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Kansas Employer Transportation Driver-Intermittent/On Call, Counil on Aging 20-8-9 in LEAVENWORTH, Kansas

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SCOPE OF WORK :Under the direction of the Transportation Supervisor, serves as a driver for the Transportation Department. Drives a 7 to 20-passenger bus or ADA accessible vehicle. Responds to assignments in transporting aged and handicapped persons. Pick up, discharges and assists passengers in boarding and departing. Transports passengers throughout the county as well as in the Kansas City Metropolitan area and the City of Lawrence. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS :1. Working knowledge of city and county roads.2. Possess a valid Kansas Commercial Drivers License ( CDL ) with a passenger endorsement or ability to obtain one.3. Ability to obtain certificates in CPR and AED .4. Ability to understand, follow and communicate oral and written directions.5. Ability to write legibly.6. Ability to use a two-way radio.7. Knowledge of Defensive Driving practices.8. Ability to remain calm with passengers and properly operate the vehicle under a variety of road and weather conditions.9. Ability to complete a maintenance log.10. Ability to maintain daily trip sheet information for statistical reporting.11. Ability to push an occupied wheelchair as defined by ADA law. HUMAN RELATIONS :1. Communicates with co-workers, supervisor, Director and effectively works as a transportation team member.2. Communicates with senior citizens and the general public in a pleasant and professional manner.3. Effectively communicates with supervisor to ensure smooth operation of the transportation program.4. Effectively communicates with dispatch on a two-way radio and in person. ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS :1. Drives a 7 to 20 passenger bus and operates an ADA accessible vehicle.2. Responds to assignments in transportation in all types of weather.3. Maintains vigilance to ensure customer safety.4. Transports passengers to various locations, choosing the best route and adhering to a predetermined departure and arrival time.5. Assists passengers in boarding and departing vehicle and secures an occupied wheelchair or scooter.6. Checks tires, battery and other vehicle components for the daily maintenance inspection.7. Receives request for services by telephone and two-way radio.8. Maintains trip log and prepares operating records.9. Attends trainings and informational programs.10. Keeps records of passengers, mileage, fuel and oil.11. Prepares reports regarding driving hazards and incidents.12. All other job duties as assigned. ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS :Work is performed in a modern, smoke free environment and is performed outdoors transporting individuals with exposure to all weather conditions. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :1. Must have a High School Degree or General Equivalency.2. Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License.3. Must have the ability to obtain a CDL with passenger endorsement and be certifiedin AED and CPR .4. Must be able to pass pre-employment drug/alcohol test and KBI background check5. Ability to successfully relate to senior citizens. ADA / PHYSICAL DEMANDS :1. Vision Adequate vision to drive, to read a map and the transportationschedule.2. Hearing Adequate for normal conversation with employees or applicants andthe general public.3. Speech Must be able to speak and understand English language clearlyto provide detailed information by telephone and in person.4. Standing 5% – when waiting for passengers.5. Walking 20% – when escorting seniors to and from the bus.6. Sitting 75% – when driving vehicle while transporting passengers.7. Lifting/Carrying 25 plus pounds – lifting groceries and packages for seniors.8. Pushing/Pulling Must be able to meet current ADA requirements.9. Climbing/Balancing Required when negotiating stairs, retrieving supplies, walking up steps of van.10. Stooping/Kneeling Required when assisting passenger with seatbelts, carryingPassengers’ packages, etc.11. Reaching/Handling Required on most tasks.