The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to roughly 500 students in grades 6 through 12, including 80 international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory. The Northwest School is committed to a diverse workplace and actively encourages applicants with a commitment to diversity and social justice.
The Northwest school is currently seeking 4 part time bus drivers for our newly developed morning bus service. These routes will pick up at 2-3 stops at various locations and drop off the students at school.
This person will work closely with the Transportation Manager and Assistant Manager to ensure each route is run smoothly and safely. School bus drivers must be attentive to traffic and weather conditions while staying on schedule and ensuring the safety of passengers. They must ensure that their vehicles are operating properly each day by testing brakes, tires and other components. Drivers are also responsible for maintaining a safe environment within the bus by enforcing rules of conduct and responding to emergencies. They must keep track of the amount of fuel used and miles driven, which they typically report to the supervisor each week.
We offer: Guaranteed 4 Hours on school days (Working AM shift)* Monday-Friday scheduled, with additional afternoon, evening and weekends available.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Drive students to and from school-sponsored events as scheduled in a safe and timely fashion.
Maintain communication with faculty regarding field trip changes and procedures.
Provide basic fleet maintenance, including fueling, washing, daily pre-trip and minor repairs as well as documentation of mileage, fueling and maintenance performed on vehicles.
Help with the pickup and delivery of charter buses and supplemental vehicles during peak activity seasons.
Report all safety-related concerns to Transportation Coordinator in a timely fashion
Participate in meetings when requested.
Follow the personnel policies of The Northwest School as outlined in the Faculty Handbook.
Perform other duties as may be reasonably assigned to this position.
All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the school’s mission, values, and philosophy, especially related to diversity and the environment.
High school diploma or equivalent and at least seven (7) years licensed driving experience.
Three (3) years of commercial driving experience (bus driving a plus!) preferred.
Commercial Driver’s License, Class B with an S Endorsement and Air Brake and Passenger Endorsements.
Clean driving record.
Enjoy working with adolescents, aged 11-18.
An ability to work both independently and as a productive member of a team.
Ability to communicate effectively, both in written and verbal form.
Submit and pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening and DOT physical screening; on-going random tests required per DOT regulations.
Compensation: Salary is $21.00 per hour
About The Northwest School
The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to roughly 500 students in grades 6 through 12, including 75 international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory. The Northwest School is committed to a diverse workplace and actively encourages applicants with a commitment to issues of diversity and social justice.