Shuttle Bus Driver - Full Time

Governors State University
University Park, IL
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Type:

Civil Service

Classification Title:

Campus Transportation Operator

Position's Functional Title:

Shuttle Bus Driver - Full Time

Position Summary:

Governors State University is seeking to hire a Shuttle Bus Driver to operate buses to accommodate students, faculty, and staff. This person will work under general supervision from a designated supervisor.

Typical duties include but are not limited to:

1. Operate buses for students, faculty, and staff;
2. Report need for routine maintenance and/or emergency maintenance and repair when such difficulties occur;
3. Keep records of mileage and the consumption of fuel, oil, and antifreeze as directed;
4. Maintain awareness of loading zones, campus road networks, and traffic problems;
5. Supervise students, other persons who may be allowed to ride the buses;
6. Exercise caution concerning the travel of persons with disabilities and reports any irregularities in the operation of the bus or campus facilities (such as inaccessible entrances) affecting the travel of riders;
7. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Salary Range: $13.26 to $15.67 per hour.
(This is a non-unionized position. Salary starts at the base and is determined based on Education and Experience exceeding the minimum qualifications).

Minimum Qualifications:

REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS: VALID ILLINOIS DRIVER’S LICENSE (See “Special instructions to applicants” section below).

1. Must be a resident of the state of Illinois

2. Must be at least 21 years of age upon employment. (This requirement may be further defined by local recruitment, examination, and employment policies, provided age requirements have been met with regard to all other applicable state and federal regulations in this respect.)

3. Possession of a valid driver license as required by the State of Illinois for the type of motor vehicle(s) to be operated by the incumbent, such as a school bus driving permit or similar license/certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. High school graduate or equivalent

2. Have a minimum of one (1) year experience in shuttle bus driving or a related field.

3. Have the ability to interact professionally with the public.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

For consideration, applicants are required to attach the following:


2: Online Application – Must be fully completed, include all dates of employment, employment status (full-time or if part-time, include percentages), job duties and responsibilities (full details).

3: Cover Letter.

4: Resume.

5: A list of three Professional References.

Illinois residency required.

This vacancy involves a Credential Assessment Examination which consist of a review and rating of the applicants Education, Experience, Licenses, and other qualifications. Applicants are required to provide electronic documentation as listed above to verify that the minimum qualifications for this position has been met.

Veterans may be eligible to receive additional points on a passing final examination score. To determine eligibility, submit one of the following documents to the Department of Human Resources:
1: Department of Defense – DD214/DD215
2: National Guard – NGB22 Form
3: Discharge Orders
4: Reserves – DD256 Discharge Certificate

Note: Must be received by the closing date of this posting.


Working at Governors State University

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GSU is an “island of excellence,” according to Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary of the United States Department of Education. With bold, new initiatives, 23 bachelor’s, 27 master’s, and five doctoral degree programs, GSU excels at providing the quality education that is essential for success in today’s world.

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GSU’s exemplary efforts bring unequalled education opportunities to the region’s diverse population. The university is remarkably inclusive and serves students from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. The student body, like the faculty and staff, reflect a rich blend of ideas, perspectives, talents, and life experiences.

Success by Innovation

GSU, expanding on its commitment to excellence and reflecting the best research on student success, will become a full-service university with the admission of its inaugural freshman class in 2014. The groundbreaking Dual Degree Program encourages community college students to complete both an associate and bachelor’s degree at an affordable tuition rate and with comprehensive academic advising.

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GSU is committed to serving as the region’s public square and making the community stronger through programs and partnerships in education, healthcare, government, and business. The Center for Performing Arts and Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park integrate arts and education. The university is also fully committed to sustainability through its alternative energy and conservation efforts.

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GSU, the only public university in the Chicago Southland region, is a national model in providing education pathways that lead its graduates to lives rich in purpose, commitment, and contribution.

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