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POSITION: CHAUFFER

DESCRIPTION

 

An employee in this class transports passengers to and from workplaces and business-related events. Individual will also be responsible for the picking up and carrying messages, documents, packages and other items between offices or departments within an establishment or to other businesses. The professional driver must be alert to conditions on the road, especially in heavy and congested traffic or in bad weather and take precautions to prevent accidents and to avoid sudden stops, turns, and jarring maneuvers. The individual will be directly supervised by a higher level officer who would provide the individual’s scope of duties.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (NOT ALL INCLUSIVE)

  • Delivers messages, packages and/or people between schools and/or activity centers and other work- related destinations;
  • May transport individuals with special needs, such as those with disabilities;
  • Load vehicles with listed goods, ensuring that goods are loaded correctly;
  • Unload and sorted items collected along the designated routes;
  • Plan and follow the most efficient routes for delivering goods, messages or people;
  • Maintain communication with destination and point of departure through radio or cell phone;
  • Maintain records of daily visits in the log book;
  • Sort incoming mail and deliver to appropriate recipients within the office;
  • Ensure that delivery is done in a timely manner;
  • Sort deliverable items in accordance to delivery items in order to ensure maximum efficiency;
  • Checks the vehicle’s fuel and oil levels and make sure that the lights, brakes, and windshield wipers are in good working order;
  • May perform routine tasks such as changing tires or adding oil and other fluids;
  • Inspects the vehicle for cleanliness and, when needed, may clean the interior and wash the exterior body, windows, and mirrors;
  • Adjust rear and side mirrors and seats for comfort;
  • Reports to the Department mechanic any equipment or part not in good working order;
  • Performs related duties and functions as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of the Department’s policies, rules and regulations;
  • Knowledge of the location of schools and activity centers and local geography;
  • Knowledge of the location of fire and police stations and hospitals, in case of emergency;
  • Knowledge of motor vehicle laws, safe driving practices, and relevant regulations;
  • Knowledge of basic mechanics;
  • Knowledge of correct English usage, both spoken and written;
  • Ability to understand, follow and carry out written and oral instructions;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and persons contacted during the course of work; must be able to maintain a professional attitude in the

Chauffer Job Description Page 2

 

  • performance of all duties;
  • Ability to work independently with general supervision.
  • Ability to work on multiple concurrent tasks with constant interruptions;
  • Must be flexible, proactive, highly motivated, resourceful, professional and efficient;

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Excellent driving record

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Possession of a valid Virgin Island’s driver’s license

“No person shall be discriminated against in employment or in any other educational program or activity offered by the Virgin Islands Department of Education on account of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, handicap, or age.”

 

Complaint may write to:

Director

Director

 

Division of Human Resources

Division of Human Resources

 

21-33 Hospital Street

1834 Kongens Gade

 

Christiansted VI 00820

St. Thomas VI 00802

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1834 Kongens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802
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