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Miami Job Market: Bus Driver Positions Open Up

The Miami job market may see a bit of an improvement now that the county is taking applications for part time bus drivers. If you have the skills, these positions could be the ideal choice for those looking for a good "foot in the door" type of position. The county plans to hire on about 120 part time employees to cover these positions. You could be one of them.

According to the Miami Dade Transit, veteran full time drivers are moving on to become Metrorail operators for the government. This will eventually allow the Miami International Airport train line to be fully functional. According to a statement released by the Miami Dade Transit, "Those who are selected can earn as they learn. Bus operator trainees earn $14,71 per hour and continue gaining experience as part time bus operators."

The Metrorail is to begin operations in spring. The new line will run from Earlington Heights to the Miami Intermodal Center, a huge hub that is meant to improve Miami public transportation.

To qualify for the position, you will need to have a physical and pass a background check. You will need to provide other qualifications as well, including having passed the air brake, passenger transport and the general knowledge sections of the Commercial Drivers License exam.

If you are looking for a part time position in the area, this could be a good option for you. The county already employs 262 part time employees and another 1372 full time drivers. It operates 822 busses.