Position posted by Texas A&M Transportation Services

Created: Aug 23, 2019

Job Title:
Transit Bus Driver
Job Status:
Full Time
Job Category:
1-3 Years
College Station
Salary Type:
High School
Job ID:
Darla Guerra
702 University Dr. East, Bldg E

Job Description

Our Commitment
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

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:

What we want
The Transit 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. We need an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. If the above description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

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 45 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
Exhibit a high degree of mental concentration and independent judgement
Good verbal and written communication skills
Experience with computers
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Other Requirements:
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

Preferred Education and Experience:
Previous commercial driving experience, customer service experience, training experience and mechanical experience

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:
Commercial driver’s license with passenger endorsement and air brakes endorsement

Rate of Pay: $14.01 per hour

Drive Texas A&M University transit routes as scheduled Operate 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
Provide customer service by assisting with questions on policies, routes, checking ID’s, accurately documenting passenger counts, para service, etc
Conduct a proper pre and post trip vehicle inspection and note any discrepancies at the beginning and end of every shift; report any potentially hazardous vehicle maintenance or safety issues immediately to a Transit Supervisor or dispatch
Responsible for cleanliness of all equipment assigned during shift Transportation Services is committed to providing courteous, responsive, quality service to our customers by fostering a respectful, positive, and welcoming environment for all.
Representing the department to internal and external customers by actively supporting diversity
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
Performs other duties as assigned

To apply:

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, 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 committed to diversity.

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