Student: Transportation Driver

Job description

Job Title:

Student: Transportation Driver

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

3J5SE: Student Employment

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

On Campus/Off Campus:

Off Campus

Salary Range:

$11.73 to $14.28

Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Hours per Week:

40 hours per week

Job Summary:

You must be a current UK student to apply to this position.

The Driver provides reliable and courteous transportation to customer with safety as a top priority. May act as a peer counselor and provide a communication link between customers and staff. Operates and maintains assigned vehicle.

Essential Functions:

  • Regulates heating, lighting and ventilating systems for passenger.
  • Complies with local traffic regulations.
  • Inspects and repairs vehicle to maintain gas, oil, water, and tires before departure.
  • Assists residents with loading and unloading baggage.
  • Transports resident between pickup points and buildings.
  • Assists passengers, including handicapped, in and out of the vehicle, operates ramps, lifts and secure devices as needed.
  • Prior to departure, reads and interprets maps and driving directions to plan the most efficient route service for customers, and reads and interprets road signs in English.
  • Maintains accurate, up-to-date records on trip sheets, customer transportation forms, vehicle maintenance, fuel purchases, incident reports, accident reports, vehicle condition reports, and other records that are requested from management.
  • Coordinates the schedule for major or periodic vehicle maintenance with management and staff to minimize service interruptions.
  • Responds immediately to accident or medical emergencies by notifying emergency response providers, and rendering First Aid until emergency personnel arrive.
  • Maintains defensive driving.
  • Ensures self and occupants have property safety restraints in place while driving.
  • May escort or assist passengers from vehicle to destination.
  • Schedules group and individual trips in cooperating with activities department, receptionist, services coordinator and others.
  • Keeps the assigned vehicle clean inside and outside.
  • Performs minor maintenance tasks on assigned vehicles as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to drive a multi-passenger vehicle safely and appropriately, including the ability to read and interpret road signs in English.
  • Ability to read, understand, and adhere to the rules and regulations of the Federal Transit Administration and United States Department of Transportation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish effective professional relationships with customers, co-workers, and upper level staff and employees.
  • Ability to prepare concise and accurate records and reports.
  • Knowledge of the operations and features of assigned vehicles.
  • Ability to recognize vehicle needs & perform minor vehicle repairs.
  • Skilled reasoning skills to interpret policies and procedures, maps, and route directions.
  • Ability to administer First Aid.
Experience and Education Requirements:
  • 2 years of driving experience required with no record of reckless driving, DUI, or other vehicle infractions that would lead to concern of safety.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Class C License preferred.
Physical Requirements Essential to Perform the Duties of the Job:
  • Frequently communicates with employees, residents, family members, etc.
  • Occasionally lifts objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequently remains in a standing position.
  • Frequently stoops, kneels, or bends when assisting residents and co-workers with resident needs.
  • Must be able to use all body limbs up to 100 percent capacity.
  • Frequently works in a well-lit or dimly-lit, tempered room.

Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Job No:
Posted: 11/19/2020
Application Due: 2/17/2021
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