Employee Shuttle Driver – CDL

March 22, 2024

Job Description

Taos Ski Valley, Inc.

The employee shuttle driver is responsible for the daily operation of the employee shuttle program including transporting 25+ passengers per trip, inspecting vehicles, cleaning and maintaining vehicles, and helping employees and guests access recreation, lodging, and work. They will report to the Transportation Manager through the supervisor with vehicle logs, inspection reports, and schedules.

This job description is intended to be a broad description of duties. You will be asked to carry out all responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Specific information on duties and policies can be found with your supervisor or in the Employee Reference Guide. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Able to drive in any weather condition.
  • Reliable attendance on all scheduled shifts.
  • Is legally able to drive a motor vehicle in the State of New Mexico and can pass the required medical and driving tests as required by Taos Ski Valley, Inc.
  • Greets all passengers consistently including employees, contractors, and guests.
  • Maintains a pleasant and cheerful attitude in and out of the shuttle.
  • Communicates effectively with employee shuttle supervisor and transportation manager.
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills.
  • Records crucial data in Vehicle Logs.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Maintains a good working relationship with all other departments to ensure effective transportation service for all employees.
  • Maintains a professional appearance.
  • Obtains and maintains valid CDL with passenger endorsement.
  • Is able to drive any vehicle assigned to them.
  • Reports misconduct among passengers to employee shuttle supervisor.
  • Completes proper paperwork and reporting as required by employee shuttle supervisor.
  • Handles minor conflict between or with passengers independently and professionally.
  • Handles minor conflict in traffic in Taos or Taos Ski Valley calmly and professionally.
  • Provides consistent, reliable, and comfortable transportation to help employees start their day on time.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned or requested
  • Reliable attendance on all scheduled workdays

Personal Skills:
  • Proven expert driving skills.
  • Knowledge of basic vehicle maintenance and inspection procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to interact professionally with employees and guest passengers.
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to model and enforce proper behavior in the shuttle.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Strong personal character and commitment to Taos Ski Valley, Inc.’s Vision, Purpose, and Values.
  • Provides a guest experience that exceeds the guest’s expectations.
  • Ability to gracefully and humbly accept criticism and opportunities for growth.
  • Ability to stay positive, focused, and constructive when faced with setbacks, challenges, and while working in an ever-changing environment.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, and evenings.
  • Must have or obtain a valid CDL with passenger endorsement.
  • Must be at least 25 years of age, as per insurance requirements.
  • Must have at least 4 years driving experience, as per insurance requirements.

Work Environment:

The employee shuttle will operate multiple times daily throughout the ski season and during other specified times throughout the year. Drivers will be expected to perform all duties related to the employee shuttle including exterior inspections before sunrise, after sunset, and in extreme weather conditions. Drivers are expected to transport fellow employees promptly and safely regardless of conditions.

Taos Ski Valley, Inc. is often a fast-paced work environment, especially during Holiday and Peak days. TSVI is located in a high-altitude alpine environment. Position may require travel on uneven, snow-packed, or icy terrain and may be exposed to wet, cold, and/or humid conditions. Must be able to work in close quarters and with other staff.

Physical Demands of Position Include:

Position requires approximately 85-90% of sitting/driving (local driving as well as highway driving). Will include approximately 10-15% climbing, pushing, bending, balancing, kneeling, etc. May require occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Background Check:

Positions dealing with children, of safety-sensitive and/or confidential nature, require driving or positions that handle cash may require a background check and MVR check. Employment is contingent upon a favorable background check and MVR check.
  • Is a Background Check required for this position: Yes.
  • Is an MVR required for this position: Yes.