Assistant Director of Transportation
Job Title: Assistant Director of Transportation
Credentials: "B" C.D.L. with passenger/air brakes endorsements preferred.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Education, Administration or related field or equivalent work experience preferred.
Training or experience required: 5 to 9 years related experience. Education can qualify for experience on a year for year basis.
Reports to: Director of Transportation
Contract: 260 days
Salary Schedule: Support Off Scale
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Essential Job Functions:
Recruit, select, train, discipline, perform evaluations and supervise department employees.
Develop and oversee the establishment of bus routes and scheduling of employees.
Handle community/school relations and communications. Oversee or handle all complaints and complex inquiries from the public, parents, employees, etc. Forward bus drivers’ student referrals to principals for possible action and/or disciplinary action.
Cooperate with school principals and others with oversight for the scheduling of activity trips.
Conform with all state, city, county and Federal laws and regulations to complete all required reports. Must become proficient on routing, maintenance, GPS, Field Trip scheduling software, and computerized transportation management programs. Oversee enforcement of Board Policies, departmental protocols and procedures.
Ensure that all school-owned equipment is properly insured, titled, and licensed. Ensure CDL drivers are properly licensed, tested and evaluated. Maintain safety standards in conformance with State, Federal and insurance regulations and guidelines.
Assist in developing and administering a proactive program of preventative safety procedures.
Attend district meetings and keep current on changes in transportation technology, rules, and regulations.
Perform all other primary and collateral duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Successful performance of the job requires excellent customer service and people skills, the ability to handle problems, provide information and technical assistance as requested. This position requires complying with safety guidelines and protocols to reduce accident or injury events to staff and students. Also requires following school dress code standards, proper attendance, leave policies, and other work-habits and concerns for staff. Creativity, initiative and effective problem-solving skills are critical to the success of this position. An incumbent in this position will utilize discretion, ingenuity, integrity, collaboration, and independent judgment due to the complexity of the job. Since there may be several ways to solve a problem, an incumbent is free to choose the correct solution. The incumbent must possess the ability to drive a bus, however, the employee’s job is generally in the office. See bus driver job description for physical requirements and licensing associated with bus driving. Employees must have a manual/hearing/speaking/seeing ability sufficient to operate a bus effectively, operate computer, use telephone, 2-way radio, communicate with employees and the public in a professional manner. Employees must have the mental faculties to handle the stress of this position, apply reasoning and self-control under adverse conditions. Employee is subject to after-hours call out and duty times outside of regularly scheduled office hours.