Posting Summary: University Transit Service (UTS) at the University of Virginia's Department of Parking and Transportation is searching for two reliable, energetic, flexible, and responsible Operations Supervisors. The Operations Supervisor helps to oversee the operations of the fixed route transit service, provides direct management to driving and support staff, collects, compiles, and maintains data and reports results, and conducts public relations. Operations Supervisors serve as "on duty" contact with drivers on the road, responding to emergency situations and managing the daily operations of the transit effort.
A High School Diploma or Equivalent Required is required as are at least two years college education or work experience with a fixed route transit organization providing front line customer service. At least one year of experience within a pupil transportation or fixed route transit-providing organization is required. Applicants must have a Commercial Driver's License Type A or B with Passenger and Air Brake endorsements. Applicants with a VA drivers license must have positive point balance. Applicants without a VA license must be able to obtain a Commonwealth of Virginia Commercial Driver's License within 30 days of hire. Applicants must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) Proficiency with web-based applications and possess the ability to quickly and efficiently learn new software and systems with minimal training is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor's Degree and at least one year of leadership experience. Knowledge of University Transit service routes and procedures is highly preferred. Applicants with skill, experience, and confidence with GPS Software, spreadsheets and database management are highly encouraged to apply.
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624446. Complete an application online and attach contact information for three references. You may also attach a cover letter. The position will remain open until filled.
For questions about this position or the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Virginia Department of Parking and Transportation is committed to reflecting the diverse community it serves. Much like the larger University community, our Department rejects active and passive discrimination based on age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or veteran status. It is our opinion that diversity and equality in the workplace provide a strategic business advantage through the cultural richness and vitality they produce. Here at Parking and Transportation, employees are selected with consideration being given to individual character, aptitude, and ability. Throughout employee training, development, and progression we strive to enhance conditions of mutual respect and above all, promote dignity.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required; Two years college education or equivalent experience is required.
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree and at least one year of directly relevant experience is preferred.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: At least one year of experience within a pupil transportation or fixed route transit-providing organization is required. Some management experience. Some experience in a professional office setting. Some experience providing front-line customer service.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: One year of leadership experience is preferred.
Required License or Certification: Commercial Driver's License Type A or B with Passenger and Air Brake endorsements. Must possess a positive point balance on license and obtain a Commonwealth of Virginia Commercial Driver's License within 30 days of hire.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have strong verbal and written skills. Provide customer service, prepare reports, data collection, prepare correspondence, work with the public, operate two-way radio, complete forms and keep logs. Knowledge of highway regulations; effective verbal and listening communications skills; time management skills; ability to read and write in the English language to record and maintain daily route records; ability to deliver clear and concise verbal instructions through two-way radio communications; ability to provide friendly customer service and conduct positive, courteous, and respectful interaction with the public.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to safely operate a transit bus and luxury coach. Knowledge of University Transit service routes and procedures. Leadership expertise is strongly preferred.
Required Computer Applications: Computer literacy is REQUIRED. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) Must be proficient with web-based applications and possess the ability to quickly and efficiently learn new software and systems with minimal training.
Preferred Computer Applications: Skill, experience, and confidence with programs like Outlook, web-based applications, GPS software, Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), spreadsheet and database management.
Internal Number: 353_85985
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.