Bus Driver

Job | Posted 10 months ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


Transportation Office Contact: Please contact Lisana Seudath (813) 982-5521

Basic Information
o     Pay Rate: $14.57 per hour
o     Routes available throughout Hillsborough County
o     Must have at least five years of licensed driving experience,  not to include time with a learners permit.
o     Must have and maintain a working telephone number.

o          The Transportation Department will request you to obtain a copy of your 20 YEAR driving record from the State of Florida to determine acceptability.  Must have an acceptable 20-year driving record.  To obtain your FL Driving record -->   FLORIDA DMV LINK    
o          You will be required to furnish 20-year driving histories from all states or countries in which you have held a driver's license.  To Obtain Driving Record from 50 States --->  U.S. DMV OFFICES  LINK
o          How do you obtain your Florida Commercial Drivers License or learners permit?      https://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/cdl.html


Our Vision

The position of a bus driver in Hillsborough County is not just to drive a bus. It's to become a customer service representative of the District, and serve as a positive influence in the life of its students.

We are looking for dedicated and compassionate professionals looking to make a positive difference in our schools and our community. We are seeking individuals who share our commitment to safely drive our students to and from school.

Each school day, more than 90,000 Hillsborough County students board school buses to travel to and from school. The yellow bus is an icon of public education and far more than just a ride. In truth, it provides a gateway to education for students all over the county that otherwise would not get to and from school.

Students need our “A” game every day to help them start the school day on time and prepared. Consider joining our Transportation Team knowing that what you do every day matters.

If ready to make a career change and looking to make a difference in students’ lives, and thrive in a flexible working environment with the bonuses of paid Federal holidays, get your Summer's off and receive a competitive benefits package connect with Hillsborough County Public Schools.

Additional Information

  • Must Possess a valid C.D.L. license or a Phase I permit
    • Phase I - Obtain driver manual to study for written test that consists of:
      • General knowledge
      • Passenger Endorsement
      • School Bus endorsement
      • Air Brake Endorsement
  • A CDL Phase 1 class B permit will be provided by the applicant before the interview. This can be obtained at any driver's license office by completing the general knowledge, air brake, school bus and passenger
    endorsement written test. The CDL Class B Phase II is provided by the Transportation Department after training is completed.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record for the past 20 years. The Transportation Department will request you to obtain a copy of your 20 YEAR driving record from the State of
    Florida to determine acceptability. You will also be required to furnish your driving histories from all states or countries in which you have held a driver's license for the past 20 years.

JOB CODE: 54908
Pay Grade: 21
Step and Grade Schedule: NI-HSEF

Click HERE to apply.


Are you a CURRENT Employee of Hillsborough County Public Schools?
Eligible Employees may apply for a transfer online- (For additional guidance on applying as an internal applicant, follow this link: --> Internal Applicants)

All current employees seeking transfer into a custodial, student nutrition, or transportation position must apply online.

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Employees who wish to transfer to a different position or location must satisfy the minimum requirements of the desired position.

Please review the skills/competencies listed on your employee profile to determine your eligibility. Click HERE to access your employee profile.

If you need to update your skills/competencies, please contact the Application Center at 813-840-7181.

You must ensure that you have the proper skills/competencies added to your employee profile PRIOR to submitting any application.

(Skill/competency updates are not necessary for employees seeking a lateral transfer (same job at a different location))

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Hillsborough County Public Schools

2920 N. 40th Street , Tampa, FL 33605

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Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $9,274

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.29

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 4,431