• Register Today for Feb. 15 Bus Driver Fair

    January 18, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    CONTACT:
    Human Resources Customer Service Center
    301-780-2191

    On Wednesday, February 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Green Valley Administrative Offices located at 2215 Chadwick Street Temple Hills, MD 20748, Prince George's County Public Schools is hosting a bus driver fair. Pre-registration is preferred, and can be completed by clicking here.

    PGCPS bus drivers provide the safe transportation of students and school personnel. Interested candidates must meet the following requirements:   

    • High School Diploma/GED
    • No more than 3 points in your 10 year driving history
    • Satisfactory past driving record
    • At least 21-years-old
    • At least five years driving experience
    • Ability to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Class A or B with passenger endorsement or Class B Learners Permit with passenger (P) and school bus (S) endorsements
    • Ability to meet special training and qualifications determined by PGCPS  

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS 

    PGCPS offers our bus drivers a starting salary of $18.41 per hour, with advancement opportunity up to $35.17 per hour. We also provide our employees with a comprehensive package of benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as retirement plans. 

    Paid commercial drivers license (CDL) training is provided to all new hires. A complete history driving record is required for Maryland drivers, and a full history driving record is required for District of Columbia drivers. PGCPS bus drivers are expected to attend bus driver training and undergo testing. This includes: 

    Safety Meetings and Training    

    • Monthly Safety Meetings
    • Training Topics: Sexual Harassment, Homelessness Training, Child Abuse Recognition, Driver Improvement Program, Alcohol Drug Testing, Fatigue & Drug Awareness Training
    • Transportation Academy: Allows Transportation employees the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the pupil transportation industry for possible further advancement in the department

     Driver Improvement Program 

    The Driver Improvement Program provides the driver with techniques to enable the experienced vehicle operator to know where the front, rear and sides of the bus are while driving forward, backward, and turning maneuvers. The course is structured to improve driver’s overall skills in the performance of their daily duties.

    Alcohol and Drug Testing Program 

    Every driver submits to pre-employment and random drug testing, as well as post-accident and reasonable cause. Alcohol Testing is done randomly, post-accident, or with reasonable cause.

    APPLY

    Applications are accepted online at www.pgcps.org. Click “Careers” and enter job code IRC87172. 

    CONTACT US

    For more information about the hiring of school bus drivers, contact Nicole Eubanks at nicole.eubanks@pgcps.org or contact the Human Resources Customer Service Center at 301-780-2191.

     

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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.