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Cambus IS students. Cambus is, and always has been, student operated. Currently, 160 dedicated UI students operate the on-campus transit service. Consequently, Cambus is designed by and for student employees.
Cambus is always looking for friendly people. To qualify you must be a UI student, have a good driving record, and be available for at least two semesters. Experience is not required - we train!
Job applications are available at the Cambus Office (across from the Rec Bldg on Stadium Drive), on all buses, and on the Cambus website. The Personnel Supervisor (a student) does all the interviewing and hiring. For information, stop in at the Cambus Office or call 335-8633. Federally mandated drug and alcohol testing is required. We strive to maintain a diverse workforce.
You CAN drive a bus. It may be big but that's what makes it fun. The skills are quickly obtainable and most find it much less difficult than they ever imagined. Training is one-on-one with a fellow student and at your own pace. Big, small, short, tall, strong, weak, freshman, grad - they all have and do drive a bus.
Flexible Schedule. The schedule is designed for students. The shifts are short and varied (mornings, daytime, nights and weekends). It's easy to get time off and you are not required to work over breaks.
Convenient Location. Cambus is on-campus so it's easy to mix work and classes.
Good Pay & Raises-starting driver $10.20/hr. In addition, there are PAY INCREASES every 6 months. The top pay for a driver is $12.20/hr. Also, there is no FICA deduction of 7.6% during academic sessions because it is a UI student job.
Many Advancement Opportunities. Everyone at Cambus starts as a driver, however, there are 26 "support" positions into which people can get promoted. These include dispatchers, trainers, maintenance assistants, clerks, and supervisor positions. A raise and great experience comes with these positions. Top pay at Cambus is $13.75.
Unique, Friendly & Fun! You are part of something special. It is a student operated system providing an essential service for the University. It is also a fun job where you meet and interact with a large number of people.
Transit Coach Operator (Driver)
Everyone at Cambus starts as a driver. Drivers operate a transit coach on fixed-route or special event route. They are to provide safe, reliable and friendly service in accordance with Cambus policies. They must obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) for which Cambus provides the training and vehicle. Qualifications for the position: must be a UI student, be at least 18 years old, possess a driving record which complies with Cambus standards and pass a pre-employment drug screen. Drivers are under the direct supervision of the dispatcher while on route and under the general supervision of the support staff.
Operator (Bionic Driver)
Bionic drivers operate the specialized demand-response service for persons with disabilities. They are to provide safe, reliable and friendly service in accordance with Cambus policies. They transport persons, door-to-door, throughout the metropolitan area on a pre-scheduled or call-in basis. Qualifications for the position include: must have six months Cambus seniority and have a good driving and general work record. "Full-time" Bionic drivers must schedule and drive at least 12 hours of Bionic service per week. "Alternate" Bionic drivers must drive at least one shift per week. Bionic drivers are under the direct supervision of the dispatcher while on route and under the general supervision of the support staff.
Support position: 6 months Cambus experience and Bionic training required to be considered for promotion. Dispatchers, during their shift, monitor and supervise the operation of the fixed route and paratransit services in order to maintain the safe and appropriate operation of the services. They also respond to requests and schedule rides on the Bionic service. Dispatchers report employee work rule violations, respond to public inquiries, monitor radio communications, and respond to mechanical and service disruptions. Dispatchers are under the immediate supervision of the Dispatching, Service & Information Supervisor.
Support position: 6 months Cambus experience required to be considered for promotion. Trainers assist in performing the functions of the Training & Safety division by providing new driver training, driver evaluations, driver spot checks and suggestions, driver re-training, service observation and ridership sampling. Trainers also assist in accident investigation and take drivers to obtain their CDL license. They must be willing to work varied schedules including weekends and interims. Trainers are under the immediate supervision of the Training & Safety Supervisor.
Support position: 6 months Cambus experience required to be considered for promotion. The Maintenance Assistants assist in the maintenance of vehicles by performing or supervising activities related to daily bus fueling, cleaning, inspection and minor maintenance. They supervise the nightly activities and employees at the maintenance facility and respond to in-service vehicle problems. They perform duties to assist the full-time maintenance technicians in the safe and effective maintenance of the fleet. Maintenance Assistants are under the immediate supervision of the Maintenance Assistance Supervisor.
Support position: 6 months Cambus experience required to be considered for promotion. The Personnel Clerk assists in performing the functions of the Personnel division by performing duties related to employee forms, files, records, evaluations and time records. The clerk also maintains office supplies and provides records and information as requested. The Personnel Clerk is under the immediate supervision of the Personnel Supervisor.
Support position: 6 months Cambus experience and Bionic training required to be considered for promotion. The Bionic Assistant assists in performing the functions of the Bionic division by providing new driver training, driver evaluations, recording service data and responds to rider and employee inquires. The assistant also drives a minimum of two bionic shifts per week. The Bionic Assistant is under the immediate supervision of the Bionic Supervisor.
Requires 9 months Cambus experience and support experience to be considered for promotion. There are six supervisors that oversee the operations of Cambus. The supervisor positions are:
Dispatching, Service & Information
Training & Safety
Supervisors manage their specific areas and also function as a member of the management team. The supervisors are under the immediate supervision of the Cambus Manager.
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