Job Description

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$58,000 - $75,600 /Year
East Campus
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Eves, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri, 2:00pm - 10:30pm

#119548 Transit and Mobility Assistant Manager

Extended Deadline: Wed 12/7/2022

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

A cover letter, resume, and completed application/questionnaire are required for a complete application packet.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/20/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/31/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until filled.


Under direction of the Shuttle Operations Manager, the Transit and Mobility Assistant Manager will provide first-line direction and supervision to a large team of vehicle Operators (85 - 170 drivers per shift) involved in the transportation of 15,000 passengers daily. Provide immediate supervision to transit bus drivers and mobility vehicle drivers. Prepare and coordinate schedule adjustments, route, and/or Operator changes and shift assignments; monitor attendance and provide back-up Operators for absences; and monitor field operations to ensure that routes and schedules are followed and that Operators adhere to DMV rules, operational policies and procedures. Analyze traffic and passenger data to identify schedule problems and report information to Manager. Maintain communication with Operators during shift to ensure timely shift and route changes and quick response to vehicle break-downs or other hazardous situations.

Working with the departmental training coordinator, deliver Annual Driver Training Program. Perform on-site driver performance tests and issue Commercial Licenses for Transportation Services. Instruct, advise and evaluate Shuttle Operators in the field or classroom on the safe, efficient operation of equipment. Identify and recommend retraining needs and conduct retraining. Monitor daily route services, signage, and lighting, and refer concerns to Manager for changes and/or adjustments necessary for operational improvement. The incumbent will receive predetermined work assignments that are subject to a moderate level of control and review. Direct subordinates to complete assignments using established transit, mobility and organizational guidelines, procedures and policies. Requires full knowledge of transit services, bus driver's duties, and external rules and regulations.

  • Must be able to work occasional weekends.


  • 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.

  • Working knowledge of transit service operations, as well as related policy and regulatory compliance requirements from governmental agencies.

  • Substantial experience supervising, scheduling, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the work of others. Ability to schedule, assign and coordinate multiple drivers, shifts and shuttle routes.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of transportation/transit operations and required equipment. Ability to operate commercial vehicles and equipment safely and efficiently.

  • Working knowledge of shuttle statistical procedures such as passenger, maintenance and mileage logs.

  • Working knowledge of vehicle accident response and reporting procedures. Ability to assess potential mechanical problems. Knowledge of proper radio communication terminology necessary to expediently and effectively handle hazardous or emergency situations.

  • Proven ability to listen and analyze problems related to driver behavior and to identify, address and correct safety infractions and training needs.

  • Experience performing and documenting field evaluations. Ability to provide leadership that motivates and promotes team-building, creates a positive work environment and fosters the UC San Diego Principles of Community.

  • Proficiency in basic computer applications. Ability to operate personal computer, using various software applications in a Windows environment such as: email, word processing and database programs.

  • Skill in customer service and problem solving. Ability to deliver and promote a high level of customer service to a large and diverse environment and workforce.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Strong public speaking and instruction skills. Experience providing effective instruction, information and direction.

  • Skills in interpersonal communications, active listening and the ability to coach and mentor staff. Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and effective manner with staff, peers, management, and members of the public. Skill at communicating changes in policy, behavioral issues and maintaining internal standards.


  • DOJ/FBI background and DMV checks and clearances required prior to hire.

  • This position requires two 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.

  • Must possess and maintain a Class B (or higher) Commercial Driver License with Air Brake and Unlimited Passenger Endorsements with a valid Medical Examiners Certificate. Must participate in the DMV Pull Notice Program.

  • Must possess California Vehicle Instructor status with CADMV at the time of hire or obtain within the first year of employment, and must maintain Instructor status with CADMV thereafter.

  • Must participate in UC San Diego’s random drug testing program as required by the California Dept. of Transportation.

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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