Under general supervision, performs driving duties for the Transportation Department. Picks up citizens and transports them to human services organizations and other destinations. Maintains daily records of passenger volume, number of stops, mileage and vehicle maintenance. Employee receives route assignments from the Transportation Dispatcher. Reports to the Director of Transportation and Nutrition.
Drives an assigned route to transport individuals to and from various human service locations, work sites, educational institutions, medical facilities, grocery stores, drug stores, and other locations.
Provides information to the public regarding routes, established stops, etc.
Assists passengers in getting in and out of vans and other provides other courtesies.
Assists passengers in securing wheelchairs and other mobility devices.
Maintains daily count of number of passengers served, number of stops made by the van, purpose of the trip, daily mileage and any vehicle maintenance.
Communicates with dispatcher throughout the day concerning cancellations and variance in daily planned route.
Assumes responsibility for care and maintenance of van; washes van and cleans interior; takes van to garage for maintenance and repairs.
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs other related work for the department as requested.
Education and Experience
High School graduation with five to eleven months experience in public driving, chauffeuring, and/or scheduling; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
Must have a valid driver's license and be able to maintain a safe driving history as defined by the Union County Vehicle Use Policy.
Maintains a clean and neat appearance at all times.