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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

School 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

 

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

Click here for the next available orientation!

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!

  • What are the eligibility requirements for the School Bus Certificate Training Program?
    • Applicant must be at least 18 years old
    • Valid California driver's license
    • Safe driving history and provide DMV K-4 record printout
    • Attend an Orientation
    • Pass the literacy test
    • Have the right to work in the United States
    • Pass a background check
  • How do I apply for the program?
    • Call 1(213) 580-2903 to register for the Orientation.
  • Where is the Orientation held?
    • The Orientation will be held via Zoom.
  • What do I need to bring for the literacy test?
    • Attendees must bring a valid California driver's license.
    • A complete DMV K-4 driving record printout that is dated within 10 days of the exam.
  • What does the literacy test include?
    • The test includes 35 questions covering both English and Math content.
  • Is there a cost for the School Bus Certificate Training Program?
    • There is no entry fee, however, there are expenses (under $200) that participants will need to cover.
  • What is covered during the Orientation?
    • Attendees learn more details about the program and will have an opportunity to ask questions.
  • What happens after being selected for the program?
    • In the weeks following the orientation, the selected individuals will take a physical exam and participate in a California Highway Patrol (CHP) background check.
  • What does the California Highway Patrol (CHP) background check entail?
    • In the weeks following the orientation, the selected individuals will take a physical exam and participate in a California Highway Patrol (CHP) background check.
  • When and where will the training take place?
    • There are two parts to the training, the in-class training and the behind-the-wheel training. The in-class training will take place at Transportation Services Division's Training Room and class will be about eight (8) hours each day. The behind-the-wheel training will be at various L.A. Unified bus lots. We will try to assign you close to your home. The behind-the-wheel training will be approximately six (6) hours each day and you will be training with an instructor and up to three (3) other students.
  • What is the School Bus Certificate test and is there any additional information to help me study for this test other than the training that will be provided as part of the School Bus Driver Training Program?
    • The School Bus Certificate test is a written test administered by the California Highway Patrol covering rules and regulations and basic first aid practices. The training provided from the Transportation Program will help you prepare for the test (feel free to Google and search "school bus practice test" as some information will appear). We strongly encourage you to wait and receive information from the L.A. Unified instructor.

Please Note: If you have any questions that have not been addressed in this document, please call 1(213) 580-2903.

Automotive Mechanic (Bus-Truck)

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