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TANF Transportation Specialist

  • Part Time
  • Fresno
Job Title: Transportation Specialist Salary Grade: G6/S1 – G8/S10
Department: NFR Tribal TANF Salary Range: $42,022-$67,231
Reports To: TANF Program Supervisor Status: Non-exempt/Full and Part-time


Under the supervision of the TANF Program Supervisor, the Transportation Specialist provides safe, dependable, and timely transportation services for TANF families and Tribal Citizens. The Transportation Specialist must perform meticulous vehicle inspections to ensure passenger safety, maintain vehicle records, and services of all vehicles to maintain top working order. Performs tasks of recording all vehicle requests from staff, file mileage records accumulated for each company vehicle, and reconciling gas receipts monthly. Position reports details of transportation activities, coordinating ensuring program compliance and safety standards. Performs the following tasks, drive assignments, ensure NFRTT vehicles have valid state registration, smog certificates when applicable, proof of insurance, and collect vehicle logs monthly. The Transportation Specialist performs special trips, special pickup and delivery of materials as needed and situations that require Tribal members be safely moved (i.e., assisting in evacuation orders in the event of disasters).


1.0 Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Treat all participants, in a courteous, friendly, and professional
  • Assist passengers in boarding and exiting Additionally, assists with the loading/unloading of materials from van/bus when required.
  • Effectively communicates and provides participants, guests, and passengers with appropriate information regarding transportation services within service areas.
  • Ensures scheduled trips follow the planned route and schedule for departure times and
  • Ensures route information and disruptions are shared with supervisor (other drives) by reporting delays, accidents, and emergencies when Responsible for monitoring traffic and weather conditions and notifies supervisor of potential problems.
  • Performs safe transport of passengers by communicating and enforcing conduct and safety rules on the bus/van. Reports accidents or other safety situations to
  • Checks inside and outside of vehicle for being properly cleaned and fueled on an ongoing basis. Keeps interior of vehicle neat and orderly. Maintain a clean vehicle as reflection on the program, NFRTT and driver.
  • Performs regular reviews of vehicle safety (e.g., checking tires and tire pressure, brakes, turn signals, mechanical equipment, etc.).
  • Completes vehicle safety inspection logs, travel logs, mileage logs and any documentation reports required by Supervisor.
  • Required to perform inspection of the vehicle thoroughly before and after each trip and noting any issues/concerns and reporting these to appropriate personnel along with supervisor. Works with supervisor to ensure regular vehicle maintenance and that arrangements for repair of identified problems are completed prior to vehicle entering use.
  • Performs monitoring and reporting fuel consumption, mileage, and passenger
  • Performs rapid response to emergency and non-emergency
  • Ensures smooth operations of transportation program by responding to requests from management for unscheduled pick-ups and drop-offs.

2.0 General Organizational Expectations

  • Displays a positive, professional, and respectful demeanor always toward employees, peers, professional contacts, and Tribal members, maintaining a professional appearance and positive image for
  • Attends and actively participates in all meetings (e.g., department meetings, program meetings, employee staff meetings) and other activities as required or assigned.
  • Attends workshops/seminars as necessary to increase skills and knowledge to provide effective care, treatment, and/or leadership. This includes working to keep license and certifications from lapsing.
  • Supports the overall needs of the organization by working flexible or extended hours when
  • Supports the needs of the organization by traveling to other NFR sites when staffing needs dictate the need for personnel.
  • Demonstrates awareness of, and compliance with, organizational mission and objective of NFR to provide support services for all members of the community.
  • Supports their own staff development by completing the required hours of continuing education each
  • Maintains confidentiality and respect for information regarding customers, community members, and other team members; abides by NFR Rules of Confidentiality and general privacy regulations regarding
  • Contributes to the team by promoting positive staff interaction, maintains open communication with other programs/departments.
  • Other work-related duties as assigned by Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally either verbally or in writing.



  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or


  • Preferred: three (3) years related work Ideal candidate will have some school bus, motor coach, or large vehicle experience.
  • Must have a satisfactory driving record and provide a DMV printout.


  • Must possess a valid Class “B” or Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a Passenger “P” endorsement as required by law.
  • Must possess CANRA certificate (Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act) or be able to obtain within 90 days of starting employment.


  • Ability to read and understand maps and use map software to obtain
  • Must possess Customer Service
  • Ability to problem solve in the work
  • Ability to keep self-organized and orderly with attention to
  • Excellent time management
  • Must be able to communicate by telephone, two-way radio and in person in clear fluent English in a courteous, friendly, and professional manner with participants, children, guests, co-workers, and other persons.
  • Must have the ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds with knowledge of Native communities and possess sensitivity to Native needs and culture.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employees in this position will be required to work both indoors and outdoors in an educational environment, and come in direct contact with children, Tribe members, NFR staff, and the public. Noise within the workplace varies from quiet (office setting) to loud (driving passenger filled vehicle with road noise).

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Sit for extended periods of time. Enter data into a computer terminal, operate standard office equipment, and use a telephone. See and read a computer screen and printed matter with or without vision aids.

Hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone. Speak so that others may understand at normal levels and on the telephone. Stand, walk, bend over, reach overhead, grasp, push, pull and move, lift, and/or may carry up to 100 pounds. Ability to write and track information. Operate a vehicle while carrying out assigned duties.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

NFR complies with the Indian Preference Act. Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 and 473). Subject to, but not in derivation of the Act, we are an equal opportunity employer.

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