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University Transit Service Bus Driver/Training Specialist

Charlottesville

University Transit Service Bus Driver/Training Specialist

  • R0044069
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Operations
  • The University of Virginia
The Department of Parking & Transportation at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks applications for Bus Driver and Training Specialist. Over its first two hundred years, the University of Virginia has been at the forefront of producing global citizen leaders, groundbreaking research and scholarship, and world-class patient care. As the University enters its third century, we continuously seek to define and redefine ourselves, motivated by our shared passion for discovery, innovation, community, service, and social justice. One of the University’s top priorities is to create a living, learning, and work environment that supports-and challenges-our academic community. To achieve its mission, the University must be a place in which all faculty, students, and staff are active participants in its work, where those groups historically excluded from participation in University life are present in numbers that prevent isolation of the spirit and of the mind, and where each individual is conscious of how they contribute to the creation and dissemination of knowledge that enhances the well-being of our community, our state, our nation, and the world.

The successful candidate will be expected to work within University Transit Service to provide transportation services to the University community. Reporting to the General Manager, the Bus Driver/Training Specialist will work with unlicensed and licensed employees to safely teach them how to operate a transit unit. In addition, the Bus Driver/Training Specialist is expected to have a positive demeanor and enthusiasm to teach others; as well as work ethic. The incumbent is also expected to operate transit units on fixed routes, as well as provide transit operation for University-wide events. Work is routinely monitored.

Training Specialist
  • Teach employees to obtain their commercial drivers' license to comply with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Transportation regulations.
  • Teach employees to operate a transit unit safely on fixed-route service to comply with standard University Transit Service operating procedures.
  • Always possess a positive and cheerful demeanor while working with fellow employees.


Supervisor
  • Serve as a shift supervisor when training hours are unavailable.
  • Respond to emergencies on route, investigate accidents, plan and establish route detours.
  • Control GPS interface.


Bus Driver
  • Serve as bus driver when training hours are unavailable.
  • Operate transit buses safely by applying established defensive driving principles.
  • Follow standard University Transit Service operating procedures and comply with Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Transportation regulations.
  • Ensure that all appropriate logs are kept and that any information affecting safe vehicle operation is reported.


In addition to the above responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • A minimum of two (2) or more years of transit driving experience required
  • A valid Virginia Commercial Driver's License Type A or B with Passenger and Air Brake endorsements, with a positive points balance is required.


The selected candidate will be required to complete all necessary background checks, including a drug screen, prior to the start date of the position.

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.

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

All of these physical requirements should be considered essential to the position.

This position is located in Charlottesville, VA.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $15.00 -$21.86/hour, commensurate with education and experience. This is an n on-exempt level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit hr.virginia.edu/benefits.

This position will remain open until filled. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health screen is required for this position prior to employment.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0044069. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs.’ Complete an application online with the following documents:

• CV

• Cover letter

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

References will be completed via UVA’s standardized process Skill Survey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process.

For questions about the application process, please contact Melanie Sponaugle, Academic Recruiter, at unw5dq@virginia.edu.

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.

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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