LIFTS Driver

Linn County

Cedar Rapids, IA Drivers & Transportation $18.27 hourly
Job responsibilities: 
  • Performs work of routine difficulty in operating a van or bus for the purpose of transporting elderly, people with disabilities and other passengers. 
  • Assists passengers on and off the vehicle. Work is performed under general supervision.
  • Knows the County’s Customer-Centered Culture principles, the County’s Mission, Strategic Plan and Core Values and demonstrates a commitment to customer satisfaction for all customers on a regular basis.
  • Drives a van or bus on a demand-activated or regular route transit system.
  • Assists passengers in boarding and leaving vehicles, including pushing passengers of all sizes using wheelchairs and semi-ambulatory passengers door-to-door.
  • Performs servicing and minor repairs of automotive equipment.
  • Assists passengers with transporting personal possessions such as packages or groceries.
  • Secures passengers using wheelchairs and operates a wheelchair lift.
  • Maintains two-way radio communication with Dispatch Office. Collects and records fares.
  • Records ridership and vehicle maintenance condition, including fuel and lubricants used.
  • Assists in area evacuations under Emergency Management command. Performs all other related duties as assigned.
  • Knows the products they personally produce and the customers of each product.
  • Listens to the “Voice of the Customer” and closes gaps between customer expectations and experience whenever possible.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Six (6) months to one (1) year of experience in the operation of a van or bus required.
  • Valid State of Iowa Commercial Driver’s License Class B with air brake and passenger endorsements required.
  • Completion of the following training courses required within one (1) year of employment: First Aid, CPR, National Safety Driving Council Defensive Driving, Passenger Assistance Techniques, Fire Extinguishers, Behavior Management, and Civil Defense Procedures. Some knowledge of traffic rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the geographic areas of Linn County, especially the streets in the Cedar Rapids metro area.
  • Ability to understand and follow simple oral and written directions. Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Ability to deal courteously with passengers and the public. Ability to read street and road maps and to perform basic arithmetic calculations.
  • Physical strength and skill to carry parcels, assist wheelchairs of all sizes up ramps and single steps and transfer passengers from wheelchairs to other seating.
  • Experience assisting individuals with disabilities in a close environment preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with daily changes.
  • Ability to use technology to assist in schedule performance. Skills in operating vans or buses safely on urban streets and rural roads.
  • Must pass a County physical examination which includes a drug test after offer of employment, with random testing as determined by the County. Regular work attendance required.
SHIFT: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Application Instructions:

DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. 
APPLY AT: (Current Openings)

Job ID: 67937

Posted 8 days ago

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