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2200 Eureka Way
Redding, CA
(530) 241-3261

POSITION: Bus Driver/Utility Worker
7.0 hours per day, 10 months per year


Starting Salary – $18.08 to $19.94 (dependent upon experience)



Bus Drivers transporting students for the Shasta Union High
School District must meet the following qualifications:

  • Valid CA Motor Vehicle Operators License, Class B
  • Valid CA School Bus Driver Certificate
  • Valid First Aid Certificate

The applicants that are judged to be the most suitable for the District will be invited to test and to participate in a personal interview. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the candidate of an interview. In the interview, consideration will be given to various factors, including; but not limited to, education, experience, personal development, ability to work with others, initiative and sensitivity. The District reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer of any candidate and to investigate past employment records. The District requires that the successful candidate take a physical examination prior to beginning work and be fingerprinted. The cost of this examination and fingerprints will be paid for by the District. Employee must also submit to a pre-employment drug test and successfully participate in Federal Mandated drug and alcohol testing programs.

Under general supervision, to safely drive a school bus in the absence of the assigned route driver or non-student transportation vehicle, and to apply safe-driving principles in other related vehicle operations as needed; to maintain buses and other vehicles in a clean and safe condition; to perform simple-vehicle maintenance and repair to buses and other vehicles; to perform general maintenance and clean-up activities around the transportation department; and to do other related work as required.


Drives a school bus or transportation vehicle over a bus route in accordance with a time schedule; boards and discharges student passengers; assists in loading and unloading of pupils and equipment; enforces District policies and procedures and maintains discipline on buses; prepares daily reports of mileage, time, and student loads; maintains bus cleanliness; performs simple bus maintenance; checks and reports maintenance needs; fuels buses; renders first aid or emergency assistance as needed; may transport other materials in District vehicles; during times when student transportation is not needed, positions in this class may be assigned to general tasks in the transportation department including simple-vehicle maintenance limited to: light bulb and wiper blade replacement, seat repairs, topping off of fluid levels and other simple repairs; cleaning of buses and other vehicles; pick up or deliver equipment, parts and supplies; empty and clean waste receptacles; replenish cleaning supplies; replace facility light bulbs; and other simple facility maintenance and light grounds-keeping work.



Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade; a work history demonstrating dependability and reliability; good driving record; must be able to qualify for District insurance coverage; experienced in the operation of heavy vehicles; some experience in building and simple-vehicle maintenance; and customer service skills.


Safe driving practices; the provisions of the California Motor Vehicle Code and Education Code applicable to the operation of a vehicle in the transportation of students. Basic operations and tools used in general cleaning and maintenance work of vehicles and facilities; general safety practices and procedures.


Drive a school bus safely over a variety of normal and hazardous road conditions; maintain order among students on a bus; make simple reports; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, the public and staff members; perform heavy manual labor; follow orders, directions and constantly changing priorities associated with the best interest and needs of the Department.


Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License, Class B; California School Bus Driver’s certificate; First Aid certificate issued by the American Red Cross or the California Highway Patrol; valid medical certificate approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles or the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions that apply to all job classifications listed above.  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, fingers and arms to reach and feel.

Seeing to read a variety of materials

Frequent hearing and speaking to exchange information

Frequent sitting for driving

Climbing in and out of a vehicle and stairs of buildings

Sitting, standing or walking for extended periods of time

Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy objects

Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching

Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally

Proper lifting techniques

Use of hands to handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms

Walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and on occasion lift and/or move with the assistance up to 100 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the depth perception.

Must be able to reach high places with the assistance of a ladder, and/or lift.

Must be able to perform “push/pull” motions as associated with mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, etc.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with the disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Valid CA School Bus Driver Certificate, Valid First Aid Certificate

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $18.08
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $19.94