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Part-Time Transit Bus Driver (Staff Wage)


Part-Time Transit Bus Driver (Staff Wage)

  • R0031670
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Trades & Engineering
  • The University of Virginia
University Transit Service (UTS) at the University of Virginia's Department of Parking and Transportation is searching for reliable Part-Time Transit Bus Drivers.
The Part-Time Transit Bus Driver works within the University Transit Service to provide transportation services to the University of Virginia Community. Duties include operation of a transit unit on a fixed route as well as transit operation in support of University-wide events. Work hours are no more than 28 hours per week.

Anticipated position compensation: $18.50 per hour.

This is a wage position that is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link: http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-029

To apply, please submit an application online through Workday at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and attach CV/Resume and contact information for 3 professional references (Cover Letter Optional). Search on requisition number: R0031670.

Questions related to the application process may be directed to Keith Johnson, HR Specialist at fkj2t@virginia.edu .

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will require a criminal history, sexual offender registry, Drug Screen, DMV check. (SPAKA)

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Required Qualification:
  • Valid Driver's License. Must possess a good driving record, that is, possess a zero or positive point balance on license.
  • Must be able to obtain a Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with Passengers and Air Brakes endorsements within the first 30-45 days of employment.
  • Knowledge of highway regulations; effective verbal and listening communications skills; time and stress management skills; ability to read and write in the English language to record and maintain daily route records; ability to understand, follow, and execute verbal instructions through two-way radio communications; ability to provide friendly customer service and conduct positive, courteous and respectful interaction with the public.
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to drive and comfortably operate any and all support and transit vehicles.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least 8-20 months of experience as a fixed-route transit bus driver or over-the-road charter bus driver is preferred.
  • Considerable customer service experience is highly preferred.
  • Class A or B Commercial Driver's License with Passengers and Air Brakes endorsements, with a good driving record reflected by possessing a positive point balance on license.
  • Ability to operate a transit vehicle. Knowledge of University Transit service routes and procedures.


Safe operation of a transit bus requires sustained sitting, driving, pushing/pulling (steering wheel and various controls), repetitive motion, use of both hands, use of either hand, fine finger manipulation, and wrist movement. Safe operation also includes repetitive motion with both ankles/feet, with both possessing the strength and dexterity to fully depress the service brake and accelerator (right), and turn signal controls (left) present on the transit bus units within the Parking and Transportation fleet.

Boarding/alighting the transit bus requires the ability to climb stairs (at least one step up/down). Successful operation of ADA Accessible equipment aboard the transit bus requires bending, lifting, and carrying. All of these physical requirements should be considered essential to the position.

Work performed during special events and as part of servicing the equipment requires standing, walking, and the potential for bending, lifting, and carrying.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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