May 11, 2020

Executive Director, Transportation Services

  • TrulyHired
  • Savannah, GA, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description

PRIMARY FUNCTION: This position is responsible for directing Transportation services; providing information and serving as a resource to District administrators; achieving defined objectives by planning, evaluating, developing, implementing and maintaining services in compliance with District objectives as well as all relevant guidelines, codes, and regulations; and supervising and directing assigned staff. The incumbent will maximize the resources of the Department's personnel, equipment, and supplies to provide the highest level of safe and on-time transit to students of the District. Oversees maintenance of all district-owned vehicles. Ensures safe and efficient operation of transportation department.

REPORTS TO: Deputy Superintendent, Operations




Education Level :

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in business, public administration, or related field or Bachelor's degree with 5 years transportation management experience or Associates degree with 10 years transportation management experience. Additional training in job related areas required

Preferred :

Master's Degree

Experience, Skill, and Certification:
  • Minimum of 5 years progressive management and administrative experience in transportation.
  • Management/administrative experience in transportation or other logistical field
  • Ability to direct and manage operations of a large fleet of vehicles
  • Knowledge of energy management and vehicle repair and maintenance
  • Ability to manage budget and personnel
  • Ability to coordinate district function Ability to implement policy and procedures
  • Ability to interpret data
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Valid GA driver's license valid Georgia class B CDL driver's license with S&P endorsement preferred
  • Eligible for Georgia Professional Standards Support Certificate
  • Experience in an environment with contracted transportation services is desired.
  • Valid Georgia class B CDL driver's license with S&P endorsement

Routes and Schedule

  • Prepares and updates bus routes and schedules for all schools in district and develops plan to meet future transportation needs.
  • Coordinates transportation for extracurricular activities and special programs.
  • Responds to after-hours emergency calls as needed.
  • Operates bus and deliver buses to drivers when breakdowns occur.
  • Notifies bus drivers, schools, and public of any changes in bus routes and schedules.

Policy, Reports, and Laws
  • Implements federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and board policy in transportation area.
  • Compiles, maintains, files, and presents all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required in transportation area
  • Implements district's student discipline policies and communicate to students expected behavior when using district transportation.
  • Enforces safety standards that conform with state, federal, and insurance regulations and develop a program of preventive safety.
  • Develops training options and improvement plans to ensure exemplary operation of transportation department.
  • Complies with applicable personnel policies.
  • Prepares data necessary to process transportation payroll.

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

  • Directs repair of all district-owned vehicles and oversees plans for preventive maintenance.
  • Processes vehicle repair requests and prioritize work orders.
  • Contract for services that cannot be performed in shop.
  • Monitors fuel deliveries and distribution.

Budget and Inventory
  • Compiles budgets and cost estimates based on documented program needs.
  • Administers transportation budget and ensure that programs are cost-effective and that funds are managed wisely.
  • Initiates purchases and bids in accordance with budgetary limitations and district policies.
  • Maintains current inventory of supplies and parts to avoid ordering delays.
  • Approves and forwards invoices for transportation to accounting department.
  • Recommends disposal of obsolete or worn out vehicles and equipment.
  • Recommends purchase of vehicles as necessary.


  • Assigns bus drivers to routes and find substitutes as needed.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates all transportation personnel and make sound recommendations about placement, assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal.
  • Prepares, processed, and maintains all documents required to verify safety certification and alcohol and drug testing of bus drivers.
  • Prepares, reviews, and revises transportation department job descriptions.
  • Evaluates employee job performance to ensure effectiveness.
  • Provide managerial direction and control of departmental activities, plans, directs and reviews the activities and operations of the department; provide leadership and supervise directly and through subordinate supervisors all department staff
  • Develop and implement the department's personnel human resources plan, including recruiting, developing and retaining staff; evaluating and counseling staff; and providing opportunities for growth and professional development at all levels of the department.
  • Develop goals, objectives, policies, regulations and practices to provide safe and efficient student transportation services.
  • Prepare and effectively deliver presentations to the Board of Education, Cabinet members, community groups and staff as necessary.
  • Develop, track and analyze key performance indicators to foster an atmosphere of continuous improvement that align with SCCPSS' District Accountability System (DAS).
  • Plan for the accommodation of significant future student growth and its impact on department resources.
  • Plan, supervise and evaluate the work of professionals and administrators; conduct program assessment and evaluations.

  • Advises administration about inclement weather conditions that may result in the closing of schools or road hazards.
  • Helps with gathering information in investigations of school bus accidents and student safety violations.
  • Helps organize and conduct training programs to promote a safe work environment.
  • Ensures that transportation equipment is in excellent operating condition.
  • Performs disaster duty as needed (hurricanes, etc.)

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Supervise and evaluate performance of shop foreman, dispatcher, parts manger, bus drivers, bus monitors, and transportation secretary.

Other Areas

  • Attends and makes presentations at conferences and school board meetings to discuss innovations and problems in transportation.
  • Attends professional growth activities to keep abreast of innovative techniques in transportation.
  • Maintains good rapport with parents and community.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Incumbents will be considered "at will." Appropriate pay will be determined based on the Grade as determined by Human Resources and allowable experience. The work calendar will be 250 days. A-2, EXEMPT.


A responsibility is considered to be "non-essential" (for the purposes of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) if:
  • it is shared between multiple incumbents in the job; or
  • it could be performed by an employee in another job within the workgroup.
Note the responsibility number from the list in the "Duties and Responsibilities" section for those responsibilities that could be considered "non-essential" based on this definition.

Certain limited aspects of General Duties and Responsibilities items referenced in Section 1 (b) and (d) might be considered "non-essential" in a specific situation. Any request for accommodation must be reviewed on an "individual case" basis.


Most jobs in the District have physical and sensory demands that can be described by one of the two categories noted below. For jobs that require more physical or sensory effort, please list the requirements in this section. The category applicable for this position is listed below.

OFFICE Employees in this category are normally exposed to a typical environment. The employee has some control over the length of time sitting, standing, or ambulating. There are occasions that require the lifting or pulling of equipment or supplies, as well as bending, stooping, or stretching. There is frequent use of computers, telephone, and other standard office equipment, which includes reading, listening, writing, or speaking. There are few exceptional physical or sensory demands.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
Administrator > Transportation
Contact Information
  • Lachandra Bodison, HR Generalist
  • 208 Bull Street
  • Savannah, Georgia 31401

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