FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Grade: 9 (Educational Support)

Revision Date: May 19, 2021

Location: Operations

Job Summary

This position is responsible for developing and maintaining computerized optimal routing solutions and schedules following established guidelines.  Conducts computer simulations and provides tabular and graphical information for rezoning and school attendance zones.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Uses routing software to develop and maintain a computerized database of school bus routing and scheduling information. Updates and maintains a student database to generate schedules, stops, runs, and routes information.
  • Reviews and revises regular and special education student bus routes and schedules. Maintains optimal efficiency of operation and use of buses and drivers.
  • Provides routing lists, driver’s directions, and student rosters for schools, drivers, managers, and the public as required.
  • Supports the Coordinator of Transportation by using computer software to create and evaluate various routing and scheduling options given various constraints such as fleet size, bell times, safety hazards and budget constraints.
  • Assists department officials in responding to parental concerns by providing information on bus stops, times and runs.
  • Employs routing software to conduct projections, simulations and studies as directed, including providing system-generated information to assist in the budget development process.
  • Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
  • Conducts daily system and database maintenance functions.
  • Update maps to include drawing in new streets and defining attributes
  • Attends training to maintain requirements for First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Establish and manage acceptable run time length.
  • Manage and monitor appropriate student ridership for bus load capacities.
  • Assigns Bus Drivers and Bus Aides to new/modified runs.
  • Performs comparative analysis (actual vs. scheduled) and resolves discrepancies.
  • Performs the duties and responsibilities of the Transportation Specialist.
  • Member of the School Emergency Response Team (SERT)
  • Performs bus driving duties as required.
  • 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)

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Must possess a Routing/Scheduling Certification.
  • Five to seven years of school bus routing experience. Related experience as a bus driver preferred. Prior experience with school aged children preferred.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the State of Virginia.  Must have a good driving record based upon the criteria of the Williamsburg-James City County School Division and submit a 5 year driving history and have a point balance of > -4.
  • Must possess a current CDL issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia prior to employment and successfully complete the driver training course taught by the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools.
  • Must be able to acquire a minimum of a Class B license with passenger, school bus endorsements and air brake certification.
  • Ability to speak clearly to communicate.
  • Ability to operate: large vehicles in all types of road and weather conditions; two-way communication radio; and wheelchair lifts.  Ability to perform pre-trip inspections.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and Microsoft Office products to include Word and Excel required. Must have detailed understanding of transportation algorithms.
  • Excellent communication skills necessary to positively interact with the students and staff members. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, other school division personnel, and the general public.
  • Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
  • Prior supervisory skills preferred.

Supervision Exercised


Supervision Received

Performs duties under the supervision of the Assistant Coordinator for Transportation.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Must be able to handle frequent interruptions and deadlines to include changes in schedules due to special students activities to include early dismissal, etc. Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.  Ability to reach, bend, and stoop.  Ability to move about the bus and office space.  Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted.  Must be able to meet the requirements of the annual DOT physical. Able to follow instructions and complete tasks efficiently.  Must be able to read and hear directions to maintain safety  and perform in a stressful environment, keep a cool head in emergencies, and to make critical decisions quickly.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  The incumbent will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the principal or appropriate administrator.  WJCC Public Schools reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.