School Bus Associate (non-driver)

Des Moines Public Schools   Des Moines, IA   Part-time     Education
Posted on May 20, 2024
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Des Moines Public Schools is Iowa's largest provider of K-12 education and one of the metro area's largest employers. DMPS is seeking part-time School Bus Associates.

We are accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year. Training for newly hired associates will take place in August.

Position Details:

  • Work morning and afternoon shift daily
  • Academic School Year
  • 20-25 hours a week
  • Monday-Friday
  • Salary: $18.13 per hour

BASIC FUNCTION: Assist with the supervision and safety of students while on the bus. This position requires continuous use of independent judgment. The essential functions as shown below represent only the key areas of responsibility; specific position requirements will vary depending on the needs of the transportation department.


  • Assist in the supervision and support of students to ensure behavioral, health, and safety needs are met; report policy infractions, as appropriate.
  • Physically assist the driver in loading and unloading students, including students with accommodations such as wheelchairs, safety vests, etc.
  • Perform visual safety equipment inspection at the start of each route; including harnesses, wheelchair tie down devices, etc.
  • Report all equipment damage and/or repair items using established procedures and
  • Assist in assuring interior cleanliness and appearance of the school bus.
  • Assist in providing the necessary safeguards to prevent loss of or damage to property, or failure of mechanical equipment.
  • Complete Medicare
  • Utilize a computer for District and Department email communications and online training
  • Attend professional development.
  • Adhere to District policies/procedures and Department work rules.


  • Attend work on a prompt and regular basis.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Maintain satisfactory and harmonious working relationships with the public, students, and other employees.
  • Assist with other duties as may be assigned.