Job Description

Payroll Title:
Full Salary Range
$23.24 - $31.24 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 10 hrs/day, Sunday - Wednesday

#120999 Lead Transit and Mobility Bus Driver

Extended Deadline: Wed 2/8/2023

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

This recruitment will remain open until filled. Initial application deadline: 1/25/2023.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 1/16/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 1/25/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Lead of Transit and Mobility Operations will assist the Supervisor with staff scheduling, shuttle route planning, and will provide commercial driver instruction and testing as needed. Assist in such duties as training new employees and conducting pre-trip (vehicle) inspections. When required, will perform duties as a Transit and Mobility Driver operating a 4 to 36 passenger vehicle on all streets and highways surrounding the campus and Medical Center. Direct questions, concerns and customer complaints to Supervisor as appropriate.

  • May be required to work altered shifts or hours. Weekend or holiday shifts and overtime may be required.


  • Strong customer service background and prior experience with operating a 4 to 36 passenger vehicle on all city streets and highways. Proven knowledge of California state Commercial Driving procedures.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of all shuttle bus routes and procedures to ensure that this service is performed for the campus community (students, staff, faculty and visitors) in an effective and efficient manner.

  • Demonstrated experience working on a customer service team, ability to take ownership of customer needs and improve service delivery. Proven ability to interact diplomatically with staff and the public in a high volume, continuous public-contact setting. Experience working with a diverse student and staff population in the fair and equitable assignment of driving shifts.

  • Excellent verbal, written and electronic communication skills, demonstrating the ability to independently draft correspondence pertaining to Transportation & Parking Services operation, policies and procedures.

  • Proven ability to assist in any emergency situation as directed by supervisor or TS Director or Community Safety Representative.

  • Willingness and ability to work with department staff and students to ensure that the department and University policies are complied with in a professional manner.

  • Experience using a two-way radio system.

  • Skill at keeping records in a neat, legible and orderly fashion. Skill at completing forms thoroughly. Skill at maintaining filing system for rapid, easy retrieval by self and others.


  • Employment is contingent upon possessing and maintaining a valid Class B California Drivers License with an Unlimited passenger endorsement and no-air brake restrictions in addition to a Medical Examiners Certificate.

  • Background and DMV checks and clearances required prior to hire.

  • Employment is also contingent upon successful completion of a drug and alcohol test. Will be subject to periodic driver license checks through the DMV Pull Notice Program as well as random drug and alcohol tests.

  • Must be able to work outdoors occasionally in a variety of climates.

  • Must be able to stand and/or sit for long periods of time.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $48,525 - $65,229 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, 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:

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

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