Make a difference at one of Florida’s premier institutions for
education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Florida Polytechnic University, ranked the No. 1 public college in
the region by U.S. News and World Report, offers a unique working
environment that encourages faculty and staff to be part of a
culture that prizes collaboration, innovation, and the willingness
to go above and beyond to ensure our students and University
succeed. Florida Poly offers a small campus academic environment
where students form connections with their faculty and peers as
they pursue high-value degrees in engineering and applied
The University is equipped with cutting-edge facilities and
equipment and two award-winning, architecturally distinct academic
buildings. Its evolving curriculum, designed to meet the needs of
industry and provide a life-long educational foundation for
students, has helped the institution grow in prominence since its
opening in 2014. Florida Poly’s deliberately small classes,
affordability, and outstanding graduate outcomes have helped it
such as being named a top value school,
in the top 25 nationally for affordability, and in the top five
best universities in the South for tech students. Accredited by
ABET and SACSCOC, Florida Poly is educating some of the brightest
minds in Florida and attracting standout talent from across the
Campus Shuttle Driver (Part-Time, OPS)
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The Campus Shuttle Driver is responsible for safely operating
state-owned University vehicles in compliance with traffic laws
while transporting passengers. They drive and operate shuttles,
buses, or vans to transport passengers around campus and
neighboring counties, making necessary route adjustments based on
traffic patterns. Providing excellent customer service, they assist
passengers, resolve issues, and offer information. The driver
ensures the cleanliness and safety of the vehicle, reporting any
maintenance or performance issues promptly. They fuel and clean
shuttle buses, maintain ridership data, and complete daily
inspection reports. Additionally, they follow the written policy
for reporting accidents or injuries and assist in training new
drivers. Other assigned duties may also be performed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Safely operates state-owned University vehicles while
transporting passengers in accordance with all local, state, and
federal traffic laws.
- Drive and operate a shuttle, bus, or van to transport
passengers around campus and throughout Polk County in a safe and
courteous manner. On occasion, some routes may extend into
- Ability to assess traffic patterns and make route adjustments
to facilitate bus service.
- Provides customer service and information to passengers as
necessary in a polite and friendly manner, which may include
resolving customer issues.
- Ensures the University vehicle is clean and in safe condition
reporting any problems or vehicle performance or maintenance issues
- Fuel and clean shuttle buses.
- Keep statistical data on ridership and complete daily
- Report any accidents or injuries according to the written
- Assists with the training of new employees for driving
- May perform other duties as assigned.
- A thorough understanding of local, state, and federal traffic
laws and regulations, and consistently adhering to safe driving
practices while operating University vehicles.
- Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to
provide courteous and friendly customer service, resolving
passenger issues and helping as needed.
- Time management skills to efficiently manage and adhere to
established schedules and maintain punctuality in pick-up and
drop-off times for passengers.
- Detail-oriented and observant to ensure the safety and comfort
of passengers, as well as identifying and reporting any potential
safety hazards or irregularities.
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
- Have at least 2 years of driving experience or 5 years
equivalent transportation or fleet management experience.
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND/OR OTHER SPECIFIC
REQUIREMENTS OF LAW:
- Experience driving a shuttle bus or equivalent.
- Experience in transportation service and customer service.
NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE:
- Must possess a valid driver’s license.
- This position requires a criminal background check, which may
include a Level II screening as required by Florida Statute
- This position is subject to federal and state privacy
This position is part-time,
non-exempt/hourly. The normal work schedule will be determined at
time of hire. Travel between local areas outside of campus is
The position will be 15-20 hours per week and will
require afternoon and evening availability.
TARGET HIRING SALARY
: $_ 18-20 _/hour.
APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE
: The position is open until
filled; however, the review of applications will commence
: In addition to completing the online
application, all Applicants are required to upload the following as
an attachment to the application (preferably in PDF format):
• Cover Letter
• 3 professional references
Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access
institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide
equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to
all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for
admission, students, and others affiliated with the University)
without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,
religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,
veteran status or genetic information.
FLORIDA POLY BENEFITS INFORMATION
Florida Poly qualified employees have the opportunity to take
advantage of a variety of health benefits
(through the State of
Florida) to help meet their specific needs, as well as the needs of
their family. This comprehensive coverage includes flexible
spending accounts, medical and life insurance, and worker's
Health benefits are administered through People First
, on behalf of the State of
Florida, as pre-tax insurance plans. People First handles all new
hire enrollments, coverage changes, premium administration, and
dependent eligibility. Their Service Center is staffed Monday
through Friday, from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. EST, at 1-866-663-4735.
Florida Poly offers great options for retirement. From the required
selection of a state plan to additional voluntary retirement plans,
our employees have many opportunities to save and prepare for their
future. Click here
for more information.
FLORIDA POLY BENEFITS
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is home to Florida Polytechnic University and many other businesses
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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING ATTACHMENTS:
Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please be
sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before
continuing through the application.
Once your application
has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional
attachments will not be considered.
An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during
the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the
official transcripts are required upon hire.
Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States
require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript
evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an
accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached
with the application and submitted by the application
All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of
the job announcements.
This position requires a background check, which may include
a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute