Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$20.47 - $21.73/hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, Variable, Variable Monday-Sunday

#TP120219 Lead Shuttle Bus Driver

Filing Deadline: Fri 6/30/2023

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.

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 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!

Duration: 6 months.


  • 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.

  • Shift: Sunday-Saturday, variable hours 5 am to 12:30 am


  • 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.


  • Motor Vehicle Records Check, Criminal Background Check, and Drug and Alcohol Screening Required prior to employment.

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

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $42,741 - $56,418 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $20.47 - $27.02

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).

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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