Posted 03/28/2018

DUTIES: Performs routine (journey-level) motor vehicle operations work. Work involves operating motor vehicles used in the transport of passengers and performing vehicle maintenance. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Operates motor vehicles such as automobiles, vans, and buses to pick up and transport passengers on various modes of transit service. Prepares and maintains the preparation of records and logs related to vehicle operation. Performs vehicle maintenance, makes minor repairs, fuels, and details vehicles. Ensures that vehicle passenger capacity is not exceeded and that passengers use safety restraints. Conducts safety checks of vehicles before departure for service and at regular intervals and after transit service. Maintains a record of mileage and other pertinent information and submits a trip report after transit service day. Secures and protects passengers and ADA passengers on mobility devices. Ensures the safe loading and unloading of passengers. May operate vehicle power wheelchair lifts and ramps. May assist in performing transit work.

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in the operation of motor vehicles on a commercial basis. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. Knowledge of motor vehicle operations, of passenger loading and unloading methods, of traffic rules and regulations, of Federal and State Department of Transportation regulations, and of maintenance of motor vehicles. Skill in operating motor vehicles. Ability to obey traffic laws, to follow practices in loading and unloading passengers, to prepare accurate records, to communicate effectively, and to train others. The ability to communicate Bilingual, English and Spanish.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:

Requires driver trainings/certifications from training and/or transportation agencies.
Requires a DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate.
Requires a valid Texas Commercial driver’s license with Passenger Endorsement.
This position is classified as a safety sensitive position in accordance with FTA’s 49 CFR Part 40
DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

A completed LRGVDC job application with a resume must be submitted to:

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC)
ATTN: Anna M. Hernandez, Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco TX 78596

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer

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Position Type

Regular / Full Time

Salary

Starting $21,681 ($10.42 Per Hour) (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

Location

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, West Railroad Street, Weslaco, TX, USA