Unitrans: Route Supervisor

Contact Information

Name: Eduardo Castillo-Aguilar

Phone: 530-754-4882

Email: om@unitrans.ucdavis.edu

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


Payrate: $11.75/hr

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: no

Resume Required: Yes

Options: n/a


Hours per Week: 15-19 hrs/week

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Indefinite


Job Number: 0009-0798-2015

Last Date to Apply: Aug. 20, 2015


To maintain the safe, efficient, and effective daily operations of the Unitrans system.


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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. Oversees out of town charters.
c. Oversees Sunday Amtrak Shuttle.


Skills needed:
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. 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. Must be completely trained on automatic double deck buses.
11. Able to motivate fellow workers to meet necessary deadlines.
12. Must be able to be conductor trained.
13. Must not be on probation or suspension of any form.
14. Must be able to work at least one full year after completing shadowing.
15. Must submit a typed Unitrans employment application complete with a cover letter and resume.
16. Must be able to work through all of Summer Session 2, Summer Break 2, and Fall Quarter.
17. One quarter after finishing Double Deck Training.

Application Requirements:

Online Application must be fully completed. No section should be left blank.

Must include:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. 2 References (professional preferred)
4. Copy of your Summer Session 2 schedule

Missing any of these items in the Online Application will automatically disqualify you from moving forward with the application. Supplemental documentation will be requested if selected to continue with the application process. 

If you have any questions about this application process or the position please contact me or come to my office hours at the Unitrans Maintenance Facility - Wednesdays from 1500-1700 and Thursdays from 1500-1600.  

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.

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