Director of Transportation
Duties of Pupil Transportation Director—
The Pupil Transportation Director will:
- Provide assistance to the Board in planning, budgeting and forecasting for the pupil transportation system;
- Assist school officials in school site selection and plant planning;
- Provide for bus chassis, body, and related equipment procurement;
- Develop and implement a plan for preventative and on-going equipment maintenance;
- Recruit, select, instruct, evaluate, and supervise personnel;
- Route and schedule buses for safe, efficient, and economical transportation service;
- Assist in the development and implementation of pupil safety education programs;
- Work with the Superintendent, teachers, transportation personnel, students, parents and public and private agencies to improve their knowledge and the quality of the transportation system;
- Investigate and report crashes and safety-related incidents using the uniform school bus crash reporting criteria and the standard safety incident investigation process;
- Investigate reported problems;
- Maintain records and prepare reports as required;
- Develop and supervise the implementation of an ongoing evaluation plan for the district pupil transportation system;
- Implement a drug/alcohol testing program in compliance with federal regulations for persons in safety sensitive positions and for commercially licensed drivers;
- Establish and ensure appropriate staffing levels;
- Recommend vehicle and equipment replacement schedules; and
- Exhibit effective skills in conflict resolution and problem solving.
Qualifications of Pupil Transportation Director—
The Pupil Transportation Director shall have a basic understanding of the educational process and the corresponding role of transportation, and shall have the following qualifications:
- A satisfactory driving record as revealed through checks with the Driver’s License Division.
- A satisfactory work history as verified through professional references.
- An undergraduate degree, equivalent experience, or industry certification in Education, Business Administration, Management, Transportation, or a related field;
- Formal instruction in student transportation management, including classroom instruction and field experience or student transportation industry certification;
- The ability to manage personnel and resources;
- Basic user-level competency with accounting and word processing software and knowledge of web-based information systems;
- The ability to communicate effectively with school administrators, teachers, parents, students, bus drivers, law enforcement officials, and others; and
- Knowledge of state and federal regulations applicable to transportation of students.