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Harvard University Delivery Driver I in Cambridge, Massachusetts

56652BRAuto req ID:56652BRJob Code:283000 Driver I Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Delivery Driver ISub-Unit:Transportation Appointment End Date:31-Jan-2023Salary Grade ( :000Time Status:Full-time Union:42 - Int Un Oper Engineers Loc 877 Basic Qualifications:

High school graduate or equivalent with one to two years related experience. Must have

excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work as part of a team and be able to effectively interact with a wide variety of constituencies. Must have excellent customer service skills and experience working with the public. Must be able to perform duties with a high degree of speed, accuracy and attention to detail. Experience with mail handling, metering, and shipping and receiving preferred. Knowledge of Harvard University campus a plus.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

Basic computer skills including experience with spreadsheet and word processing software packages (Windows, Microsoft Word and Excel, FileMaker Pro preferred) helpful. Will be trained and expected to use package tracking and mail count software in place at HUMS daily. Will be issued a departmental twoway

radio and handheld package tracking device that will be used each shift.

Driving history must meet Campus Services standards. Must possess a valid Department of Transportation Medical Examiner

Certificate. Will be required to be certified in a number of Campus Service’s Safety programs, including safe driving, safe mail handling and hazardous waste/spill prevention and electric pallet jack training. Annual re-certification or renewal will be necessary.

Additional Information:

This is a one-year term position, ending on 1/31/2023.

Emergency Status Designation: Critical Personnel

Harvard requires COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Department:103734Hourly Rate From:28.88Hourly Rate To:28.00Pre-Employment Screening:Criminal, DMV, Drug Testing, Education, Employment, IdentitySchedule:Monday-Friday

8:30am-5:00pmJob Function:Facilities Job-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Drives vehicle and delivers U.S. Mail, Harvard inter-office mail, packages and other materials. Will be assigned to multiple routes serving the Harvard Community and will be cross-trained for all delivery routes.

  • Sorts mail and materials at Harvard University Mail centers by truck route.

  • Picks up and inspects U.S. Mail for Harvard University and sorts by truck and walking delivery routes.

  • Delivers packages and other accountable mail and materials to Harvard University offices obtaining signatures from addressees and records using handheld tracking device.

  • Makes special mail and material deliveries and pick-ups as assigned by HUMS Management.

  • Communicates with Harvard University Mail Services’ office and other drivers using two-way radios, and telephone when necessary.

  • Daily interaction with delivery customers, tracking and reporting any issues to Delivery Manager/HUMS Management.

  • Must prioritize deliveries on assigned routes and organize those deliveries according to schedule.

  • Will be responsible for using handheld unit to track volume of mail and materials, vehicle inspections and customer service issues.

  • Performs other duties as required.

School/Unit:Campus Services 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.Certificates and Licenses:

Valid State driver’s license required, CDL preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Considerable reaching, bending, standing and walking. Must be able to push and pull heavy loads and be able to lift up to 70 pounds and team lift 150 pounds. Ability to work alone and climb multiple sets of stairs. Must be willing and able to perform physically demanding work outdoors in all weather


Job Summary:

This is a one-year term position, ending on 1/31/2023.

Drives vehicle for Harvard University Mail and Distribution Services making scheduled and unscheduled stops in the Cambridge and Boston campuses and other locations as required. Responsible for a wide variety of duties and customer service functions essential to the successful mail and materials delivery managed by Harvard University Mail and Distribution Services.

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.