CLACKAMAS COUNTY

CLASSIFICATION NO. 293
Established: 10/77
Revised: 05/92, 07/94, 12/10
FLSA: Non-Exempt
EEO: 6

COURIER

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, to process and distribute mail, goods and supplies among County locations; to operate a van-type motor vehicle; and to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Courier is responsible for driving and related clerical work to gather, process, sort and deliver various materials to County departments. Work duties are generally routine and are performed with little or no direct supervision.

The Courier differs from other driver classifications where the primary responsibility is the transport of passengers or the operation of medium to heavy gasoline and diesel powered trucks. It also differs from other clerical classes which do not regularly operate a motor vehicle in the performance of their duties.

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Gathers, sorts, processes and delivers mail, library books and materials, goods and supplies to County departments within an established time schedule; transports sensitive items such as police and mental health case records, public health patient specimens, deeds and other legal documents, payroll and other checks and library materials.
  2. May operate a van-type or similar motor vehicle under a wide variety of traffic and weather conditions between County buildings and other public facilities; cleans and fuels assigned vehicle as needed; arranges for regular maintenance with County Motor Pool.
  3. Responds to inquiries from County staff regarding Courier functions and schedule; locates lost or misdirected items; maintains miscellaneous supplies in Courier office and van.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Working knowledge of: Designated route, including County departments, cities, streets, roads, and highways; location of City, County, State and Federal office buildings; general office practices and procedures; customer service techniques; United States Postal Service and commercial shipping regulations and requirements.

Skill to: Operate assigned motor vehicle in a safe and efficient manner; read and interpret street maps; understand and follow written and oral instructions; work independently; establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees, other agencies and the public; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Some duties may be performed within a motor vehicle with some exposure to the outside elements, including inclement weather and traffic hazards.

Ability to stand for extended periods, stoop, bend, reach and repeatedly lift objects weighing up to 60 pounds and occasionally push/pull items weighing up to 100 pounds.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check.

Employment is contingent upon passing a post-offer physical assessment. Accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.

Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS

Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.