Now offering $5,000 sign-on bonus*
Join Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) as a full-time bus operator and earn $5,000 bonus. Bus operator trainees will earn $15.95 per hour and after successfully completing the training program, will earn $16.81 per hour to start, plus built-in overtime.
Applications are being accepted through March 30. Apply online.
*Sign-on bonus: $2,500 paid after acceptance, enrollment and completion of DTPW Bus Operator Training Program and six months of successful performance; remaining $2,500 paid after 18-months of successful performance as a DTPW Bus Operator.
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
Joining the DTPW team as a bus operator is simple. Follow the steps below to begin your journey and be a part of the team that moves Miami-Dade.
Step 1: Apply today!
Visit miamidade.gov/jobs to apply. Search for the open “bus operator” position.
Step 2: Get screened.
If your application meets the qualifications, human resources will contact you to discuss next steps. The following are the 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:
- Background check
- Written exam -- be sure to check your PeopleSoft account for exam details
- Pre-employment physical exam
Step 4: Start driving. Apply now
New hires will participate in an 9-week training program before getting on the road with passengers.