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Pay Grade: 14
Hourly Rate: $14.00 to $14.00
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description:
The City is seeking a trustworthy, responsible individual who has outstanding inter-personal skills and who is willing to go the extra mile to provide exceptional customer service. Applicants must have a willingness to work in a team-oriented work environment and have excellent multi-tasking and problem solving skills. Bilingual Spanish skills are a plus. This individual responsibly transports children to and from schools and recreational activities sponsored by the City of Eustis Parks and Recreation Department. Employee picks up children at predetermined locations. EXAMPLES OF MACHINES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED - Drive and operate a 29 passenger and a 45 passenger bus to transport children. SUPERVISION RECEIVED - Director, Parks & Recreation Department (Primary), Program Coordinators (Secondary) ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS - Duties may include some or all of the following job functions: • Transport children from schools to after school recreational locations • Pick up and drop off children at designated locations. • Drive children to field trips, sporting events, and other activities. • Before stopping, operate stop sign and flashing lights on bus to alert traffic. • Check the bus tires, lights, and oil and do other basic maintenance. • Follow a planned route on a time schedule. • Work with onboard staff to ensure children stay in their seat at all times. • Follow traffic laws and state and federal transit regulations • Follow safety procedures to make sure passengers are safe • Listen to alerts about bad weather. • Carefully navigate roads and watch for debris, wet or slippery road conditions. • Report accidents immediately. • Call police during an emergency. OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS – Knowledge, ability, and skill to operate safely a 29 passenger bus and a 45 passenger bus on a daily basis. Ability to work with minimal driving instructions, adhere to all driving laws and the ability to read, write, and navigate to different locations. Performs other related duties as required. Salary Range – $14.00/HR. Only applicants with the most job related qualifications will be selected for interview and further consideration. Final candidates required to pass a drug test and are offered a conditional offer of employment contingent upon satisfactory results of a thorough background check including criminal history, driver’s license check, & medical exam (if required for the position). CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT CITY OF EUSTIS P.O. Drawer 68 (109-A E Orange Ave) EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Eustis, Fl 32727-0068 Minorities/Females/Disabled Phone – 352-483-5472 Florida Drug Free Workplace FAX – 352-483-0492 E-Mail – IMPORTANT: The City of Eustis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, or any other personnel action because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship, genetic information or any other factor protected by law. The City provides Veteran’s Preference per FS 295.07. When a preference-eligible applicant receives notice of a hiring decision and believes that he or she was not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, the applicant may file a written complaint requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd., Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708. Such complaint shall be filed within 60 calendar days from the date that the notice is received by the preference-eligible applicant pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Applicants claiming Veteran’s Preference must complete a City of Eustis application identifying themselves as an eligible veteran and submit FDVA form VP-1, VP-2, or VP-3 along with documentation, as soon as possible (contact HR for forms). The City encourages applications from qualified individuals with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodation to the extent provided by law. If accommodation is needed for applicant testing, please inform the City, prior to the testing date. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 12:00 midnight on the closing date. The City may close positions that are posted with an “Open” closing date at any time, without prior notice. While we highly recommend that applicants use our online Job Application Builder, we also have printable applications available for download at Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday. For more information, please visit Human Resources at or call us at 352-483-5472. Under Fla. Law, all application materials are public record and subject to public scrutiny.

REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge, Abilities and Skills – Ability to work with the general public of all ages tactfully and effectively; ability to maintain records and reports; ability to work independently; ability to maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, and the public; ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, some weekends and holidays approximately 10 -15 hours per week, depending on programming schedule. Required Hours: Monday through Friday, 2:00P.M. – 5:00P.M. (After School Fun-Zone Program). Additional flexibility beyond these hours is preferred. Occasional availability for weekday evenings and weekends is also preferred to support a variety of Recreation Programs. Minimum Qualifications – Must be 21 years of age, possess a Florida “C” CDL with passenger bus endorsement and have an acceptable driving record. Must pass a background check and required drug & alcohol screening. Must specify hours available at time of application. Only candidates that meet the licensing and hours requirements will be considered. Previous bus driving experience preferred. Note: All City employees are required to assist the City in the preparation for and aftermath of a major emergency such as a hurricane or other disaster. If asked, this person would be required to stay at a city work shelter during such emergency in order to be readily available afterwards.

Physical Demands:
This is continual light work. Requires frequent driving for long periods of time; lifting 50+ pounds and carrying/pushing/pulling 50+ pounds; good finger/hand dexterity and hand/eye coordination; good eyesight, hearing and speech; working in adverse environmental conditions (heat, cold, rain, etc.) for long periods of time.

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