TRANSPORTATION OFFICER in Laredo, TX at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 2/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

In anticipation of a contract award, GEO is inviting applicants to apply.  This is a potential opportunity and an award has not yet been granted.

Experienced CDL Drivers with Class B or Class C licenses are needed to help securely transport detainees between destinations. We are looking for dedicated security transportation drivers to join our transportation teams. As a member of our security transportation team, you will ensure that company vehicles used for transportation activities are safely and properly maintained. If you are looking for an opportunity where you will work as part of a team of dedicated drivers, striving to achieve your personal best by helping others, this may be the right opportunity for you.

 

CDL Class B / Class C Van Driver - Security Transportation Driver

Job Responsibilities

As a CDL Transportation Officer you will be responsible for following relevant safety regulations and state laws governing vehicle operation and ensuring that passengers follow safety regulations.


Additional responsibilities of the transportation role include:

  • Conducting pre-trip, during-trip and post-trip inspections of all vehicles operated, providing written Daily Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR) at the end of each trip or shift and ensures that all potential safety defects are reported to the Transportation Supervisor
  • Ensuring that all permits and licenses are in order before beginning a trip, notifying the Manager if there are problems before initiating a trip
  • Ensuring that vehicles have the necessary safety equipment before initiating a trip
  • Completing all necessary paperwork and reports in an accurate and thorough manner, ensuring that all reports are turned into the facility according to described policies and procedures
  • Ensuring that detainees are properly secured prior to leaving a facility and while in a vehicle, that all paperwork is obtained and completed accurately and thoroughly when obtaining detainees at a facility and delivering them to their appropriate destinations
  • Ensuring that all safety measures are followed at all time while transporting detainees, including but not limited, to all application federal, state, municipal and organizational laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Contacting safety authorizations and facility management in the event of an accident, providing detailed information, both verbally and written, to requesting authorities
  • Delivering vehicles for servicing and picks them up when ready

Job Requirements

 
As a Transportation Officer you should have the ability to work overtime frequently, with the ability to travel extended periods of time with frequent overnight stays. Someone with the ability to be physically alert on any assigned shift with the flexibility to work up to 16 hours within a rolling 24 hour period, would be a good fit for this role.

Additional requirements include:

• High School Diploma or equivalent certification

• Valid Class B or Class C CDL with a Passenger endorsement required within 90 days of employment

• Must be at least 21 years of age

• Able to pass extensive background investigation

• Current driver's license with no preventable accidents, suspensions for driving convictions, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or more than two (2) moving violations on any type of vehicle for the past three (3) years

• Ability to pass a company and Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol test

• Must be mature, flexible and able to command the respect and confidence of inmates or detainees and staff, philosophically committed to the objectives of the facility and possess a high tolerance to mental stress

• Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department

 

Benefits
As a Transportation Officer with The GEO Group, Inc., you will be part of a stable, established and yet still growing organization with a great deal of diversification, which will present you with a range of different challenges. Since we do prefer to promote from within, you will have opportunities to move to other facilities, as well as to different divisions within the company. We value your hard work and professional dedication and will reward you with a competitive compensation package that includes full benefits.


Your benefits will include:

• Medical, Dental and Vision coverage

• Term Life insurance (includes spouse and dependents)

• Accidental death and dismemberment insurance

• Short- and long-term disability

• Flexible spending account

• 401(k)

• Stock purchase program

• Tuition reimbursement

• Legal program - Legal Club of America

• Paid time off

• Direct deposit

• Theme park and attraction discounts

 

Equal Opportunity Employer