This position is responsible for ensuring the safe and effective transportation of students through daily oversight and management of operations and serves as liaison with school administrators, parents, and students on bus transportation matters. This position is directly responsible for driver assignments, special needs runs, field trip management and driver evaluations.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for all transportation-related issues in the Director of Transportation’s absence.
- Oversees operational procedures and recommends revisions to procedures and policies.
- Provides supervision to Assistant Coordinators for Transportation as well as designated office staff.
- Assists in the development and management of the department budget.
- Manages the Virginia High School League (VHSL) and field trip funding.
- Reviews and approves regular and special needs routing.
- Directs employees on schedules, routes and general bus operations.
- Investigates accidents involving school owned vehicles, completes reports and recommends appropriate disciplinary action.
- Coordinates with internal agencies (Human Resources, Student Services) and external agencies (Police, Child Protective Services) concerning actual/alleged issues involving department employees and students.
- Manages department disciplinary practices and processes.
- Answers inquiries, concerns or complaints from parents and citizens pertaining to school transportation matters.
- Evaluates staff as assigned.
- Attends in-service training to improve skills, attitudes, and knowledge of school related transportation and pupil control.
- Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities.
- Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
- Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree including or supplemented by course work in the principles, concepts, and methods relevant to school bus transportation operations; plus five years of progressively more responsibility including supervisory or leadership experience:
- Extensive knowledge in pupil transportation, personnel management and school fleet maintenance and management.
- Knowledge of budget planning, personnel management, routing procedures and applicable laws, regulations, and policies.
- Excellent verbal/written communication and organization skills.
- Commercial Driver’s License with school bus endorsement.
- Knowledge of computer systems and ability to master new systems.
- Extensive knowledge of Transportation laws, policies and practices.
- Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, bus drivers, bus attendants, school personnel, parents, students and the general public.
- Ability to perform in a stressful environment, keep composure in emergencies and to make critical decisions quickly.
Supervision of Assistant Coordinators for Transportation as well as designated office staff.
Performs duties under the supervision of the Director of Transportation.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Frequent deadlines, constant interruptions, constant readjustments of priorities, and occasional abusive or irate callers. Work is typically performed between office settings, an open bay bus maintenance facility, and on City and County transportation routes. Occasional bending, stooping, and crawling to inspect on and under vehicles is necessary. Handling inspection equipment weighing up to 40 pounds is occasionally required. Can be noisy and hectic with frequent variations in hours worked.