The Passaic County Department of Senior Services, Disability & Veterans Affairs - Paratransit Division, is seeking a responsible Motor Vehicle Operator. The ideal candidate will oversee assisting senior citizens and the disabled into and out of vehicles and escort persons to and from their homes, doctors’ offices, markets, and other places. Other responsibilities include:
· Operates a hydraulic lift mechanism to assist passengers in wheelchairs, on and off vehicle, and assists them into and out of seats.· Drives a bus on established route and/or operates van to transport the elderly and disabled person from their homes to hospitals, doctors' offices, markets, etc. on a demand response basis.· May maintain general information on regular passengers which lists nature of their illness, name, address, and telephone number of their doctor, · Checks vehicle for operating safety; Inspects vehicle at start and end of each trip for cleanliness and general condition; Checks, cleans, and performs minor servicing of vehicles.· Maintains records of all trips; Prepares simple reports.
· Ability to understand the needs and special problems of the elderly and disabled population and to deal with same in a compassionate, sympathetic, and calm manner.
· Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
· Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
· Ability to drive vehicles in a skilled and safe manner.
· Knowledge of safety precautions in dealing with the elderly and disabled population.
· Knowledge of the care, maintenance, minor servicing, and competent, safe, and efficient operation of motor vehicles.
Paratransit experience preferred. Knowledge of ADA regulations & DOT/FTA guidelines helpful\*
Must possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey. Also required to possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and applicable endorsements for the class and type of vehicle being operated.
Job Type: Full-time
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
Weekly testing or proof of vaccination
Work Location: One location