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Become a Bus Operator

We Need You! The Department of Transportation hiring office is continuing to screen applicants for the Bus Operator positions. Thank you for considering becoming an MCPS school bus operator.

Looking for a good job and a great place to work?

  • Receive good pay.
  • Get great benefits.
  • Make a difference in the life of a child.

Become a Bus Operator

How to Apply

To complete an application online, follow the steps below:

1. Go to
2. Click on For Prospective Employees
3. Scroll down and click on "APPLY NOW" under Other Jobs.
4. Scroll down until you see the advertisement for Bus Operator. Click on the "Apply" button (located directly below the position title).
5. Create a username and password (make note of this information).
6. Click on "New User" and begin filling out the information.
7. Upon completion, please click "Submit." You will receive an e-mail confirming your application submission.

Once the application has been submitted, we will start the screening process. If all requirements are met, you will receive a call to set up an interview.

Information Available at: DOT Human Resources Unit, 16651 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville, Maryland 20855
Directions (PDF)

Telephone: 240-740-6080
Fax: 301-548-4982
Email: Ms. Abby Martin-Salazar, Transportation Staffing Manager OR Ms. B. Karina Echeverz, Administrative Operations Secretary

Excellent Pay & Benefits

Benefits are for all Full-Time bus operators except substitutes. We offer a split-shift schedule and 30 hours minimum guaranteed. Yes, you can get FT benefits working less than 40 hours!

Starting Pay: $24.89/hour (once you successfully complete the bus operator training)

Paid Holidays

Bus operators are paid for all school holidays.

School calendar


  • Health
  • Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision

Detailed information about benefits

Personal and Sick Leave

Four (4) days annual personal leave

Ten (10) days annual sick leave

Paid Training

Staff from the Safety/Training Unit will teach you how to drive a bus and administer your Commercial Driver's License (CDL) test on-site. Best of all, you'll be paid while training once you have earned your Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Learner's Permit with the proper endorsements.

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Telephone: 240-740-6080

Fax: 301-548-4982

Excellent Work Locations

Many of our work locations are conveniently located on Ride On bus routes or near Metro stops.

For addresses and other information about our depots, go to our depot pages: