Unitrans: Transit Driver

Contact Information

Name: Samantha Mandell

Phone: 530-752-0923

Email: HRM@Unitrans.ucdavis.edu

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


Payrate: $9.75/hr

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: Yes

Resume Required: No

Options: n/a


Hours per Week: 16 hrs/week

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Indefinite


Job Number: 0009-0747-2013

Last Date to Apply: May 16, 2013


Responsible for safely operating Unitrans vehicles in daily operation.


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A. Maintain safe and reliable transit operations -

  • Operate Unitrans vehicles in both regular and charter services
  • Responsible for taking fares, issuing transfers, tend to customer service questions about routes, schedule, fares etc.
  • Maintain on-time performance, and keep accurate passenger counts.
B. Must be available for classroom training, behind the wheel training, and subsequent re-training as required.


A. Required to work between 12-16 hours per week
B. Required to work 1-3 on call hours per quarter
C. Required to attend THREE MANDATORY meetings per quarter
D. Must obtain a class B commercial license with passenger endorsement (all necessary training is paid for and provided)
E. Must be able to work some extra hours when required to ensure complete operation
F. Must possess an accurate time piece displaying hours, minutes and seconds.
G. Ability to exercise a high degree of individual responsibility.
H. Good public relation skills

Applications selected are required to pass a pre-employment drug test prior to being offered this position. Successful applicants are subject to a Criminal Background Check prior to starting Behind the Wheel Training. Successful applicants will also be part of a random drug and alcohol testing pool as defined by federal regulations 49 CFR PART 40.

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please list previous work history and volunteer experience.
  2. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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