Driver/Skilled Mechanic Assistant

Feb 15, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

Driver/Skilled Mechanic Assistant

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: CCC697

Location: Cypress College

Department: CC Maintenance and Operations

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 12 Months/Year

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm (Schedule and shift are subject to change in accordance with department needs.)

Job Description:

Operates a multi-passenger van, bus or its equivalent in size and/or load capacity to transport persons to and from specified destinations, such as field trips or athletic competitions using safety precautions and driving principles of vehicle operation at all times and as directed.

Performs routine vehicle maintenance, such as fueling, checking oil, water, and tires; keeps vehicle clean and washed; reports any non-routine problems or malfunctioning equipment to supervisor. Assist Mechanic with repairs and replacement to vehicle parts as necessary.

Follows specified instructions, procedures, and standards for the efficient and safe operation of the vehicle, and for the care and safety of passengers. Recommends planned routes and alternate routes as needed due to obstructions, construction, or detours and reports to supervisor.

Maintains daily logs of transportation runs, maintenance, and mileage.

Conforms to all federal, state, and local traffic laws and regulations governing the operation of a commercial van or bus for passenger use.

Operates a variety of tools and power equipment used to assist the mechanic with the repair, servicing and testing of vehicles and equipment.

Inspect vehicle prior to operation for safety purposes.

Maintains a professional relationship with supervisor and departmental employees, other District employees and the public.

Adhere to policies and procedures regarding student behavior management and public contact concerning transportation problems and concerns

Ensure the safety of all passengers under the care of the District and maintain order among passengers on transport vehicle.

Operate all equipment in a legal, safe manner, free of impairment due to drug and/or alcohol use. Will submit to drug/alcohol testing per the District policy.

Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the disabilities and diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Primary Purpose:
Under the general supervision of the Director, Physical Plant & Facilities, drives a multi-passenger van, shuttle, or bus, or its general equivalent, to transport students, faculty, staff and/or other customers to events, locations, and other campuses. Performs routine vehicle maintenance, and reports non-routine problems as detected.

Working Relationships:
The Driver/Skilled Mechanic Assistant maintains frequent contract with students, faculty, staff of various departments and personnel and the public.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of safe driving practices and techniques.

Knowledge of safety and maintenance requirements of van, bus or shuttle.

Knowledge of CA Motor Vehicle Code and the Education Code applicable to the operation of vehicles in the transportation of students.

Knowledge of equipment and materials used in vehicle and equipment repair and maintenance.

Knowledge of state emission and safety regulations.

Knowledge of basic record keeping techniques.

Ability to perform general maintenance and up keep of fleet.

Ability to maintain order among students on the transport van, shuttle or bus.

Ability to maintain vehicles in a clean and safe condition.

Ability to diagnose mechanical and electrical defects.

Ability to lift or carry a minimum of 50 pounds.

Ability to work a variable schedule, including evenings and weekends.

Ability to maintain accurate records.

Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Ability to learn designated routes.

Ability to read and understand maps.

Ability to deal with people effectively and produce positive results.

Ability to operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices.

Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid, unrestricted School Bus Driver Certificate issued by the State of California, Department of Motor Vehicles.

Must have a good driving record and be able to be insured and continue to be insurable by the District‘s liability insurance carrier.

Valid B Class license with a passenger endorsement.


Valid first aid certificate.

Valid Medical Examiners certificate, must meet eligibility for certificate every two years.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or the equivalent (GED).

Two years of experience driving a shuttle, van or bus to transport students, staff, faculty or the public.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

Desirable Qualifications:

Working Conditions:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and sit, use hands to steer and drive or handle materials and tools, fuel and oil, and wash and dry vehicles. The employees is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is regularly required to lift, carry, push or pull a minimum of 50 pounds, and assist passengers into vehicles.

Salary Range: $4,041 - $4,886 per month

Number of Vacancies: 1

Commitment to Diversity:

Posting Number: 2015225P

Open Date: 02/09/2018

Close Date: 3/6/2018

Special Instructions Summary: This is a classified position subject to a one-year probationary period. Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The applicant selected for the position will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3).

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4821 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

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