Unitrans: Office Clerk

Contact Information

Name: Erica Mendoza-Padilla

Phone: 530-754-6456

Email: bom@unitrans.ucdavis.edu

You can visit the Unitrans website to learn more about them.


Payrate: $13.25/hr

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: Yes

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: Hours may vary between approximately 9-12 hours depending on individual circumstances.

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Indefinite


Job Number: 0009-3986-2020

Last Date to Apply: Nov. 27, 2020


Provide support, handle customer queries, and enter data in the Unitrans Business Office. The successful candidate may hold this position throught heir expected graduation date based on satisfactory performance in the position. 

Unitrans is an equal employment opportunity.


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A. Receptionist in the Unitrans Business Office

  1. Answer phones and respond to email correspondence from staff and customers.
  2. Take messages and forward phone calls as appropriate.
  3. Accurately inform customers about Unitrans routes, schedules, services, and other inquiries.
  4. Handle customer complaints and commendations in a positive, amicable manner.
  5. Greet visitors in a friendly, professional manner.
  6. Maintain the positive atmosphere of the Business Office.
  7. Assist and direct customers with non-valuable lost and found items.
  8. Handle online bus pass transactions promptly.

B. Transit Customer Outreach

  1. Teach community members how to use Unitrans as a form of transportation.
  2. Conduct personal trip planning assistance.
  3. Disseminate information about Unitrans service options at various venues.
  4. Coordinate group presentations.
  5. Accompany community members on bus routes, as needed.

C. Computer Data Entry

  1. Enter daily passenger count data.
  2. Complete data entry tasks by deadlines specified by Business Office Manager.
  3. Any other duties assigned by the Business Office Manager.


  1. Ability to exercise a high degree of independent responsibility.
  2. Ability to work and remain focused in a sometimes hectic atmosphere.
  3. Ability to work with customers in a friendly, professional manner.
  4. Identify core issues or questions and refer customers to appropriate resources.
  5. Ability to navigate GPS-based website systems and operate MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  6. Good communication skills on the phone, in person, and in email.
  7. Must be able to learn Unitrans policy, procedures, and routes, Knowledge of the campus and city of Davis is preferred.
  8. Must be able to work summers, breaks, and Picnic Day.
  9. Must be available to start training immediately.

Supplemental Questions

  1. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.
  2. Please briefly discuss the role of the UC Davis Principles of Community and your understanding of diversity and cultural competency.
  3. Please list previous experience as it pertains to the position.

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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