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Transit Ambassador

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Work type: Restricted
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Other, 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.
  • Pick up and drop off students at regularly scheduled locations, following strict time schedules. 
  • Comply with traffic regulations in order to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner; 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.
  • Complete and submits 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 required; customer service skills required; ability to interpret maps, directions, and instructions required; knowledge of state, county, and federal laws that pertain to transportation and transit required; written and verbal skills to effectively communicate with supervisors, law enforcement, and customers required; ability to follow written and verbal directions required. This applicant will need to have and demonstrate the ability to work under a tight priority workload, provide excellent customer service, and possess a spirit of teamwork.

Preferred: Class B license with passenger endorsement; two years of experience (at least 4,000 hours) operating a commercial vehicle.

Note: The department will assist successful candidates with obtaining a valid Class B Driver's License with current passenger endorsement if they do not already have one. Candidates who successfully become full-time restricted employees are eligible for a robust benefits package.

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. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Restricted, Nonexempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: $17.00/hour 

Advertised: Pacific Daylight Time
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