Transportation Supervisor

Job | Posted 25 days ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Three to five years of school bus and/or related supervisory experience
  • Post-high school vocational training, preferably in student management, employee supervision and/or proven work experience in both
  • Must be able to obtain a Missouri CDL with a school bus endorsement and be willing to drive a bus when necessary
  • Ability to use specialized office tools as well as computer and diagnostic software
  • Knowledge of district roads preferred and the ability to read maps
  • Advanced math skills required
  • Ability to apply common sense, analyze data and interpret results yielding varying outcomes
  • Ability to attain CPR & 1st Aid certification
  • Ability to complete the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Driver’s Training Course
  • Ability to communicate verbally with a broad range of people
  • Ability to comprehend and construct communications using multiple types of media such as phones, email, memos, letters and share information in one-on-one situations
  • Ability and willingness to actively participate in group meetings/discussions and make presentations within the district
  • Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to teach employees proper skills and techniques to assist them in working with students and vehicle operations
  • Ability to operate a computer using Excel, Power Point, Word and other specialized programs
  • Must be able to pass yearly school bus physical
Physical Demands
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, reach with hands and arms, taste and sense of smell. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment
  • This work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration. 
  • The employee is exposed to outside weather conditions. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 
  • The employee must be able to walk and maneuver on uneven surfaces.
Fair Labor Standards Act Status:  Exempt
Reports to:    
Director of Transportation
Drivers and Attendants
Job Goal:      
To ensure the safe, consistent operational performance of the department including the managements of school bus routes, activity trips, and the supervision of personnel required to carry out this goal.  The position is responsible for computer routing, including system maintenance, and the coordination of student discipline.
Performance Responsibilities:
  • Assists in the oversight of the daily operations of the department 
  • Interfaces with building personnel concerning operations and student issues
  • Supervises the dispatch office
  • Maintains the bus video systems
  • Communicates in a variety of ways to inform and if needed resolve Building, parent and staff concerns and issues related to operations and student behaviors
  • Completes road observations and safety checks of department employees
  • Assists in the processing of new employees
  • Oversees department safety and training programs
  • Develops programs that will assist employees in student management and vehicle operation
  • Keeps routing software updated
  • Evaluates drivers, attendants, and dispatch personnel
  • Other duties as assigned
Terms of Employment:        
The Transportation Supervisor(s) will be employed for a twelve-month position.  The salary and work year will be established annually by the Board of Education.
Performance of this job will be evaluated by the immediate supervisor, using the Independence School District Supervisor Evaluation.

Posted By

Independence School District

201 N Avenue , Independence, MO 64050

At the following locations


900 South Powell Road , Independence, MO 64056