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Northern Illinois University
  • Position Number: 1825561
  • Location: DeKalb, IL
  • Position Type: Facilities Management


Motor Vehicle Opr/Mechanic


Position #: 00001748
Posting Type: Civil Service
FTE: 1.00
Representation: Union
Department: Transportation

Primary Function:
The individual employed in this position will be responsible for the safe operation of university vehicles.
While this individual will primarily operate a motor coach, the individual will also be required to operate
passenger vans, cargo vans, sedans and various university trucks. The individual will be responsible for
safely transporting groups and individuals to both intrastate and interstate destinations. The individual will
also be required to be on duty as scheduled by the Director or designee.


Duties and Responsibilities:
The individual will be responsible for safely transporting groups and individuals to both intrastate and interstate destinations. While this individual will primarily operate a motor coach, the individual will also be required to operate passenger vans, cargo vans, sedans and various university trucks. Maintenance of assigned bus as well as general maintenance of the university automotive fleet.

The Director or designee will determine priorities for the individual in this position. Written and/or oral instructions will be provided for the performance of duties, in addition to working from previously established guidelines. The individual will also be required to be on duty as scheduled by the Director or designee.

Overtime may be required, and may be significant at times, in order to effectively perform the duties of the position.

The individual in this position is required to maintain the appropriate, valid drivers license at all times (Class B CDL with Passenger Endorsement and no restrictions for air brakes).

All accidents/incidents, whether on duty or off duty, that may affect the ability to maintain this classification of drivers license must be reported to the Director or designee immediately. All accidents/incidents, while on duty, no matter how minor, must be reported to the Director or designee immediately.


Minimum Required Qualifications:
CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER
1. possession of a valid driver license as required by the State of Illinois for the type of motor vehicle(s) to be operated by the incumbent

2. three years of experience in the maintenance and operation of motor vehicles

SPECIALTY FACTOR

1. Must have a current DOT Medical Certification.


Education and Experience Preferred:
Experience driving motor coach buses, mini-buses and other vehicles for the transport of people. Must have excellent customer service skills.


Working Hours: Tuesday - Saturday; 8:00 am - 4:30pm
Hiring Rate/Range: $13.53/hr (rate will increase according to the collective bargaining agreement)
Posting Date: 02/13/2020
Closing Date: 3/13/2020
Priority Review Date:
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
For information about Northern Illinois Universitys benefits package, please visit: https://www.niu.edu/hrs/benefits/index.shtml

Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including the employment dates and duties for all positions held.

Once your complete application is submitted, it will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this classification.

Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application status.

All qualified candidates will be scheduled to take a State Universities Civil Service Examination. At the time of testing, you will be required to present a photo ID. NOTE: If you have previously tested for this classification and you wish to rewrite the examination to improve your score, please contact the Civil Service Testing Office at 815-753-6033 or 815-753-6034 by the posting deadline.

Documentation such as drivers licenses and/or DD214 MUST be presented at the time of the examination in order to receive the maximum eligible points.

Employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation that includes a driving record check, drug/alcohol screening and a pre-employment medical history. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation and drug/alcohol and medical results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

For more information on the Motor Vehicle Operator/ Mechanic, including salary ranges, typical duties, and minimum acceptable qualifications, please visit: https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/pages/classspec/Detail.aspx?tblClassIndexID=2090.

For more information regarding the Teamsters 330 Collective Bargaining Agreement, visit: https://www.niu.edu/hrs/_files/labor/teamsters-transportation.pdf


To apply, visit https://employment.niu.edu/postings/51008

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
TitleIXCoordinator@niu.edu
815-753-5560






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