Shuttle Driver

Skid Row Housing Trust (the “Trust”) is a nationally recognized nonprofit corporation that produces, preserves, and operates supportive housing in and around downtown Los Angeles.  The Trust serves the poorest and most vulnerable people in Los Angeles, including homeless individuals and those who may become homeless.  Our VISION is that all residents of downtown Los Angeles have a home that is affordable and safe.

The Trust develops, manages and operates affordable homes for the homeless in the Los Angeles area.  The Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that owns and operates 26 properties and is developing two properties that will be in operation in the next two years.  Most of the properties receive subsidies under the Section 8 program through the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.






The Shuttle Driver is responsible for serving as a shuttle operator.  This role is a year-round, full-time position working a 30-hour-a-week schedule.  The hours are from 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with the shuttle operating Monday-Friday, between 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Essential duties include, but are not limited to, the following:




  • Operate an 8-passenger van safely and efficiently;
  • Responsible for representing the Trust by providing high quality, efficient service;
  • Responds to requests from management for unscheduled pick-ups or drop-offs;
  • Assists passengers in boarding and exiting vehicle, as needed;
  • Loads and unloads luggage, packages and other items, if needed;
  • Transmits and receives over two-way radio system and/or cellular phone;
  • Reports accidents or other safety situations to supervisor;
  • Treats all passengers in a courteous, friendly and professional manner;
  • Inspects exterior and interior of vehicle at beginning of each shift for properly operating headlights, turn signals, brake lights, interior courtesy lamps, warning lamps, properly inflated tires, windshield wipers, vehicle damage, etc. prior to moving vehicle;
  • Responsible for ensuring inside and outside of vehicle are properly cleaned and fueled on an ongoing basis;
  • Monitors vehicle condition and records malfunctioning items or damage and submits to his/her supervisor;
  • Connects with the administrative operations staff regarding corporate policies and procedures.
  • Understand emergency plan role and the implementation of said plan if needed;
  • Performs job duties following the established guidelines, policies and procedures set forth by the corporate or management office, and any problems or unusual occurrences should be discussed with the his/her supervisor; and
  • Provides support and assistance to co-workers and to other departments as requested by supervisor, and participates in team meetings and efforts to implement the administrative operation’s projects and achieve the Trust’s goals.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.

Individuals must be self-starters, be able to take initiative, and make good decisions under pressure.  Individuals must be able to get along with residents and develop a sense of community.

  • Must be at least 18 years-old with a valid driver’s license;
  • Must possess any state required documentation for driving passengers;
  • Ability to sustain a work load consisting of exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently and/or greater than negligible up to ten pounds of force constantly to move objects;
  • Must be able to communicate by telephone, two-way radio and in person in clear fluent English in a courteous, friendly and professional manner with co-workers;
  • Must be able to read, understand and complete all forms and read and understand inter-office communications, schedules or other documents; and
  • Available to work occasional flexible weekly work schedules to assist with departmental projects and events.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job.

While performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk for four (4) to six (6) hours at a time; perform repetitive pushing/pulling motions using arm and wrist; regularly pick up objects or tools with fingers; frequently crouch/squat; and to talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to carry small objects or tools in her/his arms or on the shoulder(s) and must occasionally lift and/or move between 5 and 10 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job.

Moderate to high stress work pace.  Environment may have frequent interruptions, time constraints, intermittent loud sounds, temperature fluctuations such as hot and cold which may cause some discomfort, frequent dust or occasional fumes, and loud and disruptive residents and clients.  Noise level is low to moderate. No individual office space is provided.  Corporate culture is friendly and goal oriented.


Compensation:  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Benefits include (for full-time positions only):  Annual vacation accrual, paid holidays, sick days accrual, company-paid health, dental and vision insurance, STD, LTD, and life insurance.  Voluntary benefits include: additional life insurance, critical and accidental insurance, discounted Metro TAP card, and eligibility to participate in 403(b) plan.

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Skid Row Housing Trust is an equal-opportunity employer.  Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.