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Transit Bus Driver

Texas A&M University

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Job Title

Transit Bus Driver

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Transportation Services

Proposed Minimum Salary

$16.50 hourly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities.  Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

Who we are:

Transportation Services is an empowered team of professionals dedicated to providing efficient, dynamic and innovative fleet, parking and transit services to the community. We support the teaching, research and public service mission of Texas A&M University, with focus on customer service and communication. For more information about us, visit our website: http://transport.tamu.edu

What we want:

The Transit Bus Driver is responsible for driving the Texas A&M University transit routes as scheduled and providing customer service by assisting passengers with questions on policies, routes, etc.

What you need to know:

Salary: $16.50/hr

Position can be a 10 month working from mid-August to mid-May or 12 month position.

Required Education and Experience:

  • High school graduation or any equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Two years’ work experience

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid vehicle operator’s license and good driving record

  • Must be able to obtain State of Texas class “B” vehicle operator’s license (commercial driver’s license with passenger endorsement and air brakes endorsement) within 60 days of employment

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate the ability to operate several types of buses and vans to the extent of maneuvering safely through congested traffic conditions, adverse weather and road conditions

  • Ability to exhibit a high degree of mental concentration and independent judgement.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to use a computer

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous commercial driving experience, customer service experience, training experience and mechanical experience

Responsibilities

  • Driving-Drives Texas A&M University transit routes as scheduled. Operates assigned equipment in a safe and efficient manner and in adherence to all University, departmental and unit policies as well as local, state and federal laws. Provides customer service by assisting with questions on policies, routes, checking ID’s, accurately documenting passenger counts, para service, etc.

  • Administrative-Conducts a proper pre and post trip vehicle inspection and note any discrepancies at the beginning and end of every shift. Reports any potentially hazardous vehicle maintenance or safety issues immediately to a Transit Supervisor or dispatch. Responsible for cleanliness of all equipment assigned during shift.  

  • Other Requirements or Other Factors-This position will be covered by DOT regulations and be in a random drug and alcohol testing pool.  This position also requires drivers to walk distances of up to a ½-mile unassisted between bus assignments, bend/stoop to conduct pre-trip bus inspection, kneeling to secure wheelchair on the bus and climbing limited stairs into high-floor buses. Transportation Services is committed to providing courteous, responsive, quality service to our customers by fostering a respectful, positive, and welcoming environment for all. Employees are responsible for the following: maintaining 100% on time compliance with all university required training for all employees; approving time worked and requesting appropriate leave in a timely manner; reading and responding to e-mail; reviewing/reading information listed on the department intranet; performing assigned tasks in a safe manner and utilizing personal protective items/equipment as appropriate or instructed by supervisor or department; reporting unsafe actions or conditions to supervisor immediately and supporting and following unit/department safety guidelines, practices and policies. Persons in this position will be required to drive state vehicle to travel to various parts of campus and are considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc.

Why Texas A&M University? 

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities.  Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

We are a prestigious university with strong traditions, Core Values, and a community of caring and collaboration.  Amenities associated with a major university, such as sporting and cultural events, state-of-the-art recreation facilities, the Bush Library and Museum, and much more await you.  Experience all that a big city has to offer but with a reasonable cost-of-living and no long commutes. 

  • Health , dental , vision , life and long-term disability insurance with Texas A&M contributing to employee health and basic life premiums

  • 12-15 days of annual paid holidays 

  • Up to eight hours of paid sick leave  and at least eight hours of paid vacation each month

  • Automatically enrollment in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas 

  • Health and Wellness: Free exercise programs and release time

  • Professional Development: All employees have access to free LinkedIn Learning  training, webinars, and limited financial support to attend conferences, workshops, and more 

  • Employee Tuition Assistance and Educational Release time   for completing a degree while a Texas A&M employee

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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