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Shuttle Driver

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Campus Operations

Pepperdine University, a private, non-profit, faith-based institution seeks a Shuttle Driver to transport students, faculty and staff (as well as special clients, such as the elderly or people with disabilities). This position serves as a front line ambassador for the University, warmly welcoming guests, students, and community members, and providing directional information as needed. This position provides additional support for the Lead Shuttle Driver to cover schedules and cadet new drivers; perform vehicle inspections as per CHP and ADA regulations; and assist student drivers in obtaining Class B Licenses. The Shuttle Driver is responsible for providing safety to passengers; is able to make informed and safe decisions independently; maintain cleanliness of vehicles; and perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Check the condition of a vehicle's tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water, and safety and ADA equipment to ensure that everything is in working order.
  • Drive vehicles over specified routes or to specified destinations according to time schedules in order to transport passengers, while complying with traffic regulations.
  • Comply with traffic regulations in order to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
  • Pick up and drop off students, faculty, staff and guests at regularly scheduled locations, following strict time schedules being mindful to warmly greet them and provide directions as needed.
  • Report any bus malfunctions or needed repairs.
  • Follow safety rules as students are boarding and exiting buses, and as they cross streets near bus stops.
  • Prepare and submit reports that may include the number of passengers or trips, hours worked, and mileage.
  • Keep bus exterior and interior clean for passengers.
  • Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilating systems for passenger comfort.
  • Make adjustments to vehicle as required.
  • Complete and submit reports to management.
  • Read maps, and follow written and verbal geographic directions.
  • Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations, using telephones or mobile two-way radios.
  • Uphold the Living Pepperdine standards in day to day work; participate in Daily Line-Ups and be able to articulate how the standards tie to daily work. 
  • Work collaboratively with team members and serve the University and community with a positive attitude. 
  • Approach work as a service ambassador to the community.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: High School Diploma. At least 1 year experience in operating a commercial vehicle. Must have and be able to maintain a Class B License. Must have excellent customer service skills and the ability to warmly welcome and hospitably serve others. Must be able to interpret maps, directions, and instructions. Must be familiar with state, county and federal laws that pertain to transportation and transit. Must possess good written and verbal skills to effectively communicate with supervisors, law enforcement, and customers. Must be supportive of the Christian mission of the University, desire to work well with others, and follow written and verbal directions.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, nonexempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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