Job Description

Payroll Title:
Annual Full Pay Range
$20.47 - $27.02/Hour
East Campus
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day, TBD

#122220 Sr. Transit Operator (CDL)

Extended Review Date: Tue 5/30/2023

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

This recruitment will remain open until filled. Initial application deadline: 4/6/2023.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 3/28/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 4/6/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under supervision, the Sr. Transit Operator (CDL) will be responsible for the safe operation of a bus designed to carry 16-65 passengers over streets and highways around the UCSD campus, from UCSD campus to UCSD Medical Center, or to various destinations on UCSD business. Conduct vehicle safety checks and 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.

  • Shift: Sunday-Saturday, variable hours, 5:00am to 12:30am

  • Overtime and weekend work may be required.


  • This position requires two (2) years licensed with a Class B (or A) commercial driver license, good for operating vehicles carrying more than 16 passengers and having no air brake restriction. Time during which the license was restricted to vehicles without air brakes or with 15 or fewer passengers does not count.

  • Skill in driving vehicles on public highways and freeways. Proven knowledge of various safe driving techniques and California state Commercial Driving procedures. Ability to adhere to all California Vehicle Codes (CVC) as specified by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • Strong customer service background and prior experience with operating a 16 to 65 passenger vehicle on all city streets and highways.

  • Proven ability to observe, listen and note issues related to driver/operator behavior and identify, address and correct safety infractions and training needs. Experience performing and documenting field evaluations.

  • Strong 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 mechanical skills necessary to maintain vehicle for safety, and to report mechanical problems.

  • 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.

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

  • Demonstrated knowledge of two-way radio procedures and FCC Codes.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the San Diego area to facilitate Shuttle Lease activity.

  • Thorough knowledge of vehicle insurance procedures.

  • Strong skill in reading, writing, performing basic mathematical calculation and accurately recording information.

  • Proven ability to maintain acceptable work habits, punctuality, regularity of attendance and ability to meet deadlines. Ability to work in a high-volume customer service environment.

  • Effective interpersonal skills to effectively serve a diverse population. Skill to clearly communicate information to a diverse population and handle conflicts using tact and diplomacy. Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service. 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.


  • DOJ/FBI background check and clearances required prior to employment.

  • DMV check and clearance required prior to employment. Subject to DMV Pull Notice Program.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class "B" California Driver License including unlimited passenger endorsement and "no-air brake restriction", and Medical Examiner’s Certification which validates the commercial license prior to employment.

  • Ability to acquire Department of Motor Vehicles examiner for the Employer Testing Program.

  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol test and clearance required.

  • Incumbent will be subject to periodic DMV driver license checks and random drug and alcohol tests.

  • May be required to wear uniform to facilitate ready visual identification by the public.

  • May be required to lift up to 75 pounds. Physical strength and mobility to carry mail and other items, change tires, and wash vehicle as necessary.

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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