Bus Driver

Stony Brook, NY
Jun 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Bus Driver-1701065

Required Qualifications: Per Civil Service Standards and Specifications. Must have, keep and maintain a valid NYS CDL Class B Driver’s License with passenger and air brake endorsements and be able to be 19A certified as required by New York State DMV; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations (*** Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes"). Appointment will be contingent upon proof of identity and eligibility for employment and successful completion of pre-employment testing for controlled substance use as mandated by the Federal Highway Administration Omnibus Transportation Act of 1991. Please note that employment cannot commence until notification for successful completion of this pre-employment testing is received. Must comply with the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing act (drug and alcohol testing).

Brief Description of Duties: The Bus Driver will be responsible for the following:

  • Drive a full-size passenger bus on and off SUNY property in order to transport passengers and materials as required.
  • Check horn, directional lights, head, tail, parking and emergency lights for proper operation. Check proper operation of braking system.
  • Supervise the loading and unloading of passengers and personal property onto the bus. Post manifests, inventories, and other records of goods and passengers transported. This would include the compiling of count sheets from all drivers when assigned.
  • Transport passengers with disabilities.
  • Pre-trip inspection of vehicle and completion of required forms.
  • Operate radio and/or cellular telephones as needed to communicate with dispatcher.
  • Monitor gauges and as necessary refuels the tank on the vehicle.
  • Check tires for visible damage.
  • Keep written records of trips, mileage, stopovers, fuel bridges, tolls and records of passenger counts. Report any malfunction and needed repairs to supervisor or maintenance staff. This would include the compiling of the daily bus logs from all drivers on a daily basis.
  • Drive campus routes and do charters for departments and graduation work for Stony Brook University.
  • Wash, sweep, clean and fuel buses, as well as vans and other state vehicles.
  • In an emergency situation, the driver may be required to perform some minor repairs such as replace a bulb, put air into tires, replace windshield wiper blades, etc...
  • May map routes, itineraries, and points of call for other drivers as well as yourself.
  • Transport vehicles to and from vendors for repairs.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Special Notes: These are temporary, hourly, full time positions (40 hours per week) and temporary, hourly, part time positions (20 hours per week). Shifts and pass days vary with an anticipated start date of August 10, 2017 and an anticipated end date of May 23, 2018. Night and weekend work may be required. FLSA Nonexempt positions, eligible for overtime provisions of the FLSA. Mandatory rehire roster candidates have preference.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.

Stony Brook University will be 100% tobacco-free starting January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.

***Out of State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.

About Stony Brook: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff.

SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632-6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632-6350. It can also be viewed online at the University Police website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/police.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Official Job Title: Bus Driver
Job Field: Bus Driver
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Transportation and Parking-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Per Diem Variable To Be DeterminedTransportation and Parking-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Jun 7, 2017
Posting End Date: Jul 7, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: As Per Civil Service Guidelines
Salary Grade: SG8


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