Driver/Maintenance Worker

Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Position Number
Eldert Lane Shelter
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
Minimum Salary
USD $32,000.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary
USD $32,000.00/Yr.




Under the general supervision of the Program Director, the Driver/Maintenance Worker will be expected to:   Operate assigned motor vehicle within the guidelines provided by the Program Director and other policies and procedures, such as the Authorized Driver Handbook and other ICL policies and procedures.  Duties include operating and maintaining transportation vehicles with a focus on safety and client courtesy; performing daily pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections; performing minor maintenance tasks on the vehicles when necessary; fueling the vehicles; ensuring that periodic scheduled vehicle maintenance is completed and reported; documenting client usage; preparing trip reports; preparing accident and incident reports as necessary; assisting client in and out of the vehicle as needed; providing safety briefing to clients ; and providing other services as requested by management when not engaged in transportation service.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the agency.


  • Operates a variety of company vehicles to transport passengers such as clients, employees, and/or supplies and materials  in a safe and courteous manner;
  • Inspects vehicles and reports any mechanical issues to Program Director or Facilities Supervisor.
  • Keeps the assigned vehicle(s) clean inside and outside;
  • Provides a communication link between clients and staff, and between program where clients reside and program to  which client is being transported including relaying  information, delivering paperwork, etc;
  • Assists clients, in and out of the vehicle as necessary; operates ramps, lifts and securement devices as needed;
  • Reads and interprets maps, GPS systems, and driving directions to plan the most efficient route service for  clients or as instructed by supervisor, and reads and interprets road signs in English;
  • Presents safety briefing to passengers prior to each trip departure;
  • Maintains accurate, up-to-date records on trip sheets, client transportation forms, vehicle maintenance, fuel purchases, incident reports, accident reports, vehicle condition reports and other records that are requested  by management;
  • Performs minor maintenance tasks on assigned vehicle(s) as required;
  • Fuels the assigned vehicle(s) as needed;
  • Coordinates the schedule for major or periodic vehicle maintenance with management and staff to minimize service interruptions;
  • Responds immediately to accident or medical emergencies by notifying emergency response providers;
  • May provide (if instructed by supervisor) clients with peer counseling; and
  • Serves as a positive role model while providing transportation service.



  • Knowledge of the Vehicle and Traffic Law as it applies to the safe and legal operation of the vehicle in question.
  • Knowledge of the nature of cargo carried (if any) and any special handling required.
  • Knowledge of simple automotive repair and maintenance procedures.
  • Ability in the operation of motor vehicles as required.
  • Ability to lift and carry crates, cartons, boxes and other cargo onto and off of transport vehicles if necessary up to  
  • Knowledge of basic housekeeping procedures and facilities procedures.




Sufficient education and technical expertise to comprehend written and oral instructions (work orders); to accomplish maintenance tasks; and to document accomplished tasks. Plus, must possess a clean New York State driver license appropriate for the type of vehicle to be operated. Candidates may be required to possess the appropriate level CDL Class A, B, C or General Class D license. Maintenance of a clean valid NYS driver’s license is a requirement for continuing employment.    


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