PT Seasonal PTS Driver W/CDL

PT Seasonal PTS Driver W/CDL

locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 1/3/2024


PT Seasonal PTS Driver W/CDL

Campus Services


Job Summary

Operates shuttle bus service.  Receives instructions from radio dispatcher and responds to requests throughout Cambridge/Allston campuses. Normal hours of work will be 6:45am-11:45am Thursday & Friday; 12am to 5am on Sunday & 12am to 4am on Monday with (Tue/Wed & Sat off), 19 hrs/wk during the academic year.

Position Description

  • Operates shuttle bus on designated routes on the and Allston campuses.
  • Operates shuttle van to meet scheduled and on-demand passenger pick-up requests
  • Operates transit vehicles for charters and extended services.
  • Communicates on two-way radio with dispatcher to receive instructions and confirm changes, additions, or deletions from route schedule.
  • Performs daily safety inspection of vehicle and equipment.  Completes vehicle condition report which includes requests for maintenance and repair.
  • Performs daily cleaning of vehicle interior including: emptying the trash receptacles, sweeping/washing the floor, and dusting the seating surfaces. 
  • Performs refueling and electric recharging of vehicles as needed.
  • Assists passengers with mobility impairments both entering and exiting vehicle.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent and a valid Massachusetts state commercial driver’s license with “Passenger & Air Brake” endorsements with a minimum of five years driving experience required.  Must have an excellent driving record.  Three to five years of related passenger transport experience preferred.  Must possess strong verbal communication skills, a clear speaking voice, and solid customer service skills, including: courtesy, flexibility, sensitivity, patience, and humor.  Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a customer-focused team environment required.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Special Requirements:
Will be required to wear a uniform provided by employer.

Certificates and Licenses

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Massachusetts state commercial driver’s license with “Passenger & Air Brake” endorsements

Physical Requirements

  • Must be willing and able to perform physically demanding work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.  The incumbent needs the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. 
  • Required to sit for prolonged periods of time.

Working Conditions

  • Emergency Status Designation: Critical Operations Personnel
  • Covid 19 - The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Work Format Details

This position is based primarily on-campus, in Massachusetts. This may include in-person during emergency situations (if applicable). Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. Certain visa types may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.


We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website (https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards) to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Job Function


Department Office Location

USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code

285012 PT Seasonal PTS Driver W/CDL

Work Format




Salary Grade





42 - Int Un Oper Engineers Loc 877

Hourly Rate and/or Rate Range


Time Status


Shift Differential


Pre-Employment Screening

CORI, Criminal, DMV, Drug Testing, Employment, Identity


Sunday 12am-5am
Monday 12am-4am
Thursday & Friday 6:45am-11:45am

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.