Albemarle Co. Schools to Hire More Bus Drivers

April 24, 2014

Albemarle County is looking for some people to put behind the wheel.

A bus driver job fair will take place this Saturday.

Recruiters are hoping to get 120 applicants for 14 part-time openings.

They say there's more to the job than being timely and having a good driving record. You have to be good with kids, too.

"Bus drivers make a big impact on a student's life," Director of Transportation Jim Foley said. "A driver can drive the same student for 13 years and may have more contact with that student than any other county employee."

Foley says some of the other perks of the job including getting mid-days and holidays off, training, being able to drive a bus home, possibly getting assigned routes close to home and getting full-time benefits for working as little as 1,000 hours a year.

"Our workforce is very diverse. It's GEDs to PhDs," said Foley.

The job fair is from 8:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 26, at the vehicle maintenance facility located at 110 Lambs Road behind the high school.

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