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Transit Vehicle Operator

Southwestern Community Services

Transportation-Sullivan County


This position is a safety-sensitive position requiring the safe operation of a motor vehicle in the provision of public transit services for Southwestern Community Services and the effective transportation of all passengers. Performance of these duties must be conducted in compliance with all applicable DOT, federal, state, local, and system regulations and policies, including U.S. DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations.

The driver’s hours of work and work schedule vary. The position requires being seated for extended periods of time while operating a motor vehicle, interrupted by frequent standing in order to assist passengers. While driving and/or assisting passengers, the driver will need to bend, crouch, kneel, twist, push, and pull. The position may also require exposure to varied weather conditions, temperatures, and light levels. The position requires frequent interaction with the public. The position may require maneuvering the vehicle in congested traffic and within areas of restricted space.

Responsibilities:

1. Operates a motor vehicle in the provision of public transit services in compliance with all applicable DOT, federal, state, local, and system regulations and policies and ensures the safe and timely transportation of all passengers.

2. Assists passengers as needed in the boarding and disembarking of the vehicle in order to ensure the safety of all passengers, including assistance during vehicle evacuation, as necessary.

3. Boards and disembarks passengers, including those using common wheelchairs or other mobility devices, requiring the use of lift equipment and securement systems according to the system’s policies and procedures in order to ensure the safety of all passengers.

4. Completes daily paperwork using pen or pencil, as required, to ensure accurate reporting and records.

5. Completes daily pre-trip inspection using the required inspection checklist to ensure the proper and safe functioning of the vehicle.

6. Regularly inventories vehicle equipment and supplies; reports restocking needs in accordance with the system’s established procedure in order to maintain a safe, functional vehicle.

7. Fuels the vehicle; ensures that all vehicle systems are properly shut down; visually inspects the interior for any items left by passengers; locks the vehicle to maintain security.

8. Regularly cleans interior of vehicle to maintain a sanitary environment for passengers and the safe operation of the vehicle. (Please check all that apply.)

□ Clean vehicle interior, including wheelchair brackets, using a vacuum or broom.

□ Mop and dry, as necessary, vehicle interior.

□ Clean windows using window cleaner.

□ Empty trash from inside the vehicle.

□ Disinfect vehicle arm rests, seats, handrails, dashboard, instrument panel, etc. using disinfectant cleaner.

□ Cleanup of blood and other bodily fluids, as needed, sanitizing with disinfectant cleaner

Step 3: Physical Requirements

1. Must have the ability to bend, crouch, kneel, twist, push, and pull.

2. Must have normal hearing, with the aid of corrective devices, as needed (i.e. hearing aid).

3. Must have normal vision, with the aid of corrective devices, as needed (i.e. glasses or contacts).

4. Must be free from fainting spells, blackouts, dizziness, or seizures.

5. Must have the ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.

6. Must have the ability to endure extended periods of driving.

7. Must have the ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

8. Must have the ability to tolerate exposure to dust, gas, and/or fumes.

9. Must have the ability to exert up to 20-50 pounds of force, occasionally, and/or 10-26 pounds of force frequently.

10. Must be at least 21 years of age.

How to Apply:

Please send letter of interest, resume and 3 references to:

Terri Paige

6 Kinney Place, Claremont, NH 03743

Or email: tpaige@scshelps.org

Salary Range:

$13.50-13.75

Job Location:

Claremont

Date Added: December 1, 2018

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