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Senior Automotive Equipment Operator (8486C), Parking & Transportation - 68061
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Apr. 23, 2024
Title Senior Automotive Equipment Operator (8486C), Parking & Transportation - 68061
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Senior Automotive Equipment Operator (8486C), Parking & Transportation - 68061

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

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Departmental Overview

Campus Transit provides shuttle service to approximately 800,000 passengers, on an annual basis, and employs a staff of capable SAEOs, to assist with their transportation needs. This position requires individuals capable of operating and maintaining scheduled service on various routes. Individuals must be thoroughly familiar with a two-way radio communications system, as well as with FCC laws. Incumbents, in this position, will assist the Lead Operator, as necessary.

Position Summary

Campus Transit provides shuttle service to approximately 800,000 passengers, on an annual basis, and employs a staff of capable SAEOs, to assist with their transportation needs. This position requires individuals capable of operating and maintaining scheduled service on various routes.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: May 6, 2024


  • Responsible for safety transporting passengers to/from their destination, in a timely manner, following a prescribed route.
  • Must understand, explain and operate within established timeframes and route schedules.
  • Responsible for safely transporting passengers to/from UCB and various points in the Bay Area.
  • Read and understand maps and travel directions.
  • Must know, enforce, and adhere to, and comply with all Federal, State and University regulations, which include safety policies.
  • Responsible for operating two-way radios, per departmental and FCC regulations.
  • Responsible for performing mechanical and administrative check-in and check-out procedures incidental to driving assigned vehicles.
  • Responsible for completing required departmental forms accurately and legibly.
  • Operate wheelchair mechanism, to assist disabled passengers, and be familiar with ADA passenger regulations, as they relate to transportation.
  • Handle emergency situations according to university policies and procedures.
  • Maintain good working relationships with fellow workers.
  • Fulfill other duties, such as: refueling, closing windows, sweeping and/or washing bus interior, as needed, disposing of refuse from vehicle used for the shift, in the appropriate manner and receptacle, and turning-in lost items.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned by the Lead Driver, Transit Supervisor, or designee, as needed.
  • Must demonstrate ability to safety drive Bear Transit 35' and 40' passenger vehicles.
  • Ability to read, write legibly, and speak, in English, to understand passengers, give directions, properly execute safety protocol, interact with first-responders, and write accident, incidents and safety, or other, reports.
  • Excellent communication skills, to interact with diverse ridership.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Availability, and flexibility, to be assigned, or fill-in for absent SAEOs, with minimum or same-day, notification.
  • Responsible for performing Pre-Trip and Post Trip inspections.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of transit service operations as well as related policy and regulatory compliance from government agencies.
  • Skills in customer service.
  • Passenger experience.
  • Ability to operate automatic transmission buses.
  • Class B license, passenger endorsement with air brake certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • HS Diploma or GED and/or equivalent training/experience.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

  • The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $24.77 (Step 8).
  • This is a 100% full-time (40 hours/week), Career appointment, which is paid hourly and eligible for UC Benefits.

How to Apply

  • To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Driving Required

  • A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

Other Information

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Service Unit (SX) between the University of California and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

  • This is not a visa opportunity.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Physical Exam

  • Employment is contingent upon passing a substance test.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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