On-Call Driver at St. Joseph News Press

Job Type
Full Time, Employee
St. Joseph News Press
Maryville, MO 64468
Northwest Missouri State University
Position: On-Call DriverDepartment: Facility ServicesReports To: Stationary EngineerClassification: StaffFLSA Status: Non-exemptEmployment Terms: On-call, as needed position
Primary Duty: The On-call Driver will provide exceptional customer service to passengers while operating University buses in a safe, timely, and professional manner while managing all aspects of safety, route proficiency, and mechanical issues. 
Essential Functions:1. Drive University buses in all types of weather conditions that may consist of long distance and overnight trips and look out for the safety of all passengers, their property, and the property of the University2. Be courteous and thoughtful of passengers and all individuals sharing the roadway and display professional conduct and appearance while on duty3. Inspect assigned bus and vehicles and maintain them in a clean, orderly and safe condition, including exterior and interior cleaning, fueling/oil, and reporting and coordinating repair maintenance4. Drive shuttles, vans, and cars in support of all University events5. Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspections on vehicles and report concerns and deficiencies to the supervisor and/or mechanics6. Maintain necessary logs, inspection reports, bill of landings, mileage, fuel tickets, tolls, meals, and hours worked (regular and overtime) for billings to vendors and departments on University trips7. Keep up-to-date on Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and University rules including Hours of Service and Driving Time and apply the rules to all trips8. Perform all other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:Education: High school diploma Certification/License: Class B CDL and Passenger Endorsement (or the ability to obtain a Passenger Endorsement within 30 days of hire)Skills: Ability to handle job-related stress that comes from road conditions, weather, customers, other drivers, unforeseen circumstances, emergencies, and last minute schedule changes; Ability to communicate well with customers and fellow drivers; ability to function efficiently without direct supervision; demonstrate pride in work and care of equipment; possess and maintain positive attitudeOther: Maintain a safe driving record and be able to keep appropriate licenses, medical certificates, and other requirements as needed for the position
Preferred Qualifications:Education: High school diploma plus technical school training as a bus driver Experience: A minimum of two years of experience as a professional driver 
Working Conditions: This position will require flexibility and will be responsible for some long distance and overnight trips possibly during weekends and/or holidays. This position is considered essential staff. Essential staff provide services that relate directly to the health, safety, and welfare of the University, ensure continuity of key operations, and maintain and protect University properties. Should the University close for any reason, essential staff will report to work as usual. This position must purchase and maintain a cellular device and service that will be used for work functions. This position must be responsible for plan choices, calling areas, service features, terminations clauses, and paying for all charges associated with the cellular device and service. 
Equipment/Materials Used: Buses and other related equipment
Typical Physical Demands: Long driving hours, climbing, hot or cold conditions, and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds; 
Community: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at
University: Founded in 1905, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location and through Northwest Online.With an enrollment of about 6,500 students, Northwest has met all measures of the state ' s performance-based funding initiative during four of the model ' s first five years, and U.S. News and World Report has ranked it as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri during three of the last four years. Safewise ranks the city of Maryville as one of the “Safest College Towns in America,” while BestCollegesOnline.org has named the Northwest campus one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”
The University boasts a 59 percent graduation rate, which is in the 89th percentile of Northwest ' s national peer group. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor ' s degree earners and 97 percent of master ' s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, recently named Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job.Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their resumes with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory School, National Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.For more information, visit  
Salary: $18.23 per hour
Application Deadline: Until position is filled
Date Available: Immediately 
To Apply: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references in order for your application materials to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email mdrake@nwmissouri.edu for more information.