Global Ground Transportation Institute

Shuttle Bus Driver - Limited Appointment

University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, United States
11 days ago


Shuttle Bus Driver - Limited Appointment

Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 21078

Initial Review Date (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.

Initial Review Date (IRD): 08-02-2021

Dept Marketing Statement
Under the supervision of the Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) Transit Operations Manager and Assistant Transit Managers, drives/operates a variety of passenger vehicles in support of the campus day and night bus service, Disability Van Service, premium transit services, Campus Tours, and Charters on scheduled or non-scheduled routes, on or off campus.  

The primary purpose of the position is to safely transport staff, faculty, and students who are required to travel on campus and in between campus sites to fulfill their work and school related obligations.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary Range Information: $22.92/Hourly Step 1.0
No. of Positions: 3
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is NOT eligible for benefits.
Schedule Information: Part-time, Fixed
Percentage of Time: 43%
Average Hours Per Week: 17.2
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri, Some weekends
Shift Includes: Days, Evenings, and Nights
Employee Classification: This is a Limited Appointment
Job End Date: 6 Months from Date of Hire and possibility of an extension.
Job Code Classification: [008486] AUTO EQUIP OPR SR
Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus, Barn H
Union Representation: SX

Job Duties
85%: Driving 
  • Drive/operate a 20 - 41+ passenger shuttle bus, 7-15 passenger van, and a 5 passenger automobile, as assigned. 
  • Operate vehicles in a safe manner, observing traffic regulations and maintaining assigned routes, headways and schedules while making passenger pick ups and drop offs at designated locations on campus.
  • Maintain time points for all routes and schedules, running on time, traffic conditions permitting.
  • Maintain accurate driver logs, passenger counts, ride schedule and other records, as assigned and as required for compliance with all UC, State, & Federal Agencies. 
  • Communicate via two-way radio system following the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations governing radio frequency use.
  • Operate hydraulic wheelchair lifts, ramps and securing systems on applicable shuttle buses and vans.
  • Maintain a cooperative working relationship by exercising diplomacy, remaining calm under stressful situations. 
  • Interact in a professional and courteous manner with the campus community and the public.

Paratransit Support:
  • Drive/operate disability lift equipped vans. 
  • Assist Paratransit clients in and out of vehicles in a helpful and courteous manner.
  • Communicate Paratransit service policies and procedures to customers.
  • Comply with the Department of Transportation (DOT) Title VI regulation, 49 CFR Part 21.9, and including Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) Circular 4702.1A regarding nondiscrimination as required.
  • Attend Disability Van Service (DVS) training and annual refresher courses as required.

10%: Safety, Prevention and Maintenance
  • Complete a bus inspection prior to leaving for assigned route.  Record any discrepancies on the vehicle check out sheet and notify the supervisor regarding any minor problems or safety hazards.
  • Maintain interior cleanliness of vehicle assigned for shift; maintain exterior cleanliness as needed.
  • Fuel transit vehicles, following applicable safety procedures.
  • Complete a post-trip checklist and secure vehicle.
  • Comply with the UCSC TAPS Transit Crime Prevention, Reporting and Safety procedures; work cooperatively with Asst. Manager's to ensure safety and cleaning standards are met.
  • Attend all required safety and compliance training as scheduled by the department. 
  • Read and follow the UCSC Principles of Community.
  • Facilitate clear and positive communications between department members, other public safety entities, and the community. 
  • Read and follow department work rules, directives, procedures, and requirements.  
  • Read and follow the University of California and UC Santa Cruz policy and procedures.
  • Comply with the university and/or department discrimination and harassment policy.

5%: Operations Support
  • In support of Transit Operations and under the direction of the TAPS Assistant Managers:
    • Instruct and train drivers in the operation of campus vehicles; 
    • Conduct transit surveys and data collection;
    • Post transit materials; 
    • Provide TAPS Base radio response for any radio communication between the shuttles and Campus Dispatch;
  • Operate the computerized reservation system for the TAPS Para Transit service.
  • Collect medical information from customers in a confidential manner and exercise discretion in handling confidential materials in relation to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA).
  • Provide support to all ParaTransit field units.
  • As required, provide back-up administrative support to ParaTransit Operations.

Required Qualifications
  • Skill in the safe operation of various University passenger vehicles to provide transportation as directed.
  • Knowledge of driving laws as specified in the California Vehicle Code.
  • Ability to maintain accurate, legible logs and records.
  • Skill in establishing/maintaining tactful relationships with supervisors, passengers, co-workers.
  • Ability to participate in safety training/certification programs. 
  • Ability to use two-way radio operations and/or cellular phone for communication purposes.
  • Ability to strictly adhere to all posted speed limits, traffic laws, safety requirements and University parking requirements. 
  • Ability to learn and understand the campus schemes, routes, and bus stop locations.
  • Ability to use mapping tools such as Mapquest, Google Maps and Thomas Guide for selecting event routing.
  • Ability to interact in a professional, friendly, courteous manner with the public, interacting with persons of various backgrounds, including persons with disabilities, with different personalities under diverse situations.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to maintain a cooperative working relationship with co-workers.
  • Ability to work independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction.
  • Ability to adhere to established policies and procedures.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and organize work flows to meet deadlines, working with changes in workloads, assignments, customer service needs and interruptions, remaining calm under stressful situations.
  • Ability to work near and around support and service animals in accordance with the UC Santa Cruz Service/Support Animal Policy.
  • Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential materials in relation to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA).
  • Ability to speak in a clear concise manner sufficient to obtain needed information, explain policies and procedures, and provide instructions and directions to passengers politely, clearly and effectively.
  • Knowledge of where to go for information and ability to judge what information should be passed on to different levels of management.
  • Ability to read, write, follow oral or written instructions and perform basic mathematical calculations. 
  • Ability to adhere to posted routes and schedules within designated time standards for each route.
  • Ability to maintain excellent attendance and punctuality in order to meet specific deadlines.

View full job description and access on-line application:

To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 57844963
  • Location:
    Santa Cruz, California, United States
  • Position Title: Shuttle Bus Driver - Limited Appointment
  • Company Name: University of California Santa Cruz
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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