Community Action Organization
  • 23-Feb-2017 to 28-Mar-2017 (PST)
  • Head Start
  • Hillsboro, OR, USA
  • $12.69-13.96
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible

Position Title:  Bus Driver                                                    

Department:  Head Start

Open Date:  February 23, 2017                                            

Reports To:  Transportation Supervisor

Close Date:  March 28, 2017                                                  

Work Location:  Aloha Bus Lot

Hiring Range/FLSA:  $12.69-$13.96 Non Exempt        

Positions Supervised:  0

Position Status: Regular Full Time (RFT)                 

Full-Time Equivalent:  .76                        

Work Hours Per Week: 35-40                                                       

Number of Positions:  2                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


Under Oregon statute, after July 1, 1996, an offer of employment for this position is contingent upon the results of criminal offender information record check and, possibly, fingerprinting, conducted on applicants for employment in early childhood services agencies.  Applicants who have been convicted of certain offenses or who refuse to consent to such background checks will not be hired for this position.  The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.   Continuation of all positions is contingent upon future funding.

Position Summary:

In support of the Agency's mission, this position is responsible for transporting children enrolled in Community Action's Head Start program in a school bus in a manner that meets Head Start Performance Standards, Policies and Procedures and is consistent with requirements established by the Oregon Department of Education.  Family members may be transported on an occasional basis to scheduled program events.  In addition to transporting children, duties also include communicating verbal and written information about program events and schedules in a pleasant and respectful manner and working with the teaching staff to implement the daily program for children in the classroom setting.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

·         Follow fixed transportation routes to ensure the safest and shortest route possible given the locations of the children and center.

·         Maintain bus schedule to ensure timely arrival at designated stops.

·         Transport children and, on an occasional basis, family members for regular class days and occasional evening meetings.

·         Ensure that children are always accounted for and are correctly released to their parents or authorized guardians.

·         Ensure that parents, family members and children follow Head Start policies and procedures with respect to the safe transportation, pick up and drop off of passengers.

·         Deliver program materials to parents on route via the children.

·         Perform daily inspections of the bus to ensure and maintain proper maintenance of the Agency owned vehicle.

·         Report vehicle damage and/or malfunction immediately to Lead Driver and Operations Manager.

·         Maintain the interior of the bus in a clean and orderly manner.

·         Maintain required paperwork for bus maintenance and Head Start program requirements.

·         Assist in classroom as needed, and as time allows, under direction of teaching staff and Program Area Supervisors.

·         Share appropriate information regarding enrolled children with teaching staff and center coordinators.

·         Share appropriate information regarding enrolled children with teaching staff on a daily basis.

·         Strictly adhere to all safety policies and procedures at all times and respond/correct any at-risk safety issues immediately.

·         Strictly adhere to agency code of ethics and standards of workplace behavior.

·         Perform other duties as assigned to meet business needs including regular and reliable attendance and adherence to all company workplace behavior standards.

Marginal Functions and Responsibilities:

·         Other marginal functions and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Education/Training/Experience:

  • Possess a driving record that is sufficient to pass a check of driving and criminal records by the Oregon Department of Education.  No violations on record for a period of 3 years prior to date of hire.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills which includes the ability to work and communicate effectively with staff, children and family members.   Reads and speaks the English language sufficiently to understand highway signs and signals in the English language, respond to official inquiries, and make entries on reports and records.
  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member with teachers and coordinators, and a demonstrated ability to develop positive working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Enrollment in Oregon Central Background Registry prior to offer of employment being extended.
  • Completion of appropriate Fit for Duty and TB Testing according to Head Start regulations prior to date of hire.
  • Under state and federal law, an offer of employment for this position is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment screen for illegal substances. Applicants who test positive for certain substances or who refuse to consent to such screening will not be hired for this position.
  • Incumbents in this position must notify his/her employer of any traffic violation (except parking) within 30 days of a conviction regardless of the nature of the violation or the type of vehicle which was driven at the time.  The employer must be notified by the end of the next business day if a driver's license is suspended, revoked, canceled or if he/she is disqualified from driving.


·         Bilingual in English/Spanish, written and verbal.

·         Previous employment working with children ages 3-5.

  • Currently valid Oregon Commercial Driver's License with endorsements for passenger, school bus, and air breaks as well as a currently valid Oregon School Bus Driver Certificate.

Required Licensing or Other Special Certifications:

  • Hold and maintain a valid Oregon Commercial Driver's License with endorsements for passenger, school bus and air brakes as well as a valid Oregon School Bus Driver Certificate.  Endorsement training may be provided with a 90 day hiring contingency to pass all required training.
  • First Aid/CPR Certification acquired within 30 days from date of hire.

Required Physical Demands of Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

·         Able to perform the following or similar tasks with or without reasonable accommodations:

o    Open and close a manually operated bus entrance door control with a force of at least 30 lbs.

o    Climb and descend steps with a maximum step height of 17 ½ inches.

o    Operate two hand controls simultaneously and quickly.

o    Have a reaction time of ¾ of a second or less from the throttle to the brake control.

o    Carry or drag a 125 pound person 30 feet in 30 seconds or less.

o    Depress a brake pedal with the foot to a pressure of at least 90 lbs.

o    Depress a clutch pedal with the foot to a pressure of at least 40 lbs unless operating an automatic transmission.

o    Exit from an emergency door opening of 24 X 48 inches at least 42 inches from the ground in 10 seconds or less.

o    Open all emergency exits installed in any school bus they drive.

  • Occasionally may be required to work alternate hours and/or weekends.

·         Possess the visual and hearing acuity sufficient to pass the physical requirements of a school bus driver as determined by the Oregon Department of Education.

·         Possess the emotional and mental ability sufficient to drive a school bus and transport pre-school age children and/or family members in a manner that is safe, controlled, and professional in all situations.

  • Work is conducted mostly on a bus or outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Moderate phone use. 
  • Occasional to moderate use of video terminal and keyboarding.
  • Hours of operation are primarily between 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and occasional evenings.
  • Physical ability to move quickly in order to redirect children for the purpose of insuring a child's safety or the safety of others in the environment.
  • Ability to respond appropriately both physically and mentally to en emergency or crisis situation, such as to provide CPR and/or First Aid to a pre-school age child, to evacuate a building, etc.

·         In normal work day, may stand/walk __2__ hrs/day; may sit _8_ hrs/day; may drive __8              hrs/day; may use hands for repetitive grasping, pushing and pulling, typing and fine manipulation _8_ hrs/day; may use hands at or above shoulder level for _1_ hrs/day.

·         In normal work day, may bend, squat, and/or climb frequently.  Frequent kneeling, stooping, bending and sitting on the floor or in small chairs.

·         Work is sedentary, occasional lifting up to 50 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 lbs.  Occasional lifting of a child weighing up to 60 lbs.

·         May require walking or standing to a significant degree, or sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

How to Apply:

To be considered we must receive a completed Community Action Employment Application form.  You may also include a cover letter and resume that demonstrates how your experience qualifies you for the responsibilities of this position.  Applications can be completed on our website: or you can print off the application to complete or pick up the application form at either of our following locations:

Hillsboro – 1001 SW Baseline Road, Hillsboro OR 97123 or

Beaverton – 5050 SW Griffith Dr., Suite 101, Beaverton OR 97005

Be sure to submit your application in a timely manner.  If you choose not to complete an online application, you can send your completed application form, optional resume and cover letter and any required documents, such as transcripts via fax at 503-648-4175.  If you prefer to mail your application be sure to mail attention Human Resources at the Hillsboro office address above.

All application submissions will be acknowledged with a receipt notification. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you. 

All current CAO employees and those on our lay off list are encouraged to apply for openings at CAO.  For current employees, some qualifications may be met by an equivalent combination or education and experience at the discretion of the employer.

Benefits:  All regular full-time (RFT) status positions of .50 full-time equivalent or higher are eligible for our outstanding benefits package including:

·         Generous sick and vacation time

·         12 Holidays Observed

·         Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance

·         Free life and long term disability insurance

·         Medex Travel Assist

·         Employer matched 403(b) retirement plan

·         Employee Assistance Program

·         Rich and Diverse Mission Based Working Environment



Community Action is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state equal employment opportunity laws.  Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need. 

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