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Bus Driver

  • Type:Full Time
  • Posted Date:12/06/2019 9:58 AM
  • Deadline to Apply:02/13/2020 4:00 PM
FULL TIME BUS DRIVER– THE BOROUGH of HIGHLAND PARK, Middlesex County, is seeking a dedicated and responsible person, for the full-time union position of Community Services Bus Driver in the Community Services Department.  The qualified applicant would be responsible for providing transportation services to members and users of Borough’s Community Center, Teen Center, and other services offered by the Borough. Qualified applicant must have the ability to understand the needs of the elderly, people with disabilities and work with same in a compassionate, sympathetic, and calm manner.  Applicant must be flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of the position, and work independently with little or no supervision at times. 

Additional duties and responsibilities will also include but not limited to:
• Responsible for the maintenance/ servicing of motor vehicles used in transporting, as well as, notifying management of any mechanical issues/ failures in a timely manner.
• Reviews and follows daily schedule as written and keeps accurate records of number of passengers and miles per day. 
• May be required to engage in some lifting (light packages), and assisting clients that have mobility issues/ concerns when working in a setting which provides direct services to clients who mobility limitation and/or have severe physical handicaps. 
• May be required to provide transportation after regular working hours for trips and events.
• Advise dispatcher or supervisor if any passenger is hurt, or causes a disturbance.
• Inspect bus daily for “forgotten” items and refuse.
• May be required to engage in some lifting (light packages), and assisting clients that have mobility issues/concerns when working in a setting which provides direct services to clients who have mobility limitations and/or have severe physical handicaps.
• Performs related work assigned by the Department of Aging Supervisor on an “as needed” basis. 

Minimum Requirements:
• Rresident of New Jersey.
• Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.
• Must pass a thorough background investigation including driving record and medical examination. 

Requirements:
• High School Diploma or the equivalent.
• Clean driving record. 
• Two years of experience of related work experience or working with senior, youth, and disabled citizens. 

Certification:
• First Aid and CPR preferred
• Valid New Jersey Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class C with Passenger (P) endorsement, preferred

Send application and resume to Kimberly A. McGraw, Senior Coordinator, Department of Aging, 220 South 6th Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904 or apply online at www.hpboro.com no later than February 13, 2020.  The Borough of Highland Park is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).  The Borough reserves the right to select candidates prior to the application deadline. 
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