Global Ground Transportation Institute

Transit Bus Driver

Texas A&M University
College Station TAMU, Texas, United States
6 days ago

Description

Job Title
Transit Bus Driver

Agency
Texas A&M University

Department
Transportation Services

Proposed Minimum Salary
Commensurate

Job Location
College Station, Texas

Job Type
Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

Transportation Services is an empowered team of professionals dedicated to providing efficient, dynamic and innovative fleet, parking and transit services to the community. We support the teaching, research and public service mission of Texas A&M University, with focus on customer service and communication. For more information about us, visit our website: http://transport.tamu.edu

What we want

The Transit Driver is responsible for driving the Texas A&M University transit routes as scheduled and providing customer service by assisting passengers with questions on policies, routes, etc. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this job description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Starting Pay Rate: $14.25/hr.

Position Details: This is a 10 month position working from mid-August to mid-May. August 1, 2021 will be the first official 10 month employment period. The position will be 100% working 40 hours per week, hours may vary.

Cover Letter/Resume': Acover letter and resume' are strongly recommended. You may upload these documents on the application under CV/Resume.

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible.For the latest information regarding Texas A&M's COVID-19 response, please visit the University's COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness' COVID-19 website .

Required Education and Experience:
  • High school graduation or any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two years' work experience


Required Licenses and Certifications:
  • Valid vehicle operator's license and good driving record
  • Must be able to obtain State of Texas class "B" vehicle operator's license (commercial driver's license with passenger endorsement and air brakes endorsement) within 45 days of employment


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrate the ability to operate several types of buses and vans to the extent of maneuvering safely through congested traffic conditions, adverse weather and road conditions
  • Exhibit a high degree of mental concentration and independent judgement
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with computers
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others


Other Requirements or Other Factors:
  • This position will be covered by DOT regulations and be in a random drug and alcohol testing pool
  • This position also requires drivers to walk distances of up to a ½-mile unassisted between bus assignments
  • This position also requires drivers to bend/stoop to conduct pre-trip bus inspection, kneeling to secure wheelchair on the bus and climbing limited stairs into high-floor buses


Preferred Experience:
  • Previous commercial driving experience, customer service experience, training experience and mechanical experience


Preferred Licenses and Certifications:
  • Commercial driver's license with passenger endorsement and air brakes endorsement


Responsibilities:
  • Driving - Drive Texas A&M University transit routes as scheduled; operate assigned equipment in a safe and efficient manner and in adherence to all University, departmental and unit policies as well as local, state and federal laws. Provide customer service by assisting with questions on policies, routes, checking ID's, accurately documenting passenger counts, para service, etc.
  • Administrative - Conduct a proper pre and post trip vehicle inspection and note any discrepancies at the beginning and end of every shift; report any potentially hazardous vehicle maintenance or safety issues immediately to a Transit Supervisor or dispatch. Responsible for cleanliness of all equipment assigned during shift.
  • Department Objectives/Customer Service - Transportation Services is committed to providing courteous, responsive, quality service to our customers by fostering a respectful, positive, and welcoming environment for all. Employees are responsible for the following: representing the department to internal and external customers by actively supporting diversity; maintaining 100% on time compliance with all university required training for all employees; approving time worked and requesting appropriate leave in a timely manner; reading and responding to e-mail; reviewing/reading information listed on the department intranet; performing assigned tasks in a safe manner and utilizing personal protective items/equipment as appropriate or instructed by supervisor or department; reporting unsafe actions or conditions to supervisor immediately and supporting and following unit/department safety guidelines, practices and policies. Persons in this position will be required to drive state vehicle to travel to various parts of campus and are considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc. Performs other duties as assigned.


Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59224051
  • Location:
    College Station TAMU, Texas, United States
  • Position Title: Transit Bus Driver
  • Company Name: Texas A&M University
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