CLASS TITLE: TRANSPORTATION – DIRECTOR
BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Chief Business Officer, plan, organize, control and direct the activities and operations of the Transportation Department; direct the repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment; coordinate, implement and maintain bus routes and schedules; interview and select bus assigned department personnel; supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Plan, organize, control and direct the activities and operations of the Transportation Department; direct the repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment; monitor department operations to assure the safe transportation of staff and students. Coordinate, implement and maintain fleet/bus routes and schedules; evaluate bus stop locations and road and weather conditions and adjust bus routes accordingly; organize other transportation programs and services. Interview and select assigned department personnel; supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions; assure proper certification of drivers; coordinate and participate in the training of bus drivers; schedule and arrange for drug testing and physicals of drivers as appropriate. Communicate with other administrators, personnel and outside organizations to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information; confer with administrators, staff and parents regarding student behavior issues and disciplinary actions. Investigate or supervise the investigation of accidents involving buses or other District vehicles as needed; prepare and maintain related reports. Provide technical expertise, information and assistance to the Chief Business Officer regarding transportation activities; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs. Direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records and files related to transportation activities and personnel; assure registrations licenses, smog certifications, driver files and other records and reports are current. Develop and prepare the annual preliminary budget for the Department; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations; approve invoices; purchase equipment according to established guidelines. Operate a computer and other office equipment as assigned; drive a vehicle to various sites to conduct work. Attend and conduct a variety of meetings as assigned.
OTHER DUTIES: Drive a school bus as necessary. Perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: KNOWLEDGE OF: Planning, organization and direction of the Transportation Department. Methods and equipment used in the repair of school buses. Methods and procedures of coordinating bus routes and assigning schedules. Budget preparation and control. Oral and written communication skills. Principles and practices of administration, hiring, supervision and training. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Operation of a computer and assigned software.
ABILITY TO: Plan, organize, control and direct the activities and operations of the Transportation Department. Coordinate, implement and maintain bus routes and schedules. Assure proper maintenance of the District fleet. Interview, select, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Operate a computer and assigned office equipment. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Meet schedules and time lines. Work independently with little direction. Plan and organize work. Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports. Direct the maintenance of a variety of reports and files related to assigned activities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: bachelor's degree in business administration or related field and five years increasingly responsible experience in the transportation department including experience driving a school bus.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid California driver’s license. Valid California Class A or B driver’s license with appropriate passenger and air brake endorsements. Valid First Aid Certificate issued by an authorized agency. Valid School Bus Certificate issued by the California Highway Patrol. School Bus Driver Trainer Certificate.
WORKING CONDITIONS: ENVIRONMENT: Indoor and outdoor environment. Driving a vehicle to conduct work. Regular exposure to fumes, dust and odors. Subject to adverse weather conditions and traffic hazards while operating a school bus.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard. Seeing to inspect the fleet and read a variety of materials. Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.