2 days ago


Mesa, AZ



549 N Stapley


Mesa Unified School District maintains a drug-free workplace and reserves the right to test employees for use of alcohol or drugs on the basis of cause.  In addition, bus drivers and other employees required to have a Commercial Driver’s license shall be tested as a part of the initial and annual physical examination required for certification by state law.  In compliance with federal law, bus drivers and other employees required to have a Commercial Driver’s license shall also be tested upon application, post-accident, and at random.


Hourly Rate:              $15.57 Driving Wage; Paid Training at $13/hr

Salary Band/Grade:  B21

Term:                         9.25 months Part-time (20-29 hours per week)

                                  9.25 months Full-time (30-40 hours per week)

FSLA:                          Non-Exempt

Benefits:                    Sick leave, holidays, retirement, workers' comp, life, health, dental and vision insurance

                                  Benefits apply to full-time positions only 



To safely drive a school bus and/or school van to transport students over scheduled routes and/or special excursions.



  • High School education or equivalent preferred
  • Must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License with a clean driving record
  • Must meet requirements for School Bus Driver Certification (i.e. attend State Bus Driver clinic and pass fingerprint check)
  • Knowledge of Arizona traffic laws
  • Proficient demonstration of driving skills; ability to drive under pressure
  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) with students, parents, coworkers and district personnel at all levels
  • Ability to read and understand routes, maps and schedules; knowledge of street and school locations within the district helpful
  • Ability to meet time schedules, punctuality and reliability a must
  • Ability to work varying driving assignments
  • Physical ability to pull, reach, push, bend and walk
  • Successfully pass bus driver agility test
  • Ability to work both AM & PM bus routes every weekday. This is a split-shift position


Essential Duties   

  • Drive school bus and/or school van safely to transport students over scheduled routes and/or special excursions (field trips, athletic events)
  • Assist students and other passengers to provide for safe loading and unloading from buses during normal and emergency transport
  • Administer first aid and medical assistance to provide appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured students
  • Assess potential emergency situations and take appropriate action to protect the safety and well-being of passengers
  • Instruct students in the rules and regulations of safe bus riding and evacuation procedures
  • Manage and handle conduct of students and passengers while they are on the bus
  • Inform school and/or district personnel of practices and incidents, providing information for proper procedures
  • Prepare documentation to provide appropriate personnel with written support and/or to convey information
  • Conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspections of each bus you drive each day
  • Report any discrepancies to vehicle maintenance following proper procedures
  • Do not drive an unsafe bus; maintain cleanliness and sanitation of bus
  • Complete required paperwork and keep route sheet current
  • Attend training programs to maintain skills and meet requirements of school bus certificate
  • Regular and on-time attendance required
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit


Marginal Duties

  • Assist other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities


Supervisor, Transportation



AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ORGANIZATION: The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or marital status.