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Senior Chauffeur

Apply now Job No: 495066
Local Title: Senior Chauffeur
Budget Title: Senior Chauffeur
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Administrative, Security & Police


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of University Police and Public Safety at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Senior Chauffeur. The successful candidate will:

  • Serve as the personal chauffeur to the President of the institution.
  • Work closely with the Administrative Manager in the Office of the President, regarding scheduling and coordination of the transportation for the President and/or other Senior Administrative Staff. 
  • Demonstrate responsibility for planning routes, checking road condition and ensure arrival at destinations so that the President's commitments are met.
  • Demonstrate responsibility, when not driving the President, for assisting the Transportation Manager with scheduling transportation requests, answering phones, completion of biweekly time sheets for Transportation Staff, and basic clerical duties related to the Transportation Office.
  • Demonstrate accountability for monitoring gauges and checking fluid levels and tire pressure in the vehicle used to transport the President.
  • Keep a written record of trips, mileages, stopovers, purchases of gasoline, oil and other materials, as well as bridge and road tolls.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the President's vehicle and assist with maintenance of the other fleet vehicles including changing tires and inflating to proper pressure, as necessary, replacing windshield wiper blades, adding fluids as appropriate , and checking that all vehicle systems are operating properly. 
  • Demonstrate flexibility, as the Senior Chauffeur may be asked to assist with special assignments, as necessary. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid New York State Driver's License.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook or other email software.
  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion.
  • Must be flexible with the ability to adjust priorities as necessary. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in law enforcement with a demonstrated ability to safeguard confidential information. 

Work Schedule:

Variable Days; Variable Hours

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Salary Range:

As per civil service guidelines


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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