Transit Coach Operator
Transit coach operators provide fixed-route transit services throughout campus with full-size buses. CAMBUS provides paid training to earn your Commercial Driver's License.
Demand-response drivers provide Bionic and On-Demand services in mini-buses that do not require a Commercial Driver's License.
Stuck between the two? Which position is right for you?
Learn more about each driving position, its requirements, and the training programs.
BENEFITS OF CAMBUS STUDENT POSITIONS
for bus operators. $15/hour for demand-response drivers. Both positions earn raises every 6 months.
easily balance work and school with shifts between 4 a.m. - 1 a.m. You write your own schedule!
at your own pace - including getting your CDL for transit coach operators!
build skills in teamwork, communication, and leadership.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Read why students love working for CAMBUS
Working for CAMBUS has given me a sense of community and an opportunity to feel fulfilled by contributing to a great organization. The teamwork and leadership skills I’ve gained will benefit me in the future!”
“Working at CAMBUS has helped me find work that I really love: hands-on work that positively contributes to a community. I love getting to know the faces that ride my bus every day and know they appreciate my efforts.”
“Some of the most meaningful connections I’ve ever had, both professionally and personally, are from working at CAMBUS. I also get to provide an important service to the community and work a job I truly love.”
“CAMBUS has created countless memories, introduced me to forever friend, and unveiled life-changing opportunities I truly think I’d only have gotten to experience while driving in circles around campus.”
“I’ve been able to develop leadership skills, meet tons of new people, and learn all about public transportation. CAMBUS helped me feel like I had a place at Iowa, and I’m giving back to our community through my work”
“Working at CAMBUS has contributed to my success as a student. It has provided me opportunities to grow and develop important skills I’ll use in the real world.”
"Working at CAMBUS will change your life. I met my closest friends, discovered my passions, and learned more than any class could ever teach me."
- Bryan M., dispatch and bionic supervisor
“Deciding to work at CAMBUS has been one of the highlights of my time at Iowa. It’s brought a great community of friends and coworkers, and helped me grow in leadership, time management, and my confidence.”
- Grace E., dispatcher
"Working for CAMBUS sometimes doesn't even feel like a job - you work with great people and it has an extremely enjoyable atmosphere, plus all the flexibility you need as a student."
- Olivia G., driver
Applying to CAMBUS is easy. Follow one of the two steps below to submit your application.
- Utilize any of the "Apply Today" buttons on this page to access the online application.
- A downloadable PDF application is available. Simply print, fill out, and drop off at West Campus Transportation Center. To request a PDF application, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants are subject to a driving record check. CAMBUS participates in federally mandated drug and alcohol screening.