‘Drive the Bus’ event, job fair offer two chances to learn about a career with HCPS

Henrico, Va., June 2, 2022 — If you’ve been thinking about a career with Henrico County Public Schools, this is your time to find out more and get rolling. A Saturday event at Richmond Raceway offers potential bus drivers the chance to take a bus for a spin around a course in the parking area. A Tuesday job fair at Tuckahoe Area Library is a great chance to learn more about a host of positions throughout the school division.

Check out our benefits and apply at www.henricoschools.us/careers/.

HCPS Pupil Transportation Department “Drive the Bus” event

When: June 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Richmond Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Ave., Henrico, Virginia

Who: Those interested in becoming bus drivers are invited to drive a course in the parking area and learn about the advantages of becoming an HCPS bus driver — including job duties, work schedule, pay and benefits A valid Virginia driver’s license is required. Sign up ahead of time at www.henricoschools.us/transportation/. Members of the media are invited to attend and the department director is available for interviews.

HCPS Job Fair

When: June 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Tuckahoe Area Library, 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, Virginia

Who: We’re seeking teachers, substitute teachers, school nutrition services staff members, temporary instructional assistants, custodial workers and bus drivers.

The school division is offering newly hired bus drivers a bonus of up to $3,000, paid in installments throughout the year, when they join our transportation team. HCPS has also offered new safe driver and attendance incentives to drivers already on staff. Extended full-time contracts for up to 219 days are available for candidates interested in working during the summer.

Don’t worry if you don’t have bus driving experience — if you’re a qualified driver candidate, you’ll be paid as you train.

Candidates for full-time and substitute bus drivers must: be at least 21 years old; have a valid Virginia driver’s license; be able to obtain a CDL Class B instructional permit or hold a CDL Class B license with endorsements in P (Transporting Passengers)/S (School Bus) and airbrakes; pass a physical and a drug test. Depending on the situation, candidates with felony convictions may be eligible for employment.

Questions? Contact the HCPS Human Resources Department at 804-652-3664.