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Bus Driver

Puget Sound Esd
Job Location:
Renton, Washington 98055
Full time

Bus Driver (McKinney-Vento)

The Transportation Services at Puget Sound ESD (PSESD) seeks School Bus Drivers to provide transportation services for K-12 students participating in the McKinney-Vento program throughout King and Pierce Counties.     

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’s Early Learning Transportation Services provide pupil transportation for 700 Head Start and ECEAP children in King and Pierce Counties The transportation program runs a fleet of 24 buses and employs 26 regular and substitute school bus drivers.  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 and ECEAP Program Standards which govern program operation including the provision of transportation services.


  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree Equivalent
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License
  • OSPI Type 1 School Bus Driver Authorization with Passenger Endorsement

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience transporting children
  • Experience working with culturally diverse children and families experiencing homelessness or domestic violence
  • Volunteer experience

    Transportation Services is based in Pacific, Washington, conveniently off Highway 167.   McKinney-Vento routes are on a school-schedule: ~6 hours per day, ~181 days per school year (approximate total of 1,087 hours per school year). Competitive salary at minimum of $21.90 per hour.  Salary offers consider candidate experience, qualifications and internal equity.  Excellent benefits/retirement package, including generous allocation towards benefits, participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System and Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans.  

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by Monday, 11/27/2017. Application requires a current Driving Abstract and completed PSESD Background Disclosure as an attachment.  Post-offer WorkSteps physical test required.  For more information, or to download the Background Disclosure Form and complete our online application, visit the Careers page of Puget Sound ESD's website.

PSESD is committed to non-discrimination in all aspects of its education programs and employment practices. The agency prohibits discrimination in all aspects of its education programs and employment practices against any employee, applicant, student, intern or volunteer because of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, language, immigrant, refugee, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, pregnancy, marital status, religion, age, veteran or military status, physical, sensory, or mental disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. 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. Puget Sound ESD complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws as may pertain thereto. The administrator for Human Resources and Organizational Development will serve as the compliance officer for this policy and also serves as the Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer and Section 504 Coordinator.

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