Bus Drivers/Transportation

Wayne County Public
Schools" Bus Drivers have a
simple motto, "Children have
hopes and dreams of a bright
future. We will help them
reach their goal ~ through
safe and efficient school bus
transportation ~ one safe trip
at a time."                

Bus Driver Qualifications
Bus drivers in Wayne County must possess a NC Commercial Drivers License with a" P" and “S” endorsement. To obtain this you must complete the school bus driver training consisting of three days of classroom instruction and three days of behind-the-wheel training and pass a written examination administered by the DMV School Bus & Traffic Safety Section of NC.
How to Apply
Complete an online application. The online application can be accessed by clicking the "Find a Job/Apply Now" tab under Employment. Every applicant will be required to have a current Heath Form with TB Test, Drug Test and Background Check before starting employment. The applicant may contact the Transportation Department at (919) 705-6080 or check out the training link for the current schedule. As previously stated, a Health Examination and TB Skin Test is required, although, applicants may wait until the driver training is complete to obtain these. However, they will be required to turn in application before the bus driver certification is complete. Applicants are required to participate in the Wayne County Public School’s Pre-Employment and Random Alcohol and Drug Testing Program. This includes Reasonable Suspicion and Post-accident drug and alcohol testing. Upon completion of the bus driver training course and the application process, the applicant will be eligible for a school bus driver position with the Wayne County Public Schools pending a vacancy.

The hiring process for bus drivers:        

Complete and return the bus driver application to Transportation Department. Once application is complete and all qualifications are met (Physical, Background check, Tuberculosis and Pre-Employment Drug Test), then you must attend Bus Driver class. After completion of Bus Driver class, all applicants must obtain a Commercial Driving License (CDL P & S Endorsements).  Beginning January 1, 2018 all new and renewing school bus drivers will be required to have a DOT medical card.


Bus Driver Orientations and Classes:

Orientation and Classes will be held at School Street Early Learning Center in the Seminar Room (415 S. Virginia Street). All orientations and classes will start at 8:30 a.m. at the above location.

      Orientation  & Classes
    June 6 - 8, 2018
   July 30 - August 1, 2018
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