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Campus Shuttle Driver (Part-Time, OPS)

Florida Polytechnic University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 21, 2023

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 sciences.

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 earn recognitions 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 nation.


Campus Shuttle Driver (Part-Time, OPS)


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.


  • 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 neighboring counties.
  • 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 immediately.
  • Fuel and clean shuttle buses.
  • Keep statistical data on ridership and complete daily inspection reports.
  • Report any accidents or injuries according to the written policy.
  • Assists with the training of new employees for driving techniques.
  • 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.
  • Experience driving a shuttle bus or equivalent.
  • Experience in transportation service and customer service.
  • 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 §435.04.
  • This position is subject to federal and state privacy regulations.
NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: 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 required. 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 immediately.

APPLICATION PROCESS: 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

• Resume

• 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 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 compensation.

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.


Conveniently located along I-4 between Tampa and Orlando, Lakeland is home to Florida Polytechnic University and many other businesses and attractions. Click here to explore Lakeland, Florida.


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 deadline.

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 §435.04.

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