FCPS Seeks Bus Drivers; Salary Rises to $19.20 Per Hour on July 1
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. Effective July 1, the salary for bus drivers increases to $19.20 per hour.
Four bus driver job fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at Stonecroft Transportation Center; on Tuesday, July 16, at Lorton Transportation Facility; on Wednesday, July 31, at Cedar Lane School; and on Thursday, August 8, at Edison High School. Transportation staff members will be on site to answer questions and provide information to prospective drivers.
Currently, FCPS has 100 openings for bus drivers.
FCPS full-time bus drivers earn $19.01 per hour (currently) 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 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 Stonecroft Transportation Facility is located at 4641 Stonecroft Boulevard in Chantilly. The Lorton Transportation Facility is located at 8101 Lorton Road in Lorton. Cedar Lane School is located at 101 Cedar Lane SW in Vienna. Edison High School is located at 5801 Franconia Road in Alexandria.