School Bus Driver (AM/PM route)

Muscatine Community School District
April 29, 2023
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Varies by route or trip
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Muscatine Schools is hiring for a Bus Driver for the Transportation Department. Route times can vary, beginning any time between approximately 6:45am and 7am and ending around 8:30am (AM route). PM routes can begin between 2:30pm and 3pm and ending around 5pm. A School Bus Driver's main responsibility is the safe and efficient transportation of students to and from school and related activities.

Daily Drivers have the opportunity to drive hourly midday routes in addition to their daily routes. Bus Drivers are assigned to work during the school year only (9 months/year) but may have the opportunity to drive during the summer for summer programs and related activities. Daily Bus Drivers are paid a rate of $82.31/day. Midday routes as paid on an hourly basis starting at $19.48/hour.

The candidate chosen for hire will need to complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen and have passed/completed all DOT school bus driver requirements and hold all applicable licensing/certification. Onboarding and training is required through the HR Department prior to working as a Bus Driver with Muscatine Schools.


POSITION TITLE: Bus Driver (Regular Route, Special Ed Route & Activity Trips)
REPORTS TO: Transportation Supervisor

Normal Work Day Begins: Varies by route or trip
OBJECTIVE: To provide students with safe and efficient transportation to and from school, including related activities.


Must meet State and Federal DOT requirements plus additional training required by the Muscatine School District for regular education or special education route drivers; CDL, bus permit, valid physical, alcohol and drug screens as required by applicable federal or state regulations. Completion of a criminal background check including child and dependent adult abuse registry check. Physical and chauffeurs license and state permit. Computer skills useful for maintaining routing and student database computer systems. Bilingual preferred or highly desirable.


  • Drive the routes and or trips as assigned without deviation(s) unless authorized to do so or because of a specific emergency, allowing common sense to dictate otherwise for that specific incident.
  • Works with a variety of students, parents, guardians and school personnel.
  • Maintain discipline and control on the bus at stops, transfer stations and while in operation; this includes the Muscatine School Discipline Program.
  • Maintain assigned bus by completing daily inspections and other pre-trip duties, notifying mechanics of any and all mechanical problems.
  • Maintain driver records such as time cards, physicals, school permits.
  • Monitor radio and provide radio communication as needed.
  • May meet with the Special Education teachers to review a student’s disabilities and how the Driver might better meet the student’s needs as well as improve behavior on the bus.
  • Other duties of a similar nature to be assigned as needed.


  • Regular attendance to ensure consistency for students
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to work with a diverse community of students, guardians, faculty, and staff
  • Knowledgeable about State and Federal laws and regulations regarding student transportation
  • Proficient in school bus equipment maintenance and operation
  • Flexibility with changing route schedules, stops, and other changes
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