Washington State Truck Driver 2 (Bus/Van Driver) On-Call Orting GA89 in Orting, Washington


The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is pleased to announce an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of veterans as On-Call Truck Driver 2 (Bus/Van Driver) at our Washington Soldiers Home (WSH) located in Orting (near Puyallup) in Pierce County.

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is comprised of more than 800 dedicated staff who strives to fulfill WDVA's mission of "Serving Those Who Served." To achieve this mission, WDVA provides critical services to veterans and their families, both in the community and among four veterans' homes within the State of Washington. WDVA is a national leader in the quality of and advocacy for veterans claims submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, reaching out to Washington's more than 600,000 veterans.

WDVA operates four veterans' homes in Port Orchard, Orting, Spokane, and Walla Walla providing Medicare and Medicaid nursing care for honorably discharged veterans, to include, in some instances, their spouses, widows or gold star parents.

For more information, visit our website at www.dva.wa.gov.

Some of what you will be doing: This On-Call Truck Driver 2 position, under the supervision of the Facility Manager is responsible for the safe and efficient transport of Washington Soldiers Home (WSH) residents and WDVA clients to/from scheduled medical appointments.

Key Responsibilities: Drives residents to appointments in a safe and efficient manner.

Responsible for maintaining vehicles and conducting minor maintenance.

Prepares vehicles for safe operation using inspection checklists and conducting walk through inspections.

Verifies schedule in dispatch office and collects lunches for residents as necessary.

Assists residents prior to and during appointments with: check-in, appointment preparation, medical visit and post appointment activities.

Required Qualifications: Possession of a valid driver's license, and at least one (1) year experience working as a Truck Driver 1. OR

Equivalent education/experience.

Class C Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with appropriate endorsements as required by Federal law to operate assigned vehicles.

Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) years' experience as a Truck Driver.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Must comply with health screening requirements by undergoing a tuberculosis skin test.

Application process: The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described below.

Applications submitted will contain the following:

  1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
  2. A current resume detailing applicable experience, education and current salary.
  3. A list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.

NOTE: Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For further information please contact us at:recruiters@dva.wa.gov

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 725-2183 or toll free (800) 562-0132 and select option 5. For questions about this recruitment, call (360)725 -2183. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service._

Salary: $18.30 - $20.64 Hourly

Location: Pierce County – Orting, WA

Job Type: On-Call

Department: Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Job Number: 2018-06956

Closing: 7/20/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov