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Campus Transit provides shuttle service to approximately 800,000 passengers, on an annual basis, and employs a staff of capable SAEOs, to assist with their transportation needs. The department runs campus shuttles 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the buses run routes throughout the city of Berkeley with some routes traveling to Albany and Richmond, CA.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 11/14/2022.
Oversees transit operations with assistance from transit leads; includes managing all day routes, night safety shuttle, game day shuttles, and special requests (Cal Day).
Oversee safety and defensive driving skills training, including initial route and equipment training of new hires and continual refresher safety training for all personnel.
Includes implementing all Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSA).
Hires and trains drivers and maintains optimal driver schedules including authorizing vacation and time-off requests, approves timesheets.
Develop driver standard operating procedure (SOP) manuals. Conduct annual performance evaluations for drivers and leads.
Provide coaching and/or mentoring as needed to develop and improve employee's performance.
Evaluates accidents and follows through on required driver training and personnel actions; Evaluate drivers on an ongoing basis to provide feedback on their driving skills and other responsibilities.
Ensures drivers adhere to campus, state, and federal regulatory transit policies and procedures, safety procedures and rules and regulations.
Addresses customer complaints/concerns.
Participates, together with HR, in the interactive process regarding work accommodations and work restrictions
Ensures adherence to emergency protocols and follows established accident procedures.
Responds to campus related emergencies as a member of the parking and transit operations emergency response team.
Ensures that UC Berkeley mandated training is completed in timely fashion.
Works with third party transit providers (bus, fuel, maintenance) to manage bus equipment contract with outside vendor(s).
Assists the Director and Business Manager with the development of operational and capital budget for transit.
Conducts cost-benefits analysis, service program evaluation, transit and operational studies in support of both short- and long-term transit planning.
Determines vehicle and equipment needs.
Conducts origin-destination studies for route planning and route schedules. Recommends changes to routes and schedules to leadership.
Coordinates changes with communications department for updates to websites, mobile app, etc.
Working knowledge of transit service operations, as well as related policy and regulatory compliance requirements from governmental agencies.
Skills in inter-personal communications, active listening and the ability to coach and mentor staff.
Proficient in basic computer applications.
Skills in customer service and problem solving.
Ability to multi-task effectively in a high-volume environment, organizational skills and effective verbal and written communication skills.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
CA Class B Driver's License.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $61,600.00 - $84,600.00.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment in the Resume section of your application.
Referral Source info This job is part of the Employee Referral Program. If a UC Berkeley employee is referring you, please ensure you select the Referral Source of "UCB Employee" and then enter the employee's Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field. Please enter only one name and email. Driving Required
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that “every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive."
This is not a visa opportunity.
This position is eligible for 50% remote work.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Employment is contingent upon passing a drug screen.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: