Unitrans: Operations Assistant(UniBikes Coordinator)

Contact Information

Name: Jeff Flynn

Email: jjflynn@ucdavis.edu

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


Payrate: $16.75/hr

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: 2-6 hrs/wk

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Indefinite


Job Number: 0009-4988-2022

Last Date to Apply: July 29, 2022


Unitrans is seeking interested candidates to lead coordination of the UniBikes program. UniBikes is an internal  Unitrans  bicycle  share  program  designed to facilitate Unitrans staff travel between Unitrans’ Maintenance  and  Operations  Facility  and  the  two  bus  terminals.  The  program  is  critical  to  service reliability. The successful candidate may hold this position through expected graduation date based on satisfactory performance in the position. Candidates must be physically present in Davis starting in summer session 2 through spring quarter 2023. Unitrans is an equal employment opportunity.


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  • Twice weekly physical review of UniBikes to ensure bicycle safety (~15 bikes)
  • Rebalance  and  redistribute  bicycles  twice  weekly  using  Tile  App  and  assigned  pick-up  truck located at Unitrans Operations and Maintenance Facility
  • Perform light as needed repairs on bikes like filling tires and tightening loose parts
  • Coordinate repairs with ASUCD Bike Barn for heavier repairs and services
  • Monitor and respond to bike issues and requests through assigned Unitrans email
  • Administer Tile App and add/delete users as needed
  • Coordinate and communicate frequently and openly with Unitrans career staff
  • Weekly check-ins with Unitrans General Manager
  • Other bicycle related tasks as assigned


  • Experience with light bicycle maintenance and ability to ride a bicycle
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds (lift a bicycle) and work outdoors in cold and heat
  • Class B or C license
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of independent responsibility
  • Ability to communicate along all lines of authority
  • Ability to give and take directions
  • Good organizational skills


  • Develop management and interpersonal skills and gain experience talking to many different kinds of people.
  • Learn how to independently maintain and operate a small fleet of bikes
  • Work in a friendly, comfortable environment
  • Become a part of the Unitrans crew and make friends for life



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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