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Transportation Application Process

  • The mission of the Transportation Department is to support the educational process by dedicating themselves to the safe and efficient transport of students.
     
    Transportation positions include: Bus Drivers, Fleet Mechanics, Routing Specialists, Equipment Attendants
     

    Items to Gather Before Applying                

    • Employment history (complete dates MM/YYYY, contact info)
    • Personal and Professional References

    Application Process for Bus Drivers

    • Please complete a classified application. Applications are available at the Administrative Center (475 Corporate Square Dr., Winston-Salem - map), or can be downloaded and printed here -- Classified Employment Application.
    • Applications are kept in an active status for a period of 3 months.
    • Return your fully completed application to the Receptionist at the Administrative Center or mail to the following address:
            WS/FCS HR, P.O. Box 2513, Winston-Salem, NC 27102-2513
    • You will hear from the Transportation Supervisor if you meet the qualifications to be a bus driver.
  • Application Process for Other Transportation Positions

    • Review our Internal/External Employment page for the process on how to apply for positions in our Transportation Department.
    • Job postings for the Transportation Department will be in the list titled 'Technical/Service Openings'.
    • For internal applicants, complete an 'In-Service Application form' for each position you are applying for and have your principal / supervisor sign it.
    • E-mail, fax or mail your cover letter, in-service application, and resume to staffing@wsfcs.k12.nc.us for each job in which you are applying
    • For a posted position, applications must be received by the designated deadline.
    • You will hear from the Transportation Supervisor in the event that you are selected for an interview.
  •  Contact:
     
    Human Resources Specialist:
       Pam Schmal
       Phone: 336.748.4078
       Fax: 336.661.6536
     
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  • 1. What are the minimum requirements to be a Bus Driver?

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    • H.S. diploma or GED
    • Satisfactory criminal background and driving record review. Driving record review includes the entire driving history.
    • Not more than one conviction or Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC) for a moving violation within the past twelve months.
    • No conviction of or PJC for Driving While Impaired (DWI) within the past seven years and not more than one DWI conviction or PJC ever.
    • No driver's license suspension or revocation for moving violations within the past seven years.
    • No conviction of or PJC for reckless driving within the past seven years.
    • Not more than 3 moving violation convictions within the past seven years.
    • Not more than 2 convictions and/or PJC for moving violations which caused an accident in the last seven years.
    • No convictions of speeding to elude arrest ever.
    • No conviction of or PJC for speeding in excess of 15 mph over the posted speed limit within the past seven years.
    • No convictions of passing a stopped school bus within the past seven years

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  • 2. How do I apply to be a Bus Driver?

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    Complete a 'classified' application and turn it in at the WS/FCS Administrative Center at 475 Corporate Square Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. Your applicaiton will be reviewed by the HR Specialist in charge of Transportation. Qualified applicants will be invited to an orientation session to explain the training process and available positions and benefits.

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  • 3. When is the next Bus Driver training class?

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    Bus Driver training classes are held once a month.

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  • 4. What is the starting pay for a part-time or substitute bus driver?

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    $12.94 / hour

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  • 5. How long does my application stay on file?

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      90 days. Please follow-up with the current Contact person.

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  • 6. What license must I hold to be a Bus Driver?

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    School Bus drivers must complete a 3-day classroom training course and successfully complete the DMV written tests for Class BCDL, Airbrakes, and S and P endorsements. Candidates must meet DOT physical/medical requirements to hold a CDL. A 3-day roadwork training session will follow, scheduled by DMV. Once completed, candidates are responsible for obtaining the Class BCDL with endorsements, and will be issued a School Bus Certification card.

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  • 7. Is a School Bus Driver subject to DOT requirements?

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    Yes. School Bus Drivers must meet DOT requirements for maintaining a CDL, including but not limited to, random DOT drug and alcohol testing.

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