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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3305702
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 24, 2020

Job Description

Posting ID# 6103


June 24, 2020


POSITION:  Bus Driver - Substitute


LOCATION:  Transportation Department


OPEN TO:  Employees of Carson City School District and external applicants.


APPLICATION PERIOD:  Closes July 8, 2020, or until filled.


SALARY & BENEFITS:  Range begins with Row A = $14.74 per hour.  6.00 hours per day, 181 days per year with benefits according to the classified negotiated agreement. Employer-paid retirement, health and life insurance, sick leave benefits and personal leave.  A new classified employee may receive up to a maximum of five (5) years of previous outside work experience.  The prior position must be similar in nature and written verification of employment from the previous employer must be submitted to Human Resources upon employment. Per Administrative Regulation No. 311.1.


NOTE: During the training period the trainee will be a temporary employee and will not be entitled to any benefits except FICA and Workman's Compensation Insurance.  After successful completion of the training and licensing period, trainee would become a regular probationary employee and will be eligible for benefits according to the classified negotiated agreement.


APPLICATION:  Complete the online application by clicking "Apply for this Position." The application will require:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of High School Diploma, or High School transcript, or GED Certificate, or degree from a higher education college/university,
  • Last three (3) evaluations (if no evaluations or incomplete: submit documentation on why no or partial evaluations)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation dated within the last two years.


EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:  Graduation from high school or the equivalent.  A typical qualifying entrance background is completion of training in school bus operations with two (2) years continuous service as a Bus Driver for the Carson City School District or equivalent experience and longevity performing bus driving duties in a related field with the acquired knowledge and abilities listed below. Bilingual preferred.


Must be able to pass the pre-employment drug screen, physical, and lift test.


This is a replacement position.


REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:   The Human Resources Department will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled candidates in the employment process.  If you have special needs, please notify the Human Resources Department at the time you turn in your application or at least three (3) days prior to an interview by calling (775) 283-2130.



 Carson City School District

Job Description


Job Title: Bus Driver

Location: Transportation Department

Related Categories: Special Education Bus Driver, Substitute Bus Driver, Bus Driver Trainer

Reports To: Transportation Supervisor or Designee

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Prepared By: Associate Superintendent of Human Resources

Prepared Date: 12-23-2019


General Job Description:

Under general supervision operates a school bus and/or other passenger vehicle; to perform simple bus maintenance as required; and to perform related work as required. Bilingual preferred.


Experience or training required:

Knowledge of:  Provisions of the Nevada Motor Vehicle Code and the Nevada Educational Code applicable to the operation of vehicles in transporting students and other passengers; operation of a bus and passenger vehicle; appropriate safety precautions and procedures; and basic first aid.


Ability to:  Maintain vehicles in a clean and safe condition; maintains detailed records accurately as required; monitors student passengers’ behavior and responds within general guidelines; performs first aid as required; operates vehicles maintaining and observing legal and defensive driving practices; understand and carry out detailed oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective proactive relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Any combination of training, education, and experience, which demonstrates an ability to perform the duties of the position:  Graduation from high school or the equivalent.  A typical qualifying entrance background is completion of training in school bus operations, first aid and forty (40) hours of experience and training performing the duties of a school bus driver.


Licenses or Certificates required:

Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent certificate, a valid Nevada Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a passenger endorsement, a current standard First Aid/CPR Certificate, and an original Social Security Card. 


The Job Functions:

Positions in this class operate an assigned bus or passenger vehicle on a regularly scheduled route and time schedule.  Incumbents may operate a bus or other passenger vehicle for special events as assigned.  Positions in this class perform work, which is highly structured, which seldom varies and is performed in accordance with established procedures.  Incumbents receive instructions only when unusual circumstances arise and after training are expected to perform duties without constant supervision.  All work is review periodically.


Essential Job Functions:

Drives and operates a District bus or passenger vehicle, transporting students and other passengers as authorized; monitors and controls student behavior while riding on the school bus using set, established and documented procedures; communicates with school authorities and parents regarding student behavior; assists students as necessary when boarding and exiting a school bus and/or passenger vehicle; assists passengers as necessary crossing streets adjacent to bus stops; conducts required emergency evacuation drills as required; transports students and other passengers on field trips to various locations, choosing the best route making departure and arrival times as scheduled; prior to operation, inspects vehicles for safety purposes and reports any deficiencies; drains air brakes and ensures cleanliness of vehicle after use; keeps detailed records and reports as required; may assist with driver training; performs minor vehicle maintenance. Must be able to collaborate with other staff members, students, parents/guardians, and community partners in a positive, friendly and approachable manner; and perform related work as required.


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Strength:  Heavy Work  -  Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds.  Incumbents must be in good physical condition and must take a periodic physical examination.  May work in conditions of dust, fumes, gas, odors, heat and cold. Frequent reaching, handling, repetitive fine motor activities, talking and hearing. Vision: Frequent near acuity and occasional far acuity. Mobility to work in school bus setting and use standard automotive equipment. Vision to read printed materials, computer/device screens or other automotive devices. Hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone and related technology.


Environmental Conditions:

Climate controlled vehicle setting with temperatures ranging from mild, moderate, to severe cold/heat. Exposure to noise levels ranging from moderate to loud and occasional to frequent time periods. Hazards: vehicle equipment, communicable diseases, chemicals (as related to specific assignment).


Salary Range:

Refer to current salary schedule (Plus employer paid benefits and retirement)


Special Education

Bus Driver:

Supplemental Modifier: 5% added to hourly rate.



Substitute Bus Driver:

Supplemental Modifier: 5% added to hourly rate.



Bus Driver Trainer:

Supplemental Modifier: 27.5% added to hourly rate.


When applying for a position, candidates must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the appropriate position vacancy announcement.


Notice of Non-Discrimination: The Carson City School District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or on any other basis protected by state or federal law, and it provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the District’s non-discrimination policies: Title IX and 504 Coordinator, 1402 W. King Street, Carson City, NV 89703, (775) 283-2130.



  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Instructional Support > Substitute
    Support Staff > Transportation
  • Contact Information

    • Jolie Conn Roberts
    • PO Box 603
    • Carson City, Nevada 89702

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