STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST
Position is initial contact into Transportation Department and Lead Radio Dispatcher in charge of communications with parents, schools, bus/car drivers. Responsible for overseeing the selling of surplus vehicles and will be the lead Zonar subject-matter expert/contact. Position will be expected to cross-train on critical functions to backfill Safety Officer, Routing Specialist and emergency bus-driver duty as required.
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
- Communicates effectively and professionally with the public, school staff, parents and personnel from other departments or agencies;
- Provides information to the public and responds to general inquiries pertaining to school bus stops and routing;
- Maintains records of routes, drivers, mileage, daily reports, etc.; prepares reports as necessary; assists supervisor with filing and preparing reports and distributing information;
- Assists with special projects to analyze changes in bell schedules and school zone attendance boundaries;
- Assists with establishing and monitoring bus routes, including special programs, field tests schedules and routes
- Works with Department staff to solve challenging bus assignment issues, such as routing for all students including students with special needs, specialty programs, or out-of-zone students;
- Uses the routing and mapping software to answer questions and to communicate with parents/schools as appropriate
- Develops and maintains a mastery/efficiency level of Zonar software (resident expert)
- Maintains forms and reports used for bus stop and student bus assignment information;
- Obtains, gathers and organizes pertinent data as needed and inputs into a usable form utilizing word processing and spreadsheet software;
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's Degree preferred or equivalent job-related experience.
- Hold a current Virginia Operator's License properly endorsed to operate a school bus.
- Ability to meet local and State standards for driver record check.
- Ability to interpret and apply state law, local policy and administrative procedures.
- Ability to compile and analyze data.
- Possess strong organizational and communication skills.
- Working knowledge of transportation planning, scheduling and operations, county geography and office procedures; safe and defensive driving methods and first aid procedures including CPR.
- Working skill in the use of a personal computer, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, mapping and routing, and accident protocol and reporting procedures.
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in the transportation field
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the School Board's policy on evaluation classified personnel.
FSLA STATUS: Salaried, Non-Exempt