Shuttle Bus Driver

Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Provide and maintain a safe and secure environment in which academic pursuits may flourish, in accordance with established goals of the University of Colorado, through service in the following area:

Transportation Services: Provide daily shuttle services for students to and from far parking lots, provide bus services to departments having a need to transport students.faculty/staff to locations not contiguous to the UCCS property.

This 50% position will only work during the Fall, Spring and Summer terms each year, which is approximately 40 weeks per year, working an average of 20 hours per week. This position will not work during academic semester breaks.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Duties:

  • Provide safe, dependable transportation on and around the campus area.
  • Assist with light maintenance of vehicles, refueling vehicles, cleaning vehicles and performance of vehicle safety inspections.
  • Be available to drive for other drivers that have called in sick or are otherwise unable to work their regular shift.
  • Drive charters for athletic teams, school organizations and others as required.
  • Safely assist loading, unloading and securing of disabled passengers in a professional manner.
  • Training campus community to drive motor pool vans.
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspections with a high degree of accuracy and safety.
  • Fuel and DEF buses when required.
  • Maintain proper passenger counts and related paperwork.
  • Use good judgment when need arises to alter assigned routes due to traffic conditions.
  • Be prepared to work any time of day or night, to include weekends.
  • Assist with light office duties such as data entry, filing paperwork, and making copies.
  • Assist with cleaning of vehicles.
  • Other assigned duties as needed.
  • Job Competencies:

  • Be able to safely operate 40 foot buses.
  • Drive in a legal and safe manner at all times.
  • Provide minor vehicle maintenance such as replacing tail lamps and headlights.
  • Office duties such as filing paperwork or computer data entry.
  • This position has been determined to be eligible for overtime (non-exempt) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    What We Offer:

    Hourly Pay Range: Generally starting at $16.19/hr

    The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado .

    Tentative Search Timeline:

    • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of 03/01/2021.
    • The potential employee start date is 03/15/2021.
    The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. 

    UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

    Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.  If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

    Minimum Requirements:

    Maintain a Colorado CDL- Class B or higher, DOT physical card Must have a passenger endorsement on CDL with airbrakes Must maintain a valid DOT physical card at all times Routinely pass random drug and alcohol screening tests One year driving experience  

    Preferred Requirements:

    Two years driving experience  

    Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move. Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements and fine motor skills. Occasionally required to climb, stoop, kneel. Near acuity, far acuity, depth perception and field of vision required frequently. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Exposure to weather, extreme cold and extreme heat likely.

    Job Category: Facilities/Labor,Trades & Crafts
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Part-time
    Posting Date: Feb 12, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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