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Bus Driver, Athletics (Part-Time)
Part time
No benefits offered

This position is responsible for providing transportation of student athletes, Athletics staff, and/or baggage and equipment within the greater Portland area via the operation of University owned vehicle(s), usually via vehicles such as a large van or bus. Sometimes, there may be driving for transportation of student athletes, Athletics staff, and/or baggage/equipment outside the greater Portland area.

This is a part-time, non-exempt, hourly position without benefits. However, this position does accrue sick time consistent with Oregon state requirements. (Please note that eligibility for all University benefits is subject to applicable policies, practices, and requirements.)

The full job description is available at: www.bitly.com/AthBusDriver

This posting was posted on September 16, 2019, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Operate large van or other University owned vehicle(s), including large van or bus, to transport student athletes, Athletics staff, and/or baggage/equipment to locations that generally will be within the greater Portland area. Sometimes, there may be driving for transportation of student athletes, Athletics staff, and/or baggage/equipment outside the greater Portland area.

Conduct safety and maintenance inspections of vehicles. Report issues or problems.

Perform and log pre-and post-trip vehicle inspections.

Maintain cleanliness of vehicle interior.  

Assist with the loading and unloading of baggage and equipment. Record shipment, receipt, and delivery information.

Adhere to applicable safety rules and all traffic laws and regulations.

Other duties as relevant to the duties of the position or as assigned by supervisor or designee.

Please note that the above list of duties is not comprehensive but generally demonstrates the types of matters under this position’s purview and responsibility.

Education and Experience

Required: ability to read, write, and comprehend the English language at level needed for the duties of the position. High school diploma is preferred.

Required: ability to operate a range of vehicles (large van, bus, or other vehicle).

Required: ability to load and unload baggage and equipment and use equipment like dollies to load and unload equipment.

Certifications and Licenses

Required: active Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Attention and dedication to safety, including road/driving safety.

Effective organizational skills. Attention to detail.

Ability to read, understand, and carry out labels, directions and work orders.

Ability to read, write, and speak English sufficient to meet the requirements of the position.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions, generally in a sequence or with scheduled work activities occurring on a regular basis.

Ability to quickly learn and use new technologies and applications in depth at level and proficiency appropriate for the position’s duties.

Comfortable working in a busy work environment.

Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions, including ability to identify when matters need to be brought to a supervisor’s attention. 

Ability to maintain confidentiality and effectively handle highly-sensitive and confidential information with sound judgment, tact, and discretion.

Comfortable talking and interacting with campus community members.

Effective customer service and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of safety and health practices relating to loading and unloading, delivery, and driving.

Ability to establish effective working relationships, professional rapport, and effectively accomplish work within a University setting that includes a wide array of policies, processes, individuals, and groups.

Competence with and commitment to diversity and inclusion; ability to be an effective partner with diverse students, faculty, and staff.

Physical Requirements

Frequently: ability to drive a vehicle, generally for amounts of time (30 minutes to an hour) required for locations in the greater Portland area, and sometimes for amounts of time (longer stretches) required for locations outside the greater Portland area.

As needed: use fine manipulation and grasp; write by hand; sort and arrange papers and materials; stand, kneel, bend, crouch, and walk; twist; lift, and carry objects that weigh in the range of a couple of pounds to 50 pounds without assistance; push or pull objects up to 75 pounds without assistance.

Frequently: ability to interact and communicate with members of the University and others as necessary.

Working Conditions

Work environment: most work will occur in the form of driving a vehicle such as a large van or bus; when driving, will be subject to different types of road and weather conditions, including sun, rain, snow, wind, and other types of inclement weather conditions.

Please see full job description (link in most postings) for information about physical requirements, working conditions, work standards, and statement about reasonable accommodations.

Supplemental Questions

1. Why are you interested in this position at the University of Portland?

2. What are your areas of work-related strength? What are work-related areas that you would like to improve?

3. Please explain what diversity, inclusion, and equity means to you. Please describe your education and work-related experiences applicable to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

4. What experience do you have driving large vans or buses? What experience do you have providing customer service?

Cover Letter, References, Resume, Supplemental Questions

Notice of University requirements regarding offers of employment and background investigations: Offers of employment by the University are in in writing and signed by the head of the Office of Human Resources and the President, the Provost, or a Vice President. Any offers of employment that do not meet these requirements are not final and are contingent on final approval by Human Resources and receipt of a written offer of employment that meets the previously-stated requirements. A background investigation process is required before final hiring procedures can be completed for all faculty and staff positions. Any offers received before a background investigation is successfully completed are not final and are contingent on successful completion of a background investigation.


For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: Applicants who have a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation regarding the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (503) 943-8484.


The University’s mission and EEO statement: Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. The University of Portland is an equal opportunity employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The University of Portland does not discriminate in its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by and consistent with the law. Please see the University’s full Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy here: https://www.up.edu/disclosures/nondiscrimination-policy.html.