Bear Transit Bus Driver (8486C), Parking & Transportation
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: December 15, 2019
Campus Transit provides shuttle service to approximately 800,000 passengers, on an annual basis, and employs a staff of capable SAEOs, to assist with their transportation needs. This position requires individuals capable of safely operating and maintaining scheduled service on various routes. Individuals must be thoroughly familiar with a two-way radio communications system, as well as with FCC laws. The incumbent, in this position, will assist the Lead Operator, as necessary.
Responsible for safely transporting passengers in various types of buses and vans, on scheduled routes, between BART and the Campus/Center for Shared Services (CSS), Hearst Mining Circle and Space Science Labs, 2000 Carleton - ASUC - University Hall, inter-campus and/or intra-campus routes, as directed.
Ability to operate automatic or manual transmissions.
Availability to work additional hours, as needed, to cover illnesses, vacations, etc.
Ability to understand, explain and operate within established timeframes and route schedules.
Responsible for safely transporting passengers to/from UCB and various points in the Bay Area.
Ability to read and understand maps and travel directions.
Must know, enforce, and adhere to, and comply with all Federal, State and University regulations, which include safety policies.
Responsible for operating two-way radios, per departmental and FCC regulations.
Responsible to perform mechanical and administrative check-in and check-out procedures incidental to driving assigned vehicles.
Responsible for completing required departmental forms, accurately and legibly.
Ability to operate wheelchair mechanism, to assist disabled passengers, and be familiar with ADA passenger regulations, as they relate to transportation.
Ability to handle emergency situations, according to university policies and procedures.
Must have good working relationships with fellow workers.
Fulfill other duties, such as: refueling, closing windows, sweeping and/or washing bus interior, as needed, disposing of refuse from vehicle used for the shift, in the appropriate manner and receptacle, and turning-in lost items.
Performs other duties, as assigned by the Lead Driver, Transit Supervisor, or designee, as needed.
A valid Class A or B driver's license, with unrestricted passenger endorsements, and air brakes.
Must satisfactorily complete a Pre-Trip Inspection, and an Air Brake Test.
Must demonstrate ability to safely drive Bear Transit's 35' and 40' passenger vehicles.
A minimum of 5 years passenger driving experience, in vehicles 35-feet in length, or larger.
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, to interact with diverse ridership.
Ability to read, write legibly, and speak, in English, to understand passengers, give directions, properly execute safety protocol, interact with first-responders, and to write accident, incidents and safety, or other, reports.
Must demonstrate ability to operate two-way radios and wheelchair lifts.
A valid medical certification and good driving record reflecting no more than one (1) moving violation, in the immediate 24-month period, preceding application date.
Ability to work independently.
Availability, and flexibility, to be reassigned, or to fill-in for absent SAEOs, with minimum, or same-day, notification.
Salary & Benefits
This is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role, will be based on the Union negotiated pay scale.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Employment is contingent upon passing a drug screen/physical exam.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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