Driver Requirements

  • ·   Must be 21 years old and have at least 5 years of licensed driving experience as well as a good driving record.

    ·   No DUI’s in the past 7 years. Prospective drivers will not be hired if, according to the safe driver plan, they have more than 5 points in the last year or more than 10 points in the last 3 years, or have been convicted of a DWI – Driving While Impaired, DUI – Driving Under the Influence, or Driving with Unlawful Alcohol Level in the past 7 years. Applicants could be denied consideration due to a moving violation record on their license.

    ·   Must have no felony convictions.

    ·   Must have a Permit for a Class B CDL with Air Brakes, “P” Passenger Endorsement, and “S” School Bus Endorsement.

    ·   Must pass a DOT physical before employment begins and each year after. You must be in good physical condition. Applicants who are insulin dependent diabetics will not be considered for employment.

    ·   Must submit to random drug and alcohol testing before employment begins and at any time while employed.

    ·   Must be able to fill out written reports and complete paperwork legibly.

    ·   Must follow written and verbal directions.

    ·   Must be able to pass a yearly dexterity test.

    ·  Must be able to work well with supervisors, personnel, and be able to maintain control of students and the bus.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What positions are available?

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    We are currently hiring as Regular Drivers. You will be required to work every day. Part time work is available as well.

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  • What is the starting pay?

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     $14.06 per hour paid semi-monthly.

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  • How do I get trained?

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    All training is provided once you have a completed application with HR, get your CDL Class B permit with P and S endorsements, complete an interview, complete the background check and fingerprints, pass a DOT physical and a pre-employment drug test. You can not begin until Human Resources gives you an all clear.

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  • Will I receive payment for training?

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     You will begin being paid the first day of classroom training and there after.

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  • What area should I apply for?

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    North Area Covers the areas of Titusville, Mims, Scottsmoor, and Port St. John
    Supervisor: Cleveland Reid
    Secretary: Kim Hensley
    1500 Draa Road
    Titusville, FL  32796
     

    Central Area Covers the areas of Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Merritt Island, Rockledge, and Viera
    Supervisor: Susan Savastio
    Secretary: Marie Jingle Soetidjo 
    2091 W. King Street
    Cocoa, FL  32920

    Mid-South Area Covers the areas of Viera, Melbourne area from 192 to Pineda, and Beachside to the Inlet
    Supervisor: Michelle Roy
    Secretary: Karen Bowers
    1978 Pineapple Ave.
    Melbourne, FL  32935

    South Area Covers the areas of Melbourne - South of 192, Palm Bay, Barefoot Bay, and Micco
    Supervisor: Teresa Sumner
    Secretary: Michele (Shelly) Acker 
    3200 Monroe Street 
    Melbourne, FL  32901

     

     

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Items needed to be completed during the application process

  • 1.    Complete an online application now  If you need any assistance with completing your application online, please make an appointment for assistance by calling 321-633-3680.

    • Complete Previous Work Experience
      • Account for all employment for the last 10 years
      • Leave no gaps in the dates – If unemployed, include unemployed dates in work history
      • Must be listed up to Current
    • References
      • All references must be received from a supervisor/manager/director/HR Dept
      • Must have 3 supervisor references; 1 must be from most recent/current employer (References from friends, co-workers, neighbors etc. will not be accepted.)
      • Dates must match work experience

     

     If you have questions about your application or references, please contact Human Resources at (321) 633-1000 ext. 11225 or 11227.

     

    2.    Apply to a Pool-Bus Driver position for the area you would like to drive for. 

    • North Area Covers the areas of Titusville, Mims, Scottsmoor, and Port St. John
      1500 Draa Road
      Titusville, FL  32796

    • Central Area Covers the areas of Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Merritt Island, Rockledge, and Viera
      2091 W. King Street
      Cocoa, FL  32920

    • Mid-South Area Covers the areas of Viera, Melbourne area from 192 to Pineda, and Beachside to the Inlet
      1978 Pineapple Ave.
      Melbourne, FL  32935

    • South Area Covers the areas of Melbourne - South of 192, Palm Bay, Barefoot Bay, and Micco
      3200 Monroe Street 
      Melbourne, FL  32901

     

    3.    Obtain an MVR from the DMV or Clerk of Courts for the last 10 years.

     

    4.    Obtain a CDL class “B” permit with P & S endorsements: In order to be trained on a bus, you must either already have a CDL Class A or B with Air Brakes, “P” Passenger Endorsement, and “S” School Bus Endorsement or obtain your CDL class "B" permit with P and S endorsements. This is done by going online to www.flhsmv.gov/handbook to study and read the CDL handbook PDF. Study sections 1-5 & 10-13 then go to the DMV office to take the written portions of the general knowledge, air brakes, “P” passenger and “S” School bus endorsement test. There is a $6.25  administrative fee and a $7 per written endorsement test fee. A $10 fee will be charged if you need to re-exam. Once you have passed all these tests, bring your Permit to the office so that we can make a copy. You can study the Florida CDL Handbook online here: https://www.flhsmv.gov/resources/handbooks-manuals/

     

    5.    Create a FMCSA/DOT Clearinghouse Account by registering at https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/Register.
     

    6.    Contact appropriate transportation office at 321-633-3680. They will need a copy of your MVR, driver license, and your CDL permit. Let them know your application is complete and you will be scheduled for an interview.

    • North Area Covers the areas of Titusville, Mims, Scottsmoor, and Port St. John
      Secretary: Kim Hensley ext. 14203
      1500 Draa Road
      Titusville, FL  32796
       
    • Central Area Covers the areas of Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Merritt Island, Rockledge, and Viera
      Secretary: Marie Jingle Soetidjo ext. 14004

      2091 W. King Street
      Cocoa, FL  32920

    • Mid-South Area Covers the areas of Viera, Melbourne area from 192 to Pineda, and Beachside to the Inlet
      Secretary: Karen Bowers ext. 14304
      1978 Pineapple Ave.
      Melbourne, FL  32935

    • South Area Covers the areas of Melbourne - South of 192, Palm Bay, Barefoot Bay, and Micco
      Secretary: Michele (Shelly) Acker ext. 14403
      3200 Monroe Street 
      Melbourne, FL  32901

     

     

    7.    Cleared for further paperwork: Once Human Resources has received and processed all required documents and you have been given the all clear from HR to proceed with additional paperwork, you will move to the next step!

     

    8.    Complete the background check & fingerprints

     

    9.    Physical and drug test: You will be scheduled for a DOT physical and drug test. This physical is done at Health First in Melbourne. If for any reason you do not pass, you must contact the area supervisor as soon as possible, and all training will be delayed.

     

    10.    Start as a regular bus driver (paid status) If you are selected for employment, you will begin your employment by attending a training class at the Bus Compound in Viera. Once you have completed and passed the class, you will then be trained by a Driver Trainer on the CDL and then move onto the County training requirements. This training time depends on the hours per day you are trained, and how quickly you pick up the information. Once you are cleared, you can go to the DMV and get your Commercial Drivers License.

  •  If you do not stay for 1 year as a driver you will be required to pay back the School District for the cost of your CDL Training and License. (Approximately $3500)