Careers at Bucknell

Casual Driver, Transportation Services

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Position type: part-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Other

Transportation Services is looking for individuals to serve as drivers providing transportation services for University employees, students, and visitors for university business and events using university shuttles. These are casual, non-benefits eligible positions that will be scheduled to work on an as needed basis.

A Driver in Transportation Services is responsible for driving shuttles to transport university constituents around campus, to downtown Lewisburg, local hotels, airports, and/or other areas as assigned with a distance of no more than 300 miles one way. Additionally this position will:
• Operate a university-owned shuttle in a safe, reliable, professional manner, providing safe and efficient transportation to the university community and its visitors.
• Provide information and other general assistance to the university community and its visitors.
• Maintain records of work performed.
• Make timely reports of accidents, incidents, and unusual occurrences.
• Assist passengers with special needs in boarding and exiting the shuttle.
• Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Driver must be 21 years or older
• Must possess a valid driver’s license, valid for a minimum of 2 years
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Demonstrated ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
• Demonstrated ability to safely and efficiently operate a loaded passenger bus.
• Candidates must pass a University Motor Vehicle Record Review (MVR)
• Within 30 days of hire: one will be required to obtain a D.O.T medical card and pass Behind the Wheel training
• Each driver will be required to work at least 4 jobs per year to keep their casual position active.
• Must be dependable, professional, and personable and has the demonstrated ability to work with and serve a diverse workforce and students.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Flexible availability as the work schedule for this position may include all shifts (days, evenings, and weekends).

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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