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Campus Bus Driver-CDL - Signing Bonus Available

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 20, 2024

Job Summary

CU Boulder encourages applications for a Campus Bus Driver-CDL ! This position fulfills the transit services for campus by completing routine routes or contracts for special transportation needs. Once certified to operate specific vehicles, this role will ensure timely transit for campus affiliates and guests in consideration of their needs, vehicle operational capacity and road conditions.

This role is eligible for the following benefits: EcoPass; up to 22 vacation days; access to medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, tuition reimbursement; a 10% employer contribution retirement plan, opportunities for growth, and more!

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Transportation Services provides comprehensive transit, fleet management, and maintenance to serve the faculty, staff, students, and visitors at the University of Colorado Boulder. The University of Colorado vehicle fleet numbers over 600; a robust transit system moving 1.4 million riders per year at the University of Colorado-Boulder campus; and guidance for driver operations for campuses located in Aurora, Boulder, and Denver.

As such, we have the unique opportunity to influence the impressions of every member of our university community and our visitors. We are team-oriented professionals, dedicated to meeting the needs of our community and providing the highest possible customer service. Experience dynamic growth, self-directed efforts, in a rewarding industry.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Vehicle Operations
  • Safely transport people using university vehicles the incumbent meets certification to operate. Navigate a variety of routine and contracted routes on a time schedule with passenger safety, road and traffic concerns, and vehicle operational capacity under consideration.
  • Complete pre- and post-trip inspection results on the appropriate forms, ensuring all forms are filled out accurately for CDL paperwork. This includes recording passenger count, mileage, fuel, and other fluid usages and completion of a statistical summary by route.
Vehicle Inspections
  • Conduct pre- and post-trip safety inspections to confirm vehicles suitability for route completion. May add fluids and perform other maintenance tasks if needed. Should a vehicle fail during a pre-trip inspection or during a route, the driver will evaluate or operate a suitable alternative and notify dispatch and appropriate management.
  • Unspecified duties directed by supervisors to maintain the operational readiness of the department. Complete continuing education to establish or maintain proficiency in vehicle operation capacities.
  • Advise supervisor of safety incidents, near misses and all potential hazards. Maintain safe work practices, participate in department safety meetings and complete all assigned trainings.
What You Should Know
  • The Buff Bus service runs every day of the week for up to 22 hours a day. This position may be required to work alternative shifts to accommodate our commitment to serving campus. Hours are guaranteed year-round with minimal split shifts.
  • This is a 75% FTE position that guarantees a minimum of 30 hours per week year-round. However, during class semesters (approximately 30 weeks of the year) drivers will normally be scheduled for 40 hours per week. During the year there are opportunities to work more than 40 hours a week.
  • We are hiring multiple positions and are targeting starting immediately.
  • This position is eligible for our Facilities Management Employee Referral Program .
What We Can Offer
  • The hourly rate is $24.50/hour for this 75% FTE position.
  • One-time $1,000 sign-on bonus paid out after 6 months of employment.
  • We offer full benefits—check out our total compensation calculator to forecast your amount.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require
  • Must possess a valid CDL Class A or B license without air brake restriction.
  • Two years of experience operating equipment appropriate to the work assignment, reduced to 6-months of experience operating a transit bus such as HOP, RTD (including its fixed-route contractors), or a school bus.
What You Will Need

Strong oral and written communication skills.

What We Would Like You to Have
  • CDL with passenger endorsement.
  • Prior experience operating transit buses.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.
  2. Optional: A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by July 8, 2024 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

In compliance with the Colorado Job Application Fairness Act, in any materials you submit, you may redact or remove age-identifying information such as age, date of birth, or dates of school attendance or graduation. You will not be penalized for redacting or removing this information.

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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