Employment & Training Bus Driver Requirements Employment: The starting salary for a Regular School Bus Driver is $11.32 per hour and Special Needs School Bus Driver is $12.34. A full time bus driver will work a minimum 30 hours to receive benefits. All bus drivers have a choice of working full-time or part time. All drivers will drive am and pm routes 5 days a week. Interested applicants in becoming a school bus driver must fill out an application and return to the Anderson Five Transportation Department. We will conduct checks on references, driver license, and background prior to approval of application. Applicants that are approved will be contacted approximately 2 weeks prior to the next state school bus training session. A pre-employment drug test will be administered. Training Requirements: Attendance to a 20 hour state bus driver training class. A multiple choice written test will be administered. A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is required. (Note: Applicant can not be on insulin shots) After completing the DOT physical, bus driver candidates will go to the South Carolina Highway Department with their DOT card in possession to take four written test. We will prepare all applicants for these four tests with study materials, study sessions and CDL manuals. The four test are the following: 1. General Knowledge Test (50 multiple choice) 2. Air Brake Test (25 multiple choice) 3. Passenger Test (20 multiple choice 4. Federal "S" Endorsement Test (15 multiple choice) Once the candidate has received their Commercial Beginner's Permit, they will contact Melvin Valentine at (864) 260-1095 to set up training. Training consists of CDL preparation (pre-trip, skills course, and road test), State school bus test, and a physical performance test (PPT). Candidate must complete 10 hours (minimum) of training. After training the candidate will take a CDL, State school bus, and PPT test. These tests are hands on and written. Safety Assistants Requirements Employment: The starting salary for a Safety Assistant is $8.31 per hour and work a minimum of 5 hours a day. All safety assistants will ride am and pm routes 5 days a week. Interested applicants in becoming a safety assistant must fill out an application and return to the Anderson Five Transportation Department. We will conduct checks on references, and background prior to approval of application. Approved applicants will be contacted as openings are available. All safety assistant are required to pass a Physical Performance Test prior to employment. As noted on the application, all application are kept on file for 1 year. A pre-employment drug test will be administered. All employees of Anderson School District Five Transportation will be required to attend a CPR, First Aid, and Blood-borne pathogens classes.