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Scranton Public Library- Employment Opportunity- Van Driver

The Scranton Public Library is seeking applications for a Van Driver.

Position:  Van Driver
Type:  Full Time
Location:  Scranton Public Library
Position Description

JOB TITLE: Van Driver
DEPARTMENT: District Library Center
REPORT TO: District Consultant
STATUS: Full Time – 35 hours per week
DATE POSTED:  11/19/2020

This position provides safe, efficient, and courteous transportation and delivery of library materials to a variety of District library stops. The employee drives the vehicle and delivers and sorts materials while at the various sites throughout Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Pike, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.  The position includes physical operations and preventive maintenance of the vehicle.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following list is representative of the typical duties and responsibilities performed in this position.  The employee’s actual duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department needs and individual assignments.

  • Drive the van to and from stops according to a predetermined route and on a time schedule determined by the District Consultant.
  • Sort library materials at each van stop in order to maintain the flow of materials between all district libraries. *Currently suspended due to COVID-19 protocols but will be reinstated*.
  • Load and off-load the vehicle.
  • Transport and distribute materials to other departments as needed.
  • Maintain a good relationship with library staff and co-workers.
  • Keep accurate statistics according to established library procedures.
  • Work with the Head of the Maintenance Department on vehicle maintenance including but not limited to filling out daily written logs, troubleshooting mechanical problems, and scheduling repairs.
  • Participate in the overall neatness of the van by straightening items and performing light housekeeping tasks.
  • Follow all procedures, policies, and protocols established by the Scranton Public Library.


  • Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.
  • Must have and maintain a clean driving record.
  • Upon hiring, child abuse and criminal background checks will be conducted in accordance with state law.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and think independently while on the road.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in English.
  • Upon hire, satisfactory completion of a physical exam and substance screening test which will also be performed randomly during employment.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, courteously, and tactfully.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of personal computers.
  • Experience working as a Delivery Driver is preferred.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that may be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job the employee must be able to keep up with a physical, fast-paced work environment in a timely manner.  The employee is regularly required to speak and hear at a conversational level; use hands to handle objects; sit, stand or move for long periods of time; reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or bend; step in and out of a high vehicle.  The employee is frequently required to lift, lower, and carry up to 30 pounds (occasionally up to 50 pounds) and traverse stairs.  The employee must be able to use a hand truck to push and pull up to 150 pounds.  Employee will have to pass a yearly “fit to work” physical.

The employee is often exposed to outside weather conditions.  The employee will wear library approved shirts at all times. While the vehicle is climate controlled, inherent limitations exist which can cause discomfort.  In addition, exposure to the elements will occur while preparing for the run (loading and unloading) and during site setup.

Starting rate is between $14.34-15.77 and based on experience.  Full-time benefits include 2 weeks of vacation, 6 personal days, sick days, and 10 paid holidays. Medical, dental, and vision insurance are all provided with a $0 premium for individual coverage. The library also offers up to a 5% match on retirement contributions.

The Library will be accepting applications until the job is filled.

Please apply online or contact Laura Hendricks, Human Resources Manager or 570-348-3000 x3043.

Click here to apply.

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