University Driver, Public Safety

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May 27, 2021

HOURS:  Flexible, including weekends and overnight.                                     

SUPERVISED BY: Public Safety Assistant Director


  • Primary:  Operating State fleet vehicles, including vans and minibus, engaged in University business.  Includes overnight travel, may be in state or out of state.
  • Secondary:  Maintenance of fleet vehicle; coordination of trips; verification of itineraries.
  • This is a 12-month, benefit-eligible position; however, the University is also open to a 9-month or 10-month work arrangement (with benefits).


  • High school diploma or GED (General Education Degree), college education preferred.
  • Have and maintain a valid Class C Missouri Commercial Driver’s License with OR ability to acquire the passenger endorsement; have and maintain a good driving record.  
  • Previous experience operating similar vehicles, including metropolitan driving.
  • Office/clerical experience, including knowledge of computers, helpful.
  • Satisfactorily pass background check and tests.
  • Be medically qualified and pass U.S. Department of Transportation physical and drug testing (Federal Motor Carrier regulation 391.41).
  • Physical, if employment is offered.  Physician must submit documentation on U.S. Department of Transportation forms.  Must continue to maintain current medical health certificate.
  • Drug:  Tests must be administered by a U.S. Health and Human Services approved laboratory.  Must continue to comply with U.S. Department of Transportation drug testing requirements and participate in the University Drug Testing Program.  Includes random testing.


  • Operate state fleet vehicles, including vans and minivans, transporting University groups engaging in University business. 
  • Confer with trip coordinator prior to departure and verify itineraries checking that the trip adheres to policy. 
  • Know and obey related laws and to keep up to date on rules and regulations of U.S. Department of Transportation and Interstate Commerce Commission.   
  • Conduct pre-trip and post-trip vehicle condition inspections and reports on coaches to ensure the safety and comfort of all passengers.
  • To report accidents, incidents of criminal activities or fines resulting from violation of traffic laws.  All fines resulting from violation of traffic laws are personal responsibility of the driver and are not of the University.
  • Perform general maintenance and cleaning of University vehicles.
  • Act in a professional, polite, respectful, courteous manner.


  • Ability to communicate well with contractors and passengers.
  • Ability to function efficiently without direct supervision.
  • Demonstrate pride in work and care of equipment.

KNOWLEDGE/ABILITY (Necessary to perform job objectives)

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and personnel of the University.
  • Think logically and analyze and interpret problems assigned.  Organize and plan work effectively without direct supervision.
  • Work under varying climatic conditions.
  • Recognize the need for action and carry through on own.
  • Make decisions in accordance with laws, policies and regulations and apply these to work problems.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties, which do not exceed the physical limitations of the employee or for which reasonable accommodations could be made.

Truman State University
Human Resources MC 101
100 E. Normal Ave.
Kirksville, MO 63501

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or  Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Review of applications will begin June 22, 2021, and continue until position is filled.

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State University is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501, 660-785-4031 or


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