Job opening: Motor Vehicle Operator
Salary: $23 - 27 per hour
Published at: Aug 11 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The Motor Vehicle Operator is responsible for operating various automotive vehicles, including emergency vehicles, patient transport vans/buses, and other types of transport vehicles, capable of carrying up to 8 or more passengers to and from VA Medical Center facilities, private healthcare facilities, and other private sectors. The position is located in Mishawaka, Indiana.
Major duties and responsibilities include:
Arriving at and departing from pickup and discharge points at scheduled times.
Loading and unloading patients.
Safely operating wheelchair lift and ensuring safety locks have secured the device.
Enforcing passenger safety and seatbelt use.
Safely operate the doors of the vehicle to allow passengers to enter and leave the vehicle.
Reading installation maps and judges road/traffic conditions to determine the shortest and safest route.
Using multiple variations of Mobile Data Computer (MDC) in and out of the vehicles for assigned trips and duties daily.
Performing operator maintenance such as checking fluid levels and air pressure in tires, cleaning and washing of vehicles, and performing inspection checklists to ensure safe and proper operation.
Maintaining records and document actions, such as operator inspection checklists/forms and accident/incident reports.
Using two-way radios (or other device) to maintain communications with dispatcher/supervisor on assignments and locations.
Performing other related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 5:00am - 1:00pm
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
Applicants must have the ability to perform the duties of a Motor Vehicle Operator without more than normal supervision. This experience includes driving passenger transport vehicles; loading and unloading passengers; and following all rules and regulations to safely operating motor vehicles.
DRIVER'S LICENSE (SCREEN-OUT): This Motor Vehicle Operator position requires a current, valid state issued driver's license. (Do not upload copies. You will be asked to provide a copy during the interview process.)
PHYSICAL EFFORT: Physical effort is moderate. Work requires reaching, turning or moving hands, arms, feet and legs to operate hand and foot controls. Associated duties require stooping, bending, lifting and climbing. Lifts and carries objects weighing up to 50 pounds and heavier with assistance.
Must be able to drive for a minimum of a four-hour period and stay mentally alert. If driver realizes they are not mentally alert, they must use good judgment in pulling over at the first safe area, road-checking vehicle with walk-around inspection, and continue driving as soon as possible.
Additionally, the employee will need to pass a VA Physical and adhere to all VA and DOT drug and alcohol testing and guidelines.
Must follow prescribed safety procedures using appropriate lifting methods and body mechanics for heavy lifting or moving of heavy objects.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Drivers work mostly outside and operate vehicles in all kinds of weather. Drivers are exposed to dirt, fumes, and to the possibility of cuts, bruises, and broken bones as a result of accidents when loading unloading the vehicle. Employee may have daily contact with tubercular, psychiatric, and other handicapped patients.
Must have the ability to drive in rural areas, very congested Metropolitan traffic and/or construction zones.
Must safely handle patients and wheelchairs, in loading and unloading from vans and buses.
The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. Shift work may be required. May be required to work overtime after normal working hours providing it is an emergency or their services are needed to transport patients.
Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualifications. For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element. Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.
You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Drive SafelyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (mobile equipment operations)Motor VehiclesReliability And DependabilityWork Practices
IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
- Address Northern Indiana HCS
1700 East 38th Street
Marion, IN 46953
- Name: VHA National Recruitment Center
- Phone: (844)456-5208
- Email: [email protected]