Substitute Driver -- Mid-Continent Public Library -- Independence, MO

Position: Substitute Driver - Administrative Headquarters
Location: Independence, MO
Job Id: 1130
# of Openings: 1
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This position is open until filled

The Substitute Driver is responsible for modeling excellent customer service to all staff and customers through operation and maintenance of delivery vehicles, pickup and delivery of totes and other items between facilities, and sorting of library materials on an as-needed basis.

This is a part-time position with an annual total of 950 hours. The schedule is determined and adjusted based on the needs of the department and pays $12.70 per hour. The hours for this position are Monday - Friday, 7 am -3:00 pm on the dock or 5 am - 1:30 pm when driving.

Reports to: Delivery Services Manager

Employee Expectations:

  • Supports, promotes, implements, and makes decisions based on established Library policies, guidelines, and programs
  • Knowledge and support of the principles of intellectual freedom including the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read statement
  • Models excellent customer service attitude and delivery, supporting a collaborative and inclusive workplace

Essential Job Functions:

  • Drives delivery vehicle between library facilities and other locations as necessary
  • Sorts library materials and related items in vehicles on routes and on the dock
  • Receives and delivers UPS, FedEx, and other vendor material
  • Uses pallet jack and motorized pallet jack
  • Loads and unloads freight from delivery truck and semi-trailers
  • Picks up daily deposit bags from branches and delivers to Accounts Receivable office
  • Notifies supervisor of any vehicle problems
  • Exposure to all weather conditions

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Makes special delivery runs as necessary
  • Assists in Mail Room or Warehouse as needed
  • Be familiar with Jackson, Clay and Platte county directions and locations

Required Skills:

  • Models excellent customer service attitude and delivery
  • Demonstrates proven digital literacy with adequate keyboarding skills
  • Uses effective verbal, written, and discreet communication with management, co-workers, and the public
  • Exhibits self-motivation with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities
  • Must be available on a regular schedule or on-call basis as needed
  • Possesses valid Missouri driver's license
  • Possesses clean driving record

Experience and Training:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Preference shown to candidates with pallet jack and motorized pallet jack experience
  • Experience driving a box truck with a lift gate
  • Possesses valid Missouri driver’s license
  • Possesses clean driving record
  • No accidents or traffic violations within the last 12 months

Essential Physical Abilities to be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation are:

  • Clarity of speech and hearing which permits the employee to communicate effectively with the supervisor and other employees.
  • Vision which permits the employee to produce and review a wide variety of written correspondence, reports and related materials in both electronic and hard copy form.
  • Manual dexterity which permits the employee to operate a keyboard and any other assigned equipment.
  • Tolerance for dust and mold which permits the employee to work with books and other library materials as well as working in older buildings.
  • Operates lower lift gate on truck, ability to climb in and out of truck with a dolly.
  • Carry carts in and out of library branches and dock area.
  • Personal mobility and endurance, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to travel between assigned locations, and to perform sustained physical activity, including the ability to lift 55 pounds, bend, stoop and reach shelving from floor level to 6 feet high, and stand or walk for 6-8 hours and safely operate a 2-wheel dolly to move material around the dock area.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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