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Transportation Driver (Tucson)

Department: Blake Employment & Community Living
Location: Tucson, AZ

General Position Description:

This position provides reliable, safe and consistent transportation services.  Responsible for operating buses/vans in a manner that ensures employee and public safety, route and facility efficiency and customer service excellence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive and operate vans/buses safely and efficiently in accordance with State of AZ and local traffic laws and ordinances.
  • Follow accepted standards and guidelines for drivers.
  • Drive vans/buses within designated routes and stops while maintaining a set schedule.
  • Perform daily vehicle checklists (pre and post inspections) to ensure equipment safety.
  • Observe, document and report vehicle safety or other safety issues to appropriate individuals (supervisor, mechanics, etc.).
  • Maintain interior and exterior cleanliness of buses/vans.
  • Coordinate with dispatcher, mechanics and supervisors in following ESBF maintenance schedules in order to maintain the safety and serviceability of vehicles.
  • Coordinate with Dispatcher for daily route, route deviations and instructions.
  • Greet and assist citizens and customers in a manner consistent with excellent customer service standards.
  • Assist customers on and off the bus/van.
  • Secure wheelchair and mobility devices.
  • Conform to policies, practices and procedures of Easter Seals Blake Foundation.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Display professionalism in dealing with the public in person, be friendly and courteous on the telephone.
  • Knowledge of and ability to operate buses, vans and passenger vehicles.
  • Knowledge of local Community and street system.
  • Knowledge of State of AZ and local traffic laws and ordinances.
  • Ability to learn and utilize service area street and road location information.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Some clerical/computer experience preferred.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older, have a clean driving record and maintain an Arizona Driverís License.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a class 1 fingerprint clearance card.

Other general requirements:

  • Clean criminal background check and the ability to obtain a level one clearance card

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as face mask, gown, googles and gloves, for any amount of time necessary to provide a physical barrier to protect the employee and others.
  • Must be able to stoop, squat, reach, stretch, ascend and descend stairs
  • Secure wheelchair and mobility devices
  • Assist customers on and off van
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

Psychological Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain calm, non-defensive with a supportive attitude during stressful, potential crisis, and crisis situations
  • Must be able to work in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Must be able to manage high volumes and unpredictability of work
  • Must be able to remain flexible and reprioritize according to the changing demands of the day
  • Must be able to manage stress in a fast-paced, unpredictable, intense setting
  • Must be able to adapt to diverse cultural environments and communicate in a culturally inclusive manner
  • Must be able to represent EBF in a professional manner in all situations

Easterseals Blake Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It is understood and agreed that any misrepresentation by me in this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application and/or separation from the Employer's service if I have been employed. I give the Employer the right to investigate all references and to secure additional information about me, if job related. I hereby release from liability the Employer and its representatives for seeking such information, and all other persons, corporations, or organizations for furnishing such information. I hereby consent to and authorize Easterseals Blake Foundation to request, receive and use information as often as necessary as deemed by Easterseals Blake Foundation by consumer reporting agency bearing on my credit standing, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living, including, but not limited to, my criminal background or lack of criminal background. I authorize the use by Easterseals Blake Foundation of the original or photocopy of this authorization. The Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Employer does not discriminate in employment and no question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicant's consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. I understand that just as I am free to resign at any time, the Employer reserves the right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of the Employer has the authority to make any assurances to the contrary.

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