SC Department of Public Safety Equipment Operator II (Driver) 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.

Safely transports patients and other key personnel to include the operation of the wheelchair bus and assist non-ambulatory patients to destinations locally and statewide in accordance with 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 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. Ensure 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. Minimum and Additional Requirements: Must have 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 procedures according to S.C. highway laws and regulations. Must be able to lift 20+ pounds.

Operation of a state vehicle will be required and a motor vehicle report will be required.

*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 (Driver)

Agency: Department of Mental Health-Central Office

Opening Date: Fri. 01/12/18

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

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00-4:30)