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Employment Opportunities

  • The Transportation Services Division is looking for School Bus Drivers and Automotive Mechanics with a positive attitude and desire to work for the second largest school district in the country.  

    Besides competitive salaries, LAUSD provides generous benefits:

    • District pays 100% of employee and dependents coverage for medical, vision and dental
    • Employees receive paid vacation, holidays and illness time
    • Tuition reimbursement program
    • Opportunities to develop and grow your career

Apply to Become a Bus Driver

Potential Bus Drivers must meet the following entrance qualifications (not an exhaustive list):

- Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency

- Light Bus Driver: Six months of experience in driving a bus or truck or successful completion of the School Bus Certificate Training Program given by the LAUSD Transportation Services Division

- Heavy Bus Driver: One year of experience in driving a bus or truck of at least 16,000 lbs gross vehicle weight. Successful completion of an accredited course in heavy bus driving training can be substituted for the one year of experience.

Click here for further information and qualification requirements.  

Meet the qualifications? Click Here to Apply
Personnel For assistance with the application process, contact LAUSD Talent Acquisition Selection Branch:

Phone: (213) 241-3455 - Email: helpmeapply@lausd.net

School Bus Certification Training Program

Do you not meet the minimum driving experience?
Transporation Services Division offers a free School Bus Certification Training Program. This program will waive the minimum driving experience required for Light and Heavy Bus Drivers.

Step One: Orientation
To get started, attend an orientation via Zoom.

Step Two: Literacy Test
Take the literacy test.

Step Three: Start Class
Attend a two week class, where you will receive instructions on how to obtain your CDL and School Bus Certificate.  You will then take a written exam with CHP.

Step Four: Begin the On-the-Road Training
On-the-Road Training will take approximately 4-6 weeks to complete.  You will then take a driving exam with CHP.

Step Five: Obtaining Class B License
After you are successful with the CHP driving test, you will take your Temporary certificate to the DMV and obtain your Class B license with Passenger and School Bus endorsements.

You are now on the road to your new career!

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Potential Automotive Mechanics (Bus-Truck) must meet the follwoing qualifications (not an exhaustive list):

Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency

Completion of a four year apprentice training program in heavy duty automotive equipment repair, or four years of equivalent experience which must have included two years of mechanical work on heavy-duty buses or trucks.

Click here for further information and qualification requirements.

If you meet the qualifications Click Here to Apply
Personnel For assistance with the application process, contact LAUSD Talent Acquisition Selection Branch:

Phone: (213) 241-3455 - Email: helpmeapply@lausd.net