Hiring Bus Drivers

  • school bus Interested in becoming a Pinellas County Schools bus driver?

     
    IMPORTANT: Please read before starting.
     
    You do not need a CDL license to apply.
    You must have 5 years driving experience -see below for CDL-permit details.
     
     Things you'll need to complete the school bus driver application:
    • Drivers license number (we verify 5 Year Safe Driving within FL).
    • If you do not have 5 consecutive years with FL DMV, you will need to provide your driving record from your previous state of residence, you can access our DMV help page.
    • References that will respond via email. 
     
     If you need help with any of these, please refer to the application assistance page.
     
     
    •  PLEASE USE THE CHECK MARK Check Mark ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE TO ASSIST YOU WITH THE FULL COMPLETION OF YOUR APPLICATION.
    • "VIEW/APPLY" under job "BUS DRIVER" to apply. YOU WILL NOT HAVE APPLIED WITHOUT THESE STEPS.
    •  YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL VERIFICATION FROM "SEARCH SOFT" WHEN YOU APPLY.

     

    Apply for Bus Driver Position  
     
    AFTER YOU APPLY - STUDY FOR YOUR CDL PERMIT
     
     

    Understanding our Hiring Process:

    Below are some step-by-step practice tests to prepare you for your permit: 

     
     
    Visit your local DMV/Tax Collector office and test for a CDL Class B with Passenger and Student endorsements.
     
    If you fail, there is a $10.00 reloading fee and an additional fee of $6.25 to retake the test.  
     
    If you have NOT had a State of Florida driver's license for at least five years, please contact the Department of Motor Vehicles in your previous state of residence and request a lifetime history report.
     
    You must be able to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical which is federally regulated.
     
     
    Anyone with sleep apnea* or who is insulin-dependent by way of injection is denied medical clearance through the Department of Education (DOE) regulations.

     

    Questions:

    * Contact Mary Lombardi

    lombardim@pcsb.org

     727-547-7100 x 4558
     
    * Contact Gina Zedonek

    zedonekg@pcsb.org

    727-547-7100 x 4620