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    Transport 4 Collier

    Transport 4 Collier is a 5-week training course that includes a classroom component and behind-the-wheel training requirement for non-CDL holders. To be eligible for the program, candidates must be age 18 and older interested, and interested in a career in the transportation industry.

    The training is free and upon completion of the program, qualified drivers hired by the district into full-time positions can earn $17.43 an hour and receive district provided health insurance at no cost to the employee.

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  • Transportation - Bus Driver Fast Facts:

    Starting Salary

    • $20.43 / hr (base, pus years of experience)
      • The following supplements will be added to the hourly rate: 
        • Four Year Degree ($1.25) Bachelors (Arts or Science)
        • Two Year College Degree ($.75) Associate (Arts or Science)
        • Additional supplements based on certifications/licensure

    Benefits – Collier County is one of the last public schools systems in Florida who still pays 100% of the employee premiums for health insurance!

    • 100% District-paid Medical and basic term life insurance
    • Paid Personal and Sick Leave
    • A part of the Florida Retirement System (FRS)
    • Free Employee Assistant/Wellness and Work-Life Balance Programs
    • Additional voluntary benefits (vision, dental, flexible spending account, pet insurance)


    • Previous experience or training is not required – We’ll help you to become a certified School Bus Driver!
    • Must have a CDL permit with passenger endorsement and school bus endorsement before starting training.


    • Complies with all laws, regulations, rules and directives promulgated by state agencies, School Board policies, and the Transportation Department concerning bus drivers and or related matters.
    • Operates any and all vehicles used by CCPS to transport students.
    • Works a split shift as required by Department operational needs.
    • Maintains acceptable attendance in accordance
    • Maintain the requirement established for certified School Bus Drivers including State requirements for dexterity tests and emergency evacuation procedures


    Transportation Hiring Process:

     To learn about employment information, resources, and benefits offered, click the booklet below!
     To apply now, click on the "Job Vacancies / Online Application" icon below!