Lead Transportation Worker (#RC1502)
$22.03-$26.77 Hourly / $3,817.91-$4,640.69 Monthly / $45,814.97-$55,688.38 Yearly


Under general supervision, coordinates, monitors, and participates in the transportation of 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 acts as a lead worker for staff who are responsible for the safety of clients, children and adults, while transporting them to a variety of appointments. An employee in this class participates in the transportation of clients, as well as coordinates the transportation schedule.


  • Receives transportation requests; assigns transportation duties to other transportation workers; reschedules transportation requests based on staffing; coordinates with staff, clients, and other agencies to meet the division's transportation needs; provides feedback to management concerning transportation issues.
  • 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 in a classification equivalent to Transportation Worker in San Joaquin County.



 Experience:  Two years of paid work experience transporting children to social service appointments.


Substitution:  Completions of 30 semester units in an accredited college or university with at least 6 units in the social or behavioral sciences may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.


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


Coordinate transportation assignments; effectively transport children and adults; follow oral and written instructions; prepare routine observations 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: RC1502; EST: 4/12/1995;