Van Driver – LTE
Purpose of the Position
The purpose of the Van Driver is to transport passengers and assist with scheduling of passengers for the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Sauk County’s transportation program, and provide clerical support for the transportation program.
**This is a limited term employment with average of 20/25h per week of working hours. No benefit will be offered with this position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Operate county-owned vehicles, providing safe and courteous transport of authorized passengers. Passengers include, but are not limited to older adults, adults with disabilities and /or the mobility challenged to and from approved destinations within and outside of Sauk County.
• Provide assistance to passengers boarding and disembarking from vehicle, and may operate wheelchair lift.
• Prepare daily trip statistics such as mileage, fees collected, and number of passengers.
• Collect fees from passengers.
• Maintain cleanliness of vehicles-interior and exterior.
• Complete pre- trip and post-trip vehicle inspection and document inspection findings.
• Contact van drivers to determine a match to a passenger’s appointment time or transportation need.
• Determine the best available service offered to meet a passenger’s transportation need, the appropriate pick-up time for the van to arrive at a passenger’s home and to leave the destination for the return trip.
• Calculate the estimated round-trip, number of miles to be traveled from the van driver’s home and estimate each passenger’s fare.
• Communicate transportation information to passengers to facilitate a successful and enjoyable travel experience. Contact each passenger to provide them with their travel arrangement details.
• Provide clerical support and maintain complete, accurate and timely electronic records of each trip arranged.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
• Report maintenance needed & supply needs of vehicles.
• Complete reports.
• And other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Descriptive data and information such as, bus schedules, computer software, general verbal and written instructions, and routine and non-routine correspondence
• Verbally and in writing with department personnel, customers, hospital and clinic staff, and the general public
• Present a customer service attitude and demeanor
• In a variety of ways and styles to properly communicate with persons of various disabilities and comprehension
• Explain, demonstrate, and clarify to others established policies, procedures, and standards
• Computer skills, such as word processing, spreadsheets, and desktop publishing
• Adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and calculating percentages, fractions, and decimals
• Compare, count, differentiate, measure, sort, classify, compute, tabulate, and/or categorize data and/or information
• Assemble, copy, record, and transcribe data and/or information
• Analyze data and information using established criteria to define consequences and consider and select alternatives
• Apply functional and situational reasoning by exercising judgement, decisiveness, and creativity in everyday routine and non-routine situations
• Meet all physical requirements established and required by State and Federal Department of Transportation, including submission to reasonable suspicion and post-accident alcohol and drug testing
• Use fine and gross motor skills to perform tasks such as operating a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, motor vehicle, and chair lift
• Sustain prolonged visual concentration
• Exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, involving lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling
• Recognize and identify degrees of similarity and differences between characteristics of colors, forms, sounds, odors, textures, etc. associated with objects, materials, and ingredients
• Occasionally unsafe and uncomfortable in respects to temperature variations, odors, and typical driving hazards.
Required Working Hours
Standard working hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. Please note these hours are subject to change and additional hours may be needed or required. Compensation for additional hours beyond normal working hours are subject to applicable state and federal regulations.
Education and Experience Requirements
Required: High School diploma or equivalent
License: Valid Wisconsin State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License
Preferred: 2 years of experience with interacting with adults age 60 or older, and/or adults with disabilities
Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.