Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

University Driver (Part-Time, Temporary)

Recruitment #220627-8940TC-001

Introduction

Located in Willimantic, CT, Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) is one of the State of Connecticut institutions of higher learning and the state’s designated public liberal arts university.  Our mission is to provide high quality undergraduate and select graduate programs to a diverse population of talented students. 

We are recruiting for two (2) University Driver positions.  These positions are part-time, temporary, to work during the academic semesters.  University Shuttles operate 7 days per week, both first and second shift.  Incumbents in these positions are REQUIRED to hold a valid CDL license, with a passenger endorsement.  Hours and shift (first/second) will vary based on agency need.

Selection Plan

NOTE: In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. 

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to HR-Recruitment@easternct.edu.

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office: LaShawn McBride, HR-Recruitment@easternct.edu, (860) 465-5220.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

At the University of Connecticut and Connecticut State Universities this class is accountable for driving vehicles to transport passengers to local or distant points according to a time schedule.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Drives university vehicles, including but not limited to transit buses, over-the-road coaches, service plate vehicles, vans, passenger cars and other motorized conveyances; makes daily or overnight trips; picks up passengers at specified areas and transports to destination; debarks passengers and assists with baggage; regulates heating, lighting, and ventilating system for passenger comfort; complies with local traffic regulations and reports delays or accidents; may make minor repairs and change tires; inspects vehicle being used and checks gas, oil, and water before departure; keeps records; may perform automotive maintenance work as assigned; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of traffic and motor vehicle laws and regulations; knowledge of the standard tools, materials, methods and practices of automotive and equipment mechanics; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to operate a bus and other transit vehicles; ability to follow directions; ability to plan effective and practical routes to specified destinations and/or follow prescribed routes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Four (4) years of experience driving public service vehicles.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have included driving transit buses or over-the-road coaches.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

Graduation from a vocational or technical school with coursework in automotive mechanics may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to hazardous road conditions.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.