UMBC Transit provides extensive fixed route bus service to the UMBC campus and the surrounding communities. Primary locations serviced include: Technology Research Center (TRC), UMBC South Campus - Bwtech South, Freshmen satellite parking lot, BWI MARC/Amtrak train station, Halethorpe MARC train station, downtown Arbutus, Catonsville, Baltimore Inner Harbor and more. This service extends to weekends with additional access to Route 40 (Baltimore National Pike) business district (Wal-Mart, international grocery markets, various shopping centers) and Arundel Mills Mall.
Of special interest are the weekday/weekend connections to downtown Arbutus (East Drive, OCA Mocha), restaurants, R/C Hollywood Cinema 4, Village Junction Bakery and much more. UMBC Transit also connects to: Charm City Circulator, Collegetown networks, Inner Harbor, Lexington Market, sports stadiums, University of Baltimore (UMB) campus, Baltimore Convention Center, museums, theatres, restaurants and more. This service serves current students, staff and faculty members with a valid red UMBC ID.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Transit in the Division of Student Affairs, the incumbent will oversee UMBC Transit Safety and Training Programs for all drivers including new student bus operators and provide programmatic instruction for the current driving staff to ensure consistent adherence to UMBC Transit policies and procedures.
Specific duties include: participates in department meetings, leads safety briefs (instructions on safe driving behavior and best practices) and monthly safety meetings; goal setting, performance review, and progressive disciplinary actions and staff development; assists in overall leadership of Transit operation; performs administrative tasks; tracks all training and driving records electronically for each bus operator; operates/assists transit routes and charters; maintains strong knowledge of FMCSA & MDOT policies and regulations; and performs other duties as assigned.
Note: This position requires flexibility in a revolving work schedule, including some days, nights, and weekends in order to accommodate training, routes and other requirements.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Bachelor's degree (may substitute experience for education) and one year of experience preferably as a CDL trainer. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and possess excellent customer service skills. Must be patient and have the ability to take control when necessary. Candidate must have a Maryland Commercial Class B Driver’s License with Air Brake and Passenger Endorsement. Must possess the ability to perform and instruct on pre/post trip inspections, conduct accident investigations, and safety audits.
Note: Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills and abilities required may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year or experience.
3 years of experience preferred.
Background Screening Statement:
Employees in this position must maintain the required driver’s license with no more than 5 points and will be subject to drug and alcohol testing and education as required under U.S. DOT and the State of Maryland regulations. Employees will be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. This position requires a background check.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For best consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration, submit application materials by June 11, 2021. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits.
Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Internal Number: 493358
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.