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Temporary Field Trip Shuttle Driver

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Boulder, Colorado

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Temporary Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado’s (CU) Department of Geological Sciences is looking to hire a Field Trip Shuttle Driver! The incumbent will drive a 15-passenger van to transport students in the GEOL1030 course to field trip destinations in the Boulder area and its surroundings. 

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.

Who We Are

Geology is a science concerned with the Earth - its relationship to the solar system, its origin and developmental history, its structure and composition, its dynamic processes, and its evolution. Geology also relates to human endeavors and needs, including the use of natural resources, the preservation of the environment, global change, and the mitigation of geologic hazards. 

The department considers the diverse opportunities for field studies in the high plains and central Rocky Mountains of Colorado a particular strength of its undergraduate programs. In addition, the department has research laboratories for studying rock and mineral deformation, soils, sedimentation, geo-microbial processes, petrology and mineralogy.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Drive the 15-passenger van from the CU campus to the following destinations (each trip is 2 hours 50 minutes in duration), with several stops along the way:
a. Nederland
b. Jamestown
c. Dinosaur Ridge (Alameda Parkway in Lakewood)
d. Flagstaff Mountain
  • Perform a vehicle shuttle for both the Dinosaur Ridge and Flagstaff trips to facilitate a one-way walking trip for class participants. For each trip, this will entail driving the van to a new location, walking about 1 mile to retrieve an SUV that has been driven by the class instructor, and driving the SUV to the same new location where you parked the van. This must be accomplished in one hour.
  • All trips will take place between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Mondays – Thursdays. On most days you will drive one trip between 11:00 a.m. and 1:50 p.m., then drive a second trip between 2:00-4:50 p.m., however the schedule will vary from week to week.
  • There are 16 sections of GEOL1030 with four trips per section, for a total of 64 trips. The total driving time is about 192 hours for all trips, which will transpire between the mid-September and December 2, 2021.

What We Can Offer

  • Hourly compensation: $20.00.


Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave

Be Statements

Be collaborative. Be excited. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • The person in this role will be driving rental vehicles and therefore must be at least 18 years old.
  • A valid driver's license is required.
  • 1 year of directly related experience.

What You Will Need

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Suite and Google Drive Applications with advanced proficiency in Google Sheets or Excel.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Demonstrated initiative to establish work priorities, provide follow-through, and meet established timelines.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, including the ability to resolve conflict and negotiate.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality with sensitive information.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Completion of the CU Transportation Department’s 15-passenger van safety training course.
  • The person in this role will be driving rental vehicles and it is preferred that they be at least 25 years old.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. Optional: A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by September 16, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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