REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Finance and Operations
UNIT CLASSIFICATION: Classified Administrators
The primary purpose of this job is to provide safe and efficient transportation of District students for curricular and extracurricular activities through a positive and secure environment.
Reports to the Executive Director of Finance and Operations. Supervises transportation specialist, mechanics and bus drivers. Interacts regularly with various administrators, support staff, and other district employees. Contacts with individuals outside of the district include frequent contact with Educational Service District 105, Sunnyside Police Department, Schools Insurance Association of Washington (SIAW), Washington State Patrol; occasional contact with school bus vendors and Child Protective Services.
The daily work is performed in an office setting and at various sites within the district. The job incumbent is often required to: sit for prolonged periods; be exposed to computer display terminal; meet externally imposed and inflexible deadlines; and work long hours beyond normal work day. The incumbent is sometimes required to: attend evening meetings or activities; be accessible during off-hours to return to work in emergencies; and deal with distraught, angry or hostile individuals.
Successful job incumbents will demonstrate a level of knowledge, skills and abilities as listed below.
Education and Experience
Bachelor degree in Business Administration preferred. A combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of the degree requirements.
Pupil Transportation Management Training Program from an accredited institution preferred.
Transportation department experience
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of Washington State Transportation laws and requirements for buses.
Excellent oral and written communications and human relations skills.
Ability to provide effective supervision and evaluation of employees.
Ability to oversee transportation and motor pool operations.
Knowledge of school bus specifications.
Ability to understand mapping and demographic strategies for creating boundaries and bus routes.
Ability to work closely with schools to determine student and school needs for busing.
Promote school bus safety in driving and behavior management on school buses.
Demonstrate organizational skills.
Ability to use various computer applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, email, databases)
Ability to maintain records and prepare required reports relevant to the operations of the transportation department.
Ability to budget and manage the transportation allocation, other revenue sources and expenses.
Extensive knowledge or willingness to learn the Student Transportation Allocation Reporting System (STARS)
Washington State Drivers License
Class B CDL with School Bus Endorsement
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT:
Evaluation responsibilities are assigned to the Executive Director of Fiscal & Operations.