Supervisor of Transportation

Job | Posted 17 days ago
Position Areas
State Education Agency


Title:   Supervisor of Transportation
Salary: $53,669 - $81,652
Grade 29

Position Purpose:
Plans, directs, coordinates and oversees all functions pertaining to the operation and maintenance of the division transportation department.  This includes personnel, equipment, and facilities. The prime concern is safe, efficient, economical transportation of students between home and school on a regular schedule, and between other destinations within or outside the division boundaries on a special scheduling basis.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function 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. 

Essential Functions:
  • Enforce all established bus routes, schedules and stops. Develop route maps for drivers, schools, etc. as appropriate.
  • Coordinate student transportation activities with school officials, department heads and other interested groups or individuals.
  • Participate along with school officials in parent/student conferences in an effort to resolve or prevent misconduct and unsafe conditions, which involve the transportation system.
  • Works with the Director to develop school bus specifications, which meet the needs of the division and fully comply with state and federal regulations.
  • Collect data and develop all required school bus transportation oriented reports and insures their submission on a timely basis.
  • Ensure compliance with the codes and pertinent policies regarding training, licensing, registration, and operational permits.
  • Recruit, recommend for employment, and evaluation of transportation department personal.
  • Ensure special transportation for summer school and other special needs circumstances are met.
  • Provides for safety at all bus stops.
  • Provides instruction in behavior management of all students.
  • Provides instruction in the management of special needs students.
  • Provides for a pool of adequately trained and informed substitute bus drivers.
  • Conducts continuing bus driver training and traffic safety programs.
  • Supervise general maintenance program with specific attention to safety inspections.
  • Establish performance standards and supervise operational care, service and maintenance of all vehicles within the department.
  • Conduct accident investigations and supervise accident report to appropriate law enforcement and insurance agencies.
  • Establish and maintain good public relations program.
  • Evaluate all elements of transportation program on continuing basis.
  • Evaluate safety of road conditions during inclement weather and provide timely information to superintendent. 
  • Provides for appropriate fiscal management, according to law and policy, of all allocated funds assigned. 
  • Plans and conducts student evacuations and bus evacuations training for students.
  • Ensures that all relative drug testing requirements are enforced.
  • Evaluates the performance of bus drivers and bus assistants annually.
  • Be knowledgeable of safety standards, laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of parents, employees, school administrators and school board.
  •  Other duties may be assigned.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:

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 frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to: sit, reach, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, lift and  smell. 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:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, risk of electrical shock, and vibrations.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license.  Must be able to secure a commercial driver’s license.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Posted By

Suffolk Public Schools

P.O. Box 1549 100 N Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23439

At the following locations

Transportation Department

120 Forest Glen Drive , Suffolk, VA 23434