[Nfbc-info] LightHouse - Job Opening for Full-Time Driver

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired lhnews at lighthouse-sf.org
Mon Mar 16 22:20:57 UTC 2015

POSITION: LightHouse Driver

REPORTS TO: Director of Human Resources and Facilities

STATUS: Non-exempt

Founded in San Francisco in 1902, the LightHouse's purpose is to promote the independence, equality and self-reliance of people who are blind or visually impaired. The LightHouse is currently in a period of growth, increasing our capacity to serve more low-vision and blind clients. We seek a dynamic professional to help us grow our individual and institutional support. This is a full-time (100% FTE) position.

The Lighthouse Driver has three key areas of responsibility: driving, fleet maintenance and driver coordination.

Driving:  The Lighthouse Driver transports staff, students and community partners over the greater Bay Area and beyond.  In addition, the Driver also will transport, purchase, pick up and deliver program materials, supplies and equipment as directed.  

Fleet Maintenance:  This position also oversees a small fleet of LightHouse vehicles, handling all scheduling, maintenance, repair, cleaning, roadside assistance and registration matters, and keeps mileage records, safety logs, insurance data, and all relevant vehicle documentation.

Driver Coordination:  The Lighthouse Driver trains staff or volunteers who may drive on the Agency's behalf. This position develops and updates driving procedures, policies and protocols; maintains lists of approved drivers; checks vehicles keys and garage key fobs, in and out.

Education or equivalent: High School graduate or above.

Experience:  Must be at least 21 years of age with a clean driving history.  In possession of a valid Class B (or higher) California commercial driver license, with passenger and air brake endorsements (or able to complete all endorsements within 60 days of hire).  Able to submit mandatory biennial medical certification to maintain Class B certification at all times.

Other:  Consent to planned and random drug and alcohol testing as directed.  Competent computer user, including GPS and mapping technology.  Verbal fluency in a language in addition to English, is a plus.  Prior experience with people with disabilities is valued.

. Able to remain seated and alert for extended periods of time. 
. Ability to lift and transport 50 pounds regularly.
. Possessing the manual dexterity and endurance needed to perform tasks such as walking, climbing, standing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, lifting, moving, grasping, pushing, pulling, securing equipment, and luggage.
. Ability and willingness to work with daily exposure to sun, heat, rain or inclement weather and other environmental conditions.

. Communicate with directors to develop a realistic and sustainable daily schedule.
. Predetermine optimal driving routes, parking options and rest stops.
. Perform pre-and post-trip inspections of assigned vehicles.
. Schedule routine safety checks that include agency vehicles in satellite locations.
. Operate the variety of vehicles safely, in all weather and traffic conditions, according to state and federal laws. 
. If acquired, operate a wheelchair lift and properly secure passengers. 
. Report all accidents, incidents, or unusual occurrences to supervisor immediately, submitting Incident Reports as required.
. Arrange for vehicle maintenance, washing and service according to the manufacturer's warranty and need.
. Administer training and testing to potential Agency drivers.
. Maintain all vehicle logs, passenger manifests, records, and schedules.
. Willing to engage in driving that may involve long distances and overnight excursions.
. Willing to drive passengers who frequently will be accompanied by a guide dog. 
. When not engaged with driving, maintenance and training duties, assist other staff in room set-up and preparation, and general executive staff support.Effective communication skills paired with a calm demeanor is required.

Equal opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation. We have an "employment at will" policy.

Please submit your cover letter and / or résumé as Word attachments (no .PDF please), to hr at lighthouse-sf.org; include the job title in the subject line. We will not consider videos or hyperlinks to online profiles at this time. Due to time constraints we may not be able to respond to everyone who expresses interest; thank you.

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