Bus Driver Employment Opportunities

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Be a School Bus Driver for Fairfax County Public Schools!

 Driver pay starts at $18.82 an hour (effective July 1, 2016), plus benefits!

Apply now (Click "Search Openings", select "Bus Driver", and click "Search")

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  • Competitive pay

  • Drivers are eligible for annual step increases plus cost-of-living increases based upon School Board approval. Top of scale is more than $31.00 an hour, plus benefits

Other Benefits

  • Flexible schedule

  • Paid training

  • Guaranteed minimum 25 hours/week

  • Savings for Staff program

  • Summers hours available

  • Your preschool-aged kids are allowed on the bus

  • Health insurance, Life insurance, paid sick leave, retirement plan

  • Full-time benefits for part-time work

Driver Requirements

  • At least 21 years old

  • Good driving record

  • Pass a physical exam, drug screen and background check

  • Obtain a CDL learners permit

  • Complete a five-week training program and CDL road test

  • Bus Driver I/II (US-11/12 pay scale)

Advancement Opportunities

Many of our drivers advance to either a bus driver floater (US-13 pay scale) or a bus driver supervisor (US-16 pay scale). Many others move or return to other FCPS positions in administration, instruction, etc. Bus driving can be a good career, a good job for a season in your life, or a doorway to other opportunities with FCPS.

We pay floater drivers a higher rate of pay for their experience and ability to drive a variety of buses and routes and manage different groups of student passengers. Floaters are drivers with full benefits that fill-in for drivers who are on leave.

Learn More

For more information call 571-423-3023 or email driveforfcps@fcps.edu.

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