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Bus Operator

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Razorback Transit offers paid CDL training to help you obtain the required Commercial Driver's License for this position. Applicants must submit a License (Trade, Driver License, CDL, etc.). Applicants have the option to submit a resume and a cover letter/letter of application.

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number HS315P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/20844
Working Title Bus Operator
Department Transit Program
About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance, as well as 12 official holidays and a choice of retirement programs.

About the College/Department

The Transit and Parking Department is responsible for the operation of Razorback Transit, a public mass transit system serving the University of Arkansas campus and the city of Fayetteville; the Safe Ride program, providing transportation for students after-hours; a Charter Bus Service for campus affiliates; the Razorbike program, a loaner bicycle program for students, staff and faculty; and the campus parking program, consisting of four parking garages and over 100 parking lots.

Department Home Page transit.uark.edu
Job Type Hourly/Student
Summary of Job Duties

The Bus Operator will drive a transit bus on campus and city streets to safely transport members of the campus community and the general public on fixed scheduled bus routes. This position will perform a prescribed pre-operational safety maintenance check, as well as accumulate and record statistics for daily reports on fixed route service. Other duties as assigned.

Regular, non-disruptive, and reliable attendance is an essential job duty, as well as the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Razorback Transit offers paid CDL training to help you obtain the required Commercial Driver’s License for this position.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma
  • Age 18 or older
  • A valid Arkansas Driver’s License in good standing
  • Must be able to communicate clearly both in writing and verbally, as evidenced in application materials
  • Must be able to pass DOT physical examination and obtain a DOT medical examiners certificate
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? Yes
If yes, please specify Commercial Driver's License Class B or Higher with a P endorsement & DOT Medical Certification
Preferred Qualifications
  • A valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License with passenger endorsement
  • Customer service experience
  • Experience in positions regulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge of DOT/CDL regulations
  • Ability to show excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work with and learn technology
  • Ability to be successful in a diverse working environment
Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally:

  • Balancing
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Sharps
  • Standing
  • Walking

Frequently:

  • Climbing
  • Crawling
  • Crouching
  • Driving
  • Feeling
  • Fingering
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Stooping

Constantly:

  • Driving
  • Grasping
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Talking

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes. The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenters or technicians. The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment., The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, general laborer, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, etc).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 2:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. & Saturday (Flexible Hours on Saturday)
Overtime Eligible Yes
Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. Yes
Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Razorback Transit Maintenance Facility
Benefits Eligible No
Appointment Percent 0
Salary/Hourly Range $12.00 - $15.00
Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? Yes
Does this position require a background check? Yes
If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check
  • MVR check
  • Drug screening
  • DOT physical
Does this position require a substance abuse test? Yes
Pre-employment Screening Requirements

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, MVR check, drug screening, and DOT physical. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date
Close Date 09/29/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for hourly postings)
Recruitment Contact Information

Ed McCawley
Razorback Transit
SAFETY AND TRAINING MANAGER
(479)575-7460
tmccawle@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Razorback Transit offers paid CDL training to help you obtain the required Commercial Driver’s License for this position.

Applicants must submit a License (Trade, Driver License, CDL, etc.). Applicants have the option to submit a resume and a cover letter/letter of application.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No
City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have the formal education of a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess a valid Arkansas CDL with passenger endorsement?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * What hours are you available Monday thru Saturday?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. License (Trade, Drivers License, CDL, etc.)
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application