Jacksonville North Pulaski School District

Substitute School Bus Driver (524-20)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleSubstitute School Bus Driver
Posting ID524-20

Position Title:      Substitute School Bus Driver 

Department:        Transportation Department

Reports To:          Director of Transportation

Contract:              2021-22 School Year (As Needed)

Ending Date:        Until Filled


SUMMARY: A school bus driver has an extremely important job and responsibility. From the time the bus makes the first stop on the route until the last passenger disembarks, the safety of someone else’s child is in the driver’s hands. Safety is more important than keeping schedules or relationships with parents. It affects every aspect of a driver’s career.



  • Operate the bus in such a manner that proper care is given the bus and passengers at all times.
  • Start the route on time each morning in order to operate the bus at a safe speed and arrive at school on time.
  • Do not change the route without proper authorization from the Transportation Director.
  • Perform a pre-trip inspection and a student check after each route to ensure all students are off the bus.
  • Ensure students are aware of the rules and their responsibility as a passenger.
  • Maintain student discipline on the bus.
  • Keep the bus clean and fueled.
  • Remain on the bus while waiting on students. If the driver has to leave the bus for any reason be sure the parking brake is on, the engine off, and key is in the driver’s pocket.
  • Wear seat belt at all times.
  • Only allow students off the bus at approved stop, or with a written note from the transportation or school office.
  • Do not move the bus until all students are seated and facing forward.
  • Perform all other duties assigned by the supervisor.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalency is preferred. School bus drivers are to have a class B CDL, a school bus endorsement, air brake endorsement and passenger endorsement. Applicants must pass a DOT physical, pre-employment drug and background check before being eligible for employment.


SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: The ability to deal with members of the public in a courteous and respectful manner including receiving complaints about schedules and levels and quality of service; the ability to deal with students; capable of responding in emergency situations.


PROBATIONARY STATUS: Any substitute or temporary classified personnel will have up to a 60 day “probationary” period. After the 60 days have expired, the employee will be notified of the District’s intentions regarding contracted
employment. If the substitute or temporary employee will not be recommended for hire, the building
principal/supervisor will notify the Superintendent of reasons for the non-recommendation, and the
employee will be informed by the next board meeting of those reasons. The substitute or temporary
employee may be recommended for hire and offered a contract before working the entire 60 days if the
supervisor feels the position needs to be filled. The 60 day probation begins after a completed background check, Child Maltreatment Registry and non-contracted hire packet.


Note: All classified supervisory or administrative positions are excluded. These positions will continue to be filled by the Superintendent. 


Shift TypeSubstitute
Salary Range$16.20 - $23.48 / Per Hour

Applications Accepted

Start Date06/28/2021

Job Contact

NameBarry HickingbothamTitleTransportation Director