Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

At Area 10 you can use your talents to make a difference in the community and gain valuable experience at the same time. We are currently seeking applicants for the positions listed below. Please contact us at (812) 876-3383 for additional information.

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Public Transit Driver

Full-Part Time Starting pay-$10/hr.
This position reports directly to Dispatcher with access to the Assistant Transit Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Safe transportation of passengers in agency vehicles. Routes will be designated, most of which are diversified in nature because they are demand-responsive and include door-to-door service for patrons as assigned through the Dispatcher.
  • Assistance of passengers including individuals confined to wheelchairs.
  • Maintenance of records for the program including collecting and recording of data, filling out appropriate forms.
  • Routine inspection and basic maintenance of vehicles (i.e., checking oil and gas levels, maintaining proper tire pressure, washing vehicles, etc.), reporting any problems with the vehicle and keeping the vehicle clean at all times.
  • Collection of and accounting for fares and donations, sale of tickets and passes and handling of these monies and daily deposit of funds.
  • Successful completion of training including First Aid, Blood borne Pathogens, Defensive Driving, Passenger Assistance Techniques, Safety, and Sensitivity Training with disabilities, Drug and Alcohol Awareness.
  • Maintaining a good working relationship with passengers and staff.
  • Promote public transit services and increase passenger trips.
  • Abide by all FCC rules regarding radio communication.
  • Performance of other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

Commercial Drivers License, Class C or above, with passenger endorsement may be required. Able to assume the job responsibilities outlined above. Demonstrated vehicle driving skills, safe driving record, good physical condition, no criminal convictions. Satisfactory physical exams and drug and alcohol testing required as a condition of employment.

Characteristics:

Important personality traits are cooperation, loyalty, dependability, safety-mindedness, politeness and ability to work without direct supervision. Also necessary are a neat appearance and respectful demeanor.

Mechanic

DESCRIPTION:

This position reports directly to the Fleet and Facilities Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Performs vehicle maintenance and ensures vehicles are reliable and safe for public transportation
  2. Performs preventative maintenance program for each Rural Transit vehicle which includes oil changes, spark plugs replacement, tune-ups, filter replacement.
  3. Performs repairs on all vehicles, as well as 5,000 mile, 10,000 mile, and 15,000 mile inspections.
  4. Makes diagnosis to determine if repairs are needed.
  5. Performs minor maintenance and repairs in and around the garage.
  6. Maintains maintenance records and submits maintenance reports to Fleet Manager on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  7. Initiates purchase of parts needed for repairs.
  8. Certifies vehicle safety.
  9. Responds to road calls.
  10. Maintains contact with drivers to discuss vehicle problems and to respond to road calls.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Able to assume job responsibilities as outlined.  Licensed mechanic preferred.  Experience is essential in vehicle safety and maintenance, with Ford engines preferred.  Excellent knowledge of brake systems and suspension systems is required.  Experience with electrical systems is highly desired.  Must pass fitness for duty and drug and alcohol screening prior to start date.  Must have and maintain a good driving record.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently.
  2. Must be able to frequently bend, crouch, kneel, twist, push and pull.
  3. Must have normal hearing, with the aid of corrective devices, as needed.
  4. Must have normal vision, with the aid of corrective devices, as needed.
  5. Must be able to drive as needed.
  6. Must be able to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  7. Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.
  8. Must be able to stand and walk frequently.
  9. Must be able to climb and/or maintain balance.
  10. Must be free from fainting spells, blackouts, dizziness, or seizures.
  11. Must have the ability to tolerate exposure to dust, gas, and/or fumes and chemical compounds and solutions.
  12. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Cognitive Requirements:

  1. Must be able to read parts manuals; to analyze, diagnose and repair equipment failures.
  2. Must have knowledge of appropriate IOSHA/OSHA guidelines.
  3. Must possess strong organization skills.
  4. Must have the ability to analyze and solve problems.
  5. Must have the ability to effectively communicate.
  6. Must have the ability to evaluate and determine the proper course of action in situations that pose a safety risk.

CERTIFICATION:

  • CDL with passenger endorsement within six months of hire date

CHARACTERISTICS:

Important personality traits are the ability to relate well to drivers and Area 10 staff and to work well with selected local mechanics and supervisors.  The individual should be dependable, cooperative, responsible and able to perform work independently.

Area 10 Agency on Aging shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment with respect to hire, tenure, terms, conditions or privileges of employment or any matter related directly or indirectly to employment because of race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, disability, national origin or ancestry. Area 10 Agency on Aging complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, as applicable, and all other non-discrimination regulations of the U.S. Government.