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Lyon County Transport Driver in Emporia, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11316034 *JOB SUMMARY:* This is a part-time, on call, non-exempt position with no benefits. This position is responsible for transporting youth both in secure and non-secure custody to designated placements.*PRIMARY DUTIES* Operate county vehicles and transport juveniles as directed by the court or a community corrections officer. Maintain vehicles in a clean manner; i.e. take vehicle to car was as needed, gas and service as needed, check for restraints and make sure there are not objects in the vehicle that may be used as a weapon. Maintain transport driver log of times in and out of service, youth transported, and any other information requested. Sign all court ordered transport orders to verify that transport was completed. Follow all directions with regard to use of law enforcement radios and cell phones that are in vehicles. All transports shall have the beginning and ending mileage reported to the Lyon County Dispatch. Perform pat down searches, shackle and handcuff juvenile offenders in preparation for transport.*INTERMITTENT DUTIES* Maintain custody of youth during court proceedings. May need to carry youth's belongings to and from a vehicle. Attend both required and selected seminars and training programs.*QUALIFICATIONS* Requires a Class C driver's license and successful passage of both criminal record history and a motor vehicle record history. The candidate is required to successfully pass a physical examination and a drug and alcohol screen. The candidate is required to successfully complete secured transport driver training through the Lyon County Sheriff's Office. *EDUCATION* High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent required.*KNOWLEDGE* Must have the ability to receive, interpret and follow verbal and written instructions. Required to read, write and speak English with the ability to speak a foreign language helpful. Knowledge of the principles, methods and procedures to facilitate an acceptable reintegration and or continued adjustment of juvenile offenders within their environment. *SKILLS* Operate a motor vehicle and the office and communications equipment associated with this position. Problem Solving: Problem solving is a frequent factor in this position. Problems include the providing of supervision of staff and caseload management. Decision making: Is a frequent factor in this position in dealing with variance of responsibilities. Supervisory: incumbent performs rather autonomously. Financial/Budgetary: Purchases are under the guidance of department policy. The Director has prime responsibility for budgetary procedures and grant programs of the department. Interpersonal: Continual contact with other county departments, law enforcement agencies, other community providers and the public. Working Conditions: There are minimal adverse working conditions in the department facilities. Situations may occur where contacts with clients, families and others may be unpleasant. Arrangements for transportation of juvenile offenders may have to be made at any hour of the day or night, seven days a week. Physical Requirements: Requires sufficient visual acuity to be able to read and write and operate equipment common to this position. Requires sufficient hearing level to be able to effectively communicate with people directly or by telephone. Occasionally lift items weighing up to 25 pounds to a height of 60 inches. May be subject to brief periods of intense physical activity.