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Transportation Supervisor

  • Supervisory

Salary range: 95

Reports to: Chief Business Officer

OVERVIEW

Under the direction of the Chief Business Officer, organize and direct District bus and related transportation operations, inspections and activities to assure safe and timely transportation of students to and from school, field trips, and special events; develop and maintain bus routes and schedules; train and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.

QUALIFICATION
  • Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and four years increasingly responsible supervisory or lead experience in the school bus industry
  • Preferred valid California Class B commercial driver's license with passenger and air brake endorsements
  • Preferred valid California School Bus Driver Instructor Certificate or CDE Transportation Administration Certificate.
RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
  • Organize and direct District bus and related transportation operations, inspections and activities to assure safe and timely transportation of students to and from school, field trips and special events; coordinate communications and personnel to meet student transportation needs
  • Serve on City School Traffic Safety Committee and City School Liaison Committee
  • Schedule and assign pupil transportation to and from school, field trips and special events; arrange bus routes and stops to meet student needs; adjust routes and schedules to enhance timeliness and efficiency of transportation activities as appropriate; resolve related issues, complaints and conflicts
  • Train and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions; schedule, assign and review staff work for compliance with established requirements and procedures
  • Organize, direct and assure proper completion of required daily safety inspections of buses; inspect buses to assure clean, safe and efficient conditions; assure transportation activities comply with applicable laws, codes, rules, regulations and requirements of the California Highway Patrol
  • Assist in the development and preparation of the annual preliminary transportation budget; review and evaluate budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations; assist in assuring cost-effective utilization of personnel and equipment
  • Serve as a technical resource concerning District transportation functions; respond to inquiries and provide detailed and technical information concerning related routes, schedules, vehicles, laws, rules, regulations, requirements, policies and procedures
  • Coordinate response to and arrange dispatches for emergency transportation situations and vehicle problems and malfunctions; confer with drivers to coordinate activities and prevent interruption of service in emergency situations
  • Compile information and oversee and participate in the preparation and maintenance of various records and reports related to mileage, inspections, routes, schedules and assigned activities
  • Communicate with District personnel, various outside agencies and the public to exchange information, coordinate activities and resolve issues or concerns
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software; utilize radio communication systems
  • Coordinate response to schedule changes and student additions and deletions from District schools
  • Maintain communication availability during off-hours
  • Ensure all related records are current for annual CHP Terminal inspection
  • Oversee hazardous materials inspections and disposal as required
  • Perform related duties as assigned
  • Organize and direct District bus and related transportation operations, inspections and activities to assure safe and timely transportation of students to and from school, field trips and special events.
  • Develop and maintain safe, timely and efficient bus routes and schedules
  • Train and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel
  • Organize, direct and assure proper completion of required daily safety inspections of buses
  • Interpret, apply, explain and assure compliance with laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Serve as a technical resource concerning District transportation functions
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports
  • Operate a computer and assigned software
  • Meet schedules and time lines
  • Observe legal and defensive driving practices
  • Work independently with little direction
  • Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines
  • Plan and organize work
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Thorough knowledge of organization and direction of bus and related transportation operations, inspections, and activities;
  • Standards, requirements, procedures and techniques involved in assuring safe and timely transportation of students;
  • Principles and practices of student transportation;
  • Scheduling and coordination of transportation activities;
  • Principles of efficient and economical bus routing techniques;
  • Principles and practices of supervision and training;
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Operation of a computer and assigned software;
  • Basic budget preparation and control;
  • Policies and objectives of assigned programs and activities;
  • Record-keeping and report preparation techniques;
  • Oral and written communication skills;
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and courtesy;
  • Health and safety regulations;
  • Safe and defensive driving practices.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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 regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.

The employee must be able to enter and exit a bus to instruct an employee in the loading and assisting of students, evacuating a bus in an emergency situation, lifting and supporting student weights of a minimum of 70 pounds, tying down wheelchairs, and assisting students in wheelchairs on the ramp lift.

The employee must be able to demonstrate operation of safety equipment including correct use of fire extinguishers to extinguish or control small fires. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work near moving mechanical parts. The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Work Year: 12 Months

Revision Date: 03/01/2007

Initial date: 06/14/2005

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.