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at Rowland Unified School District

Pay: $19.54 to $23.81/hour
Salary : $19.54 - $23.81 Hourly
Posted: 1/10/2020
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2491273
Categories: Drivers

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Overall Job Objective

Opening Date/Time: Mon. 07/01/19 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$19.54 - $23.81 Hourly
Job Type:Regular Part-time
Location:Rowland Heights (Los Angeles County), California
An eligibility list is being established to fill future permanent and substitute vacancies. Benefits are only offered to candidates who fill a permanent vacancy.

Applications for this position will be accepted on-line only and will be screened as they are received. This recruitment may close at any time, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

For those without computer access, computer terminals are available at the Personnel Commission Office located at 1830 Nogales Street, Rowland Heights, CA 91748.

*Applicants will be sent notifications via e-mail only*

Under the direction of the Director of Transportation Services or Transportation Services Supervisor, operates a school bus in the transportation of students to and from school or field trips following designated routes in accordance with time schedules; assures bus is in safe operating condition by conducting daily vehicle inspections; maintains student discipline; assures the safety of students; and maintains related records.

Incumbents are expected to follow well established rules and guidelines.  Due to the nature of the work, employees in this class receive limited supervision.  However, incumbents report to the Supervisor who is readily available via two-way radio and can provide direction on more serious situations which may arise such as traffic accidents/injuries.  While the driving aspects are routine, situations arise regularly which require incumbents to exercise independent judgment such as in the disciplining of students and in evaluating traffic conditions.  Success in this class is based on the incumbent's ability to: drive a large vehicle safely concentrating on road conditions while maintaining discipline of a large number of students on the bus; follow written and oral instructions; and perform required duties in accordance with strict time schedules.
The class of School Bus Driver is distinguished from the class of Bus Driver Instructor in that while the latter may perform some of the duties of a School Bus Driver, the latter's primary responsibility is to provide on-going training of the trainees and the School Bus Drivers in order to qualify and maintain their licenses and certificates.

Range 19-1/2

EDUCATION: Graduation from high school or equivalency is desirable.

EXPERIENCE: Experience as a school bus driver is desirable.
Failure to submit the following required documents at time of submission of application will be cause for disqualification:
  • A valid Class A or B California Commercial Driver License with Passenger, School Bus, and Air Brake Endorsements (copy front & back) is required;
  • A Type 1 California Special Driver Certificate endorsed for School Bus operation by the California Department of Motor Vehicles  with a 0, 1, or 6 restriction only (copy front & back) is required;
  • A current DL-51a Medical Certificate approved by the California Department of Motor Vehicles is required;
  • If applicable, a valid First Aid certificate comparable to the American Red Cross Standard First Aid certificate, if applicable (copy front & back) is required; and
  • A copy of your current DMV Official Driver Record.

Required documents / certificates must be submitted at the time of submission of application. You may upload your documents to your application, email them to, fax them to (626) 935-8456, or walk them in to the Personnel Commission Office at 1830 Nogales St., Rowland Heights, CA 91748. 

All licenses and certificates listed above must remain current and maintained during the course of employment.

Possession of a valid Class A or B, California Commercial Driver License with Passenger, School Bus, and Air Brake Endorsements, a current DL-51a Medical Examiner's Certificate, a California Special Driver Certificate designated for School Bus (with no restrictions for Air Brakes and/or Conventional Type-II buses only) issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, and if applicable, a valid first aid certificate comparable to the American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate. 
A good driving record is required and applicants must provide the District with a copy of their current DMV Official Driver Record at the time of application.
Incumbents must be able to be insured, and continue to be insurable, by the District's liability insurance carrier.
This classification has been designated as safety-sensitive in accordance with the drug and alcohol testing requirements adopted by the District pursuant to Board Policy 4212.42.
All licenses and certificates listed above must remain current and maintained during the course of employment.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT:  Employees in this classification work primarily outside, in varying temperatures in inclement weather, in contact with gas, exhaust, and cleaning solvent fumes, dust, odors, moving vehicles, exposure to minor and severe contagious illnesses/diseases (colds, flu, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, chicken pox, hepatitis), in the absence of immediate supervision, and in direct contact with students, the public, and District personnel.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Employees in the classification sit for extended amounts of time, lift and carry up to 50 lbs., pull, climb stairs, stoop/bend, use fingers repetitively, twist or apply pressure with wrists or hands repetitively, use both hands and/or legs simultaneously, have rapid mental/muscular coordination, speak clearly, hear, have depth perception, have color vision/distinguish shades, see small details and for long distances, operate mobile motorized equipment, and drive a vehicle.

The examination may consist of the following:
  • Behind the wheel performance examination









Current California Class A or B Driver License with passenger endorsement and air brake endorsement.


DMV Dept. of Motor Vehicles

800 South Glendora Ave.

West Covina, CA

Phone: (800) 777-0133


State License Exam Classroom training:

20 hours of classroom training




Bassett Adult School

760 Puente Ave.

La Puente, CA 91746

Phone: (626) 931-7900


Look online for other Bus Driver classroom training options


Bus Driver Behind The Wheel Training:

20 hours of behind the wheel training  (RULES & REGULATIONS FOR SCHOOL BUS DRIVING)  (DL 45)


Dootson School of Trucking

11625 Clark St.,

Arcadia CA 91006

Phone: (909) 877-5500

El Camino Real Driving School

13674 Valley Bl.

City of Industry, CA

Phone: (626) 968-9135 x 101


Look online for other Bus Driver behind the wheel training options


Current medical exam certificate  (DL51 and DL51A)


Your doctor. Ask for a DOT (Department of Transportation) physical.


Current DMV Official Driver Record

DMV Dept. of Motor Vehicles

800 South Glendora Ave.

West Covina, Ca

Phone: (800) 777-0133


Possession of a valid First Aid Card issued by the American Red Cross or other entity authorized by EMSA for the state of California.


Bassett Adult School

760 Puente Ave.

La Puente, CA 91746

Phone: (626) 931-7900

California Special School Bus Driver's Certificate with code 0, 1, or 6 restrictions:

In order to obtain this certificate you must have all of the above listed items and then make an appointment with the CHP and pass an examination.

California Highway Patrol

14039 Francisquito Ave

Baldwin Park, CA

Officer Dobbs – (626) 338-1164

If you received your education outside of the United States, you MUST have your degree/transcripts evaluated by an approved agency transcript evaluation service that certifies that your degree meets the United States equivalent for it to be considered.  For more information about organizations who offer this service, please access the following:  RUSD will only accept evaluations from agencies listed within the document.

New employees are normally placed at Step A of the appropriate salary range for this classification.  If the hiring authority requests advanced salary step placement to the Personnel Director, the new employee's eligibility will be determined in accordance with Personnel Commission Rule and Regulation 17.2.1. The Personnel Commission shall have final approval on any advanced salary step placement requests.  Contact the Personnel Commission office for further information if you are hired. Advanced salary placement is only available to employees upon their initial hire.
Candidates who pass all hurdles of the testing process will be placed on an eligibility list in rank order based on final scores including any veteran's / seniority credit.  The top three ranks of eligibles who are ready and willing to accept the position shall be referred to the hiring administrator for interview.  The eligibility list will be established for one (1) year.  All new employees are subject to passing a physical examination, tuberculosis test, background review and must provide satisfactory evidence of authorization to work in the United States. 

Employment start date is contingent upon fingerprinting and criminal background clearance. 
In accordance with Education Code 45301, an employee appointed to this class must serve a probationary period of six (6) months or 130 working days of paid service, whichever is longer. No employee shall attain permanent status in the classified service until s/he has completed a probationary period in a class. An employee may be released at any time during the probationary period.

New employees will be charged a processing fee (approximately $64) for the cost of fingerprinting.  This fee must be paid at the time of processing appointment, with a MONEY ORDER ONLY, payable to RUSD.
For entry level classes, veterans with thirty (30) days or more of active service (during a time of war or national emergency) who obtain a passing score shall be allowed an additional credit of five (5) points and disabled veterans receive ten (10) additional points.  Entry-level positions are defined as all positions within the classified service when the eligible is first employed by the District, except for positions designated management or senior management. Veterans must supply a copy of their Form DD214 along with their application in order to receive such credit. Veterans credit can only be applied upon available upon initial hire.