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Date:  Feb 21, 2023


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Requisition No: 705004 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: OPS SCHOOL BUS DRIVER - 48912590

Position Number: 48912590 

Salary:  $20.00 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 04/03/2023 

Job Advertisement

Seasonal School Bus Driver – Position Number 48912590

Department – Transportation Department
Position Type – Other Personnel Services (OPS)


The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) Transportation Department has seasonal openings for experienced School Bus Drivers with a Class A or B CDL with the Passenger and, School Bus Endorsement.


 As an OPS Bus Driver:

The hourly rate of pay for this position is $20 per hour

You may cover a route or service a fieldtrip – all work hours, regardless of assignment, are paid the same hourly wage.

The average ridership is 24 students per route

A chaperone is assigned to each bus route

All buses are airconditioned

Route hours are either a morning or afternoon shift. Fieldtrip work hours are after school and, depending on the activity, return no later than 10:00 PM.


Take this opportunity to make a difference in a student’s life
and become part of a great school. Apply today!



Salary Range

OPS Salary Pay - $20 per hour



Varies, Scheduled as needed. May include mornings, afternoons or evenings.


Your Specific Responsibilities

Operate a school bus and transport students on scheduled routes or fieldtrips in a safe and secure manner. Demonstrate, model and reinforce the agency's fundamental values of fairness, cooperation, respect, commitment, excellence, honesty and teamwork.  Demonstrate these values in interactions with co-workers, supervisors, students, parents and other departments; in personal contributions to work assignment and projects; and when representing the Agency or the State. Transport students to and from assigned locations using specified routes. These students may be day or residential students. Responsible for transportation support of academic and residential programs; responsible for student weekly homegoings. Demonstrate flexibility in scheduling for any trip, vehicle or function necessary in the service of the FSDB. Support safety programs and maintain a safe and clean workplace. Apply and follow all Safe School recommendations and policies. Performs pre-trip inspections of vehicles for safety. Responsible for daily under hood check of fluid levels, fueling and cleanliness of assigned vehicle. Transports vehicles to service departments for repairs. Operate wheelchair lift, if necessary. Required to maintain an adequate driving record, for the purpose of driving students to and from school-related activities. Support safety programs and maintain a safe and clean workplace. 


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired during CPR and CPI. Ability to be physically capable of operating the vehicle as determined by physical examination Form ESE 479, prescribed by the Commissioner and given by a physician designated by the school board and as determined by a dexterity test administered by the school district. Knowledge, skill and ability to meet the standard for the Florida Department of Education 40-hour School Bus Driver Training Certification. Knowledge, skill and ability to operate safely all school buses and equipment utilized by FSDB. Knowledge of basic computer skills to use e-mail. Ability to work a varied shift including weekends and evenings. Ability to communicate by use of cellular telephone. Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships and be able to communicate with students, parents, staff and co-workers. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate assignments. Ability to prepare reports. Ability to maintain a valid Class A or B, CDL Florida License with Passenger Endorsement, Air Brake Endorsement and School Bus Endorsement. Ability to Exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. Ability to move about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances. Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired in CPR. Ability to obtain sign language proficiency level in accordance with FSDB O.P.P.1.24.


Minimum Requirements:

Five years of licensed driver experience; a valid Class A or B, CDL Florida License with Passenger Endorsement and School Bus Endorsement.



Florida Department of Education 40-hour School Bus Driver Training Certification. Five years of experience in school bus operation, including driving school buses.


To apply:


Applications accepted through People First only.


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The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville