MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR, ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED PERSONS
Under direction, drives, cleans, services, and makes minor
repairs to motor vehicles used in transporting elderly, handicapped,
and mentally challenged passengers on assigned established routes
and/or directly from their homes to desired destinations and back;
does related work as required.
NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this title
are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title
may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely,
all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Assists senior citizens and the handicapped into and out of
vehicles and escorts persons to and from their homes, doctors
offices, markets, and other places.
Operates a hydraulic lift mechanism to assist passengers
confined to wheelchairs, on and off vehicle, and assists them into
and out of seats.
Assists passengers boarding or dismounting vehicle by lifting
heavy and cumbersome packages or, if needed, from the store
and into person's home.
Drives a bus on established route and/or operates van to
transport the elderly, handicapped, and mentally challenged to
and from their homes to hospitals, doctors' offices, markets, etc.
on a demand response basis.
May maintain general card file on regular passengers which
lists nature of their illness, name, address, and telephone number
of their doctor, and possible emergency treatment to be administered
should passenger have epileptic seizure and/or heart attack.
May render required emergency medical treatment.
Checks vehicle for operating safety.
Inspects vehicle at start and end of each trip for cleanliness
and general condition.
Checks, cleans, and performs minor servicing of vehicles.
Maintains records of all trips.
Prepares simple reports.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
office, or related units.
Appointee must possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.
Appointees may also be required to possess a valid Commercial
Driver's License (CDL) and applicable endorsements for the class
and type of vehicle being operated.
NOTE: The responsibility for ensuring that employees possess
the required motor vehicle license, commensurate with the class and
type of vehicles they operate, rests with the Appointing Authority.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of safety precautions in dealing with the
elderly and physically and mentally challenged persons.
Knowledge of the care, maintenance, minor servicing, and
competent, safe, and efficient operation of motor vehicles.
Knowledge of appropriate procedures to be used in dealing
with the elderly and physically handicapped and mentally
Ability to learn the geography of the jurisdiction.
Ability to understand the needs and special problems of the
elderly and physically and mentally challenged and to deal
with same in a compassionate, sympathetic, and calm manner.
Ability to drive vehicles in a skilled and safe manner.
Ability to check, clean, service, and make minor and emergency
repairs to vehicles operated and to keep needed records.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without
reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be
made because it would cause the employer undue hardship,
such persons may not be eligible.
CODES: LG-02516 CAH 10/30/09
This job specification is for local government use only.