Oregon Public Universities

 

Classification Specifications

TRANSPORTER

Classification Number: 4403

SALARY RANGE

  Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
Salary Range 11B $2407 $2501 $2581 $2691 $2797 $2921

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS

The TRANSPORTER operates various vehicles in transporting passengers or clients on official business and/or in delivering/picking up U.S. Mail and parcels, interagency and agency mail, parcels, and documents on scheduled daily trips throughout a city and/or between Oregon cities and towns.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

This is a single classification and not currently part of a series of classes.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Passenger Vehicle Operation. Typical tasks: drives large passenger-carrying vehicle to transport State mail and passengers or clients on official business between Oregon cities or throughout a city on predetermined schedule, making several passenger stops; sorts, bundles, loads, and unloads mail each trip; keeps daily records of number of passengers transported, their destinations, and the amount of mail hauled daily; compiles daily reports into weekly reports; maintains order on the bus; performs emergency roadside repairs such as changing tires, putting on chains, using a jumper cable; ensures that vehicles are kept in mechanical and operational readiness by cleaning bus inside and out, maintaining service records, and scheduling vehicle for preventive maintenance servicing; responds to agency inquiries; answers telephone; keeps updated on road conditions and specific passenger needs.
  2. Mail Vehicle Operation. Typical tasks: sorts, bundles, picks up, and delivers on a precise, daily schedule U.S. mail and parcels, interagency and agency mail, parcels and documents between Oregon cities and throughout a city; loads and unloads vehicle; hand delivers cargo to agency; maintains detailed records of deliveries and records special deliveries in receipt book; ensures that vehicles are kept in mechanical and operational readiness by maintaining cleanliness of vehicle, maintaining service records, and scheduling for preventive maintenance servicing; schedules vehicle maintenance; responds to agency inquiries relating to U.S. Postal Service Rules and Regulations and mail pickup and delivery times.

RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS

Employees in this class are in regular contact in person with State employees being transported and with State and Federal employees in the pickup and delivery of the mail. Employees are in occasional contact with mechanics to maintain the bus.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Employees in this class receive general supervision from an agency superior. Work is reviewed daily by the supervisor to assure proper passenger transport and mail delivery and to discuss any problems incurred in transit. Employees must exercise independence in judgment and action in the safe operation of the vehicle and in direct dealings with passengers.

Employees use agency policy and procedure manuals, Oregon vehicle codes, and U.S. Postal Regulations for certified, registered, and insured mail in the performance of their duties.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Positions are found in central and remote locations throughout State government (e.g., general government agencies, human or natural resource agencies, correctional, mental health, or higher education institutions, hospitals, etc.). They require the willingness to work within the environment associated with the position's location. They require the willingness to drive in inclement weather and under adverse road conditions. They require the willingness to sit for prolonged periods of time. Some positions require the willingness to obtain CPR and first aid certificates. Some positions require the willingness to work with handicapped and/or developmentally disabled clients.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Qualifications are not established for this classification.  The appointing authority is responsible for recruitment and selection.  Refer to Personnel Rule 105-43-005.