FCPS to Host Bus Driver Job Fair on November 13

News Release
October 23, 2019

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will host a bus driver job fair on Wednesday, November 13, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Gerry Hyland Government Center.  FCPS is seeking full-time bus drivers to join its force of 1,120 drivers who drive more than 16,000,000 miles each year. The current salary for bus drivers is $19.20 per hour. Transportation staff members will be on site to answer questions and provide information to prospective drivers.

Currently, FCPS has 80 openings for bus drivers.

FCPS bus drivers receive benefits that include retirement, health, and dental plans; life and disability insurance; six paid non-working days; and a paid training program.  Drivers can bring infant and preschool age children on the bus with them, resulting in savings of child care costs. FCPS also offers a Savings for Staff program that provides discounts from select merchants for staff members.

Morning shifts usually run from 6 to 9:30 a.m. and afternoon shifts run from 1:30 to 5 p.m.  Full-time drivers are offered to work a minimum of 30 hours a week. Additional weekly hours are available.

In order to qualify to work as a bus driver with FCPS, applicants must be at least 21 years old; have a good driving record; pass a physical exam, drug screening, and background check; complete a five-week training program, take the commercial driver’s license road test, and obtain a commercial driver’s license.  

Advancement opportunities are available, as are summer hours.

The Gerry Hyland Government Center is located at 8350 Richmond Hwy. in the
Alexandria area of Fairfax County.

For more information, call 571-423-3000, visit the FCPS website, or email driveforfcps.edu.