Transit Operations Supervisor Job at University of Maryland, College Park, MD

  • University of Maryland
  • College Park, MD

Job Description

Transit Operations Supervisor

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number:


Functional Title:
Transit Operations Supervisor

Category Status:
33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:

University Authorized FTE:

VPA-Transportation Services-Shuttle

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services ( DOTS ) is searching for a Transit Operations Supervisor to oversee the day-to-day operations of the transit services of the Shuttle-UM Transit System, Department of Transportation Services. The position ensures that safe, dependable, and reliable transit service is provided to transit passengers.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Staffing all service shifts during his/her on-duty shift
  • Responding to system emergencies and crises, including accidents, vehicle breakdowns, and staffing shortages
  • Conducting dispatch and training operations when necessary
  • Facilitating random, post-accident, and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing
  • Conducting ridership tallies and stop studies
  • Works closely with the management staff to review and provide route data
  • Acts as a liaison to the maintenance, dispatch, and operations staff to orchestrate the daily transit functions
  • Conducts interviews, hiring, and training for new driving staff
  • Other duties as assigned, including both recurring and one-time special projects

Benefits Summary
Top Benefits and Perks:

Exempt Benefits Summary

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree is required. Relevant work experience may be substituted for education.


  • Minimum 1 - 3 years year of transit operations experience.
  • Minimum one (1) year of supervisory experience.
  • Transit/ transportation industry experience required



  • University Transit/Shuttle experience preferred
  • Minimum two (2) years of supervisory experience preferred
  • Supervisor or management experience in a unionized environment preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent customer service and conflict management skills are preferred

Additional Certifications:

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Current, valid Class B CDL with Passenger Endorsement and NOT restricted for airbrakes.
  • Current, valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger and Air brake endorsements and DOT medical card
  • Current valid USDOT medical driver certification.

Additional Information:


  • Starting salary range of mid-50s to mid-60s, depending on relevant skills and experience.
  • The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays.
  • Tuition remission is available.

Benefits: The University of Maryland offers a generous and competitive benefits package to include health, dental, annual, and sick leave, retirement plan as well as tuition remission.

To apply, please upload a cover letter of application, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references.

Job Risks
Occupational Related Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure , Medical Clearance for Driving a Vehicle (ex Commercial Drivers License)

Physical Demands
  • Candidate must be available to work in a 24/7 work environment.
  • Depending on the work schedule, some telework hours outside the scheduled work hours may be required (e.g., meeting timesheet/payroll deadline, other duties as assigned deadlines).
  • Weekend shifts and/or late-night shifts will be required.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds.

Posting Date:

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Best Consideration Date

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you currently hold a valid Class B CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) with Passenger and Air brake endorsements?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you currently hold a valid DOT medical card?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you hear about this position?
    • UMD Job Site
    • Personal Referral
    • Washington Post
    • Baltimore Sun
    • Local Publication
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • INDEED
    • HERC
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Diverse Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • Other
    • SimplyHired
    • CareerBliss
    • Job Fairs
    • Monster.Com
    • Craigslist
    • UMD Job Fair
    • CareerBuilder

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