With this many drivers, openings are frequent. Backup drivers are also needed to fill in because of illness.
What qualifications do you need to have?
You'll need to be dependable, punctual and have good attendance. In addition, you should be able to communicate effectively and professionally with students, parents and school staff.
School bus drivers must also be able to maintain order, complete assigned reports and conduct emergency drills.
Requirements can vary somewhat by school district, but the following are some general qualifications you'll need to drive a school bus in metro Atlanta:
- An exemplary driving record with at least two (or sometimes more) years of driving experience
- A CDL (commercial driver's license) with passenger and school bus (P&S) endorsements
- Passing a background check
- Completing additional and ongoing training with the school district
- A high school diploma or GED preferred (or sometimes required)
- Successful completion of pre-employment and random drug testing
- Successful completion of a physical and negative TB test
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What interview questions might be asked?
Respondents at Glassdoor have reported some of the following questions from local school districts when interviewing for bus driver jobs:
- "Do you like children? And how would you handle conflicts that arise between them?"
- "What experience do you have working with children? How has your attendance been at other jobs?"
How can you apply for a job?
Atlanta public schools: atlantapublicschools.us/Page/49971 (search under support jobs)
Cobb County schools: ccsdbusdriver.com
DeKalb County schools: pats.dekalbschoolsga.org/OpportunityListing.aspx
Fulton County schools: applitrack.com/fultonschools/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Support+Staff
Gwinnett County schools: gcpsjobs.org/bus-drivers