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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Vehicle Driver I in MEXIA, Texas

Job/Position DescriptionCome work in an environment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct services and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. Learn About Our State Supported Living CentersThe state of Texas offers many benefits to employees. HHSC is a qualifying organization for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives the remaining balance on college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments. We also offer excellent health benefits, a lifetime monthly retirement annuity as well as 401(k) and 457 Programs under the Employees Retirement System of Texas. If you are looking for a place to work where you can establish a career that is filled with purpose, this is the job for you!The Vehicle Driver operates and maintains the motor vehicles on location, transporting cargo and passengers on short and long-distance trips. Has no supervisory or financial responsibilities but is accountable for assigned vehicles, preparing and maintaining forms or records pertaining to vehicle operations and ensuring vehicles are scheduled for general maintenance. This person works under the general supervision.Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.Operates motor vehicles such as vans and trucks and transports passengers, and cargo. Physical requirements of long standing, carrying, pushing and lifting of items more than 40 lbs. Able to drive state vehicle with delivery trailer attached.Prepares and maintains records and logs related to vehicle operations. Ability to understand and to comply with written and oral instructions. Has ability to do simple mathematic calculation.Performs basic vehicle maintenance, makes minor repairs, and fuels vehicles. Accomplishes daily operator maintenance before, during and after each trip as evidenced by no reports from motor pool showing maintenance problems.Ensures that vehicle cargo is not exceeded, driver and passengers use safety restraints, and cargo are distributed to reduce maximum axle loading. Secures and protects cargo. Complies with state and local traffic laws as evidenced by no citations.Assists in the safe loading and unloading of passengers, and cargo. Operates vehicle power lift gates, manual hydraulic forklifts, and dollies. Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agencyand#146;s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.Registrations, Licensure Requirements or CertificationsMust possess valid Texas driverand#146;s license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driverand#146;s license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy. Texas Department of Public https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=529214 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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