Bus Driver, Full-Time

University of Maryland
September 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 128408

Title: Driver, Bus Functional Title: Bus Driver, Full-Time Category Status: 22-Nonexempt, Contingent 2 Applicant Search Category: Staff University Authorized FTE: 100 Unit: VPA-Transportation Services-Shuttle Hiring Range Minimum: 36208 Hiring Range Maximum: 43450 Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) is searching for a lively, highly organized Shuttle-UM bus driver to ensure the safe transport of our students, staff, faculty and guests.

Under the supervision of the Transit Operations Manager, the Bus Driver operates medium and heavy-duty commercial passenger vehicles, transporting passengers to various locations and ensuring the safety of all passengers. This role ensures the operational readiness of equipment by performing pre- trip and post-trip inspections and properly clean, fuel and secure the vehicle upon completion of trip.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operates transit vehicles consisting of cutaway vans, 30' buses, 35' buses, and 40' buses to transport passengers along assigned routes or designated point to point service
  • Ensures passenger safety at all times; serves as informational source to passengers
  • Serves as a representative of UMD DOTS by providing quality customer service to the students, staff, faculty, and guests and by being respectful of the surrounding community
  • Adheres to assigned bus schedules, follows code of conduct policies and procedures and handles emergency situations while transporting passengers
  • Follows all safety regulations in accordance with the Department of Motor Vehicles' driving regulation as well as University's and DOTS' specific guidelines
  • Performs daily and routine safety checks of equipment prior to and during use and assures safe operation, reporting any defects or maintenance issues
  • Maintains a clean and neat vehicle
  • Ability to be available to work on weekends, early mornings, and nights
  • Attends meetings, programs and in-service training as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    Experience: One year as a driver.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • General knowledge of the care and operation of motorized equipment.
  • Skill in driving buses in all kinds of weather and road conditions.
  • Ability to read and write; to understand and follow oral and written instructions; and to assist passengers.
  • Ability to problem solve and respond appropriately to a variety of complicated passenger and driving issues.
  • Conditions of Employment:

  • Employees in this job class must posess and maintain a valid Maryland Commercial Class B Driver, with a passenger endorsement and NOT restircted for airbreaks, with no more than 5 points and will be subject to drug and alcohol education and testing as required under Federal Highway Administration and the State of Maryland regulations.
  • Preferences:

    Preferred: One year in the operation of medium or heavy-duty commercial passenger vehicles

    Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Job Risks Medical Clearance for Driving a Vehicle (ex Commercial Drivers License) Physical Demands

    The driver must sit for long periods of time and requires intense concentration, particularly in poor driving conditions in various vehicle types.

    Posting Date: 08/23/2023 Closing Date: 09/23/2023 Open Until Filled No Diversity Statement:

    The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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    Posting Specific Questions

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  • Do you hold a valid CDL Class B Commercial Driver's License with Passenger Endorsement?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you hold a valid CDL Class B Commercial Driver's License Air brake Endorsement?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have at least one (1) year of CDL driving experience?
  • Yes
  • No
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