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Campus Bus Driver/Equipment Operator

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff



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Job Summary

CU Boulder Transportation Services encourages applications for our Staff Bus Driver/Equipment Operator! This position fulfills the transit services for the campus by completing routine routes or contracts for special transportation needs. Once certified to operate specific vehicles, the incumbent shall ensure timely transit for campus affiliates and guests in consideration of their needs, vehicle operational capacity, and road conditions. 

Who We Are

Transportation Services provides comprehensive transit, fleet management, and maintenance to serve the faculty, staff, students, and visitors at the University of Colorado Boulder. Our vehicle fleet numbers over 600; a robust transit system moving 1.4 million riders per year on campus; and guidance for driver operations for campuses located in Aurora, Boulder, and Denver. 

As such, we have the unrivaled opportunity to influence the impressions of every member of our university community and our visitors. We are professionals, dedicated to meeting the needs of our community and providing outstanding possible customer service. Experience dynamic growth, proactive efforts, within a challenging and rewarding industry.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Vehicle Operations 
  • Safely transport people using university vehicles, the incumbent meets certification to operate. The incumbent shall navigate a variety of routine and contracted routes on a time schedule with passenger safety, road and traffic concerns, as well as vehicle capacity, under consideration.
  • Complete pre- and post-trip inspections result on the appropriate forms, ensuring all forms are filled out properly for CDL paperwork. This includes, but is not limited to recording passenger count, mileage, fuel, and other fluid usages. 
  • Complete a statistical summary by the route.
Vehicle Inspections 
  • Conduct trip safety inspections to confirm vehicles suitability for route completion.
  • May add fluids, and perform other maintenance tasks if needed. However, should a vehicle fail during a pre-trip inspection or during a route, the driver will evaluate or operate a suitable alternative as well as notify dispatch and appropriate management.
Other Duties
  • May be tasked with unspecified duties directed by supervisors to maintain the operational readiness of the Department.
  • Required to complete continuing education to establish or maintain proficiency in-vehicle operation capacities.

What You Should Know

This position is 75% FTE.

Benefits and Perks: 
Affordable medical, dental, and vision plan coverage options for family and dependants.
Competitive Salary and retirement savings plan.
Free Eco pass.
Paid time off including holidays.
Additional staff benefits, discounts, and events. 
Growth and promotional opportunities available. 

What We Can Offer

Anticipated Starting Salary is $28,818 adjusted for 75% FTE. 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be Professional. Be Respectful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Possess a valid CDL Class A or B license without air brake restriction.
  • 2 or more years of experience operating equipment appropriate to the work assignment, reduced to 6-months of experience operating a bus with HOP, RTD (or its fixed-route contractors), or a school bus.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • CDL with passenger endorsement.
  • Prior experience operating transit buses. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

1. A current resume. 
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by February 9, 2020 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures. 

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.