Livingston County
  • 07-Jun-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • L.E.T.S.
  • Howell, MI, USA
  • $17.7782 / hour
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

MERS, 457, Wellness, Sick, Vacation & Holidays


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.

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.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director of Transportation Services is responsible for transporting County vehicles to and from various facilities for maintenance and repairs. Evaluates and performs troubleshooting, minor repairs, and maintenance on vehicles. May serve as a driver when needed in which case is then 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:

  • MERS Retirement plan which includes a 401a employer match
  • Optional Voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Paid vacation, sick days & 13 Holidays. Unused vacation and sick time rolls over
  • 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 Driver/Porter is a non-union position and starting pay is $17.7782/hr. This position is eligible for step pay increases within our Non-Union Grade 3 Wage Scale. Top end of the current wage scale for this position is $23.1115/hr. Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

Essential Job Functions:

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties, which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  1. Transports vehicles, buses, and parts to various facilities for vehicle maintenance.
  2. Enters work orders and schedules maintenance for County vehicles. Maintains records of repairs and maintenance on County vehicles.
  3. Maintains the parts supply room inventory and supplies for garage.
  4. Performs fueling and minor repairs for County vehicles, such as changing light bulbs, testing of fuses, and other basic electrical or mechanical problems. Evaluates and troubleshoots vehicles for repairs.
  5. Maintains the cleanliness and related safety of the garage. Maintains and repairs garage equipment such as floor machines, power washers, and steam cleaners.
  6. Maintains L.E.T.S. facility and grounds.
  7. Transports money, checks, and various records to County buildings.
  8. Drives L.E.T.S. vehicle to transport passengers to various destinations. Provides customer assistance to a variety of passengers 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. Operates chairlift to assist passengers in boarding the bus and ensures passengers are properly secured based on standards and guidelines.
  9. 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.
  10. Fuels and cleans vehicle throughout the day or at end of shift or day.
  11. Records and reports any incidents, injuries, or vehicle damage to proper personnel before end of shift.
  12. Trains, supervises, observes, and delegates duties to community workers in the garage.
  13. Performs other duties as directed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

Requirements include the following:

  • High school diploma or GED and two years of progressively more responsible experience in light mechanical or maintenance repair.
  • The County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.
  • Michigan Commercial Driver's License - Class C with passenger endorsement.
  • Must pass a Michigan Department of Transportation physical and drug screen prior to employment.
  • Must obtain a Michigan Department of Transportation Medical Examiner's certification within ten days of employment and CPR training within six months of employment. Certifications must be maintained throughout employment.
  • Good knowledge of the maintenance requirements of a fleet with a variety of vehicle classes, safe driving techniques, and providing customer service and assistance for transporting citizens.
  • Knowledge of vehicle engines, automotive electrical components, performing minor repairs on vehicles, evaluating and diagnosing vehicle maintenance and repairs and creating and maintaining accurate and detailed records.
  • Knowledge of County roads and ability to read maps, work with a variety of people including passengers with special needs and assistance requirements, performing basic arithmetic, preparing receipts and daily log reports, and driving safely in all weather conditions.
  • Skill in assembling and analyzing 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 Microsoft Suite applications and software utilized by L.E.T.S.
  • Skill in the use of specialized vehicle transportation equipment such as chair lifts and securing passengers prior to transport.

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 is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, climb, use hands and fingers, talk, hear, and view written documents. The employee uses hand strength to grasp tools. The employee must lift or push/pull objects of up to 50 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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