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Safe Ride Operator

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Safe Ride Operator
Role Title: Transportation Operator I
Posting Number: SW0170496
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Safe Ride Operator transports faculty, staff, students, and visitors in a passenger van in accordance with all motor vehicle laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and supports the University Police Department with its mission to provide a safe environment to all students, faculty/staff and visitors. The safe ride operator assists individuals with disabilities as needed, and is responsible for fueling van.

Required Qualifications:

- Possession of a valid operator’s license with a safe driving history.
- Must pass a thorough criminal history and driving history check.
- Must successfully complete the department’s driver training and testing.
- Must possess the ability to: follow instructions; use independent judgment and exercise considerable restraint under stressful situations; keep written records and logs; understand University Police Department rules and regulations.
- Must be able to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner along with operating in adverse weather conditions during the night hours.
- Requires work during nights, weekends, and holidays.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Previous experience operating a large passenger van.
- Previous experience with two-way radio communications.
- Familiarity with the Virginia Tech Campus.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Must have a driver's license check, Must have an acceptable and safe driving record
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Various night hours including weekends and holidays.

This position is designated safety sensitive. Candidates for employment are required to have a criminal history check, including fingerprinting and a pre-employment drug screen. Incumbents are subject to random, reasonable suspicion and post accident drug and alcohol screening.
Must undergo an extensive background check and credit history check, with satisfactory results.
Must have valid driver’s license.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

To apply, applicants must complete the online application at, posting #SW0170496. As an option, a cover letter, resume and list of references may be attached to the application. Review of applications will begin on July 12, 2017.

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
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Pay Band: 1
Pay Range: $9.40 per hour
Department: Police
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24060
Work Schedule: Night Shift
Posting Date: 06/28/2017
Review Begin Date: 07/12/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you interested in part-time, hourly wage employment?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * This pool is for late night shift wage positions (shifts vary will be discussed at interview). Are you available to work late night shift?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you available to work midnight to 6am?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Have you ever been convicted for any violation(s) of law, including misdemeanors?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * If you have you ever been convicted for any violation(s) of law, including misdemeanors YES, please provide the following: Description of Offense, Statute or Ordinance (if known), Date of Charge, Date of Conviction, and County, City, State of Conviction:

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Have you ever been convicted for moving traffic violations?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * If you have you ever been convicted for moving traffic violations, please provide the following: Description of Offense, Statute or Ordinance (if known), Date of Charge, Date of Conviction, and County, City, State of Conviction:

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (
    • Virginia Tech job site (
    • Facebook
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    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  9. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Other Doc