MIFA Transit Driver #Job Opening

Job title: Transit Driver
Reports to Transit program manager; full-time (35 hours per week); starting rate $11.25 per hour


Opening date: September 4, 2015

Closing date: September 11, 2015  


To apply, mail resume and cover letter to MIFA Human Resources, 910 Vance Ave, Memphis, TN 38126 or email to hrcoordinator@mifa.org. No phone calls, please.



1. High school diploma or GED equivalent.

2. Six months’ experience working in a transportation or social service environment.

3. Possession of Tennessee commercial driver’s license with P endorsement (physical required by TDOT).

4. Ability to welcome and respect people of diverse ages and races with sensitivity to civic and cultural issues.

5. Ability to read a map book and schedule and to follow directions.

6. Ability to operate wheelchair lift equipped vehicles and to assist clients who use wheelchairs.

7. Ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients.

8. Knowledge of Shelby County.

9. Ability to keep accurate records such as mileage logs, timesheets, schedules, etc.

10. Ability to lift 75 pounds.


Major Responsibilities & Related Tasks


Provide client transportation to and from various appointments. This may include doctor appointments, grocery shopping, and activities to otherwise support and maintain self-sufficiency.

• Drive a vehicle that is consistent with qualifications of your driver’s license

• Provide safe and reliable transportation for MIFA clients

• Assist wheelchair or ambulatory clients

• Manage the operation of vehicles that is wheelchair lift equipped

• Provide door-to-door, courteous, and professional service to clients


Collect and report collections of daily transit donations and mileage.

• Follow MIFA Transit donation procedure properly when handling donations

• Keep accurate records of mileage logs and units of service

• Report all maintenance needs to Transit manager immediately

• Keep MIFA vehicle full of fuel so clients will be transported on time

• Report all accidents and incidents to dispatcher immediately upon occurrence

• Maintain safety and order on MIFA vehicle at all times

• Fill out vehicle inspection report and mileage logs daily and report any problems to the fleet assistant or Transit director

• Maintain a professional customer service attitude at all times


Other Responsibilities

Other duties assigned to meet goals of the department.


Supervisory Responsibilities



Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk (or means to transport oneself); sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 15 to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision.


Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Position may also require ongoing or periodic exposure to high crime environments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moderate to high levels of stress during peak periods, and atypical work hours are periodically required.

MIFA’s mission: Supporting the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs. Our vision: Uniting the community through service. Our values are to welcome and respect all people, act with integrity, value individual initiative and ability, serve individuals and the community as an act of faith, and balance humanitarian goals with sound business practices.

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