Fort Smith Public SchoolsSubstitute Bus Driver (2018-2019 School Year)

Fort Smith Public Schools

Substitute Bus Driver (2018-2019 School Year) (688)

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Job Details

TitleSubstitute Bus Driver (2018-2019 School Year)
Posting ID688

Substitute Bus Driver Job Description


Substitute bus driver positions with Fort Smith Public Schools are part-time positions. Typically, substitute bus drivers must be available to work from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Most bus routes are less than 1.5 hours in duration.
  • Substitute bus drivers must have patience with children.
  • Substitute bus drivers must have a good driving record.
  • Substitute bus drivers are called, as needed, to drive a bus route when the regular driver is absent. As a substitute bus driver, we are flexible with your availability, in regard to which days or how many days you are available to work. 
  • Daily pay for substitute bus drivers is $62.84 - (paid on the 15th and 31st of each month)
  • Pay for driving activity trips (ballgames, field trips, contests, etc.) is $15.00/hour with a three hour minimum. Most trips are in the late afternoons or evenings. However, occasionally there are some short trips in the mornings or early afternoons.

Applicants with a CDL are preferred, but not required. School substitute bus drivers must have the following endorsements on their license:

  • Class A or Class B Commercial Driver’s License.
  • S endorsement – specific for driving a school bus
  • P endorsement – needed to drive any passenger bus, including school buses.
  • No hydraulic brake restriction - all of our buses are equipped with air brakes.

If you do not have your CDL with endorsements, but want to work for us as a substitute bus driver, we can provide some training and on-site testing to assist you.



  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Must have the ability to lift at least 40 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to endure prolonged standing, walking, sitting, kneeling, occasional reaching above the head or  the shoulders, bending, squatting. 

See Substitute Pay Rates Salary Schedule

For our salary schedule, click this link to visit our district website. 

Shift TypePart-Time
Salary RangeSubstitute

Applications Accepted

Start Date10/17/2017

Job Contact

NameJennifer SixTitleHuman Resources Secretary