FCPS Is Looking for Bus Drivers for 2016-17 School Year
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is searching for full-time bus drivers to join its force of 1,200 drivers who drive more than 16,000,000 miles each year. Two bus driver job fairs will be held: Thursday, March 16, and Wednesday, March 22, where transportation staff members will be on site to answer questions and provide information.
Currently, FCPS has 85 openings for bus drivers. The job fairs will be held at the following locations and times:
- March 16 at Lorton Transportation Center, 8101 Lorton Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- March 22 at Stonecroft Transportation center, 4641 Stonecroft Boulevard, from 3 to 7 p.m.
FCPS full-time bus drivers earn $18.82 per hour plus benefits that include retirement, health, and dental plans; life and disability insurance; six paid non-working days; and a paid training program. Drivers are able to bring infant and preschool age children on the bus with them, resulting in a savings of child care costs. FCPS also offers the 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 work a minimum of 25 hours per week. Additional weekly hours are available.
In order to qualify to be 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.