Student Employment Opportunities

Join the UCLA Transportation TeamTrue Bruin Values

Join UCLA Transportation and gain valuable work experience in customer service while improving your communication skills. Enjoy working in a dynamic environment while achieving your academic goals! At UCLA Transportation, we aim to RAISE the bar each and every day and expect each of our employees to demonstrate the UCLA True Bruin Values of respect, accountability, integrity, service, and excellence.

 

Looking to gain experience in investigative fieldwork, event work, and problem-solving? Apply today to become a member of UCLA’S Assets Operations Team. Assist with the day-to-day parking operations and preparedness of the University for current and upcoming events, and respond to campus alerts and requests regarding parking equipment (i.e. pre-maintenance of campus Pay Stations). Additionally, the Operations Team will assist with researching and establishing new parking management systems and also daily responsibilities which include the upkeep of all vehicles and equipment, as well as maintaining files and documents for the office. The Operations Team will also play an integral role in traffic control and direction during some of the major campus events (Commencement, dorm move-in, dorm move-out, UCLA Basketball games, etc.). This includes maintaining and deploying signage as well as traffic mitigation for events. The Operations Team is responsible for the conservation and distribution of emergency control supplies such as barricades, cones, delineators, K-rails, narrowcades, etc. The Operations Team also assists with the impounding of e-scooters and e-bikes on the UCLA campus that are blocking disable accessible parking stalls, stairways, and walkways, and also with the impounding of non-vendor e-scooters and e-bikes that are located on the UCLA campus.

Pay Rate: $15.00/hour with promotional opportunities up to $16.00/hour

Schedule: 22 hours per week, on average

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work mornings, nights, weekends, holidays, and UCLA campus events (Commencement, dorm move-in, dorm move-out, UCLA Basketball games, etc.)
  • Ability to safely lift upwards to 50 lbs.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Works well under pressure with developing situations on campus
  • Independently prioritizes assigned job duties to meet division and campus deadlines and performs duties following established departmental guidelines and University policies and procedures
  • Exercise independent judgment to troubleshoot and resolve issues which crosscut the organization and/or could negatively impact the ability of the organization to function effectively
  • Inform the Parking Assets Supervisors of urgent or evolving issues requiring an immediate or timely response or that may require involvement by a higher authority
  • Possess valid Driver License
  • Ability to walk and stand unaided for long periods of time
  • Must be a current and registered UCLA undergraduate student

Love driving cars? Eager to be a part of the transportation team that keeps UCLA moving? Apply to become an Automotive Attendant and provide excellent customer service to our campus customers who use University vehicles in support of academic, community outreach, and various service units. We are seeking students to provide vehicle support services including but not limited to inspecting, retrieving, washing and vacuuming campus vehicles. Provide exceptional service to customers with fueling and other service needs, including BruinCar dispatch. Assist with the coordination of off-site vehicle washing and the delivery and pick-up of vehicles for off-site repairs. Pick up of vehicle parts is occasionally required. This position is responsible for maintaining the clean and professional appearance of the fleet yard and vehicle storage area. The Automotive Attendant will be working in various weather conditions and work times.

Competitive Pay Rate:

  • $16.50/hour 

Flexible Schedule:

  • We work with your availability as much as possible, though some shifts on peaks day may be mandatory
  • Peak hours are Monday and Tuesday mornings as well as Wednesday through Friday during the afternoon

Qualifications:

  • Must pass a pre-employment background check, drug test, and driving test
  • Possess and maintain a current California driver’s license and have a good driving record (subject to DMV pull notice)
  • Can proficiently speak/write the English language
  • Must be detailed oriented
  • Ability to follow directions closely and complete tasks in a timely manner 
  • Must be able to drive a variety of vehicle types within the confines of a heavily trafficked area
  • Ability to fuel vehicles with varying types of fuel sources
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs., stand, climb, stoop, push, pull, and crouch for extended periods of time
  • Required qualification: Ability to drive an automatic transmission
  • Preferred qualification: Ability to drive a standard transmission

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Want to obtain professional administrative experience? Apply to join the Commuter & Parking Services team. We are looking for Customer Service Representatives that will assist customers in person and on the phone with various questions related to alternative transportation programs our unit subsidizes such as vanpool, carpool, and public transit. Our unit will also be the liaison to assist customers from other units to connect with the appropriate UCLA Transportation member. The successful candidate will be able to accept ownership for effectively solving customer issues, complaints, and inquiries, keeping customer satisfaction at the core of every decision and behavior. 

Gain invaluable office experience by performing tasks that require excellent communication skills, initiative, discretion, confidentiality, and the ability to interact with all levels of the University community. Selected candidates will also ensure telephone coverage, message retrieval, and voicemail management. Enhance your skills by preparing support documents for presentations, meetings, and publications using word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.

Pay Rate: $15/hour

Schedule: 20 hours a week

Qualifications:

  • Outgoing and energetic attitude
  • Strong phone and verbal communication skills along with active listening
  • Ability to work effectively under continual interruption and changing priorities
  • Manage large amounts of inbound and outbound calls in a timely manner
  • Follow communication “scripts” when handling different topics
  • Identify customers’ needs, clarify information, research every issue and provide solutions and/or alternatives
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent writing skills to prepare agendas and summarize meeting notes with speed and accuracy
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to establish a working relationship with a variety of staff and customers in person as well as on the telephone.

Paratransit Van Operators will drive the BruinACCESS Paratransit Vans, designed to carry students, faculty, and staff with permanent and temporary mobility impairments who need assistance getting to and from campus locations and adjacent residential areas on scheduled routes.

In keeping with the requirements of Federal, State, and University Policy, the Center for Accessible Education and Events & Transportation provides on-campus, wheelchair lift-equipped paratransit transportation assistance for academic programs and activities for students, faculty, and staff.

The distinguished characteristics of the paratransit van are electronic manifests, 7-passenger & 1-wheelchair seating capacity, vehicle extended height clearance of 9 feet, 5 inches, vehicle emergency equipment (i.e. triangles, fire extinguisher, first aid kit), and a Braun Hydraulic Wheelchair Lift.

In this position you will have the opportunity work outdoors and gain experience in a dynamic environment by providing a vital mode of paratransit transportation to the UCLA campus in a safe and customer-oriented manner.

Competitive Pay Rate:

  • $16.00/hour
  • Priority registration for classes

Flexible Schedule:

  • We work with your availability as much as possible, though some shifts on peak days could be mandatory. Work hours are anywhere between 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please note that you are required to work a minimum of 8 hours/week in order to stay on the priority enrollment list.

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with campus and adjacent areas to ensure the most effective routes for pick-up and drop off destinations
  • Ability to read, write, and perform arithmetic calculations in addition to knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position
  • Monitor and adhere to the driver’s manifest and two-way radio communication etiquette
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check
  • Possess and maintain a current California Class C driver license with no license restrictions other than corrective lenses and maintain a good driving record. (Operator will be entered into the California Pull Notice Program to monitor current driver record)
  • Knowledge of operation and safe driving practices assigned to this vehicle including operation of the wheelchair lift apparatus
  • Responsible for vehicle safety pre-trip inspections, cleaning, and maintaining of the van
  • Attend scheduled department meetings

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter, resume, and hours of availability to [email protected] with “Paratransit Van Operator” in the subject line.

Parking Attendants serve as UCLA ambassadors by providing valuable information about the campus, assisting guests, staff, faculty, and students and selling parking permits to campus visitors. In this position, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic environment by working effectively under continual interruption and changing priorities, providing guidance regarding parking permits and assisting with walk-up and drive-up customers at parking areas across campus. As a Parking Assistant, you will be able to work outdoors and use your skills in exceptional customer service, communication, and problem-solving.

Competitive Pay Rate:

  • $15.00/hour with promotional opportunities up to $16.00/hour

Flexible Schedule:

  • We work with your availability as much as possible
  • The possibility of up to 32 hours a week (based on events)

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work mornings, nights, weekends and holidays (preferred)
  • Must be a current and registered UCLA student

Love driving cars? Fast on your feet? Apply to become part of a team of UCLA ambassadors as a valet attendant at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center. We are seeking students to support the arrival and departure of vehicles by greeting visitors and guests, receiving and inspecting customer vehicles, notating damage, issuing valet permits, utilizing designated arrival and departure statements/greetings, driving vehicles to the parking spot, and developing expertise in various parking technologies.

Competitive Pay Rate: $16.50/hour

Flexible Schedule:

  • We work with your availability as much as possible
  • A possibility of up to 20 hours a week

Qualifications:

  • Must pass a pre-employment background check, drug test, and driving test
  • Possess and maintain a current California driver’s license and have a good driving record (subject to DMV pull notice)
  • Ability to recognize the importance of dealing diplomatically with the public and the importance of a good public appearance
  • Must be detailed oriented
  • Ability to work effectively under continual interruption and changing priorities
  • Skilled in writing grammatically correct documents and synopses
  • Can proficiently speak the English language
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time (up to eight hours at a time)
  • Required qualification: Ability to drive an automatic transmission
  • Preferred qualification: Ability to drive a standard transmission
  • Ability to work any shift, 7 days per week, 365 days per year, including all holidays

To apply for this position, please click here. If you have any questions, please call 310-206-1959.

To apply, please complete and submit the application online.

Please note:

  • To apply for the Automotive Attendant and Paratransit Van Operator positions, please email your resume, cover letter, and hours of availability to [email protected].

Parking Services

Phone: (310) 825-1386

Address

555 Westwood Plaza Box 951305
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1360