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Company: University of Florida
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Student SNAP Driver

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Work type: Student Ast

Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

Categories: Other, Student Affairs/Services

Department: 68040000 - BS-TRANSPORTATION / PARKING

Classification Title:

Student SNAP Driver

Job Description:

Supports all activities of the Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP) Service providing nighttime safe ride service to University students. SNAP Student Employees fill multiple roles as needed each night: driving UF TAPS service vehicles to transport students across campus safely, riding shotgun as a navigator while using a tablet to accept, route and schedule requested rides, and working dispatch to oversee the nightly request volume, answer phones, track vehicle movements and maximize efficiency of SNAP operation. This position is required to have a safe driving record and excellent driving skills, basic knowledge of computer and tablet operation, ability to handle multiple functions while remaining on schedule, and excellent customer service with a great attitude and professional demeanor.

Position duties include:

+ In the Driver role, operates UF Transportation and Parking Services vehicles, primarily 15-passsenger vans, to provide safe nighttime transport to designated stops for students and staff as well as students and staff with mobility-related disabilities in a safe, efficient and courteous manner. Follows defined policies, procedures and traffic/roadway driving laws at all times. Utilizes department-provided equipment to remain in regular communication with dispatch, supervisors and fellow drivers while staying on schedule.

+ In the Navigator role, assists the driver by operating TapRide app on tablet to accept student ride requests throughout the night. Selects the most efficient route for passengers requesting transport, prioritizes requests to ensure safest service for student groups, assists the driver when reversing and communicating with passengers and provides the driver with another set of eyes when driving.

+ In the Dispatcher role, answers all telephone calls at the SNAP office and enters phone requests into TapRide. Monitors global radio discussion and TapRide dashboard to observe vehicle capacity, productivity and unaccepted ride requests, and provides oversight and direction to ensure the most efficient overall operation of SNAP service. Provides additional support for Drivers and Navigators as needed.

+ Performs required pre-trip vehicle inspections, keeps the interior of the vehicle clean and alerts supervisor of all needed repairs and maintenance.

+ Performs required end-of-shift cleaning and vehicle inspections and maintains all assigned equipment in good working condition.

Expected Salary:

$9.25 hourly

Minimum Requirements:

+ Have a valid Class "E" or higher Florida driver's license.

+ Have a good driving record and skills.

+ Have a positive attitude and great customer service skills.

+ Must be currently enrolled at the University of Florida with a minimum of six credits per semester (half-time) and maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 for Fall and Spring semester.

+ Must be in good financial standing with UF.

+ Able to work nights until 3:15 am.

+ Able to see clearly at night.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience with driving large vehicles.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

+ This position requires a current Florida Driver's License Class E or above.

+ This position requires a Criminal Background Check.

+ This position requires a Motor Vehicle Record Check.

With this position there is occasional light reaching above the shoulders, lifting, kneeling, repeated bending, in the activity of daily monitoring of vehicles. This position must exercise exemplary customer relations skills and the ability to handle customer's needs.

This position is open to all students who are eligible to work on campus and will be employed through student Other Personnel Services (OPS) or Federal Work-Study (FWS) and must maintain a 2.0 grade point average. Registered students are employed on a part-time basis, up to 20 hours per week.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 10 May 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 10 Sep 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

Keywords: University of Florida, Gainesville , Driver, Other , Gainesville, Florida

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