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SERVICES SPECIALIST (C20014 & C20015)

DHCD Shuttle Bus Driver(s)

Recruitment #20-000916-0003

Introduction

 

This is a contractual position with limited State of Maryland benefits

Work that matters. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in affordable housing and community development.  Our Operations team is in need of a Shuttle Bus Driver that will take initiative and challenge the status quo, effectively communicate ideas and issues, independently implement practical and efficient solutions, believe change is good, and want to come to work knowing that what they do makes a difference.  

GRADE

09

LOCATION OF POSITION

7800 Harkins Rd Lanham, MD 20706

The Department of Housing and Community Development Headquarters is located in Prince George's County across from the New Carrollton Metro stop.

Free parking is available to the Department's employees on site at the present time; however, please be advised that this is subject to change.  The Department is also accessible by MARC, WMATA, and other public transportation options.

POSITION DUTIES

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is seeking 2 (two) part-time Shuttle Bus Drivers; one will work the morning shift (6:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.), and the other will work the afternoon shift (11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday. This position is located within the Office of Operations and Administration (O&A), reporting to the Deputy Director of O&A.

The Shuttle Bus Driver(s) must arrive to work on time to transport DHCD employees on regularly scheduled routes to the metro, and lunch runs in Lanham, MD, and perform administrative tasks as needed. The safety of passengers is the prime responsibility of the position. The incumbent must follow all traffic laws and posted speed limits, even at the expense of arriving late to their destinations. Additionally, the driver must report and document unsafe conditions, road hazards, or mechanical difficulties to the Deputy Director of O&A.

A driver's license and safe driving record is mandatory. Due to the nature and risk to the agency, this position is deemed 'sensitive,' per Executive Order 01.01.1991.16 - State of Maryland Substance Abuse Policy that permits pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Two years experience operating a commercial vehicle transporting passengers.

Note:

1. Additional experience as stated above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in logistics specialist classifications or administrative support specialty codes in the logistics field of work, on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Please include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Passenger endorsement
  • Clean driving records with zero points

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification will be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Unofficial transcripts, certifications or diplomas to document educational or certification qualifications are required. Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation must be submitted with your application. For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc. 1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. Eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification. Successful candidates must document eligibility to work in the U.S. upon hire.

Please note: The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits. Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to:
Ms. Alicia Townsend 
Department of Housing and Community Development
Office of Human Resources
7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706
All application materials must be received by the filing deadline. If you are unable to upload your transcripts into the system, please send via email to Alicia.townsend@maryland.gov. Please include the following information in the body of the email:
  • Attn: Ms. Alicia Townsend, Deputy Director, HR 
  • Your First and Last Name
  • Recruitment #
  • Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment

Incorrect application forms, or resumes in place of the application, will not be accepted. If you are interested in these positions and cannot apply online please fill out the paper application. For questions concerning these positions, please call 301-429-7415.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.