Job Description

Bus Driver

Requisition IDreq6053
Working TitleBus Driver
Position Grade07
Position Summary

UNM Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) has multiple openings for full-time Bus Drivers. Successful candidates will be part of a 35-member team that transports 1.7 million students, faculty, staff and visitors to and from the University annually. As one of the first University employees encountered by many guests and visitors, our bus drivers’ play an important role in the University's community outreach efforts and public relations.

Our commitment to our customers includes giving the highest degree of safe, reliable, helpful and friendly transportation and customer service to everyone we come in contact with. If you have previous passenger transport experience, enjoy working with the general public, and want to work in an environment which
encourages teamwork, self-development, and a commitment to excellence, come join us!

This position may require overtime and occasional weekend hours. Coverage hours for UNM Shuttle Services are 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday-Friday with additional special events coverage in the evenings and on the weekends.

Candidate must be available to work a shift (approximately) from 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Possession of a valid New Mexico Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a Passenger Endorsement is a requirement for this job.
  • As a CDL driver, the employee will be required to comply with all provisions of DOT Regulation 49 CFR Parts 40 and 382, including random drug and alcohol testing.
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 6 months of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

At least one year of experience operating large passenger buses (40 foot or greater)

Experience driving a large passenger bus within the last year

Experience working in a scheduled transportation system

Experience performing basic routine vehicle inspections

Candidates must be able to work evenings from 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm.

Must have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Must have the ability to record information and maintain records.

Must have the ability to understand and follow safety procedures.

Have knowledge of basic vehicle inspection and maintenance including tire pressure, checking oil and water levels.

Must have the ability to safely and efficiently operate a loaded passenger bus.

Candidates must also be able to provide at least three supervisory references who can comment on driving ability/performance.

Additional Requirements
  • Official transcripts, High school diploma, or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.
  • This position will require a pre-employment criminal background check. Future and/or continued employment in the position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining a satisfactory background check, which is one that does not include any disqualifying findings.
  • CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
    DepartmentTransportation Support (314E1)
    Employment TypeStaff
    Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
    Term End Date
    StatusNon-Exempt
    Pay $10.23 - $14.35 Hourly
    Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
    ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
    Background Check RequiredYes
    For Best Consideration Date8/31/2018
    Application InstructionsAttach cover letter and resume

    The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

    Application Instructions

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