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(Full-time) Motor Pool Driver Technician

Shasta College
$43,429.50 Annually

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Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities

The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River. The main campus is located in the city of Redding, population 90,000. The area is characterized by excellent schools with high graduation rates, low traffic, and low housing prices (Zillow average $393,000 vs. California state average of $770,000).

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

Classified positions in the California Community College system offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of our students seeking to improve their lives and communities. Our classified staff engage with a diverse employee and student populations, facilitating equitable outcomes for all by implementing and supporting our various employment and academic programs. As a classified staff member at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals and educators working together to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career in classified service at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.

DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIESTo transport students on field trips or to other sites within designated route(s) and to ensure the safety of student passengers while riding in a District bus or van. This job class is responsible for the safe operation of an assigned District bus or van while meeting established trip schedules and to assist the Motor Pool Mechanic/Foreperson or perform maintenance and repairs on District vehicles and equipment. Hours are variable depending on District needs. Frequent overtime and weekend hours with overnight stays required. Interstate and intrastate travel required. Employees in this classification receive general supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures.

CLASSIFICATION: Range 35 on the current Classified Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 10 months per year. Work assignment hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. This 10-month position is off June and July each year.

SUPERVISOR: Transportation Supervisor or designee

BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalPERS Retirement and an employee assistance program (EAP).Employees have the option to contribute to:
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts

  • In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance

  • For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability

    Examples of typical duties are descriptive and not restrictive in nature.
  • Drives District bus or van over a prescribed route(s) in accordance with trip schedules; transports students and instructors on field trips to various locations, which may require overnight stay; plans necessary route(s) and stops as needed; adheres as closely as possible to arrival and departure times
  • May transport students and/or instructors with disabilities; may transport students and/or instructors with service animals in compliance with laws, regulations and College policy and requirements; may operate a disabled persons bus or van as required
  • Maintains order, proper discipline of passengers according to District policy; enforces bus riding rules; shows safety/emergency video or gives verbal instructions in emergency procedures
  • Conducts safety and operational inspection for assigned bus prior to starting trip; reports needed mechanical repairs as necessary on appropriate form; performs basic necessary on-the-road repairs and makes emergency road calls as needed; performs safety and operational inspections of oil, coolant, belts, tires and batteries on District vehicles and a variety of other equipment; assists with diagnostic interpretation using state-of-the-art equipment
  • Installs chains on a bus or van when road conditions deem it necessary
  • Completes mileage, safety and other reports including passenger counts; keeps daily driver's log in accordance with laws and regulations including when not driving commercially
  • Performs routine servicing of District vehicles and equipment including oil changes, lubrication, battery maintenance, tire changing and/or repairs, replacing of water pumps, belts, hoses, lamps, brakes; performs transmission and differential servicing and repairs defects as found; maintains cleanliness of vehicles to ensure safe operating condition; services lavatory (if equipped) at end of each trip, including dumping and refilling toilet system and cleaning all surfaces, restocking, emptying refuse; washes district vehicles as needed
  • Assists the Motor Pool Mechanic/Foreperson in performing major tune-ups, repairs and overhauls of District vehicles and heavy equipment, repairs on suspension systems; performs preventative maintenance on District vehicles and equipment at regularly scheduled intervals; assists with troubleshooting for minor or major mechanical malfunctions
  • Assists the Motor Pool Mechanic/Foreperson with fleet recordkeeping.
  • Assists in identifying needed parts to complete repairs; estimates or assists in estimating costs, materials for repair to electrical, air, cooling or mechanical systems
  • Performs periodic State and Federally-mandated inspections on commercial vehicles; prepares completed required records and documents necessary to comply with State and Federal laws and regulations and District procedures applicable to vehicle maintenance and repair; uses current fleet management software to open and close repair orders, track preventative maintenance, vehicle history, and upcoming scheduled repairs
  • Assists Transportation Supervisor with relevant recordkeeping related to compliance.
  • Participates in the maintenance and organization of the shop, parts room, shop equipment and tools to ensure a safe, clean and efficient work environment
  • Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required
  • Knowledge of and compliance with:
  • The California Vehicle Code, the California State Education Code, the California Code of Regulations, the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, and District policies and requirements related to the operation of vehicles used in the transport of students and related to the maintenance and repair of District vehicles and equipment
  • Basic methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the preventative maintenance, inspection and repair of District vehicles and equipment
  • Typical commercial and automotive and small engine parts and equipment
  • Safe work practices, safe driving practices and operation of heavy duty commercial equipment
  • Basic first aid practices, procedures, and techniques
  • Ability to:
  • Read and write at a level necessary to successfully perform the required duties
  • Understand and carry out both oral and written instructions in an independent manner
  • Establish and maintain proper student and instructor conduct while in a District vehicle
  • Maintain a safe driving record, safely and effectively drive any District transportation vehicle
  • Exercise good judgment and extreme caution while driving
  • Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform required duties
  • Safely use and operate the tools, machines, and equipment associated with the mechanic trade
  • Assist with diagnosing, determining appropriate parts and perform repairs to a variety of vehicles and mechanical malfunctions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties
  • Work with or without direct supervision
  • Work at heights in excess of ten feet
  • Operate a two-way radio
  • Operate all District equipment including buses, forklifts, trucks, and truck combination vehicles

  • Experience/Education

    Education/Experience Required:
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent
  • Experience in auto and small engine repair; experience or training in heavy duty vehicle and equipment repair.
  • Enrolled in the District's drug and alcohol testing program
  • Enrollment in the DMV employee pull notice program
  • Possession of or ability to obtain within a reasonable time period established by the Supervisor:
  • A valid and current Medical Certificate
  • A valid and current unrestricted Class A or B Commercial Driver's License with a passenger, and airbrake endorsement
  • A safe driving record
  • Proper certification to operate all District equipment (i.e. fork lift, scissor lift, bucket truck, etc.)
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students, as well as staff members and students with physical and/or learning disabilities.
  • Education/Experience Preferred:
  • A valid and current school bus driver's certificate with first aid

  • Additional Information

    Online Application with Additional Preferred Materials to be attached to application:
  • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
  • Current resume
  • College transcripts, if applicable (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)

  • Attention Applicants:
  • After application has been submitted, all application materials will be screened.
  • Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
  • Candidate evaluations will not be considered.
  • Reference letters from any member of the Hiring Committee or Board Members will not be considered.
  • Interviews will be by invitation only.
  • Interviews may be by Zoom.
  • The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.
  • New Classified Appointments will be placed at Step 1 on the Classified Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st if the hire date is before January 1st, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum 21st step.

    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

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    Shasta College is a comprehensive community college with campuses in Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity Counties, offering students a unique educational experience. Small class size allows faculty to provide personalized instruction and hands-on training. Shasta College is committed to providing access to the latest information technology.

    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Community College District encompasses over 10,000 square miles serving approximately 247,700 residents of beautiful north­eastern California. The College is located four miles east of Redding, which is the population center of the upper Sacramento Valley. Located 220 miles northeast of San Francisco, the campus is situated on 337 acres and commands spectacular views of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, and the Trinity Alps. Nearby are some of the outstanding recreational areas in the western United States, including Shasta, Trinity, and Whiskeytown Lakes.

    Shasta College enrolls approximately 11,000 students, including on-campus day, on-campus evening, and off-campus students taking classes in extended education centers throughout the District. The College currently employs about 150 full-time faculty and administrators, 400 part-time instructors, and 200 support staff.

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