Livingston County
  • 06-Oct-2021 to 19-Oct-2021 (EST)
  • L.E.T.S.
  • Howell, MI, USA
  • $15.9020/ hour
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

457, Wellness, EAP


About Us:

We are located in Southeast Michigan and are one of the fastest growing counties in Michigan. Livingston County consists of 16 townships, 2 villages and 2 cities. The county contains a diverse mix of rural agricultural areas, historic downtowns, suburban development, lake-side living and large recreational lands. Home to two metro parks (Kensington and Huron Meadows), 3 state recreation areas (Island Lake, Brighton, and Pinckney), 1 state park (Lakelands Trail), 2 state game areas, 1 wildlife area, 2 Livingston County parks (Lutz and Fillmore), and numerous local parks, Livingston County has an abundance of recreational opportunities. Livingston County offers 163 park acres per 1,000 residents, more than any other county in Southeast Michigan.

LETS provides nearly 150,000 passenger trips annually with a fleet of 28 wheelchair-accessible vans and buses. LETS is organized as a department of Livingston County and is funded by a combination of federal grants, state grants, revenue from passenger fares and service contracts, and local government and non-profit contributions.

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Operations Manager - L.E.T.S. is responsible for providing safe, efficient, customer friendly transportation via bus, van, or County vehicle to the public in the County and/or any location in surrounding counties.

Benefits:

  • Optional Voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Up to $300 annual Wellness reimbursement* & $100 incentive for completing your annual physical & Health Assessment.
  • Employee assistance program

* Pro-rated based on DOH

Pay Rate Information:

The L.E.T.S Bus Driver(non-CDL) role is a non-union position and starting pay is $15.9020/hr. This position is eligible for step pay increases within our Non-Union Grade 2 Wage Scale . Top end of the current wage scale for this position is $20.6721/hr.

Essential Functions:

  1. Drives L.E.T.S. vehicle to transport passengers to various destinations. Provides customer assistance to a variety of passenger ranging from school age to the elderly. Passengers may have special needs or require additional assistance. Some transports require transportation out of the county and some door to door service.
  2. Maintains a log of trips and number of passengers. Verifies monies, proper fares, fuel, and mileage.
  3. Operates chairlift to assist passengers in boarding the bus and ensures passengers are properly secured based on standards and guidelines.
  4. Performs a Michigan Department of Transportation pre-inspection and required post- inspection of vehicle, records any deficiencies and reports all maintenance needs to proper personnel.
  5. Fuels and cleans vehicle throughout the day or at end of shift or day.
  6. Records and report any incidents, injuries, or vehicle damage to proper personnel before end of shift.
  7. Performs other duties as directed.
  8. Work hours vary per week from 0-40 hours depending on availability and scheduling.

Licensing or Certifications:

A good driving record

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • The County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.
  • Michigan Vehicle Operator's License with Chauffeur designation.
  • Must pass a Michigan Department of Transportation physical and drug screen prior to employment.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of safe driving techniques and providing customer service and assistance for transporting citizens.
  • Considerable knowledge of County roads, reading maps, providing customer service while transporting passengers, working with a variety of people including providing service to passengers with special needs and assistance, performing basic math skills, preparing receipts and daily log reports, and driving safely in all weather conditions.
  • Skill in assembling data and preparing accurate reports.
  • Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with County employees, contractors to the County, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, elected officials, and the public.
  • Ability to assess situations, solve problems, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in emergency situations.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including some knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications and the ability to master data entry on department-specific software.
  • Skill in the use of specialized vehicle transportation equipment such as ramps and securing passengers prior to transport.
  • Skill in the use of electronic equipment on County vehicles.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in the field. While in the office, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and radio, read regular and small print, view and produce written documents and enter data. The employee must be mobile with the ability to stand, sit, stoop and kneel, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must lift or push/pull objects of up to 25 lbs. without assistance. Accommodation will be made, as needed, for employees required to lift or move objects that exceed this weight.

While performing the duties of this job the employee works in outdoor weather conditions while driving and is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, noxious odors, vibrations from driving a bus and traffic. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can be loud.

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