Shuttle Driver

Job description

Columbia College


Shuttle Driver

Range 22, $1,237.60 to $1,582.00 per month (2017-18 Classified Salary Schedule) 

4 hours per day, 4 days per week, 9 months per year


Complete job description and application available online at:


Appointments are hired at the first step of the range. The second step is paid after the first year of satisfactory service with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum sixth step.



Under general supervision, operates a passenger van to provide shuttle services for students and faculty; monitors vehicle performance to ensure vehicle operation, safety, efficiency and timeliness; maintains records and performs various clerical services; and performs related work as assigned.



This is a working level class within the Yosemite Community College District (YCCD). Incumbents operate a college van or similar vehicle to provide campus shuttle services during scheduled hours. Incumbents must possess a Class B commercial driver’s license and meet District standards for insurability as well as any other applicable restrictions required by the Department of Motor Vehicles and the California Motor Vehicle Code.



Incumbents in this class work under the general supervision of a supervisor or manager, working alone on routine or regular work assignments and checking with the supervisor on non-routine assignments or when in doubt as to the correct procedures to follow.

Incumbents do not directly or indirectly lead.


Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The knowledge and ability requirements are representative of essential duties. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.


Knowledge of:

• Basic knowledge of the California Motor Vehicle Code and the Education Code that apply to the operation of vehicles transporting passengers.

• Basic first aid practices, procedures and techniques.

• Safe driving practices.

• Use and care of passenger vehicles.

• Safety regulations and safe work practices.


Ability to:

• Ability to operate a vehicle designed to transport 14 passengers of less and other transportation equipment skillfully, safely and efficiently as to reduce liability.

• Understand and carry out both oral and written instructions.

• Exercise good judgment and extreme caution while driving.

• Meet requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform required duties.

• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.


Education and Experience

Any combination of education, experience and/or training that would likely provide the above-required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Typical background patterns that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities are:

• Education: Possession of a High School diploma or GED.

• Experience: Two years of experience in the operation of a motor vehicle.

Special Requirements:

• Initial possession and continuing maintenance of a satisfactory driving record is required.

• Incumbent must meet any other requirements determined applicable to this position under California Vehicle Code or Department of Motor Vehicles regulations.


Example of Duties


• Operates a college passenger van or similar transportation vehicle to transport students and others to various campus locations as part of a scheduled shuttle service.

• Adheres to departure and arrival times as scheduled.

• Organizes and implements emergency routing when necessary.

• Inspects vehicles and reports mechanical concerns to the repair shop.

• Reads and learns the rules, regulations, laws and District policies pertaining to campus transportation.

• Attends driver safety meetings and/or trainings as assigned.

• May pick up and deliver supplies and other items as assigned.

• Maintains basic records.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.



• Work typically takes place in a vehicle, but includes driving in varied weather conditions. Duties may involve exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions.


Licenses and Certificates

A valid California Class B commercial driver’s license with a passenger endorsement and a valid medical certificate is required.


Physical and Mental Standards:

• Mobility: ability to ascend and descend stairs and ramps; sit, walk or stand for extended periods.

• Dexterity: must have a full range of motion in the upper extremities; manual dexterity to operate equipment and use hand tools, and handle and work with various materials and objects.

• Lifting: frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 50 pounds.

• Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently.

• Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person.

• Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with others including significant public contact.


Additional Applicant Information

Applications are accepted online only at:

Select Job Openings, Select Search Jobs, Select Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job.


The District may hire more than one applicant with this applicant pool. Classified: This is a classified bargaining unit position. The District’s agreement with Chapter 420 of the California School Employees Association (CSEA) requires new classified employees, as a contractual obligation to CSEA, to — (A) become a dues paying member of CSEA, or — (B) pay a services fee to CSEA or — © if eligible as a conscientious objector, make a contribution to a charitable organization selected from among four listed in the classified agreement. 

Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee which will select candidates to be interviewed. After interviews, a recommendation will be forwarded to the President, Chancellor, and Board of Trustees.


The screening committee will evaluate all applications. Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by letter or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.

Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.

NOTE: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.


YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.




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Job No:
Posted: 8/28/2017
Application Due: 10/27/2017
Work Type:
Salary: $1,237.60 to $1,582.00 per month