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Per Diem Bus Driver

Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Per Diem Bus Driver

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Athletic and Recreation

Title of Manager/Supervisor: Assistant Athletic Director

Number of Employees Reporting to this Position: 0

Wage: $25

Position Summary: Drive University leased 25 passenger bus on short and/or long trips safely negotiating various routes through varied terrain and geographic areas.

General Purpose: Transport students, coaches and staff from one place to another using the University leased 25 passenger buses.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Drive University leased 25 passenger bus on short and/or long trips safely negotiating various routes through varied terrain and geographic areas
  • Transport students, coaches and staff from one place to another using the leased University 25 passenger bus
  • Safe and Competent Operation of a Bus
  • Drive mini bus on regular routes between campus, student housing & practice facility on a schedule
  • Assist students and coaches with sports gear and/or luggage
  • Report accidents or other traffic disruptions to administration
  • Review route assignments and schedules with Coaches & administration, and ensure all information is fully understood before departing
  • Check the bus tires, lights, and promptly report maintenance issues to the Assistant Athletic Director
  • Strict adherence to all state and federal transit regulations
  • Account for all coaches/players & staff before leaving a location
  • Perform duties in a manner that align with the College’s vision, standards and ethics
  • Be willing to drive for the University if other needs arrive

Health & Safety: All staff has a statutory responsibility to take reasonable care of themselves, others and the environment and to prevent harm by their acts or omissions. All staff is therefore required to adhere to the University’s Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy & Procedures.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, and qualifications required of personnel so classified.

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Customer service oriented and professional
  • Determine the distance between objects
  • React quickly using hands, fingers, or feet
  • Hear sounds and recognize the difference between them
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion

Non-Essential Skills:

  • Initiative to work on own
  • Willingness to put forth a conscientious effort as required
  • Work with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of college students, Faculty, and staff
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Ability to work evenings and\or weekends as needed


  • Minimal Qualifications: High School Education or equivalent

Preferred Education:

  • Associates or Bachelor degree


Minimal Experience:

  • 1 to 2 years in a related field

Preferred Experience:

  • 2+ years in a related field

Required Licenses and Competencies:

  • Must possess a CDL passenger license
  • Clean driving record
  • Able to pass criminal and DMV check upon hire
  • Flexible schedule

Work Environment:

  • Working both indoors and outdoors in inclement weather at times

Physical Demands:

The physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be e made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sit for long periods of time
  • Use hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls
  • Repeat the same movements
  • Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired
  • Choose quickly and correctly among various movements when responding to different signals
  • Use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects

Special Instructions to Applicants:

An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).


Working at Clarkson University

As a private, national research university, Clarkson is a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development through teaching, scholarship, research and innovation.   We ignite personal connections across academic fields and industries to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the New York Capital Region, Beacon, N.Y., and New York City, Clarkson educates 4,300 students across 95+ rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, the arts, education, sciences and health professions. Clarkson alumni earn salaries that are among the top 2.5% in the nation and realize accelerated career growth.  One in five already leads as a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company. 

Clarkson welcomes scholars and students from all over the world.

Our community and campus settings enhance the quality of student life and afford students access to and interaction with their faculty. We value the diversity of our University community; and we strive to attune ourselves and our programs to our global, pluralistic society. We share the belief that humane and environmentally sound economic and social development derive from the expansion, diffusion and application of knowledge.

Through our Office of Human Resources, we focus on the recruitment, onboarding, training and professional development of our employee community across multiple campuses and learning environments. The goal is a campus community where all are welcomed and valued members who contribute to the development of global citizenship by promoting a diverse and inclusive environment.


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IgniteClarkson is a highly-collaborative community that ignites connections across fields, industries and cultures. 

Together we ignite the mindsets and skill sets that are in demand for tomorrow’s best careers . To think, act and lead globally, we span disciplines to find new solutions and deepen our respect for the diversity of our University community.

We develop innovative programs and research portfolios in partnership with business and industry to explore, create and achieve better futures. We invest in people, ideas and our campus’ living. We give our time, resources and goodwill to drive the future.

We are all Golden Knights who commit to living the Clarkson Values and sharing our success as a model of these ideals. Through the legacy of our personal accomplishments and generosity, we ensure the next generation has the same opportunities to create a better world for themselves and society.

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