School District Hosting Transportation Job Fair

School District Hosting Transportation Job Fair on October 1
Posted on 09/28/2020
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The School District of Palm Beach County Transportation Services Department is hosting a job fair on Thursday, October 1 to hire bus drivers. The job fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3376 Summit Blvd. in West Palm Beach.

Successful candidates will be paid for up to 80 hours during training. Trainees who become school bus drivers will receive a starting pay of $14.42 per hour, full benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, scheduled time off including Thanksgiving and Winter breaks, Spring Break, summer, and other holidays, and the ability to participate in the Florida Retirement Program.

Individuals are encouraged to apply prior to the job fair. Those with an application in the online application system will receive an interview at the fair.

Those without a registered application are encouraged to bring their work history including addresses, contact phone numbers, supervisor’s name(s), and their Driver’s License (driving record would also be helpful), and staff will be available to help applicants input their application into the system. If time allows, those individuals may receive an interview or will be scheduled for an interview slot in the very near future.

To expedite the application process, please obtain and submit a complete driving record (Lifetime Driving History) online or by visiting your local Department of Motor Vehicle Service Center, Tax Collector’s Office, or Courthouse. If you have relocated from another state, you must provide a complete driving record (Lifetime History) from that state as well.

Minimum requirements for the School Bus Driver position are as follows: 

  • Must be a licensed driver for at least five (5) years.
  • Have a good driving record with no more than two (2) moving violations within an 18 month period, and no more than one moving violation per year for the last three (3) years.
  • Must be clear of any suspensions or revocations for driving while intoxicated/under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol (DUI/DWI) within the last seven (7) years.
  • The driving record must be clear of the following infractions for the previous seven (7) years:
    • Leaving the scene of an accident where there was an injury or property damage.
    • Reckless driving resulting in an accident.
    • Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer.
  • The driving record must not show a pattern of:
    • Violating the law.
    • Unsafe or reckless driving.
    • Unwillingness to comply with the law.

The job fair will take place outdoors, under the pavilion. Safety protocols will be in place during the event, including social distancing (six feet between people at all times), and face coverings, which will be provided if necessary. Hand sanitizer will also be available. For further assistance, please contact Transportation at 561-242-6515 or 561-242-6512.

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