Bus Driver

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Staff

Position Title: Bus Driver  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

Physical Plant

Advertised Salary: $17.50 - $20.77 hourly rate pursuant to the FSU and AFSCME/AFL-CIO Agreement  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Custodial, Maintenance, Dining, Skilled Trade (AFSCME Local 1609)  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Provide safe transportation for passengers, equipment, and packages. Assist in maintenance of University owned and leased vehicles. Please note that the schedule for this position will be flexible and be driven by the schedule associated with trips, etc.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: High school diploma or GED equivalency.  
Required Work Experience: Three years full-time equivalent of combined bus and heavy equipment truck driving, with emphasis on bus driving experience.

Demonstrated experience with minor automotive repair and driving all types of vehicles.

Required Licenses and Certifications:

Valid commercial driver’s license (CDL), Group A or B with endorsements ‘P’ with no restrictions.  
Physical Demands:
  • Driving
  • Inclement Weather
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:    
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Check safety of lights, tires, water, battery, fluids (windshield washer, oil, power steering), and replace or add as needed.

Clean and/or deliver a variety of goods and equipment to/from off and on campus locations.

Drive commercial-type vehicles to safely transport students, faculty and/or add as needed.

Coordinate driver exchanges including transfer location, hotel details, etc.
Pick up/deliveries to/from campus, newly purchased University vehicles and pick up, haul and/or deliver a variety of goods and equipment to/from off and on campus locations.

Report needed repairs that warrant mechanic’s attention.

Wash, vacuum, extract motor vehicle interior and/or as needed.

Maintain safety and health standards in all duties and responsibilities.

Maintain safety and security of equipment, vehicles, keys, tools, materials, and inventories.

Report to immediate supervisor.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Assist other service workers as needed.  
Skills and Abilities: Available to works days, evenings, and weekends.

Check and correct safety of vehicle lights and fluid levels.

Communicate effectively with students, staff, faculty and visitors.

Keep accurate records.

Read, understand and follow directions Check and correct safety of vehicle lights and fluid levels.

Understand, use good judgment, and follow procedures established through safety training and the physical plant safety manual.

Work harmoniously with others in situations of variable temperatures; noise; and stressful workloads.

Work independently.

Lift a minimum of 15 lbs. and occasionally up to 50 lbs.

Meet applicable Department of Transportation requirements.

Must pass physical exam and drug test every one or two years depending on previous year's exam.

Sit, walk, lift, and bend.

Test drug free and/or to submitting application.

Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Required Documents:    
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants:    
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at ferris.edu. The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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