Bus Operator - Full-Time (Current and Anticipated Future Openings)
University of Arkansas
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University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.
The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
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The Bus Operator is responsible for the safe operation of a large passenger motor vehicle and transporting passengers to specific destinations within the general area. This position is responsible for performing prescribed pre/post-operational safety maintenance checks; accumulating and recording statistics for daily reports on fixed route service; and must be able to demonstrate excellent customer service skills. This position could be subject to shift rotation resulting in shift differential.
Summary of Job Duties:
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.
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma
At least two years of driving experience
DOT medical examiners certificate or the ability to obtain prior to first day employment and be able to maintain certification
Valid driver's license
Razorback Transit provides paid CDL training to obtain the required Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) for this position. Cost of testing materials are reimbursed upon the successful completion of the written and skills test for the CDL license.
CDL Class B or higher with Passenger Endorsement
Experience operating a large 35 and 40 foot transit vehicle on city streets in fixed route service
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
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
The base work schedule for this position will be Tuesday - Saturday. Saturday is a mandatory work day. Overtime work/pay is available and/or required.
Please Note: This posting will be used to collect applications to fill current openings as well as anticipated future openings. Future openings are anticipated but not guaranteed. This posting will expire on the posting end date indicated. Candidates wishing to be considered after this date must reapply.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements: Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry, MVR (Motor Vehicle Registry) check, DOT drug screening, and DOT physical
Required Documents to Apply:
Recruitment Contact Information:
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Please upload copy of current driver's license/CDL, three professional references, and resume.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Physicals Demands Associated with the Position:
Constant physical activities:
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Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone 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.
The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.
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.