The Driver will be responsible of the safe and timely transportation of study staff for the performance of outreach activities, the proper running and maintenance of the vehicle, and the timely installation, safe use of tents and related equipment. The driver must be a reliable member of the study team with outstanding routing and directional skills as well as punctuality.
Drive study staff to and from the different locations where the study will recruit participants, as directed.
Secure the safe installation of outreach tents and maintenance of related equipment.
Take instructions from study staff to transport study products, specimens, and other necessary records or documents to/from the lab/pharmacy, to/from the study site or mobile van/field.
Performs all routine maintenance and interior cleaning services for vehicles.
Ensures maintenance of daily vehicle logs.
The driver must report any vehicle accidents or damage to Site Manager, without delay, and comply with legal procedures relating to the incident.
Perform other related duties as directed.
High School Diploma or equivalent
At least 2 years of related experience
Must hold a valid NY driver's license and have a clean driving record
Able to operate a seven (7) to fourteen (14) passenger van.
Must have a clean professional driving license equivalent for driving passenger vehicles.
Must be able to lift heavy equipment.
Have good knowledge of New York State traffic laws
Knowledge of Bronx streets is a plus.
Prior experience installing and maintaining tents is desirable.
Good interpersonal skills
Effective writing, verbal and listening communication skills
Attention to detail.
Very effective organization and time management skills
Be flexible, honest and trustworthy and with sound work ethics.
Ability to maintain a high-level confidentiality on organization issues.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 512350
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