Bus Driver - Full & Part Time

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Bus Driver - Full & Part Time

Required Qualifications: Per Civil Service Standards and Specifications. Must have, keep and maintain a valid NYS CDL Class B Driver’s License with Passenger and Air Brakes and be able to be 19A certified as required by New York State DMV; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations  (*** Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes").   Appointment will be contingent upon proof of identity and eligibility for employment and successful completion of pre-employment testing for controlled substance use as mandated by the Federal Highway Administration Omnibus Transportation Act of 1991. Please note that employment cannot commence until notification for successful completion of this pre-employment testing is received. Must comply with the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing act (drug and alcohol testing).

Brief Description of Duties:  The Bus Driver will be responsible for the following:

  • Drive a full-size passenger bus on and off SUNY property in order to transport passengers and materials as required.  Drive campus routes and do charters for departments and graduation work for Stony Brook University.
  • Check horn, directional lights, head, tail, parking and emergency lights for proper operation. Check proper operation of braking system.  Pre-trip inspection of vehicle and completion of required forms.  Check tires for visible damage.
  • Supervise the loading and unloading of passengers and personal property onto the bus. Post manifests, inventories, and other records of goods and passengers transported. This would include the compiling of count sheets from all drivers when assigned.
  • Transport passengers with disabilities.
  • Operate radio and/or cellular telephones as needed to communicate with dispatcher.
  • Monitor gauges and as necessary refuels the tank on the vehicle.
  • Keep written records of trips, mileage, stopovers, fuel bridges, tolls and records of passenger counts. Report any malfunction and needed repairs to supervisor or maintenance staff. This would include the compiling of the daily bus logs from all drivers on a daily basis.
  • Wash, sweep, clean and fuel buses, as well as vans and other state vehicles.
  • In an emergency situation, the driver may be required to perform some minor repairs such as replace a bulb, put air into tires, replace windshield wiper blades, etc...
  • May map routes, itineraries, and points of call for other drivers as well as yourself.
  • Transport vehicles to and from vendors for repairs.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Special Notes:  These are temporary full-time positions (40 hours per week) and temporary part-time positions (20 hours per week), shifts and pass days vary with an anticipated start date of October 27, 2022 and anticipated end date of May 24, 2023.  Night and weekend work may be required. FLSA Nonexempt positions, eligible for overtime provisions of the FLSA. Mandatory rehire roster candidates have preference.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.

Essential Position:  This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed.  Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are canceled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.

Posting Overview: This position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).

 If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.

***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of official start date.


In response to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation requiring Hospital and Nursing Home personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, candidates selected for patient care positions or positions that may come in contact with patients or patient care employees, if not already vaccinated, must be fully vaccinated or obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the DOH vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later. The regulation also allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law. 

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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Job Number:
Official Job Title: Bus Driver
Job Field
: Bus Driver
Primary Location
: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Mobility and Parking Services
: Per Diem 
 :Variable Shift Hours: TBD 
Posting Start Date
: Nov 7, 2022
Posting End Date
: Ongoing
Salary:As per Civil Service guidelines
Appointment Type: Temporary
Salary Grade:SG8
SBU Area:Stony Brook University
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