Part-Time Bus Driver

- Employment, Transportation

image

Position Overview:

March 2022

Department: Transportation

Reports to: Manager of Transportation

Wages: $19-20$ Hourly/ experience based

Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Date:   January 2023

Position Overview:

The Bus driver is responsible for assisting under the direction of the manager of Transportation, the Bus Driver is responsible for door-to-door transportation of older adults and disabled adults to attend medical and personal appointments.  Conducts out-trips for other Township events and assists in special events as required.  Required to utilize Ecolane transportation software and tablet with a daily schedule of pick-ups and drop-offs, which is subject to change as the need arises.

Hours:

8:45 AM – 3:15 pm, Monday through Friday, the position will evolve into a full-time opportunity

Responsibilities / Essential Functions:

  • Safely provide transport for Township residents to and from medical appointments, personal appointments, and organized trips in a courteous and professional manner that represents the Township in a positive manner.
  • Follow assigned routes utilizing the Ecolane software tablet and global positioning system (GPS).
  • Assist residents from the door of the pickup location onto the bus utilizing the wheelchair lift and/or stairs, and return to the door of the drop-off location, if needed. Carries and loads oxygen tanks and follows basic instructions and precautions for their use.
  • Conducts daily vehicle inspection, including, but not limited to, fuel, oil, wipers, fluids, and interior and exterior lights, and reports any maintenance concerns to the manager and/or Dispatcher.
  • Assists in carrying small packages, groceries, or other client bags as needed.
  • Maintains daily operation records as required, including numbers of clients, times, dates, odometer reading, gas usage, etc. to be submitted at the end of each shift.
  • Maintains cleanliness of the interior of the bus including clean windows, windshield, and dashboard. Disinfects all handles seatbelts and rails. The bus must be swept, and garbage is thrown out daily.
  • Collects donations from clients and turns them into dispatchers or Transportation manager on daily basis.
  • Fills the bus with gasoline at pre-approved service stations.
  • Responds appropriately and in a safe manner in the event of unforeseen operational malfunctions. Follows emergency procedures and ensures the protection of passengers.
  • Wears uniforms as provided by the Township when operating vehicles.
  • Must notify the manager of Transportation of any change in driver’s license including tickets, change of address, etc.
  • Completes all operational, procedural, and CDL training will assign by the manager of Transportation
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Excellent customer service, listening, and communication skills.
  • Patience in working with mature adults and physically challenged individuals who may have limitations of hearing, eyesight, mobility, and cognitive impairments.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex maps and global positioning systems (GPS).
  • Ability to read, comprehend, listen to and follow complex verbal or written instructions from multiple sources.
  • Capability to work independently and exercise good judgment
  • Patience in working with mature adults and disabled individuals who may have limitations of hearing, eyesight, mobility, and cognitive impairment.
  • Capacity to provide appropriate feedback by asking probing questions and/or suggesting alternative approaches.
  • Ability to convey procedures and policies one-on-one or in groups to employees or customers.
  • Ability to maintain effective professional relationships with elected officials, staff, residents, and vendors.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.

Education, Experience, and Computer Skills:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) equivalent.
  • Basic knowledge with all Microsoft Office applications
  • Commercial Drivers’ License with passenger endorsement ( CDL optional)
  • Current Department of Transportation physical card signed by a certified physician
  • One year of experience in transportation is required.
  • Proficient in following global positioning systems (GPS), operating a tablet to follow the route details

Special Requirements

  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and/or weekends as requested.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Submit to random drug and alcohol tests.
  • Must be registered and give consent for query on FMCSA Clearinghouse.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and have a clean driving record.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with reasonable accommodations.
  • Must be able to sit, walk, stand use fingers in a repetitive motion, twist, and turn for long periods. Requires right/left foot movements as in operating foot controls when operating a bus.
  • This position requires some lifting, pulling, pushing, and carrying of up to 25 pounds. May require pushing and pulling a wheelchair with a load of up to 200 pounds.
  • Must be able to bend, squat, stoop and/or climb for extended periods of time.
  • Requires the operation of a heavy motor vehicle.

Environmental Conditions:

  • This position performs work inside a bus and outside when picking up/dropping off clients. The employee is exposed to wet and/or humid extreme cold, extreme heat, rain, and snow conditions.
  • Contact with moderate noise levels common in the outdoor working environment. Higher noise levels may be experienced during certain activities.
  • May experience normal vehicle operating conditions such as vibrations, contact with gas fumes, and other noxious odors, as well as extreme illumination from headlamps.

If you are interested in this opportunity or have any questions regarding this overview, please email an updated resume & cover letter directly to the Township’s HR department at llizcano@schaumburgtownship.org