Unitrans: Route Supervisor

Contact Information

Name: Janet Diaz

Email: rsm@unitrans.ucdavis.edu

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


Payrate: $18.25/hr

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: 15hrs/week

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Indefinite


Job Number: 0009-4678-2022

Last Date to Apply: Jan. 16, 2022


To maintain the safe, efficient, and effective daily operations of the Unitrans system. Unitrans is an equal opportunity employer.


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1. Dispatch

a. Held directly responsible for the location and status of all Unitrans vehicles at all times.

b. In charge of handling check-ins and making sure that all employees arrive for shifts. Also responsible for contacting employees in the event of uncovered and/or missed shifts.

c. Dispatches trippers as necessary.

2. Road Supervisor

a. Oversees and responds to accidents, bus problems, bus switches, minor repair, fluid spills, etc.

b. Ensure that terminals are well stocked with schedules.

c. Completes Driver evaluations.

d. Serves as a messenger between the Maintenance Facility and Uni-1.

e. Shuttles employees when possible.

f. Fuels vehicles when needed.

3. On-Call Supervisor

a. Oversees in-town charters outside of regular service hours.

b. Available to assist weekend Road Supervisor


1. Must currently be a Unitrans driver.

2. Knowledge of the Unitrans system including familiarity with daily operations.

3. Knowledge of the capabilities of the different types of Unitrans vehicles.

4. Obtain a class B driver’s license.

5. Organizational skills.

6. Ability to exercise a high degree of independent responsibility.

7. Ability to communicate along all lines of authority.

8. Listening skills.

9. Ability to make objective personnel decisions.

10. Ability to motivate people to meet necessary deadlines.

11. Must be fully trained on modern and vintage double decks. If you do not meet this requirement, please talk to the Route Supervisor


12. Able to motivate fellow workers to meet necessary deadlines.

13. Must be able to be conductor trained.

14. Must not be on probation or suspension of any form.

15. Must complete paid training and a minimum of 1-2 shadowing a week before assuming the full responsibilities of a Route Supervisors.

16. Must have 500 safe hours or be eligible to be RT trained.

17. Must be actively working in Davis/be present during shadowing.

18. Must be able to work a minimum of 3 full quarters after hiring.

19. Must be available to attend mandatory supervisor trainings.

20. Submit complete resume and cover letter


Supplemental Questions

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

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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