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Old 10-29-2019, 11:30 AM   #1
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Shuttle bus driver, work camp

Does anyone here drive a shuttle bus at the Grand Canyon South Rim? I see Paul Revere Transportation has the contract until November of this year. It was a five year contract just about to end. Does anyone know if they were awarded another contract or who did get the contract?
Or conversely, do any of you work camp at other parks, etc, that you would recommend? Or any other comments on bus driving work camping?
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:30 PM   #2
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NPS has extended the contract for 6 months until May 2020. I've been driving shuttle bus here for 7 years, got 1 year and 4 months to go before crossing the social security finish line then I will decide if I want to continue with the shuttle bus driving or do something else for awhile.
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Thank you so much for your response. I have a few more questions if you don't mind answering them.
1.) what does the job entail, do you have to fuel the bus yourself? Do you have to clean the bus inside and or outside?
2.) what are the hours?
3.) do you think that PAul Revere will retain the contract?
4.) how long are the seasonal jobs, from what month to what month?
5.) where do you camp/reside? Is it a decent spot? How far is it from the bus garage?
6.). How does one apply for a position?
7.) is the pay decent?
Thanks again for your response, I really appreciate it!
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Thank you so much for your response. I have a few more questions if you don't mind answering them.
1.) what does the job entail, do you have to fuel the bus yourself? Do you have to clean the bus inside and or outside?
2.) what are the hours?
3.) do you think that PAul Revere will retain the contract?
4.) how long are the seasonal jobs, from what month to what month?
5.) where do you camp/reside? Is it a decent spot? How far is it from the bus garage?
6.). How does one apply for a position?
7.) is the pay decent?
Thanks again for your response, I really appreciate it!
Some answers:
1.)We do not fuel the buses or clean them, if someone gets sick and makes a mess they bring out another bus.
2.)Hours vary from 4 AM to 11:30 PM, New drivers mostly work the afternoons/evening shifts which is the busiest time.
3.)Don't really know, hear rumors that they are done with the Grand Canyon.
4.)3 to 9 months, March through November.
5.)Either at Trailer Village or Pinyon Park, TV is also where park visitors stay and most of the new drivers get put there, PP is employee only and is nicer place to be. Both are about 2 miles away from bus yard.
6.)Call the office at 928-638-0593. They are not hiring at this time, best to call after January 1 thats when they start looking for Spring time.
7.)The pay is good but we haven't seen a raise since I have been here (2013), I think last time there was a raise was about 10+ years ago so it's starting to fall behind what is going on out in the real world now. Goverment sets the pay scale, maybe with the new bid next year we might see something but I'am not holding my breath.
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