SC Department of Public Safety Equipment Operator II (Transport Services) in Richland County, South Carolina

The Department of Mental Health is a drug-free workplace. All candidates will be required to pass a mandatory pre-employment drug test.

This position is located at the Department of Mental Health Crafts-Farrow, 7901 Farrow Rd, Columbia, SC 29203.

Transports patients, personnel, and materials from one place to another and practice safety procedures as mandated by S.C. and SCDMH policies. Operates various types of motor vehicles and off road equipment depending on the task requirements. Responsible for the cleanliness and safe operation of vehicles and for checking for the serviceability of the vehicles.

Transports patients, personnel, VIP's, and other key personnel to include the operation of the wheelchair bus and assist non-ambulatory patients to destinations locally and statewide. Record necessary information on trip log. Transports items such as envelopes, medication, charts, boxes and furniture, for Vehicle Management and other sections as required. Perform minor vehicle maintenance on agency vehicles such as daily fluid checks and adding where necessary, checking tire pressure and changing tires if necessary, monitoring fuel levels and adding when necessary. Maintaining receipts for purchases on the fuel card. Insure that vehicles are kept clean to include frequent washing and cleaning the interior.

Perform dispatch duties to include receiving transportation requests by phone or fax and assigning to other equipment operators. Performs related duties as required. Minimum and Additional Requirements: Must have a high school diploma. Must possess a valid S.C. driver's license. One year of accident free driving experience without a moving violation.

*Note: *If any Agency Requirements are listed above, applicants must also meet those requirements to be considered for the position. Preferred Qualifications: Must have a working knowledge of minor vehicle maintenance and working knowledge of geographical locations of towns and cities in S.C. Ability to perform manual labor on a regular basis requiring good physical condition. Willingness to cooperate and the ability to follow instructions accurately and punctually. Additional Comments: Must have considerable knowledge of safety practices according to S.C. highway laws and regulations. Must be able to lift 20+ pounds.

*Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume may be attached, but not substituted for completing work history and education sections of the employment application. The employment application will be considered incomplete and not forwarded. *

Job Title: Equipment Operator II (Transport Services)

Agency: Department of Mental Health-Central Office

Opening Date: Thu. 06/01/17

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

State Salary Range: $18,229.00 - $33,728.00 annually

Agency Hiring Range: Min: $18,229.00 Max:$25,978.00

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Location: Richland County, South Carolina

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