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Job: Transportation and Maintenance Specialist

Active since 17-09-2018 Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Location Provo, Utah (various loc... Level Entry level/Graduate
Educational level Vocational / Diploma / As... Employment type -
Hours 40 Salary $15.21/ hour
Date Posted: 8/17/18
End Date: When Filled
Status: Full-Time (benefit)


Position is 234 days and 12 paid Holidays; a typical work week is Monday - Friday with an expectation of no more than 40 hours per week. For weeks with less than five working days, daily hours only apply.


High school diploma or GED certificate required, or must be willing to obtain GED within 1 year of employment with agency financial assistance.

Two (2) years experience in the fields of building and grounds maintenance preferred.

Must have a good driving record, have or be willing to obtain company paid CDL certification. Must obtain a CDL within six (6) months of employment with P and S endorsements.

Hold a valid Utah Driver's License.


Working knowledge of hand tools.

Skilled in performing electrical, plumbing, and carpentry work or repairs.

Ability to perform mechanical repairs on pieces of motorized equipment.

Must present evidence of adequate health as documented by a physician and able to lift 90 pounds.

Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.

Ability to manage multiple tasks and to develop solutions to problems with limited supervision.

Ability to write and speak the English language in a proficient and professional manner to meet requirements of the job.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, community groups, and other related agencies and people.


1. Assists the Facilities and Transportation Manager in implementing the goals and objectives of the facilities and transportation service area.

2. Assures that all buildings, grounds and equipment are safe.

Repairs facilities including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and other minor repairs.

3. Inspects buildings, playgrounds and grounds and performs preventive maintenance checks to assure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, state building codes and licensing requirements.

4. Notifies the Facilities and Transportation Manager of conditions of buildings and grounds and completes safety checklists on a periodic basis.

5. Responds to job work orders in a timely manner submitted by teachers or other staff as required.

6. Disassembles, inspects, and replaces worn or broken parts. Fits and adjusts new or repaired parts.

7. Purchases or orders repair parts from designated suppliers ensuring that advance approval from the Facilities and Transportation Manger is secured.

8. Responsible for accurate, clear and timely documentation of work performed.

9. Implements a system of preventative maintenance on mechanical equipment such as fans, motor driven equipment, lawn equipment, etc.

10. Assists in providing the safe and efficient transportation of Head Start children by acting as a substitute driver as needed. Ensure the consistent and timely execution of the assigned bus route:


11. Assures the safety of the children and the vehicle:

Knows and obeys all Utah State traffic rules and regulations pertaining to bus transportation.

Conducts a daily pre-trip inspection according to established procedures and guidelines.

Reports vehicle maintenance problems immediately to the Facilities & Transportation Manager.

Reports all vehicle accidents immediately to the Facilities & Transportation Manager, and complete accident report forms.

Enforces all safety procedures outlined in the Transportation Policies and Procedures as they pertain to children, parents and staff.

12. Maintains the cleanliness of the assigned bus

13. Supports the goal of making the bus an extension of the classroom as the bus aide:

Organizes and distributes work, notes, and materials children need to take home. Assures all written communications to the children's parents are delivered with each child on a daily basis.

Encourages social interactions with other children and with adults, and fosters awareness of their surroundings, i.e. guessing games, stories, songs, fingerplays, etc.

Provides an entertaining and educational atmosphere and environment, i.e. provides group and individual activities to involve the children including manipulatives, books, art materials, quiet books, lacing cards, etc.

14. Uses Mountainland Head Start, Inc. vehicles for approved Head Start use only.

Maintains assigned agency vehicle and assists Facilities and Maintenance Manager scheduling required maintenance.

15. Demonstrates understanding of child abuse/neglect laws. Reports suspected child abuse to the Family & Community Services Director.

16. Collaborates with other service areas to ensure seamless services to children and families and ensures we are staying true to our mission and vision. Attends and participates in staff and parent training sessions, as directed, i.e. pre-service, orientations, in-service training meetings and other agency activities as required.

17. Supports the achievement of in-kind goals by actively participating in the solicitation of in-kind services and donations to the Head Start program including, but not limited to, encouraging community members and organizational contacts to volunteer, provide donations of professional services, supplies, and anything else needed to support the Head Start program.

18. Performs such other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as directed by the Executive Director or Facilities & Transportation Manager.

19. Expected to provide temporary assistance in the classrooms to meet minimum child to staff ratios, or to ensure the safety of children, in the absence of sufficient Education and Child Development Service Area staff. Staff from any service area working or present at a center when the need arises will be called upon first, with Administrative Office staff being utilized if insufficient staff is present on site.

20. Expected to assist the agency in maintaining safe and healthy environments for children and staff by immediately reporting health and safety risks/concerns or potential concerns to a leadership staff member and/or via our internal work order system and follow up with appropriate staff in a timely or appropriate manner.

21. Other job-related duties as may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of this position.

MOUNTAINLAND HEAD START, INC. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment actions based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, genetic identity, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law.

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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Industry / Industries Education / Training
Region United States
Keywords Maintenance, Transportation, Preschool

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Name Gabrielle Lybbert