DEFINITION: Working with the Director of Operations, the Transportation Supervisor organizes, supervises, and directs the pupil transportation program. Fully responsible for the comprehensive operation of school buses and the pupil transportation program.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class).
REPORTS TO: Director of Operations
Establishes and directs pupil transportation services as a support system to the educational program of the school district
Recruits, selects, trains, evaluates and supervises all Transportation Department employees
Implements school board policies and enforces compliance with state and federal transportation laws and regulations
Develops and administers departmental procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal transportation laws and regulations
Resolves transportation personnel issues such as evaluations, conduct, discipline, overtime, and absences
Administers disciplinary and dismissal procedures as outlined by Governing Board policies, regulations and applicable laws
Develops and implements a plan for vehicle procurement and replacement
Working with the Director of Operations, prepares the transportation budget, routine, and special reports
Prepares vehicle equipment specifications for the purchasing department
Establishes and maintains a comprehensive school bus driver training and retraining program
Routes and schedules buses for safe, efficient and economical transportation services
Investigates and reports accidents and incidents using the Arizona Department of Public Safety and District reporting requirements
Compiles mileage data and prepares Arizona Department of Education Annual Transportation mileage and bus inventory reports
Serves as liaison between parents, school personnel and the public regarding student transportation
Initiates, evaluates and investigates parent and public concerns and counsels employees regarding their duties and responsibilities in order to facilitate a mutually agreeable solution
Supports a cooperative relationship with appropriate law enforcement agencies
Manages the duties of others by assigning bus drivers and monitors to various routes as needed
Assists staff with automated functions of time tracking, payroll, bus routing, field trip scheduling, fuel inventory, vehicle preventative maintenance and budget preparation/monitoring
Performs other related duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
Knowledge of District policies and procedures.
Extensive knowledge of school bus operations including routing, scheduling, driver selection, driver training and certification requirements, vehicle maintenance repair, vehicle specifications, safety procedures, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, Arizona Minimum Standards for School Bus Drivers, and motor vehicle laws
Supervise and effectively delegate responsibility to subordinates.
Skill in maintaining records and writing reports.
Strong interpersonal skills, collaborative leadership skills, excellent communication and organizational skills, skill in personnel supervision
Ability to create and maintain an environment of effective interpersonal relations with employees, parents, and transportation staff, perform administrative and managerial functions in an independent manner; communicate effectively in verbal and written modes.
Ability to organize and schedule complicated activities.
Ability to multi-task and work under extremely stressful conditions when required.
Understand and carry out financial “cost benefit” service functions, implement departmental and school board policies.
Communicates, comprehends, performs functions from written and oral instructions and from observing others, evaluates written materials.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Indoor (office) and outdoor working environments, exposure to noise, exhaust fumes, moving equipment and vehicles; frequent contact with employees, students and public; subject to 24 hour “On-Call” status
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Three (3) years of experience as manager in pupil and or public transportation; or experience in private transportation services with a focus on transporting large groups.
Must possess an Arizona Commercial Driver License (CDL) and be able to obtain a School Bus Driver Certificate issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety within six (6) months of hire
Any combination of experience and training in related fields
Salary Grade: 7; refer to the Professional Non-Teaching Salary Schedule Hours per Day: 8 Days in Contract: 260 Start Date: 2020/2021 School Year