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Johnson County Iowa Driver (Casual) in Iowa City, Iowa

Driver (Casual)


$21.22 Hourly


Seats Paratransit 4810 Melrose Ave Iowa City, IA

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  • Description

  • Benefits

Definition & Duties

Under supervision, operates a motor vehicle and transports elderly and disabled individuals to various destinations throughout Johnson County . Assists with driver training and vehicle maintenance when necessary.

Knowledge of & Ability to

  • Traffic laws and regulations

  • The Iowa City-Coralville urban and rural areas

  • Basic mathematical computations

  • English language to include basic grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation

    Ability to:

  • Operate a motor vehicle safely and conscientiously

  • Represent Johnson County and perform duties in a professional, responsible and trustworthy manner

  • Provide customer service that is courteous and responsive

  • Safely load and unload elderly and disabled individuals in and out of a vehicle

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with riders, co-workers, supervisors, and members of the public

  • Read and follow a map

  • Operate automatic and manual lift equipment

  • Handle moderate levels of stress, meet deadlines and solve problems appropriate to the position

  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions including driver’s schedule (trip sheet & fare reconciliation)

  • Occasionally work in unfavorable weather conditions

  • Lift, move, carry, push and/or pull up to approximately 50 to 100 pounds

  • Occasionally assist riders with maneuvering personal mobility devices up to 600 pounds

  • Stand, sit, bend, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, twist, crouch, and crawl

  • Have clarity of speech and hearing which permits effective communication

  • Have sufficient vision, which includes color, side and night vision, judging distances and speeds

  • Have sufficient manual dexterity to operate a vehicle and make handwritten notations

  • Usually 10 to 20 hours a week but could be up to 40 hours a week if willing at times (flexible schedule)

  • Follow back-up policy

Minimum Education, Training & Experience & Special Requirements

High school graduate or equivalent and 6 months delivery/driving experience; OR any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Previous experience in working with elderly and disabled is preferred, but not required.

Special requirements: Possession of a valid Class C commercial driver’s license with passenger endorsement and insurable under county liability coverage. Safe driving record. Must pass a post-offer drug/alcohol test and random testing thereafter.

Specific Duties

to be performed satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Drive a paratransit vehicle and transport elderly and disabled individuals from point to point throughout Johnson County while obeying traffic laws and regulations.

  • Operate a wheelchair lift for assisting individuals in and out of the vehicle.

  • Assist passengers with groceries, packages and/or meal delivery as appropriate.

  • Follow schedule when picking up and dropping off passengers.

  • Communicate cancelled rides, schedule changes/updates, and incidents with dispatcher.

  • Assume responsibility for safe operation of vehicle and report any malfunctions, defects, or accidents.

  • Perform pre and post-trip inspections checking general vehicle operations according to departmental standards.

  • Complete route trip sheets, fare reconciliation and other forms.

  • Perform routine vehicle maintenance when required.

  • Assist in on-route training of new drivers as assigned.

  • Provide SEATS information to passengers.

  • Participate in training/education opportunities and work-related meetings/conferences as requested.

  • Perform all work duties and activities in accordance with County policies, procedures, collective bargaining agreement, and safety practices.

  • Attend work regularly at the designated place and time.

Preferred availability evenings and weekends but other schedules might be available

Position will be posted until filled.

PT Casual - no benefits


Johnson County


913 S Dubuque St Suite 103 Iowa City, Iowa, 52240





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