Red Rock Day School
Red Valley, AZ


School Bus Driver, CY-5703-02 (32 hours per week)
Part time, School Year,
$20.47 to $29.09, Per Hour 

Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education,
Red Rock Day School, Red Valley, AZ

04/11/23 - 04:30 pm , Mountain (DST) Timezone

The Bureau of Indian Education's mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribes' needs for cultural and economic well-being and in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities. The Department of the Interior (DOI) places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspectives and encourages applications from all interested eligible candidates. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) are fundamental principles that guide the Department and allow us to successfully achieve our mission.



Incumbent will create and maintain a safe, positive learning environment to ensure the holistic development of each student and staff member through cultural, social, spiritual, physical and academic experience. Incumbent will support the Bureau of Indian Education’s mission, which is to provide high quality education opportunities from early childhood through life while considering a tribe’s need for cultural and economic well-being. In performing this mission, the BIE takes into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of school-aged children within their family and tribal community. To meet its trust responsibility to Indian Tribes, BIE works to strengthen education opportunities for American Indian students to be successful and competitive globally; to enhance student participation in their tribal communities; and support tribes in nation-building, in development of the next generation of tribal leaders.


Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligible.


Within the scope of Indian preference, all candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin or other non-merit factors.


This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this agency. The decision in granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.


The primary responsibility of this position is to operate school buses in support of the school, but also is required to drive sedans, pickup trucks, and other vehicles as assigned. There are no passenger capacity limitations.

Operates a school bus transporting students to and from school. The school bus routes are normally over both improved and unimproved roads that become very difficult to traverse during inclement weather. Operates a school bus transporting student groups and employees of the school serving as sponsors and/or coaches of the groups to and from extra-curricular activities such as field trips, sporting events, cultural activities, etc., both on and off the reservation.

Operates motor vehicles such as sedans, station wagons, pickup trucks, vans, etc., for the school; performing trips such as picking up mail, supplies, laundry, transporting children to and from medical facilities, etc. Performs operator maintenance checks before and after each trip.

Performs other maintenance and repairs as required such as performing operator maintenance checks before and after each trip, checking and replacing worn fan belts, changing and repairing flat tires, changing oil and filters, cleaning and replacing air filters, etc. Is required to take vehicles assigned to the school to and from garages for repair, turn in, and/or maintenance. Is required to operate a vehicle in performing a variety of chores such as a garage pick-up and disposal, safety checks, etc.

Supervises students on buses/vans and assures the safety of students while being transported. Maintains order among school children on the bus, handles routine misbehavior incidents, and reports any serious behavior incidents using approved school procedures.

Observes established regulations and safety procedures. Controls the loading and unloading of passengers, assures that maximum capacity regulation is not exceeded and that only authorized persons are transported. Completes trip reports and preventative maintenance service records. In case of accident, fills out driver’s accident report.

Performs miscellaneous routine duties as assigned such as regular cleaning of the school vehicles, assisting in the school cafeteria, assisting in moving furniture, emptying refuse, loading and delivering of school supplies and equipment, assembling some and assisting in placement of school equipment in classrooms.


Refer to BIE Job Category Standards for additional qualification requirements and substitutions for education. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the BIE Job Category Standard.

NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. It is the applicant's responsibility to submit all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian Preference, education, training and/or experience. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED BY THIS OFFICE.


High school diploma or GED and a Commercial Drivers License (COL) are required. Drivers must meet all applicable State and Federal requirements for CDL. No DWI arrest or conviction within the past two years; no more than one DWI conviction in one's lifetime. All applicants must demonstrate the ability to follow written and oral instructions.


A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is an absolute requirement for these positions. A valid CDL with proper endorsements must be maintained as a condition of employment; failure to do so will result in removal from these positions. In accordance with Department of Interior/Indian Affairs' Drug-Free Workplace Program all positions with COL requirements are "Testing Designated Positions". Therefore, as a condition of employment, incumbents of these positions are subject to random drug testing.

An annual physical examination is required. Incumbents may be required to wear personal protective equipment as necessary.


Drivers must be able to lift over 50 pounds and must be in excellent physical condition. Good vision and ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters are required, glasses permitted. Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, is required. Good hand and foot coordination is required. In addition, incumbents must have mental and emotional stability. Occasionally, incumbent may be required to travel for training purpose or attendance at meetings from the duty station.


Once the announcement has closed, all applicants for this position will be rated based upon the extent and quality of their experience, training and/or education as reflected on their resume. The judgement of qualification will be based on materials submitted, therefore, it is the applicants’ advantage to give complete thorough and complete information in a neat and orderly fashion.


The Investigative Process for Public Trust Positions: Background investigations for public trust positions are conducted to gather information to determine whether applicants are reliable, trustworthy, of good conduct and character, and loyal to the U.S. The information that provided on the Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions (SF-85P) and the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF 306) may be confirmed during the investigation. The investigation may extend beyond the time covered by this form, when necessary to resolve issues. 

The applicant's current employer may be contacted as part of the investigation, although the applicant may have previously indicated on applications or other forms that the applicant did not want the current employer to be contacted. If the applicant has a security freeze on their consumer or credit report file, then the agency may not be able to complete the investigation, which can adversely affect the applicant's eligibility for a public trust position or the ability to obtain Federal or contract employment. To avoid such delays, the applicant must request that the consumer reporting agencies lift the freeze in these instances.
In addition to the questions on the SF-85P, inquiry also is made about the applicant's adherence to security requirements, the applicant honesty and integrity, falsification, misrepresentation, and any other behavior, activities, or associations that tend to demonstrate a person is not reliable, trustworthy, or loyal.

After a suitability /fitness determination is made, the applicant may also be subject to continuous vetting which may include periodic reinvestigations to ensure the employee is continuing suitability for employment.


Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. It is the applicant's responsibility to submit all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian Preference, education, training and/or experience. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED BY THIS OFFICE.


Required Documents

NOTE: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

To apply for this position, submit a complete Application Package to include the following:

  1. Commercial Driver’s License: Copy of professional certification or licensure as identified in the qualifications and/or conditions of employment. You must submit a copy of your current and valid professional certification or licensure with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. It must reflect your name, issue date, expiration date, and endorsements (as applicable).
Additional Documents (Optional):

Applications and all accompanying documents must be received by 04/11/23 - 04:30 pm, Mountain (DST).


Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Education, Red Rock Day School, P.O. Box 2007, Red Valley, Arizona 86544

Lodonna Begay, Business Technician

For VERIFICATION of our receipt of your application-resume, please contact: Lodonna Begay, Business Technician, 928-653-4456

Application Deadline

Applications and all accompanying documents must be received by the closing date & time of the announcement.

Applicant’s qualifications will be evaluated solely on the information submitted by them in their applications.

Applications become part of the official record and will not be duplicated or returned.

This office accepts telefaxed applications.

Applications mailed using Government postage and/or envelopes are in violation of OPM and postal regulations and will NOT be considered.

This office does NOT accept applications via e-mail.

PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. 

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