We currently looking for regular drivers, substitute drivers & substitute monitors.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Transportation Department with Nash County Public Schools, please complete your application. There are links above and also on the Transportation's main page. You may also go to the employment section on the NCPS Homepage. After you have completed the application process, please contact the Transportation Department so that someone can pull your application and then move onto the next step which is a background check. You may print and fill out the background form that is attached to this page and bring it to the Transportation Department.
Since 2017, all school bus drivers are required to obtain a DOT Medical Certification and are required to keep that certification valid. An active DOT Medical Certification is required to keep the Class B Commercial Driver's License with the "P" and "S" Endorsements. Also, new commercial drivers are required to obtain a CDL Permit and have that permit for 14 days before eligible to start the Behind The Wheel Training.
Bus Class Information and Schedule
In order to take the bus class, you need to have a completed application and background check before the transportation department can sign you up for the class.
Bus class is from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM all three days. This is for the classroom part of the training process.
The classroom dates are:
June 13-15, 2022
August 8-10, 2022
September 6-8, 2022
October 3-5, 2022
November 7-9, 2022
Class schedules are released twice a year. If any new classes are added, the Transportation Department will update the schedule.
Certification to Obtain CDL:
Must meet physical and legal requirements below
Complete the 3-day School Bus Driver Training Course
Complete the 3-day School Bus Behind The Wheel Training
REQUIREMENTS FOR ATTENDING NCPS BUS CLASS
Must be able bodied and free of physical handicaps, which would hamper safe operation of the bus.
Must have 20/40 vision in each eye with or without corrective lenses.
Must be able to obtain a DOT Medical Certificate.
Legal: (including, but not limited to)
No more than one moving violation within the past 12 months.
No convictions of +15 mph over any speed limit, reckless driving or passing a stopped school bus within the past 12 months.
A person is disqualified from driving a commercial motor vehicle for 60 days if that person is convicted of two serious traffic violations, or 120 days if convicted of three or more serious traffic violations, arising from separate incidents occurring within a three-year period, committed in a commercial motor vehicle or while holding a commercial drivers license.
No more than one conviction of driving while impaired (DWI/DUI) none within the past 5 years.
No suspension or revocation of driver's license within the past 5 years.
If you have had a driver's license from another state within the last 5 years, you must obtain a driving record from the state(s) of possession covering the past five years.
Must meet all the qualifications for obtaining a CDL as stipulated by the Federal State Agencies.
Have a cleared Criminal Record Check with Nash County Public Schools.
Negative Drug Screen is required.
Classroom portion is a three-day session from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM and attendance all three days is mandatory.
Candidates are then required to pass pre-employment tests.
Candidates are then required to obtain a DOT Medical Certificate and CDL permit with P & S endorsements.
Roadwork is a four-day session and takes place upon the successful completion of the class and after obtaining a DOT Medical Certificate and CDL permit.
Candidates are scheduled by DMV for road training.