Under general supervision, the Bus Driver operates medium and heavy-duty commercial passenger vehicles, transporting passengers to various locations and ensuring the safety of all passengers. The position ensures the operational readiness of equipment and performs basic maintenance service activities and must be able to facilitate a high-level of customer service, respond to road hazards, incidents, traffic congestions, alternate routing and keep the managers/leads informed of operational developments. The incumbent will work with all managers and leads to further the goals of the department and the Division of Student Affairs. The incumbent must be able to comprehend complex route and mapping instructions that factor in construction and traffic patterns. This position requires the incumbent to maintain a flexible schedule that can include weekdays, nights, and weekends.
Specific duties include:
Operate medium and heavy-duty commercial passenger vehicles
Transport passengers to various locations in and out of state
Provide a rider experience that reflects UMBC mission and values
Verify rider credentials to ensure UMBC community safety at large
Ensure passenger safety by adhering to Transit and DOT safety standards
Perform vehicle pre-/post-trip inspections and report all deficiencies
Ensure operational readiness of all equipment (vehicle, scanners, etc.)
Serve as resource for students, student staff, and new driver staff
Required Minimum Qualifications:
One year of experience as a driver.
Must have a Maryland Commercial Class B Driver’s License with Air Brake and Passenger Endorsement as well as a DOT medical card.
Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the operation (days, nights, weekends) - some overnights on charter if necessary.
Transit/transportation industry experience is highly preferred. Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal). Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize.
Background Screening Statement:
A background check will be required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter and a resume.
Open Until Filled
UMBC offers a rich benefits package including the following for nonexempt regular employees.
Generous Leave which includes accruing the following for full time positions:
11 Days of Annual Leave (increases with years of service)
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.