Position Title & Department: Evening Lead Tram Driver; Tram Services
Posting #: 4784
Department Description: The Tram Service is an on-campus shuttle service that moves students, faculty, staff and visitors to various stops on the campus.
The trams run in a circular loop throughout the entire campus as well as short loops to reaccommodate heavier traffic from Manchester Village and the West Parking Structure. The Tram Service also provides morning and evening service to Old Town Trolley Station. The Tram Service operates full time during the fall and spring semesters and on a limited basis during intersession and summer.
University Description: The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanitys urgent challenges.
Detailed Description: Under supervision, this position is responsible for the operation of a bus designed to carry up to 30 passengers on and off campus. Performs duties requiring moderate physical strength and adequate dexterity to perform the work. This position supports the University and department in offering quality service and helps to create a welcoming environment. As the evening lead tram driver, this position provides support associated with the daily evening tram operations to the Director of University Mobility and Scheduling. Duties include, but are not restricted to; assisting the supervisor in conducting inspections and reports, requisitioning and distributing supplies, equipment and materials; relaying instructions from the supervisor; and providing support and direction to tram drivers as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Drives tram on designated routes.
Maintains current Class B driver's license with passenger endorsement of 30+ and medical certification.
Adheres to all traffic regulations.
Drives in a safe and efficient manner.
Maintains scheduled runs.
Displays courteous manners to all passengers.
Checks vehicles for obvious damage and maintenance needs (tires, cleanliness).
Helps maintain fleet cleanliness.
Practices non-aggressive, defensive driving techniques; anticipates and reports traffic problems to other drivers and manager.
Monitors gauges and sensors on trams, reports discrepancies, and initiates corrections.
Monitors and responds to communications over the radio.
Maintains current knowledge of applicable safety procedures and emergency equipment in the event of an illness, accident, or breakdown.
Follows safety practices appropriate to the trade and complies with rules and regulations established by the University, state and federal agencies.
Assists in completing tasks and/or projects.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor
Lead Driver Duties
Adjusts daily routes and schedules as needed when supervisor is absent. Report drivers' shift adjustments when necessary.
Serves as a backup driver for any special events as needed.
Regularly works with facilities transportation/maintenance manager to assist in vehicle inspection rotation and assists with transporting vehicles off campus for repairs.
Initiates vehicle maintenance repairs daily when reported on the prior driver's Daily Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR).
Assists supervisor weekly in ensuring DVIR's are being completed and filed accurately.
Assists supervisor in maintaining weekly records and submits reports of pertinent information.
Assists supervisor in conducting initial onboarding and training for new drivers as needed.
Special Conditions of Employment:
Successfully pass drug-screening test; have not tested positive on previous Department of Transportation (DOT) random drug and alcohol tests, and maintain Class B commercial driver's license.
Must be able to work assigned hours and may be required to work overtime and weekends, as needed.
Must have a valid California class B driver's license with passenger endorsement of 30 or more and will be required to drive University vehicles.
Exception of special conditions pertain to internal tram driver applicants only.
Effective June 1, 2023, based on CDC guidance, the University strongly encourages all campus members to stay up to date with Influenza and COVID-19 vaccination recommendations. For more regarding information USD's COVID-19 protocols, please visit sandiego.edu/onward.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of 5 years experience operating with a Class B license with passenger endorsement of 30 or more.
Performance Expectations - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must be able to clearly communicate information to a wide variety of people, as well as the ability to handle problem passengers.
Must possess strength and mobility to assist passengers who use a wheelchair.
Skilled in driving vehicles in pedestrian congested areas.
Knowledge of various safe-driving techniques.
Familiar with campus building names and offices to help direct visitors.
Knowledgeable of campus layout and parking facilities.
Capable of providing feedback regarding schedules, routes, and potential improvements to tram services.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Class B drivers license with passenger endorsement of 30+ and medical certification.
Complete drug and alcohol reasonable suspicion training upon hire.
Posting Salary: $23.38 - $23.39 per hour; Excellent Benefits
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.
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Additional Details: 37.5 Hours per week
Closing date: November 30, 2023
Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.
The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and providing a top-notch liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. USD is located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The campus is renowned for its beauty, and features Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture.