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Shuttle (Cruiser) Driver (Multiple Positions)

Colgate University
Job Location:
Hamilton, 13346
Facilities Management

Division: Dean of the College

Department: Transportation Department

Hiring Wage/Salary Range

$22.00 - $23.00/hour


When extending an offer, Colgate University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations.


Current Benefits
Colgate University is proud to offer in-depth, competitive benefits that support the health and wellbeing of our employees and their family. The majority of benefits are effective on the date of hire.
We pride ourselves on the scope and quality of the benefits offered to our employees. We invite candidates to visit our Benefits page to learn more about our generous benefits package, which includes but is not limited to:

Health and Wellness:
Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, behavioral health benefits, disability and life insurance, 403 B Retirement with employer core and matching contributions.

Paid Time Off:
Vacation time (varies based on position classification), sick time, 13.5 holidays including a Winter Recess between Christmas and New Year's and 3 floating holidays.

Paid Family Leave:
After six months of employment, employees become eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid time off up to 67% of salary to a state maximum for bonding with a newborn, adopted or foster child, caring for a family member with a serious health condition or to help after a family member has been deployed to active military duty abroad.

Continuing Education and Professional Development:
Employees and their spouse/domestic partner may take up to 2 courses per semester at Colgate, tuition free with a $20 per course registration fee.
Funding for work related courses to obtain an undergraduate or graduate degree related to your current position.
After 7 years of service in an eligible position an employee's eligible children may be awarded up to half of Colgate's tuition to attend an accredited college, university or trade school of their choice.

Along with a generous benefits package, additional perks unique to Colgate University include but are not limited to free on campus parking, free gym membership with discounts for family members, reduced Seven Oaks Golf Course memberships, University Bookstore discount, free library access, 3 free tickets for any regular season athletic home event, access to Colgate owned Bewkes Center and Glendening Boathouse, free access to all cultural events.

Department Statement

Colgate University is actively hiring shuttle bus drivers to fill several full-time (12 month) and part-time (10 month) positions. Shifts vary and may include daytime, evening, overnight, and weekend requirements. Colgate University is looking for safe, friendly drivers to help passengers move throughout the campus. Drivers must possess valid CDL Class C with P endorsement (with additional S endorsement preferred).


  • Drive and operate a shuttle, bus, or van to safely and courteously transport passengers around campus and throughout the Village of Hamilton.
  • Operating vehicle while adhering to University policies and procedures.
  • Conduct vehicle inspections as required by department policy and DOT regulations.
  • Operate vehicle communication systems within the guidelines of University policies.
  • Clean and fuel shuttle, bus, or van as part of daily duties and as directed by the supervisor.
  • Maintain scheduled routes to establish time and mileage. Immediately notify the supervisor of changes/delays.
  • Record and report incidents/problems through appropriate procedures established by the department, including accidents and mechanical concerns.
  • Provide information to students, faculty, and staff members regarding the shuttle service program.
  • Attend all required University, federal, and state regulatory in-service training and meetings.
  • Maintain CDL and all applicable certifications and endorsements (including regular physicals, recertification training, and examinations).
  • As needed to support the needs of the department, may at times perform dual roles, including driving the bus/shuttle and managing dispatch duties, such as answering phones and coordinating schedules.
  • Other duties as assigned

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

  • Must meet 19-A qualifications.
  • Must submit and pass a DOT physical examination.
  • Must have at least three years (3) of driving experience.
  • Employment is contingent upon completing a thorough background check, including employment history and a criminal records check.
  • Pre-employment and continued random drug screening will be required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Have excellent customer and communication skills.
  • Be able to utilize two-way radio communications.
  • Have basic computer skills.
  • Schedule flexibility and ability to work various events during evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must complete recertification requirements in a timely manner.
  • Comply with all applicable federal and state regulations regarding the operation of commercial vehicles.


A current valid driver's license, in accordance with the University's Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Use Policy is required.

Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class C in good standing with P endorsement (required); having P and S endorsements is preferred.

Physical Requirements

Requires the ability to:
  • Sit for extended periods.
  • Lift, push, pull, and carry tools, objects, or equipment above shoulder level without assistance.
  • Move up and down stairs easily.
  • Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping.

Requisition Number: 2024S052Posting

Temporary: No

Work Schedule: Weekdays, Evenings, Overnights and Weekends - dependent upon assigned shift.

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