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Job Standard for Motor Vehicle Operator 1

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Motor Vehicle Operator 1 Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 6336
  • Pay Grade: D
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 1
  • Family: Campus Planning and Facilities
  • Function: Parking & Transportation


To operate and maintain motor vehicles of under 8000 pounds gross vehicle weight to transport passengers and/or materials; perform related work.

Level Scope

Applies basic skills while developing some specialized skills in procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment appropriate to area of specialization; performs routine and/or repetitive tasks; limited decision making required; generally works under close supervision; has no or limited experience; work is performed from within specific limits of established procedures and/or defined instructions.

Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of: Idaho traffic safety laws; safe driving practices.

Clean driving record.

Some knowledge of: vehicle service and preventive maintenance requirements.

Experience: safely operating vehicles under 8,000 pounds gross vehicle weight; writing and recording information; following city maps. Valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective operations for the protection of people.
  • Ability to observe and receive information from a variety of sources; actively looking for ways to help people.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Motor Vehicle Operator 1 must:

  • Operates general purpose vehicles including cars, vans, and minibuses under 8000 pounds gross vehicle weight; transports passengers, products, or supplies to designated sites within allotted time frame; runs errands to pick up and deliver mail, money, and supplies; loads and maintains cargo to meet transportation requirements; determines best routes and schedules for passenger and material pickups; loads and unloads vehicles and insures content is stable and within load limits.
  • Services vehicle with fuel, oil, and coolant; checks battery condition, tire air pressure, coolant and oil levels; maintains logs for vehicle mileage, fuel purchases, maintenance schedules, and repairs needed and completed; observes vehicle safety and warning indicators and makes needed corrections; schedules and coordinates vehicle maintenance and repair.
  • Collects donations and prepares receipts; completes and reconciles cash voucher reports; may make bank deposits including completing deposit slips; schedules vehicle use; may oversee activities of part-time assistants or volunteers in program operation.

35% of Time the Motor Vehicle Operator 1

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Motor Vehicle Operator 1

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

These positions involve lifting and carrying objects weighing approximately 50 pounds and assisting passengers in and out of a vehicle.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Motor Vehicle Operator 1

Career Path

Motor Vehicle Operator 2

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.