Campus Bus Operator at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:



Department Information

Since 1966, IU Campus Bus Service has been providing bus service on the Bloomington campus. IU Bloomington's 1940-acre campus is often considered one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation and is set in USA Today's #2 Best College Town in America.
IU Bloomington is home to close to 43,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 19,000 faculty, staff, and part-time employees.

Campus Bus provides transportation to over three million rides a year and operates a six-route system with approximately 30 buses, 50 bus operators, 4 mechanics, and a management team. It has a long-standing partnership with the local transit system, further extending its reach and resources.

Campus Bus is a business unit within Auxiliary Business Services (ABS). ABS operate in a shared services model that supports finance, human resources, payroll, and marketing needs of Campus Bus.

Job Summary

Department Specific Responsibilities:

  • Operates a public transportation vehicle in a safe and efficient manner while maintaining positive customer relations with passengers, drivers of other vehicles on the street, and pedestrians.

  • Monitors the safety and mechanical operation of the public transportation vehicle assigned by constant attention to safety and mechanical devices and warning signals, such as the following (for the purposes of illustration only): the speedometer, water temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, engine warning lights and buzzers, etc.

  • Operates mechanical and electronic devices on the public transportation vehicle, including front and rear doors, wheelchair lift or ramp, wheelchair securement devices, bus kneeling device, radio, Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) devices, passenger counters, destination signs, public address systems, heating and ventilating equipment, safety devices and warning lights, etc.

  • Conforms to all University, local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations applicable to public transportation operations, including (for the purposes of illustration only), performing the following: pre-and post-trip inspections of the public transportation vehicle assigned, ADA required announcements and assistance for passengers with disabilities, etc.

  • Prepares logs, forms, and reports on the ridership and operations of the assigned public transportation vehicle.

  • May be assigned other duties not related to operating a public transportation vehicle when their services are not needed for driving, such as clerical, courier, public transit information duties, etc.




  • High school diploma or GED and equivalent (such as HSED or GED)



  • 1 years of experience driving public transportation vehicles



  • CDL license class B with passenger and air brake endorsements and ability to be insured by Indiana University. These are Safety Sensitive positions as defined by the Federal Transit Administration and are therefore subject to all current and future FTA Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations Upon Date of Hire



  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner

  • Proficient communication skills

  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism

  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills

  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality

  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment

  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty

  • Highly thorough and dependable

  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to represent the company with external constituents

  • Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion

  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills

  • Ability to build strong customer relationships

  • Knowledge of traffic regulations and rules and regulations regarding public transportation

  • Knowledge of safety precautions and practices in the operation of public transportation vehicles

  • Ability to know your location in relation to the environment or know where other objects are in relation to you and the vehicle

  • Ability to read and understand written instructions, hear and understand verbal instructions and to maintain legible records

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a diverse population and effectively communicate with passengers, members of the public and other staff

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires stationary positioning for long periods of time. It also requires a CDL-B or chauffer's level driver's license issued by the State of Indiana and the ability to be insured by Indiana University.

This role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds The person in this role must be able to perform the essential tasks with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:

  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution

  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options

  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting

  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options

  • Tuition benefit for IU classes

  • 10 paid holidays per year

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Intermediate

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Operations

Job Family: Transportation

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Posting Disclaimer

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Campus Safety and Security

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.

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