Motor Vehicle Operator

This announcement is not intended to cover all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of this position.
This position is full time permanent.
Incumbent serves as a Motor Vehicle Operator of the Veteran Transportation Program under Mobility Service, West Texas VA Health Care System, Big Spring, Texas.
Incumbent provides non-emergent, safe transportation of eligible Veterans and cargo.
Incumbent operates and provides preventive maintenance for patient transport vehicles and is required to travel great distances.
Incumbent is the first contact with Veterans and is responsible for making the first positive impression.
Incumbent interacts in a courteous and respectful manner with a wide variety of people each day.
Incumbent provides back-up to the Rural Driver Transportation Coordinator in emergencies.
Incumbent is responsible for providing the travel office a list of Veterans who travel to the WTVAHCS and/or the CBOCs via the rural health van.
Incumbent is responsible to ensure only eligible Veterans and their caregivers are transported to the facility and returned to their respective pick-up locations.
Incumbent must be familiar with multi-state guidelines/policies governing motor vehicles and well versed in every aspect of patient safety during transport.
Incumbent will be required to know and be certified annually in Basic First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and protective precautions with communicably transmitted diseases.
Incumbent must be skilled in map reading in order to reach unfamiliar locations; in addition to having skill in braking and maneuvering the vehicle to avoid jostling passengers.
Other duties as assigned.
Typical work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:
00am to 4:
However position may require work beyond this schedule and travel.
Position Description # 70056A Physical Requirements:
Physical effort in reaching, bending, turning, or moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to operate hand and foot controls.
Moderate physical effort in the frequent handling of objects weighing up to 40 pounds.
Considerable physical efforts may be required to change tires and make limited emergency repairs, such as installing an emergency fan belt or replacing an electrical fuse on open highways.

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