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Driver Coordinator Head Start Early Head Start Long Beach

Children Services – Head Start – Childcare | Long Beach, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

VOALA
Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories 

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOA - LA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

The Driver Coordinator has responsibility for oversight of vehicle operations safety, driver training and regular preventive maintenance of the vehicles owned and/or leased by VOALA, and located at the various sites operated by VOALA.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Supports Food Service Operations for Children’s and Adult Services, by coordinating transportation requirements with all stake holders (Food Service Operations Manager, Fleet Coordinator, various Programs)
  • Schedules and assigns drivers on regular routes, to support scheduled events, and on as-needed basis for emergency or other short-term needs
  • Coordinates driver training and advises Program Managers on efficient driver scheduling and vehicle usage to maximize service to the organization
  • Ensures compliance with CAL-OSHA and U.S. Department of Transport laws and regulations
  • Trains drivers on safe operations, on proper regular vehicle inspection, and regular operator-level preventive maintenance
  • Monitors driver behavior and ensures a high level of safety and customer service
  • Analyzes data to increase transportation operational efficiency
  • Utilize GPS systems to monitor drivers and track vehicles in case of theft
  • Stands in for couriers and drivers as needed

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications
  • Current California driver's license and clean driving record

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required

EXPERIENCE:

  • 2 years’ transportation experience

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of CA driving laws 
  • Familiar with Los Angeles and Orange County freeways
  • Knowledge of passenger van, cargo van, light box truck operations.

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Basic Microsoft Office suite: Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Able to train drivers in safe operations
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Analytical mindset and good problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Able to obtain California Food Handlers Certificate
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including
  • meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.
  • Must be able to work effectively with a minimum amount of supervision. 
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25lbs on a regular basis and up to 50lbs as necessary.  

INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Prompt, collaborative/team player, adaptable, communicator, organized, consistent, and compassionate.

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • First Aid/CPR certification.
  • Certifications in public health, Nutrition, Food safety, or related field.
  • California Food Handler certification
  • 3 years’ transportation experience

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.