This position operates 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.
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Incumbent is under the supervision of the Mobility Manager or other individual delegated the supervisory authority over VTS. The incumbent receives work assignments and direction regarding work methods, procedures and schedules from either the Transportation Coordinator, other individual delegated the supervisory authority over VTS and/or the Mobility Manager.
- Drive one or more types of 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.
- Knowledge of vehicle safety and traffic rules and regulations for operating various type vehicles.
- Skill in reading and understanding installation maps and other locator documents, and in determining the shortest and safest route. Knowledge required to use a Mobile Data Computer (MDC) for GPS directional services.
- Knowledge to recognize developing maintenance problems when conducting operator inspections and report problems to the supervisor.
- Operates the doors to allow passengers to enter and leave the vehicle.
- Read installation maps and judges road/traffic conditions to determine the shortest and safest route.
- Drives predetermined and/or scheduled routes or special runs. Arrives at and departs from pick-up and discharge points at scheduled times. Driver cannot alter routes unless directed by dispatcher; proceeds only to designated areas or hospital; cooperates in a coordinated, constantly flowing efforts.
- Provide friendly, polite, and courteous service.
- Enforce passenger safety and seatbelt use.
- Check I.D. cards to ensure authorization of passengers as required.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 9am - 5:30pm
Position Description Title/PD#: Motor Vehicle Operator/21381-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
- Job family (Series)
5703 Motor Vehicle Operating
Motor Vehicle Operators
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Pre-employment physical required
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/04/2020.
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, the ability to do the work of a Motor Vehicle Operator without more than normal supervision. Examples include: Operating patient transport vehicles, including emergency vehicles, patient transport vans/buses and other types transport vehicles. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
- Drive Safely
- Interpret Instructions, Specifications (mobile equipment operations)
- Motor Vehicles
- Reliability And Dependability
- Work 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/Working Conditions: 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 incumbent will need to pass a VA Physical and adhere to all VA and DOT drug and alcohol testing and guidelines. Must be capable of loading and transporting patients to and from bed, to and from litter in private homes, in tight surroundings, through narrow hallways, and in difficult loading areas, often increasing physical effort. Must follows prescribed safety procedures using appropriate lifting methods and body mechanics for heavy lifting or moving of heavy objects. 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. Employee may have daily contact with tubercular, psychiatric, and other handicapped patients, transport deceased veterans from CSR to WTS. Must have ability to drive in rural areas, very congested Metropolitan traffic and/or construction zones. Must safely handle patients, both litter 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.
A valid and current Commercial Driver's License (CDL), with passenger endorsement, is required.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.