Goverment Jobs
Published
December 12, 2019
Location
Transit - Frederick, Maryland
Job Type

Description

JOB INFORMATION

Join the award winning transit system of TransIT Services of

Frederick County! We are seeking an energetic and customer service focused individual to become a part of our growing team.


Proudly serving the Frederick community, TransIT provides essential transportation services to the County to connect people to employment, medical services, education, and more. TransIT offers public transit, paratransit, and commuter assistance services throughout Frederick County, MD.

POSITIONS DETAILS:

Non-exempt;full-time;40 hours per week; Monday - Friday; varying shiftsbetween 4 a.m. - 8 p.m.; grant funded; full-benefits
This person operates a minivan, minibus, shuttle bus or other TransIT vehicle to transport the general public, senior citizens and persons with disabilities (including ambulatory and non-ambulatory).Supervision is received from the Operations Supervisor and/or the Operations Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Transport customers within approximately a 100-mile radius on para-transit and shuttle routes
  • Collect fares and tickets from passengers as appropriate
  • Assist passengers in boarding and departing the vehicle when necessary and assist them with parcels or other items
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections
  • Wash, clean and fuel the assigned vehicle and perform minor maintenance functions
  • Record and report needed repairs to supervisors
  • Record and report mileage and ridership
  • Maintain a daily activity trip summary and other related reports
  • Collect survey data as needed
  • Participate in job-related training and seminars
  • Serve on staff committees
  • Provide occasional office assistance
  • Perform other related duties as required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed above, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be assigned QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

The qualifications / requirements, knowledge/skills/abilities and physical demands or working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school graduation or the equivalent
  • Possession of a valid Maryland class A or class B commercial driver's license (CDL) with passengerendorsement, or an equivalent license from another state ? copy of current driving record is required at time of interview

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Frederick County Employee Driving Permit
  • Ability to satisfy all Department of Transportation requirements as they apply to periodic physical examinations and licensing standards
  • Ability and willingness to learn First Aid, CPR and other job-related skills, and to maintain current certifications
  • Knowledge of Maryland state and local traffic laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of roads and communities in the Frederick County area, and able to read maps and follow directions
  • Accurate math and clerical skills, with the ability to properly complete mileage and vehicle use reports and other departmental record-keeping
  • Effective spoken and written (English) communication skills, including the ability to effectively use telephone and utilize two-way radio communications in compliance with FCC regulations, and the ability to accurately follow written and spoken instructions and effectively convey information to passengers
  • Ability and willingness to learn to operate all fleet vehicles
  • Ability and willingness to work in varied driving conditions, as long as the weather has not caused service to be suspended
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public
  • Physical requirements include the ability to assist persons as they board and depart the vehicle, to carry parcels and packages for passengers, to secure wheelchairs on board, and to perform general vehicle maintenance
PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR:
  • Driving experience transporting passengers

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • While working in this position, the employee is constantly sitting, walking, pushing and pulling up to 40 pounds, pushing and pulling over 40 pounds, reaching and driving; frequently climbing, stooping, kneeling and crouching, and making repetitive motions; occasionally lifting up to 20 pounds; rarely lifting between 20-50 pounds
  • While working in this position, the employee is constantly working outdoors, in hot temperatures above 100 degrees, in cold temperatures below 32 degrees, frequently walking on uneven ground and exposed to noise; occasionally indoors, potentially exposed to infectious diseases and required to wear protection equipment
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION / EXAMINATION PROCESS

  • Available for varied working hours as needed
  • This position is subject to post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return to duty and random drug and alcohol testing
  • This position is considered "essential," therefore the employee is expected, when directed, to report for work in the event of a weather emergency (or other circumstances) when County offices are closed
  • The grant that funds this position may determine the duration of the position and the benefits available to the employee in the position
EXAMINATION PROCESS (may include):
1)An evaluation of training and experience
2)One or more interviews
3)A behind-the-wheel driving examination
4)Related skills test(s)
5)A pre-employment physical examination, drug test and alcohol test
6) A pre-employment background investigation

This description reflects management's assignment of essential duties; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

The continued employment, salary, and benefit level of this position will be reviewed on an annual basis. The continuation of the salary and benefit level is contingent upon successfully securing grant funds in the future. Because the amount and availability of these funds can change, we are not certain that all of the grants the County receives will be maintained every year. In the event these temporary funding sources are not available in future years, this current position may be discontinued or the salary and/or benefit level may change.

Retirement Plan:
A defined benefit retirement plan is provided for all regular County employees. Employees are automatically enrolled in either the UniformedPlan (5 year vesting) or the Non-UniformedPlan (10 year vesting)depending upon position classification. The majority of support for the plan is provided by the County; however, employees are required to make a mandatory pre-tax contribution towards their benefit. Retirement benefits are payable at normal, early or delayed retirement. Retirement benefits are also payable upon termination and in the event of death or disability.

Health Insurance:

County employees have a choice of two medical insurance plans, an In-Network (HMO) Plan or a High Deductible medical plan with a Health Care Savings Account, to provide coverage for medical and surgical expenses, hospital and emergency care expenses, mental health expenses and prescription drugs. The County and participants share in the cost of the health insurance with the employee having the benefit of pre tax contribution deductions. Medical insurance goes into effect on the first day of the month that follows the eligible employee's completion of 30 days of active employment.

Dental Insurance:
Employees may select coverage from one of three dental plan options, ranging from a PPO plan to a dental HMO plan. Coverage includes preventive care, fillings, crowns, bridges and dentures, and the cost of dental insurance is shared by both the County and the employee. Dental insurance goes into effect on the first day of the month that follows the eligible employee's completion of 30 days of active employment

NOTE: Employees working75% or greater of a 35 or 40 hour position are eligible for health & dental insurance.

Flexible Spending Accounts: The Flex Spending plan allows employees to pay health and day care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Employees may set aside part of their salary in a special account that can be used throughout the year to reimburse themselves for out-of-pocket medical expenses. The maximum contribution is $3,000 per year for Health Care Spending and $5,000 for Dependent Care Spending (work-related day care expenses). Examples of expenses that can be reimbursed for Health Care Spending include, but are not limited to: deductibles, co-payments, dental fees, chiropractors' services, and eyeglasses / contact lenses.

Life Insurance: Employees are insurance for 2 times their annual salary in case of death plus 2 times their annual salary for accidental death. Employees do not contribute to the premiums for this coverage. A Voluntary Life Insurance Program is offered to regular County employees. The plan allows employees to purchase individually owned universal life insurance for themselves, spouses and dependents.

Savings Plan - Deferred Compensation:The County offers a Section 457 Plan. Deferred compensation plans allow participants to save for retirement now and pay taxes later by contributing a portion of their salaries pre-tax to the plan. Contributions are invested at the employee's direction into one or more of the variety of investment options offered by the plan. Changes may be made to the contribution levels, investment options, etc. at any time.

Educational Reimbursement Program: County employees who have successfully passed their probationary period may take up to two job-related courses per semester at any accredited educational institution. The benefit also covers the costs of job-related non-credit courses. If the employee receives a grade of at least a C, or successfully passes a non-credit course, the County reimburses the employee 75% of the costs of tuition, fees and books.The plan requires that employees remain employed with Frederick County Government for a minimum of two years after the last class is taken.

Employee Assistance Program: This confidential assessment, referral and counseling service is available at no cost to all employees who may need help with a personal or job-related problem.

Leave
Annual Leave ? Employees are eligible to use Annual Leave after their 6 month probationary period. Annual Leave accrues as follows:
Years of Service Days per Year
0 ? 2 years11days
2 ? 10 years17days
10 + years24days

Sick Leaveaccrual rate is as follows based on length of employment and the following schedule:
0 - 2 years 10 days
2+ years12 days
Sick Leave may also be used for illness of an employee's child, dependent, spouse, parent or parent-in-law. There is no limit on the amount of sick leave accumulated. Unused Sick Leave may be used for additional credit in the pension plan at the time of retirement.

NOTE: Regular benefited part-time employees earn annual and sick leave on a pro-rated basis based on their actual number of hours worked biweekly up to their assigned number of regularly scheduled work hours.

Other available types of leave include, but are not limited to, Family Medical Leave, Bereavement, Jury, Military and Disability.

Holidays:
The County observes10 holidays every year and11 are observed on years of General Elections.

For additional information on Frederick County Governments benefit package, please visit the Division of Human Resources website at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov.

All hires before January 1, 2012, will follow the all benefit and leave rules as described in the Personnel Rules amendedOctober 3, 2013.
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Have you earned a high school diploma or the equivalency?

  • Yes
  • No
02
Which best describes your automobile operator's license status?

  • I do not have a valid automobile operator's license
  • I have a valid Class C automobile operator's license
  • I have a CDL A or B automobile operator's license
03
Do you have airbrake and passenger endorsement?

  • No, I have not obtained either endorsement
  • I have obtained at least one endorsement
  • Yes, I have obtained both endoresements
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Do you have driving work experience transporting passengers?

  • Yes
  • No
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Please provide details regarding that work history in the text area below. The work history details provided should include the employer or organization name, dates of employment/service and the duties you performed. NOTE: If Human Resources staff is unable to confirm your related work experience, based on the information submitted, you will not be granted the requirement.

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