SENIOR CENTER BUS DRIVER - PART TIME
UPDATED HOURLY RATE OF PAY: $9.00

NATURE OF WORK

    Performs a variety of routine and complex transportation work in driving a van or bus, and coordinating transportation plans in support of community recreation and senior adult programs. Works under the general supervision of the Senior Services Coordinator.
    In the absence of full-time staff, may supervise special interest instructors, seasonal employees, and volunteers.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
    Drives vehicles for various programs such as golf or ski outings, shopping, sightseeing, field trips, etc.
    Coordinates pick-ups for seniors participating in recreational or social service programs, such as community center programs, shopping trips, library or museum visits, sightseeing trips, or sporting events.
    Assists recreation and other specialists to meet the transportation needs of their programs and services.
    Assists senior adults with packages and getting on and off van or bus.
    Coordinates involvement and assistance of volunteers with program participants.
    Maintains transportation vehicles, including fueling, cleaning, general maintenance; coordinates routine servicing and repair of assigned vehicles.
    Maintains an accurate accounting of program participants on field trips.
    Responds to public inquiries about transportation programs made by telephone.
    Provides transportation information and referral services for other transportation services available in the community.
    Performs a variety of miscellaneous duties such as answering phone, running errands, picking up supplies needed for activities, making arrangements for use of equipment, etc.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF WORK
    Graduation from high school (or the equivalent), and any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
    Thorough knowledge of traffic laws and defensive driving; some knowledge of senior citizen services and needs;
    Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment; Skill in First Aid and CPR.
    Ability to safely drive a bus or van; Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with senior adults, employees, supervisors, program participants, and the general public; Ability to effectively communicate verbally.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
     While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk.  The employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is constantly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
     The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
 WORK ENVIRONMENT
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals.
    The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office, or moderately loud when in the field.                                                

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
    Valid Virginia driver's license, with commercial driver license endorsement (CDL) with a passenger endorsement. Will be required to complete all on the job training, such as CPR, First Aid, Passenger Assistance, Techniques, Training and Defensive Driving. This also includes any other training that is required by the City of Martinsville or Southern Area Agency on Aging. Must pass yearly physical required by SAAA.
    Ability to drive transportation van or bus and use hand tools in the maintenance of transportation van; be able to use phone; mobile or portable radio.

 

Department: Public Works
This is a non-management position
This is a part time, seasonal position

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