Posting Summary: University Transit Service (UTS) at the University of Virginia's Department of Parking and Transportation is searching for reliable Transit Bus Drivers.
The Transit Bus Driver works within the University Transit Service to provide transportation services to the University of Virginia Community. Duties include operation of a transit unit on a fixed route as well as transit operation in support of University-wide events.
A valid Driver's License is required in order to apply. Applicants must possess a zero or positive point balance on their license. Applicants must be willing and able to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver's License (with Air Brakes and the Passengers endorsement) within the first 45 days of employment.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Not Required
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Prefer candidates to possess 9+ months of experience as a fixed-route transit bus driver, school bus driver, or over-the-road charter bus driver.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: At least 2 years of driving experience.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Customer service experience is preferred.
Required License or Certification: Valid Virginia Driver's License. Must possess a zero or positive point balance on license. Must be willing and able to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver's License (with Air Brakes and the Passengers endorsement) within the first 45 days of employment.
Preferred License or Certification: A valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (with Air Brakes and the Passengers endorsement) is preferred. Must possess a zero or positive point balance on license.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of highway regulations; effective verbal and listening communications skills; time and stress management skills; ability to read and write in the English language to record and maintain daily route records; ability to understand, follow, and execute verbal instructions through two-way radio communications; ability to provide friendly customer service and conduct positive, courteous and respectful interaction with the public.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to operate a transit vehicle. Knowledge of University Transit Service (UTS) routes and procedures.
Required Computer Applications: Working knowledge of basic computer skills.
Preferred Computer Applications: Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook; ability to access, read, and apply basic working knowledge of computers to respond to e-mail and interact with payroll and performance management software.
Please note: Proficiency with e-mail is a CORE responsibility of this position.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.