Transportation Worker (#RC1501)
$20.98-$25.51 Hourly / $3,637.05-$4,420.86 Monthly / $43,644.66-$53,050.36 Yearly


Under immediate supervision, transport clients of Human Services Agency; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An employee in this class has the responsibility for the safe transport of clients, including children and adults, while transporting them to a variety of appointments.


  • Transports clients, which includes children and adults, to and from various points within the county and out-of-county, including medical visits, parenting classes, counseling sessions, visitation at Mary Graham Children's Shelter and placements.
  • Observes clients during their transportation assignment; reports to social worker any unusual behavior; handles inappropriate behavior during the transportation assignment; enforces transportation safety standards such as proper use of seat belts.
  • Facilitates on-site family visits between children and parents; locates visiting room; verifies parents' identification; instructs parents and children about general visitation rules; notifies social worker that visit in progress; terminates visits.
  • Serves subpoenas, citations, or legal papers; conducts residency verification checks as needed.
  • Cleans and fuels vehicles; reports on suspected mechanical problems. Prepares, files, and processes routine reports.
  • Picks up and delivers supplies, medicines, donations, clothing and other material.  


License: Possession of a valid California class C driver’s license.

Experience: One year of paid work experience transporting children to social service appointments. 

Education: Completion of 30 semester units in an accredited college or university with at least 6 units in the social or behavior sciences may be substituted for the required experience.


Fundamentals of human behavior; California traffic regulations; motor vehicle operation; safe driving practices; principles and practices of public relations, principles of first aid.


Effectively transport children and adults; follow oral and written instructions; prepare routine observation reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; maintain confidentiality of information in compliance with department regulations; drive passenger vehicles in a safe manner; administer emergency first aid; read and interpret maps.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RC1501; EST: 4/12/1995;