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CDL Per Diem Driver

Goodwin University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 4, 2024

Job Details

The mission of Goodwin University is to educate a diverse student population in a dynamic environment that aligns education, commerce, and community. Our innovative programs of study prepare students for professional careers while promoting lifelong learning and civic responsibility. As a nurturing university community, we challenge students, faculty, staff, and administration to fully realize their highest academic, professional, and personal potential.

Position Description Summary/Purpose :

This position is responsible for transporting University, High School, Middle School and Elementary School students as well as faculty and staff for University and Magnet School to classes and related functions and events. The primary vehicles used for this purpose are 42 and 44 passenger buses.

This position will also operate a tractor-trailer combination or truck with a capacity of at least 26,00 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). Setup and breakdown of equipment required.

This is a part-time, per diem position for approximately 15-20 hours per week.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Transports University, Magnet School Students, faculty and staff, around campus for classes and other community related events.
  • In addition, transports University, Magnet School Students, faculty and staff, throughout the State of Connecticut as required for various classes, educational functions or community related events.
  • Checks vehicle to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
  • Maintains logs of working hours of vehicle service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, or covers.
  • Set up and break down equipment in trailer.
  • Follows appropriate safety procedures.
  • Works a flexible schedule.
  • Responsible for University Vehicle cleanliness, and the coordination of minor repairs with the Fleet Manager.
  • Conducts all work in a safe manner and ensures that all work safety practices and followed.
Other Functions :
  • Assists with tours, public relations events, fairs and marketing presentations.
  • Conducts demonstrations on the mobile lab.
  • Leads workshops for visitors, students and clients.
  • Assists faculty during CE training workshops.
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
  • Continues professional development and training; keeps current with trends.
  • Assists other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill :
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by road
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, state laws, regulations and strategies for safe operation of vehicles
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing excellent customer service
  • Ability to manage one’s own time; work with little supervision; demonstrate reliability; be a team player; be flexible with schedules and duties
  • Must be professional and friendly
  • Good communication skills


Minimum Required Qualifications :

Education, Training and Experience :
  • Class A commercial driver license
  • Class B CDL License- with a P endorsement
  • Maintain a valid commercial driver medical certification as required by CT State law. Presently this is every 2 years.
  • High School Diploma
  • Experience working with children
Special Requirements :
  • Ability to pass extensive background check
  • Submit to random drug and alcohol testing
Physical and Mental Requirements :

Work Environment None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Outdoor Weather Conditions X
Work with fumes or airborne particles X
Work near moving mechanical parts X
Risk of electrical shock X
Vibration X

Physical Activity None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Standing X
Walking X
Sitting X
Talking & Hearing X
Using hands/fingers to handle/feel X
Climbing or balancing X
Bending, pulling, pushing X
Driving X

Lifting Requirements None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Up to 10 pounds X
Up to 25 pounds X
Up to 50 pounds X
Up to 75 pounds X
Up to 100 pounds X
Over 100 pounds X

Vision Requirements:

X Close vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 inches or less)

X Distance vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 feet or more)

X Color vision (i.e. ability to identify and distinguish colors)

X Peripheral vision (i.e. ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or

left and right while the eyes are fixed on a given point)

X Depth perception (i.e. three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and

spatial relationships)

___ No special vision requirements

(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)


Goodwin University

Goodwin University, a private university in East Hartford, CT, is an innovative learning community that empowers hard-working students to become sought-after employees.

We tailor our programs to address the needs of employers, and we shape them to fit the lives of students. Classes are conveniently offered year-round — days, evenings, weekends, and online. Degrees may be flexibly layered across certificate, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s programs in a variety of in-demand fields.

Better still, we surround our students with the personal support and the professional guidance they need — not just to earn degrees, but to change lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.

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