PLANTATION — The Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Transportation Department is hosting recruitment fairs for qualified licensed drivers who are interested in getting behind the yellow school bus wheel. Candidates must have an excellent driving record, effective communication skills and enjoy working with students.
The recruitment fair events are continuing on Thursday, Aug. 1 and Saturday, Aug. 3 from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., each day at the Westfield Broward Mall, 8000 W. Broward Blvd. in Plantation.
Visitors to the recruitment fair can apply for part- and full-time bus operator and bus attendant positions.
Officials noted that the school district offers a competitive salary and great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off and other incentives. The district also provides free bus driver training for qualified applicants.
Bus Operator qualifications include: Must have at least five years licensed driving experience. Must have a valid driver’s license, with preferred (CDL) Class A or B with Passenger and School Bus Endorsements; or Class E Florida Driver’s License and Driving Permit for CDL Class A or B with Passenger and School Bus
Endorsements (applicant may visit any DMV office to take the written tests). Must complete and pass drug and alcohol test (fee $65.25); physical exam; security background check (fee $70); and bus driver training course (provided free of charge).
Documents to bring to the recruitment fair include a completed application, Florida Department of Motor Vehicles Report (MVR), driver license, Social Security card and resume.
Potential applicants can also apply online (at pupiltrans.org/employment.html) or at a Transportation Terminal site. For locations or questions, call Pupil Transportation at 754-321-4400.