Norman Public Schools
Transportation Routing Secretary for Special Education Services Job Description
Job Title: Transportation Routing Secretary
Credentials: None required for this position.
Education: High School Diploma or GED
Training or experience required: Experience with children and motor vehicles. Basic experience with office machines office machines. Must have or be willing to acquire CDL license and State School Bus Driver’s Certification.
Reports to: Director of Transportation
Contract: 260 days
Salary Schedule: Secretary 1
FLSA Classification: Non-exempt
Essential Job Functions:
Assist in expediting the transportation requests so students receive services in a timely manner.
Will receive direct communication from the school site as to transportation needs of students with disabilities and students attending alternative education during the regular school year and summer school.
Will serve as liaison for parents and sites to transportation.
Will be required to communicate at a minimum on a weekly basis with Special Services regarding routing status of students with disabilities.
Maintain database of students with disabilities receiving special transportation.
Will be responsible for contacting parents regarding current address and pick up/drop off information.
Maintain a log of specialized training for drivers transporting students with disabilities.
Maintain a checkout of vehicles for special services.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Successful performance of the job requires good customer service/people skills and to handle problems and provide information and technical assistance as requested. It requires complying with safety guidelines and policies to reduce accident or injury to staff or to students. It requires following school dress standards, proper attendance or leave policies, and other work-habits concerns for staff. Creativity, initiative and effective problem solving are critical to the success of the position.Help manage the computerization of school district operations. Provide training and support to district staff in the use of administrative computer systems. Perform such tasks to the ultimate benefit of the educational program. An incumbent in this position will utilize discretion, ingenuity 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 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 associated with bus driving. Employee must have manual/hearing/speaking/seeing ability sufficient to operate bus effectively, operate computer, use telephone, 2-way radio, communicate with employees and the public. Employee must have mental requirement to handle stress of the job, apply reasoning and self-control under adverse conditions. Employee is subject to call out and overtime work.In a workday, the employee must sit 2-3 hours per day; stand 3 hours per day; and walk 2 hours per day. Job requires occasional bending/stooping; squatting/crouching; occasional climbing 3 feet of steps to bus; occasional reaching above shoulder; continuous pushing/pulling. Job requires occasional carrying/lifting of up to 10 pounds. Certain routes require the lifting of disabled children and/or assistance with wheelchairs, seat restraints,etc.Job requires employee to use both feet for repetitive movements as in operating foot controls; to use both hands for such repetitive actions requiring simple to firm grasping. Employee must possess manual dexterity sufficient to operate bus safely.Employee must possess visual requirement enough to pass driving test, read signs, road hazards and be able to operate bus safely in adverse conditions. Employee must possess hearing requirement enough to hear riders receive communications on radio and hear outside noises: sirens, horns, brakes, etc. that are necessary to operate bus safely. Employee must possess speaking requirement enough to give instructions/commands to riders, speak to parents,and other staff. Employee must have mobility enough to get on and off and around bus, to clean and provide routine inspection.Employee must have mental requirement to operate bus, follow safety rules, make sound decisions in often-stressful situations,and to handle confrontation effectively. Employee's job requires working close to machinery; working in the outdoors with temperature changes; driving motorized equipment; exposure toxic gas, dust, fumes, gases. Must be a defensive driver and be extra careful at intersections, railroad crossings, and around other assembly areas.