Bus Driver I/II
Department of Facilities and Transportation Services
Fairfax County Public Schools, Falls Church 22042
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the nation’s 10th largest school district, located in suburban area just outside the nation’s capital, is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as the Division’s Bus Driver I/II within the Department of Facilities and Transportation Services. This individual performs all activities required to safely drive a school bus transporting students and other authorized personnel to and from schools and school-related events.
The ideal candidate will retain any combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, minimum age requirement of 21 years, a valid driver's license and a five year, satisfactory driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles that shows within the preceding five years, there have been no convictions of driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances, and no assignments to any alcohol safety action program or driver alcohol rehabilitation program; and within the preceding 12 months, the applicant has not been convicted of two or more moving traffic violations or has not been required to attend a driver improvement clinic by the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Applicants must have a satisfactory preemployment physical examination and a completed physician's certificate (School Bus Driver's Application for Physician Certificate, form EB.001), which is required under the provision of Section 22.1-178 of the Code of Virginia and Regulations of the Virginia Board of Education) with controlled substance testing, annual physical examinations, and random tests for use of controlled substances and alcohol, as prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education and FCPS. Applicant must have possession of, or ability to obtain, a commercial driver's license from the state in which the driver resides.
Ability to adhere to FCPS policy regarding meeting
qualifications for physical and/or health requirements and maintaining certifications
pertaining to school bus operations. Must possess or have the ability to learn;
state regulations and laws pertaining to the operation of school buses. Ability
to read and speak the English language sufficiently to converse on the two-way
radio; with bus riders, public officials, and general public; ability to read a
standard road map and have knowledge of the local street and road system of
Fairfax County. May require interstate travel. Successful completion of the
driver-training program offered by the FCPS. Ability to interact positively
with, gain respect of, and maintain discipline over student passengers to
ensure that behavior is controlled and not distractive to safe driving; ability
to assist special needs student riders; ability to work with school bus
attendants in managing all riders; ability to drive any size or type school bus
in the fleet; knowledge of safe, proper, and courteous motor vehicle operating
procedures; ability to read, understand, and carry out oral and written
instructions; and sufficient strength, agility, dexterity, visual acuity, and
ocular-motor reaction time to operate a school bus at all times including
emergency situations. Among the essential functions of this job is regular
attendance, punctuality in reporting to work, and timely submission of
attendance and leave requests. Possession of a commercial driver's license
CDL-B with P and S (passenger and school bus) endorsements. Completion of
Fairfax County Public Schools bus driver training is required.
For more information, please visit https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/bus-driver-employment-opportunities.
We offer an outstanding salary and benefits Package!
Interested candidates should apply
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