Unitrans: Route Supervisor

Contact Information

Name: Luck Vuong

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: Approximately 15hrs/wk depending on individual circumstances

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Indefinite


Job Number: 0009-4913-2022

Last Date to Apply: June 20, 2022


To maintain the safe, efficient, and effective daily operations of the Unitrans system. To be a resource, a leader and role model for all employees. 

Unitrans is an equal opportunity employer.


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1. Dispatch

  1. Held directly responsible for the location and status of all Unitrans vehicles at all times.
  2. 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.
  3. Utilize trippers to make sure columns take off on time.
  4. Reroutes buses back to avoid misses bus stops.
  5. Answers all calls on the Dispatch landline phone.
  6. Offer support and cooperate with RS when needed.
2. Road Supervisor
  1. Oversees and responds to accidents, passenger related incidents, bus problems, minor repair, fluid spills,and biohazards.
  2. Ensure that terminals and buses are well stocked with necessary supplies.
  3. Completes daily Driver evaluations.
  4. Serves as a messenger between the Maintenance Facility and Uni-1.
  5. Shuttles employees when possible.
  6. Fuels vehicles when needed.
  7. Offer support and cooperate with DS when needed.

3. On-Call Supervisor

  1. Oversees in-town charters outside of regular service hours.
  2. Comfortable answering driver and passenger questions


  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. Must maintain and balance all requirements from other Unitrans positions. 
  5. Must have a valid class B driver’s license, VTT, and Medical Card at all times.
  6. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  7. Ability to exercise a high degree of independent responsibility and confidentiality.
  8. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively along all lines of authority.
  9. Have strong active listening and communication skills.
  10. Understanding cause and effect when making safe and efficient decisions.
  11. Ability to motivate people to meet shift coverage.
  12. Must be fully trained on modern Dennis double decks
  13. Able and willing to be RT and Dennis conductor trained
  14. Must not be on probation or suspension from any position.
  15. Must complete classroom and fluids in-person training before shadowing Supervisor shifts
  16. Must start in-person shadowing immediately after completing Classroom and Fluids training
  17. Must be available to shadow 4-5 shifts per week after hiring. Expectation of becoming solo within 6 to 10 weeks
  18. Must have 500 safe hours or be eligble to be RT trained. If unsure, please contact the Route Supervisor Manager
  19. Must be able to work a minimun of 3 full quarters after shadowing 
  20. Must be able to work until the end of Spring Quarter 2023
  21. Must be available to attend weekly mandatory Supervisor trainings and refreshers
  22. Must submit completed resume and cover letter. No exceptions! 

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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