Pacifica

Senior Services Bus/Van Driver

Part-Time
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Community Services
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San Francisco/Peninsula
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Part-Time
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Continuous or until 50 applicants
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$16.00-$25.00 Hourly
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Location

540 Crespi Drive Pacifica, 94044

Description

The City of Pacifica is accepting applications for the position of

Bus/Van Driver

in our Senior Services Division

(Part-Time)

Do you have a Class B Commercial license with a passenger endorsement with a passenger endorsement? 

If so, this part-time job may be for you!

The Senior Services division of the City’s Parks, Beaches & Recreation Department currently has a part-time openings for a bus/van driver. This vital position reports to the Supervisor of Senior Services and, while other local trips may be required, is responsible for transporting seniors to and from the Community Center. This position is also responsible for gathering client data as it relates to Aging and Adult Services and assisting the Recreation Coordinator — Senior Services with client needs. This part-time, non-benefitted position works between 25 - 30 hours per week, with a flexible Monday through Friday work schedule. 

Essential Function Requirements

  •  Ability to establish rapport with older adults; ability to physically assist with the loading/and unloading of clients in need from vehicle.
  • Class B Commercial license with a passenger endorsement or Class C Commerical license with a passenger endorsement; and drive either a bus or a van.
  • Must pass medical physical as required for holding a commercial driver’s license.
  • Subject to random drug/alcohol testing as required by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Must comply with all DOT rules and regulations.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively in writing, in person and on the telephone.
  • Basic computer skills required (Word, Excel).
  • Must comply with AAS client confidentiality rules.
  • Establish positive and confidential working relationships with staff and public.
  • Must be able to prioritize daily situations based upon emergency needs and requests.

Examples of Duties

 Drive seniors to and from their home to the Community Center; maintain composure during crisis situations; manage the scheduling of client appointments for services provided at the Community Center; partner with staff to perform specific tasks required of Recreation Specialist-Senior Services (in staff’s absence); telephone or home visit to Meals on Wheels (MOW) clients.

Employment Standards

  • Minimum of high school graduation or equivalent.
  • Experience in working with seniors or an organization which addresses the needs and interests of the older adult population is desired.  

Licenses and Certificates 

  • Minimum of Class B Commercial license with a passenger endorsement.
  • Must have current or be able to attain the American Red Cross Standard First Aid certificate, CPR, and AED certificate within three months of employment.

Tools and Equipment Used

  • Multi-passenger bus (18-21 seat)
  • Wheel chair ramp
  • Multi-passenger van
  • Computer, including word processing software
  • Calculator, copy and fax machine
  • Phone

Physical Demands

The physical demands described herein 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 position, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to fingers, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms and to lift and carry, push and pull. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The ability to drive a van and a bus is a must.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.

Individual must be:

  • A defensive driver in anticipating multiple situations that could arise in one’s surroundings.
  • Able to deal with situations that are confidential.
  • Able to work successful and professionally in crisis mode during client emergency at the Community Center or at a client’s home. 

Individuals may:

  • Encounter visits with clients that have communicable diseases.
  • Need to effectively deal with clients with various health issues such as: hearing/sight/memory loss or dementia, drug/alcohol abuse, mental disorders.
  • Encounter individuals who are economically challenge.
  • On occasion be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic, or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Individual will be:

  • A defensive driver in anticipating multiple situations that could arise in one’s surroundings.
  • Able to deal with confidential situations confidential.
  • Able to work successful and professionally in crisis mode during client emergency at the Community Center or at a client’s home. 

Individual will be able to:

  • Encounter visits with clients that have communicable diseases.
  • Effectively deal with clients with various health issues such as: hearing/sight/memory loss or dementia, drug/alcohol abuse, mental disorders.
  • Encounter individuals who are economically challenge.
  • On occasion be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic, or caustic chemicals.

Application Process

Interested candidates must submit a completed on-line employment application. Resumes in lieu of a completed application will not be accepted. Applications can be obtained on-line at www.calopps.org  Faxes will not be accepted.

Selection Process

The most highly qualified applicants will be invited to undergo an oral panel interview, dates and times to be announced. The selected candidate must successfully pass the final phase of the hiring process that includes a reference check, fingerprinting, an acceptable driving record, a medical examination and a pre-employment drug test. In compliance with Federal requirement, the selected candidate must provide documentation validating the right to work in the United States. ADA accomodations will be provided to requesting applicants upon at least 48 hours advance notice. 

The City of Pacifica is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin in its employment actions, decisions, policies, and practices. The duties described in this job announcement are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  This job announcement 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.

 

Ideal Candidate

Will be able to work 25-30 hours per week Monday to Friday, from approximately 8:30a.m. - 2:30 p.m. to transport seniors to and from Community Center. Applicants with High School graduation, GED or equivalent and a B license with a passenger endorsement are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience in working with seniors preferred. $18-$25/hour. Contact Ann Cooney @ (650) 738-7350 or apply online @ calopps.org

Benefits

 This is a part-time position with paid sick leave.  There are no other benefits available with this position.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(650)738-7350