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Transit Bus Driver

Charlottesville

Transit Bus Driver

  • R0035077
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Operations
  • The University of Virginia
University Transit Service (UTS) at the University of Virginia's Department of Parking and Transportation is seeking reliable Transit Bus Drivers. Our drivers work within the University Transit Service to provide transportation services to the University of Virginia Community. Strong customer service skills are necessary. Duties include the operation of a transit bus unit on a fixed route as well as transit operation in support of University-wide events. Selected candidates will be required to be able to drive any/all buses and support vehicles in the fleet.

Note : University Transit Service and Parking and Transportation have services that operate in 24 hours/7 days a week. This requires that all employees have flexibility with scheduling. More specifically, recent hires will be expected to work any and all shifts.

Minimum Requirements:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least 8 months of prior work experience. Experience gained during part-time work as a student may be considered.
  • A valid Driver's license is required. The ability to pass the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) exam within 45 days of hire will be a condition of this position. A Virginia Commercial Driver's License Type A or B with Passenger and Air Brake endorsements is highly preferred.
  • The ability to follow and enforce specific instructions is required, and the ability to communicate effectively with the public is essential. Applicants must be able to read, write, and speak in the English language.
  • General knowledge of computer usage; ability to type, use email, and interface with web-based systems for payroll and performance management is essential
  • 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. All of these physical requirements are essential to the position.
  • 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 are 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.
  • The ability to drive any/all buses or support vehicles is required.
  • The ability to work overtime and shifts over eight (8) hours is required to meet service hours in Transit Operations.


Compensation:
  • Compensation for this position is $18.50 per hour for non-CDL holders and $19.00 per hour for CDL holders. (Must be Class A or B with Air Brakes and the Passengers endorsement.)
  • We offer a $1,000 sign on bonus for any/all who complete the hiring process.
  • An additional $1,500.00 bonus will be given once the following criteria are met:


1. CDL issued;

2. Training completed; and

3. Two [2] semesters of service completed.

This is a full-time position with UVA benefits . Employee benefits package highlights include:
  • 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off; Parental and Community Service Leave
  • Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs
  • Retirement through the Virginia Retirement System
  • Tuition and professional development benefits
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year


Physical Demands:

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, traveling, and the potential for bending, lifting, and carrying.

To Apply:

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs search for requisition R0035077. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. Complete the application, and upload the following Required materials:
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references (name, email address, and telephone number).


** Note: Multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV/Resume box.**

This position is open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Marcus Rozier, Academic Recruiter hjv5vm@virginia.edu .

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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