Desert Adventures ~ Transportation Specialist

Desert Adventures is seeking to hire a Transportation Specialist! Below is the information about the open position:

POSITION TITLE: Transportation Specialist

TYPE OF POSITION: Full Time

LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT: Permanent / Year-Round

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Pay: $12-$16/hour + tips
Position Type: Part Time/Full Time
Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Requirements: CPR/First Aid, DOT Medical Certificate, Valid Driver License, Clean Driving Record
Duration: Year-round/Seasonal

Job Summary:
Desert Adventures is a premier outdoor adventure tour company in Las Vegas, operating in Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. We are looking for professional, mature, and fun people to join our team. We operate an extensive multi-sport program that includes paddling, hiking, and outdoor courses such as kayaking, river rescue, CPR / First Aid, and wilderness medicine. All drivers who join our team are required to complete our internal training program. Shuttle drivers will assist in river launches, lake rentals, retrievals, shuttles, and transportation to/from Las Vegas hotels. Responsibilities could include maintaining and cleaning equipment, repairing gear, maintaining vehicle fleet, loading kayaks and canoes, warehouse support, and coordinating logistics. Cross-training is available for drivers interested in obtaining a Guide position with Desert Adventures.

Qualifications:
If you are outgoing, enjoy working outdoors, meeting new people, and have a passion for nature, we may have a position for you. In addition to a working knowledge of the natural history of the area, qualified applicants must also have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to entertain guests. Strong communication and public speaking skills are a must. Must be willing to work long hours in harsh environments, be physically fit, and able to lift 50+ lbs overhead. Drivers must demonstrate solid work ethic, possess high standards, be detail-oriented, and extremely organized. Qualified applicants must be able to make proper decisions quickly and work calmly in tense or chaotic situations, have a sense of urgency, and be on time. You must act in a professional manner at all times, and dress according to your job function. Experience towing trailers is important, and preference will be given to applicants with a CDL, passenger endorsement, and/or double/triple trailer endorsement.

Requirements:

  • Pre-employment drug testing
  • Subject to random drug testing
  • Non-smoking work environment
  • DOT Medical Certificate
  • Clean driving record, CDL a plus
  • Supply annual DMV history report
  • Clean professional appearance
  • Adult CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Cell phone with SMS capabilities
  • Internet and email access
  • Practice Leave No Trace ethics
  • Must be at least 25 years of age

Additional Info:

SEASON: Desert Adventures operates year round, but our peak season is February through November. Candidates do not need to be available year round to be considered for employment, but you must be available during peak season.

TRAINING: On-the-job paid training is available internally for this position, and will be paid at $10.10/hour for a maximum of 30 days during introductory period. Introductory reviews at the end of 30 days, 60 days, and 90 days may be conducted if deemed necessary.

BENEFITS: Drivers who are dedicated to exceptional client service can earn substantial income from client tips based upon performance. Continuing education and cross training is available – often at little or no cost. Additional benefits include free paddling or adventure trips on your days off (space permitting), along with friends and family promotional rates, pro-deals on many brands of outdoor clothing and gear, and the chance to work with a fun, passionate, creative group of individuals.

POLICIES: All employees are expected to comply with company policies and procedures. We are a licensed DOT motor carrier, are authorized to operate commercial trips by the National Park Service, and an Equal Opportunity employer. We voluntarily participate in E-verify.

PREFERRED CONTACT METHOD: Apply in person at Desert Adventures, 1647 Boulder City Parkway, Suite A or via email with cover letter and resume to HERE.

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