School Bus Driver & District Groundskeeper

  • Transportation
  • District Wide
  • Full-time

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Company Description

At Auburn-Washburn, we have a positive and professional culture. We are often described by our employees as a family. We are collaborative and work together to inspire, prepare, and challenge every child, every day. We are student-centered and make decisions for what is best for students. We have high expectations for our staff, students, and community. And we love to celebrate success. We are proud of who we are and what we do!

Job Description

*This is a combined full-time position, working 5 hours/day as a bus driver and 3 hours/day as a groundskeeper.  On non-school days (including summer), this position will be working 8 hours/day as a groundskeeper.

- As a school bus driver, you will provide safe and efficient transportation so that students may enjoy the fullest possible advantage from the district’s curriculum and extracurricular program.

SALARY: $15.00-$21.25/hour (wage determined by years of relevant experience)


TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: 5 hours/day, 9 months/year

REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Transportation

*Previous bus driving experience helpful, but not required.

**Paid training and assistance obtaining Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with S&P Endorsement provided.

- As a groundskeeper, you will support and sustain the District’s Grounds Maintenance program.  Maintain the grounds and athletic fields at all district sites to a high standard of appearance and function.

SALARY: $12.00/$17.00/hour (wage determined by years of relevant experience)


TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: 3 hours/day on school days, 8 hours/day on non-school days; 12 months/year

REPORTS TO: Grounds Crew Lead


School Bus Driver

  1. High school graduate or equivalent.
  2. Hold a valid Kansas Commercial Driver’s License (C.D.L. B or A with S & P Endorsements) OR ability to attend training and obtain Kansas Commercial Driver’s License
  3. Thorough knowledge of traffic laws, bus regulations, district policies, rules, and transportation regulations.
  4. Good driving skills.
  5. No serious driving violations.
  6. Ability to pass a bus driver physical examination.
  7. Ability to pass a Medic First Aid Course.
  8. Ability to pass a Defensive Driving Course.
  9. Ability to maintain good discipline on bus.
  10. Ability to get along well with students, patrons, and staff; exercising courtesy and tact.
  11. Experience driving a bus preferred.
  12. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as are determined to be  appropriate and acceptable.
  13. Must be 18 years of age or over.
  14. Attend and/or watch required safety meetings.

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  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.

  2. Successful completion of a course of study in Turf management, Horticultural Science, Arborist studies, Grounds Maintenance or an equivalent combination of documented experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  3. Documented basic knowledge of standard practices in the care of trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses.

  4. Documented working knowledge of one or more of the District’s maintenance trades such as: carpentry, plumbing, painting, or electrical.

  5. Be able to efficiently read, thoroughly understand, and appropriately apply technical information in equipment and facilities maintenance manuals, technical bulletins, blue prints, and associated grounds keeping literature.

  6. Possess or have ability to obtain the State of Kansas Commercial Pesticide and Herbicide Applicator Certification. 

  7. Ability to successfully follow directions and to get along with others.

  8. Documented ability to drive and operate the following: medium to large trucks up to 35 GVW; tractors up to seventy horsepower; mowers up to self-propelled 30 horsepower; standard skid-steer; and a variety of standard farm, lawn, and turf management equipment.

  9. Knowledge and ability to care for and maintain the machines, equipment, and hand tools used in the ground maintenance duties.

  10. Display initiative and tact while utilizing time and performing skills efficiently.

  11. Ability to maintain safe equipment and safe work practices.

  12. Such alternatives to the above qualifications that are determined to be appropriate and acceptable for the job essential functions.

  13. Be able to perform all essential duties of the job description and meet all physical requirements.

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Additional Information

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Auburn-Washburn USD 437 complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Auburn-Washburn USD 437’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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