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Transit Coach Operator

Provides safe, reliable, and friendly transit services to university students, faculty, staff, and visitors.  Drivers operate 30’ and 40’ transit buses.  CAMBUS provides paid training to obtain your Class B Commercial Driver’s License.  Qualifications: must be a UI student, be at least 18 years old, and are subject to a background check, including driving record. 

Demand-Response Driver

Provides safe, reliable, and friendly bionic bus service to persons with a disability.  Transports eligible riders door-to-door on a pre-scheduled or call-in basis.  Bionic drivers serve an essential role to increasing campus accessibility. Demand-response drivers are not required to have a CDL.



student positions


promoted positions

130,000 +

annual student labor hours


At CAMBUS, many drivers are promoted to support positions.  Support positions take on extra responsibility in operating the transit system and make many of the key day-to-day service decisions.  Student in support positions gain valuable real-world experience in operations, project management, and leadership. 

Employees are generally eligible for promotion after 6 months’ CAMBUS experience. 


Monitors and supervises the operation of the fixed-route and paratransit services.  Responsible for ensuring transit services are safe, reliable, and timely.  Responds to issues that arise during operations, including service disruptions or mechanical issues. 

Transit Operator Trainer

Provides new driver training, including classroom and behind-the-wheel training.  Assists new drivers in obtaining their Class B Commercial Drivers License.  Performs driving and safety checks throughout the CAMBUS system. 

Maintenance Assistant

Assists the full-time technicians in the maintenance of the CAMBUS fleet by performing or supervising activities related to fueling, cleaning, inspection, and minor repairs and preventative maintenance.  Responds to in-service vehicle problems. 

Office Assistant

Assists in performing duties related to employee forms, files, records, and time records.  Completes data entry and other related tasks. 

Bionic Assistant

Assists in new bionic driver training, safety checks, and service data entry and tabulations. 

Supervisor - Dispatch & Bionic, Maintenance, Personnel, Scheduling, Training & Safety

CAMBUS has 6 department supervisors – all positions held by students.  They include Dispatch and Bionic, Maintenance, Personnel, Scheduling, Training, and Safety.  Each position manages their specific areas and functions as a member of the management team.  Supervisor positions also directly supervise all CAMBUS student employees. 

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CAMBUS student employee standing next to a bus, wearing a graduation cap and gown

Heelah Nadler, student mechanic

"CAMBUS was my greatest college decision.  It provided me with leadership experience and I met all my best friends at CAMBUS."

CAMBUS student standing in front of a CAMBUS, wearing a graduation cap and gown

Alison Shoppa, dispatcher

"Providing a service the community relies on has been very rewarding.  I've realized that there are many critical jobs that need to happen for the world to function."