Paratransit Driver

National Express Corporation Springfield , VA 22156

Posted 2 months ago

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provides safe and reliable transportation service to passengers by operating various types of vehicles such as sedans, vans, paratransit vans, limousines, taxi-cabs, shuttles, transit buses, school buses, and/or motor coaches with a fixed or changing route.

  • Reports any maintenance problems to Maintenance in accordance with Company procedure and does not operate an unsafe vehicle.

  • Reports to duty on time and maintains assigned route on time but in a safe manner.

  • Physically assists passengers in evacuation of the vehicle in case of emergency.

  • Immediately reports any accident or incident per Company policy.

  • Exercises passenger management per Company policy.

  • Informs all appropriate personnel of problems/procedures.

  • Keeps the interior of the assigned vehicle clean and presentable.

  • Presents a neat and professional appearance at all times.

  • Ensures vehicle is properly fueled according to facility procedures.

  • Completes all required paperwork (including route change sheets, time cards, vehicle repair requests) and submits to the appropriate authority in a timely manner.

  • Maintains a cooperative attitude with fellow employees, supervisors, customers, and passengers; always promoting company goodwill.

  • Prepares vehicle for inclement weather conditions, including scraping or cleaning windows, applying tire chains.

  • Safely and efficiently utilizes bus equipment, including wheelchair lifts, radios and emergency equipment.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Additional responsibilities for our Paratransit Drivers include but are not limited to:

  • Must have experience transporting senior and/or disabled citizens in accordance with pre-arranged appointments/schedules

  • Must be able to provide individualized assistance/accommodation to senior and or disabled passengers by utilizing wheelchair lifts, seats and other special access necessary to effect a safe, secure and comfortable ride

  • Must ensure that individuals with disabilities have adequate time to complete boarding or disembarking from the vehicle

  • Previous experience as a Paratransit Driver recommended

Requirements Include:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must possess, or be able to obtain, all valid applicable state license and other required certifications to operate company vehicles.

  • Must meet physical and medical requirements and pass substance abuse screening; as a safety-sensitive employee, will be subject to random substance abuse screening under Company policy.

  • Must satisfactorily complete and pass all training and attend safety meetings and in-service meetings in order to remain qualified.

  • Extensive knowledge of traffic rules and regulations.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to lift and assist passengers when necessary.

  • Must have a high degree of attention and considerable dexterity in the control of vehicles such as sedans, vans, paratransit vans, limousines, taxi-cabs, shuttles, transit buses, school buses, and/or motor coaches.

  • Must practice defensive driving at all times and avoid vehicular and industrial accidents by practicing safe driving and work habits.

  • All applicable state, county, d

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