Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$19.87 - $21.10/hour DOE
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, Variable, Variable Monday-Sunday

#TP110024 Assistant Lead Sr. Transit Operator

Extended Deadline: Fri 7/15/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Position available through UC San Diego Temporary Employment Services (TES). Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UC San Diego experience and get your foot in the door for career positions. TES employment includes medical coverage, paid vacation & sick time, paid holidays, as well as training and development opportunities!

This is a temporary position.
Assignments typically last six (6) months or less.
Compensation: $19.87-$21.10/hour plus vacation, sick, and holiday pay.

Shifts are variable: Sunday - Saturday, hours vary from 5:00am to 12:30am.

Temporary Employment Services (TES) offers a variety of assignments, an excellent benefits package, as well as opportunities for skill enhancement and exposure to career opportunities at UC San Diego. Hours, salary, and locations vary by assignment.


Under supervision, responsible for the safe operation of a bus designed to carry 14 - 65 passengers over streets and highways around the UC San Diego campus, from the UC San Diego campus to UC San Diego Medical Centers, or to various destinations on UC San Diego business.Conduct vehicle safety checks, perform general maintenance and cleaning. Maintain vehicle safety logs and passenger and maintenance statistics.Participate in the Behind the Wheel Drivers Training Program to ensure staff competence.Provide excellent customer service to a diverse population including students, staff, faculty and visitors.

Shifts: Sunday - Saturday, variable hours 5:00am to 12:30am.


  • Ability to adhere to all California Vehicle Codes (CVC) as specified by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • Maintain a valid California Class A or Class B Driver License with air-brake and unlimited passenger endorsements plus a current Medical Examiners Certificate.

  • Ability to perform safety pre-trip procedures which include: checking motor oil levels, battery, radiator, water level, tire pressure, body damage and the brakes. Proven basic mechanical skills necessary to maintain vehicle for safety, and to report mechanical problems.

  • Knowledge of California state Commercial Driving procedures.

  • Ability to observe, listen and note issues related to driver/operator behavior and ability to identify, address and correct safety infractions and training needs.

  • Experience performing and documenting field evaluations.

  • Skill in driving vehicles on public highways and freeways. Knowledge of various safe driving techniques.

Preferred experience

Experience with the safe operation of a bus designed to carry 14-65 passengers over streets and highways.


  • DMV and Background Checks, reference checks and clearances prior to employment.

  • Must maintain a valid California Class A or Class B Driver License with air-brake and unlimited passenger endorsements plus a current Medical Examiners Certificate.

  • Applicants must be able to travel to various UC San Diego locations as needed.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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