Job opening: Motor Vehicle Operator
Salary: $24 - 28 per hour
Published at: Sep 21 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The purpose of this position is to operate patient transport vehicles, including emergency vehicles, patient transport vans/buses and other types transport vehicles, capable of carrying up to 8 or more passengers, to and from VA Medical Center facilities, private healthcare facilities, and other private sector areas like patient homes, railway, bus stations and airports. He/she drives predetermined and/or scheduled routes or special runs.
Major duties and responsibilities include:
Receiving work assignments and direction regarding work methods, procedures and schedules from either the Transportation Coordinator and/or the Mobility Manager.
Arriving at and departing from pickup and discharge points at scheduled times.
Reading installation maps and judges road/traffic conditions to determine the shortest and safest route.
Enforcing passenger safety and seatbelt use.
Using multiple variations of Mobile Data Computer (MDC) in and out of the vehicles for assigned trips and duties daily.
Loading and unloading patients and medical supplies.
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.
Possessing Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with passenger endorsement is required for the position.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
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.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 07:30am to 4:00pm
Position Description Title/PD#: Motor Vehicle Operator/PD99793S
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/29/2023.
EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards.
SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element. Ability to do the Work of a Motor Vehicle Operator Without More Than Normal Supervision, examples of work include: Directs, and assists personnel in the accomplishment of all daily job tasks, laying out work for transportation personnel, scheduling reservations for pool vehicles, preparing and maintaining monthly vehicle utilization report and reconciling receipts; Overseeing the ordering of all materials needed for the accomplishment of all work. Inspects work being accomplished by personnel for accuracy, confers with customers as to timeframes and accuracy of work, as well as customer satisfaction; Maintaining all scheduling of Fleet Vehicle PM's, contacting vendors for scheduling of vehicle repairs.
Driver's License: A current, valid state-issued Driver's License is required for this position. NOTE: We cannot accept photographs, therefore; please do not submit a copy of your license with your application package. If an interview is requested, you will be required to provide a copy of your current, valid state-issued Driver's License. Must possess a current, valid state-issued Driver's License by hire date.
The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
Drive SafelyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (mobile equipment operations)Motor VehiclesReliability And DependabilityWithout more than normal supervisionWork Practices
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; religions; 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.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. 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.
Physical Requirements: Work requires reaching, turning, or moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to operate hand and foot controls. Incumbent will be required to assist patients with a variety of medical conditions and/or disabilities. Associated duties require stooping, bending, lifting, climbing, and securing patients, oxygen, and wheelchairs with appropriate securing devices. Lifts and carries objects weighing up to 50 pounds and heavier. Must follow prescribed safety procedures using appropriate lifting methods and body mechanics for heavy lifting or moving of heavy objects.
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.
Must pass a VA Physical and adhere to all VA and DOT drug and alcohol testing and guidelines.
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 and unloading the vehicle.
Must have ability to drive in rural areas, very congested Metropolitan traffic and/or construction zones. Must safely handle patients, both stretcher and wheelchair, 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.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
- Address Boise VA Medical Center
500 West Fort Street
Boise, ID 83702
- Name: Patricia Murphy
- Phone: (505) 265-1711 X3703
- Email: [email protected]