Assistant Director of Transportation
JOB TITLE: Assistant Director of Transportation
DEPARTMENT: District Services
REPORTS TO: Transportation Director
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
CONTRACT STATUS: Full-time / 245-days
SALARY SCHEDULE: 12-Month Assistant Director
APPROVED BY: Billy Oliver
APPROVED DATE: 3/30/2021
SUMMARY: The Assistant Director of Transportation will assist the Director of Transportation with providing leadership, management, and strategic vision for the Transportation Department. The goal is to ensure effective and efficient transportation services to meet the needs of all students and the transportation needs of Owasso Public Schools in general.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: These statements are intended to describe the responsibilities assigned to this position and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
Assist the Transportation Director with the leadership, management, and supervision of all department employees.
Maintain working knowledge of software programs related to transportation routing and student information systems.
Assist with the organization of training and certification requirements for drivers, mechanics, crossing guards and other department employees.
Assist with developing proper safety guidelines and policies and ensures these policies are followed by department employees.
Obtain, gather, and organize pertinent data as needed for analysis and assessments.
Assist with the preparation and updating of bus routes and schedules for campuses in the district.
Collaborate with campus faculty and administrators to provide the transportation needed for student participation in field trips, athletic competitions, and other extracurricular activities.
Collaborate with building principals to address disciplinary issues that occur on school busses.
Act as a liaison with parents and principals for complaints and special requests.
Assist with the supervision of maintenance for district owned vehicles.
Collaborate with the Director of Transportation in the evaluation and refresh cycle of the buses and school fleet vehicles.
Coordinate with the Director of Transportation to attend events and/or respond to incidents as needed during and after normal business hours.
Assist with the scheduling and management of crossing guards, bus drivers and substitutes.
All other duties as assigned by the Director of Transportation.
This job has supervisory responsibilities for bus drivers, mechanics, crossing guards and Transportation staff as assigned by the Director of Transportation.
QUALIFICATION: 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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Supervisory experience preferred
Minimum of 5 year experience in a school district
Experience in transportation in a school district preferred
Commercial Drivers License required (training available)
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Computer literate. Ability to follow all district policies and procedures. Ability to work independently, displaying initiative and enthusiasm for the tasks being done. Demonstrating strong communication skills, orally and in writing, with faculty, staff, team members, and administrators. Ability to work without supervision, and work as a team player. Ability to document records accurately. Ability to manage confidential information in a manner that respects students, families, and employees. Ability to listen effectively.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to speak clearly in a well-modulated voice with good diction. Ability to read and interpret general written instructions in English language. Ability to effectively communicate with supervisor, school personnel, and co-workers.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to perform basic math functions such as addition and subtraction.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
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 talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, sit, and walk.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision 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 functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level for this position is usually moderate and similar to typical office environments.