employment type: full-time


Job no: 524662
Work type: Staff
Location: Humboldt
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Temporary, Time Varies, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Heavy Equipment Operator/Bus Driver Pool

Facilities Management - Support Services
Job #524662
First Review Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Open Until Filled

At Cal Poly Humboldt, bold hearts and open minds shape the future.

Founded in 1913, Cal Poly Humboldt began as a small college for teachers. Today Humboldt has grown into a comprehensive university with rigorous science and liberal arts programs. Designated a polytechnic in 2022, Cal Poly Humboldt provides hands-on, impactful educational opportunities that lead to meaningful, measurable outcomes for the individual, for the state, and the world.

Cal Poly Humboldt is proud to have nearly 6,000 students of all backgrounds spread across 61 majors, 13 graduate programs, and 4 credential programs - all of whom contribute passion and creativity within their fields and set the stage for a future grounded in equity and sustainability. Hands-on learning, inspired teaching, ground-breaking research, and thought-provoking creative activity happen daily at Humboldt.

Finding a better future is a task for the bold and open, the down-to-earth and visionary. Cal Poly Humboldt strives to cultivate these qualities in leaders, innovators, and scholars in every field.

Cal Poly Humboldt is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that strives to foster an inclusive and equitable community to support our students of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state.

(Job #524662) Heavy Equipment Operator/Bus Driver Pool, Hiring Salary: $20.09-$25.00 hourly. This is a temporary, intermittent hourly, non-benefited, non-exempt position in Facilities Management. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Director of Facilities Operations, the incumbent will operate buses, vans and other vehicles as required to transport students, faculty and staff for University-related purposes; to provide shuttle service for participants at University-sponsored events; and to meet other transportation needs as required for the University. Incumbents in this position are also sometimes provided Lead work direction by the Lead Automotive/Equipment Mechanic.

Key Responsibilities: Incumbents in this classification operate a variety of vehicles associated with ensuring the University successfully fulfills tasks and responsibilities associated with providing transportation services to the campus. The following examples of typical work activities are not meant to be an all-inclusive or restrictive list of work. Work assignments may involve related activities and may be focused in one area or vary on a regular basis.
  1. 90% - Operate Vehicles as Required to Provide Transportation Services to the Campus:
    1. Maintains and carries the license required to operate the vehicles assigned including those licensing requirements for destinations traveled to. Also carries, while driving, an approved medical certificate within two years from the date of driving.
    2. Safely operates vehicles including buses, vans, trams and other automotive vehicles defined as "buses" according to the California State Vehicle Code, including vehicles designed for carrying 15 or more persons including the driver. This includes provision of services which may require "stand by" time.
    3. Services and makes minor repairs and adjustments prior to the operation of any vehicle assigned.
    4. Ensures safety checks are completed as required prior to the operation of any vehicle assigned.
    5. Ensures all necessary equipment is present and vehicle code requirements are met prior to the operation of any vehicle assigned.
    6. Properly completes all required vehicle inspection reports, travel logs, and any other University-required paperwork in associated with operation of any vehicle assigned.
  2. 5% - Participate in University-required Trainings/Meetings and Timekeeping tasks
    1. Attends mandated University trainings (safety and other), meetings and other events during normal work hours and as requested.
    2. Utilizes University time management/absence reporting system as directed by supervisor.
  3. 5% - Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Associated with this Position Include:

The following minimum knowledge, special skills and abilities are applicable to the position:
  1. Working knowledge of the rules of safe driving and the provisions of the State of California Vehicle Code pertaining to operation of vehicles described as described herein.
  2. Ability to operate assigned equipment safely, including recognition of safety hazards and follow practices and laws to insure safety.
  3. Ability to follow standard written instructions, procedures, guidelines, policies, and manuals pertaining to the operation of State vehicles and the assigned Facilities Management unit.
  4. Ability to analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations.
  5. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  6. Ability to read and write at a level appropriate for the duties of the position.
  7. Ability to perform arithmetic calculations required for the duties of the position.
  8. Ability to keep accurate records and complete forms and reports as required for the operation of each vehicle operated.
  9. Ability to maintain a valid California driver's license for the operation of each vehicle operated and carry appropriate certification while driving. License requirements include Class A or B license as well as passenger and air-brake endorsements.
  10. Ability to maintain an appropriate driving record which is interpreted according to UCAM 6562 which requires certification that incumbent has not been issued more than three moving violations or been responsible for more than three accidents (or any combination of more than three thereof) during the past 12 months.
  11. Ability to maintain a current Medical Examiner's Certificate as required for the operation of each vehicle listed operated.
  12. Ability to be punctual, courteous and conduct oneself professionally for all assignments.
  13. Ability to successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and all subsequent random drug and alcohol tests.
  14. Ability to communicate effectively and work harmoniously with a wide variety of individuals.
  15. Ability to recognize and accommodate changing priorities, as communicated by a supervisor, in order to meet short and long term deadlines/goals.
  16. Ability to operationalize sustainability concepts (economy, society, environment) into all aspects of performing job duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Equivalent to one year of paid or regularly assigned driving experience in a job involving operation of a bus, shuttle, 15-passenger van, delivery vehicle, or automotive maintenance equipment.
  • Must have a class A or B driver's license with a passenger transport endorsement and be Air Brake qualified.
  • Must have a good driving record and furnish a current (within 30 days of present date) D.M.V. report.
  • Must be drug free and able to pass a pre-employment and all subsequent random drug and alcohol tests.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A current Medical Examiners Certificate.
  • Equivalent to three years of paid or regularly assigned driving experience in a job involving operation of a bus, shuttle or 15-passenger van.
  • Possession of an appropriate driving record which certifies the incumbent has not been issued more than one moving violation or been responsible for more than one accident (or any combination of more than one thereof) during the past 12 months.

Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials by clicking the Apply Now button:
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for at least three professional references

Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials for first review is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. This position is open until filled.

Any inquiries about this recruitment can be directed to careers@humboldt.edu or Cal Poly Humboldt's Human Resources Office at (707) 826-3626.

Cal Poly Humboldt sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). Cal Poly Humboldt was the first campus in the California State University system to offer a stand-alone major in Native American Studies.

Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

Working in the state of California is a condition of employment for this position. Even if part or all of an employee's assignment can be performed remotely, the employee must maintain a permanent residence in the state of California. The employee must be able to accept on-campus work assignment, as assigned, and come to campus when needed.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to hr@campus.edu.

Cal Poly Humboldt hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. This position may be considered a "Campus Security Authority", pursuant to the Clery Act, and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1107 a condition of employment.


Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) is required prior to the appointment date. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) is required for employment. Cal Poly Humboldt will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or if it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Failure to satisfactorily complete or adverse findings from a background check may affect the employment status of candidates or continued employment of current CSU employees who are being considered for the position.

Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Cal Poly Humboldt can be found at www.humboldt.edu.

Cal Poly Humboldt is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

Class Code: 6366
Publication Date: February 21, 2023

Advertised: 21 Feb 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
Application Closes: Pacific Daylight Time

To apply, visit https://careers.humboldt.edu/hm/en-us/job/524662/heavy-equip-oprbus-drvrpool

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