Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$21.08 - $22.38 /hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, Variable, Variable Monday-Sunday

#TP126662 Lead Shuttle Bus Driver

Filing Deadline: Mon 12/4/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Position available through UCSD Temporary Employment Services (TES). Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UCSD 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!


UC San Diego is hiring temporary Lead Shuttle Bus Drivers to support the campus operations for the 2023 - 2024 School Year.

Duration: Assignments typically run for approximately 3 - 6 months.

Compensation: $21.08 - $22.38/hour including paid holidays and vacation/sick leave. Full-medical insurance also available.

Work Schedule: Sunday-Saturday, variable hours 5 am to 12:30 am

Location: 100% on-site in La Jolla.


  • Under supervision, responsible for the safe operation of a bus designed to carry 14-65 passengers over streets and highways around UCSD campus, from UCSD campus to UCSD Medical Center, or to various destinations on UCSD business.

  • Conduct vehicle safety checks, perform general maintenance and cleaning. Maintain vehicle safety logs and passenger and maintenance statistics.

  • Provide excellent customer service to a diverse population including students, staff, faculty and visitors.


  • 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.


DMV and Background check and clearances prior to employment.

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

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and requires immediate reporting of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of anyone under the age of 18. It is the responsibility of the Mandated Reporter to ensure that they obtain proper training in order to fulfill their reporting responsibilities as required by the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and University policy, and to complete and submit the required reports to the UC San Diego Police Department without delay.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $44,015 - $58,109 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $21.08 - $27.83

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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:

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit for more information.

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