streets and roads within the district preferred.

13. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as are determined to be appropriate and acceptable.


1. Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. The amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.

2. Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.

3. Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.

4. Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

5. Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

6. Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.

7. Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or rug objects in a sustained motion.

8. Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.

9. Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.

10. Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.

11. Hearing: Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.

12. Repetitive motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/ or fingers.

13. Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. The use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time. In an emergency, all bus drivers must be able to assist students in evacuations.

14. Visual Acuity--Mobile Equipment Operators: Required to operate cars, trucks, and buses.

15. The worker is subject to all environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.

16. The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

17. The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

18. The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.

Additional Information

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Auburn-Washburn USD 437 complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Auburn-Washburn USD 437’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.