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Become a full-time bus operator

New applications will be accepted from Feb. 12 through March 25, 2024

Join Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) as a full-time bus operator. Bus operator trainees will earn $16.43 per hour, and after successfully completing the training program will earn $17.31 per hour to start, plus built-in overtime and an additional 1.5% allowance added to the Bus Operators’ base pay, and the option of earning double-time for working County-observed holidays.

Sign-On Bonus: $2,500 paid after acceptance, enrollment, and completion of DTPW Bus Operator Training Program and six (6) months of successful performance; remaining $2,500 paid after 18-months of successful performance as a DTPW Bus Operator.

Miami-Dade County offers an excellent benefits package that includes:
  • Medical, dental, optional vision, and disability insurance
  • Optional 457 pre-tax savings plans, optional flexible spending accounts
  • 13 paid holidays, one birthday holiday, and two floating holidays
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Employee contributory membership in the Florida Retirement System
  • Tuition Refund Program
  • Career advancement opportunities within DTPW and other County departments
Your safety is first – always! At DTPW, the safety of our staff and passengers is the number one priority, which is why the department has instituted various new safety protocols since 2020, including immediate access to Miami-Dade County’s healthcare benefits for new hires.

Grow with us! Miami-Dade County is a great place to work with plenty of career advancement opportunities and potential for overtime. Employees can grow professionally, grow academically and grow financially.

A heart of service. Be part of a team that provides an essential service to Miami-Dade County’s residents and visitors. DTPW bus operators play a vital role in connecting communities and positively impacting a person’s life.

How to get hired

Step 1: New applications will be accepted from Feb. 12 through March 25, 2024
Once the period opens, visit miamidade.gov/jobs and search for the open “bus operator” position to apply.

Step 2: Get screened
If your application meets the qualifications, human resources will contact you to discuss next steps. The following are minimum requirements to become a bus operator for DTPW:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must possess proof of having passed the General Knowledge for a class “B” vehicle with air brakes and Passenger Endorsement Testing of the CDL (all documents need to be current and valid)
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and various shifts and locations as assigned.
Step 3: Pre-employment
Applicants must successfully complete the following before moving onto the next phase of employment:
Step 4: Start driving
New hires will participate in an 9-week training program before getting on the road with passengers.

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We manage the County Stormwater Utility for flood and water quality protection and maintain the secondary canal system.

Permits for all work within rights-of-way and code enforcement of unpermitted work is also handled by our Public Works division.

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