FCPS holding bus driver job fair Wednesday

FCPS school bus parked at the Old Mount Vernon High School on Richmond Highway

Fairfax County Public Schools is holding a school bus driver job fair at the Gerry Hyland Governmental Center on Richmond Highway this coming Wednesday.

The fair will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Full information about the position is online here or you can call 571-423-3000 for additional info.

FCPS has 80 openings for drivers at the moment, the school system said in a press release. The position is full-time and pays $19.20 per hour.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old and have a good driving record. They must also be able to pass a physical exam, drug screening and background check. To become a driver you must be able to complete a five-week training program and obtain a commercial driver’s license.

Benefits for drivers include:

  • Retirement
  • Health and dental plans
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Six paid non-working days; and a paid training program.

Drivers are also allowed to bring their infant and/or preschool age children on the bus.

Full-time drivers get a guaranteed minimum of 30 hours a week, with more hours typically available. There are also summer hours available. Shifts are generally between 6 to 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 5 p.m.

The Gerry Hyland Governmental Center (formerly the South County Governmental Center) is located at 8350 Richmond Highway (see map).

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