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County Looking To Hire 120 Part-Time Bus Drivers

Miami-Dade Bus. (Source: CBS4)

Miami-Dade Bus. (Source: CBS4)

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MIAMI (CBS4)- Miami-Dade Transit is looking to fill over120 part-time bus driver positions.

The move comes after some veteran full-time bus drivers are being trained to become Metrorail operators for the forthcoming elevated train line to Miami International Airport.

Those interested in the job can fill out an application via online at www.miamidade.gov/jobs through Tuesday, according to the MDT.

“Those who are selected can earn as they learn,” the MDT statement said. “Bus operator trainees earn $14.71 per hour, and continue gaining experience as part-time bus operators.”

According to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald, come this spring, Metrorail is scheduled to begin operating its new line from the current Earlington Heights station to the massive public transportation hub known as the Miami Intermodal Center, which is being built just east of MIA. MDT said it plans to hire 120 part-time bus drivers. MDT currently has 262 part-timers and 1,372 full-timers to drive its 822 buses.

To be selected, applicants must pass a background check and physical exam. They also must have a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED), a photo identification such as a Florida driver’s license, and proof of having passed the general knowledge, air-brake and passenger transport sections of the commercial driver license exam.

Those interested in applying can also obtain information by calling the Miami-Dade County Job Information Hot Line at 305-375-5627 or by visiting a South Florida Workforce One-Stop Career Center. Those without Internet access can use a computer at a public library.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald contributed material for this report)

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