Unitrans: Transit Driver Manager

Contact Information

Name: Kimberly Terry

Email: drivermanager@unitrans.ucdavis.edu

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Payrate: $20.00/hr (pending budget approval - refer to budget for weeks paid)

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: Approximately 10-19.5 hours per week depending on individual circumstances.

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Indefinite


Job Number: 0009-4737-2022

Last Date to Apply: March 21, 2022


Responsible for all Transit Drivers, including hiring, representing, and disciplining.


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Elegibility Requirements:

  1. Must be a current Unitrans Transit Driver employee in good standing.
  2. Must be a current Unitrans Transit Driver who has become a solo driver prior to the start of Fall Quarter 2021.
  3. Must be able and eligible to work through Spring 2023 under ASUCD regulations.
  4. Familiarity with Unitrans, its various departments, and policies.
  5. Must be available for on-the-job training during Spring Quarter 2022 prior to assuming full Transit Driver Manager duties at Spring Finals Mandatory.


Assistant General Manager, Operations.


1. Hiring Transit Drivers

a. Communicate with the Training Manager to coordinate hiring dates.

b. Communicate with HRM to recruit and schedule hiring dates.

c. Hire at least once a quarter.

2. Ensure staff adherence to Unitrans polocies including the Unitrans Strike System

a. Create and maintain the Unitrans Strike System.

b. Issue strikes to employees.

c. Relay strike notifications and respond to strike contests.

d. Issue Strike Probation, and initiate and implement disciplinary actions.

3. Scheduling

a. Organize shift selection for Transit Drivers.

b. Calculate and set quarterly hour minimums for all transit drivers (including those holding other positions).

c. Oversee bi-quarterly priority shift selection and generate the priority lists.

d. Organize and lead (3) madatory meetings per quarter.

e. Approve/deny Reduced Hours forms and Leave of Absence forms for Transit Drivers, and relay information to HRM.

4. Driver Representative

a. Drive an appropriate amount of weekly Transit Driving shifts to maintain the knowledge base and experience requires to be an appropriate representative of the Transit Drivers.

b. Represent Transit Drivers at weekly Managers Meetings.

c. Implement policies or changes that will augment the driver position and ensure that drivers are students first.

5. Management

a. Hold weekly office hours.

b. Publish the TDM Reference Guide.

c. Schedule all dates of Priority, Mandatory, and Forms Deadlines.

d. Keep track of active transit drivers and their graduation dates.

e. Communicate regularly with Transit Drivers with updates.

f. Meet with Transit Drivers to resolve schedule conflicts.

g. Meet with newly solo drivers to go over UNI and schedule their shifts.

h. Oversee Transit Driver Manager's Assistants.

i. Meet weekly with TDM Assistants to conjure projects and delegate tasks.



The qualifications necessary to perform the duties of the Unitrans Transit Driver Manager may be acquired, to a large extent, through on-the-job training and experience. General, fundamental attributes necessary for this position are listed below:

  • Exercise sound, independent judgement.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership abilities.
  • Demonstrate strong listening and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Demonstrate conflict resolution skills.
  • Exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive, complex, and confidential personnel issues.
  • Ability to work effectively with other Unitrans departments.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive correspondence and other written materials.

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please list previous experience as it pertains to the 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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