Job Title: Director of Transportation

Reports to:Chief Finance Officer
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:1215
Salary Schedule:MGT10

JOB GOAL

To assure the District has safe, adequate and efficient transportation for students and employees.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.

Communication

  1. Keep the Chief Finance Officer and Superintendent informed about departmental functions and concerns.
  2. Communicate effectively orally and in writing with a variety of personnel.
  3. Respond to inquiries and concerns from schools, parents, and employees in a timely manner.

Critical Thinking

  1. Project needs for additional or replacement buses.
  2. Assist in the development to policies and administrative guidelines for transportation services.
  3. Consult with the Board’s negotiating team in preparation for collective bargaining.
  4. Facilitate the development of the Department’s Continuous Improvement Plan.

Proactive Orientation

  1. Interview and recommend personnel for the transportation department.
  2. Exercise proactive leadership in promoting the vision and mission of the District.
  3. Direct the training programs for transportation employees.
  4. Provide proactive leadership for the department.

Facilitation

  1. Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to guide individuals and groups toward task accomplishment.
  2. Facilitate problem-solving.

Continuous Improvement

  1. Set high standards and expectations for self and others.
  2. Keep abreast of laws policies, and rules related to school transportation.
  3. Assist school and District staff, as well as department staff, in keeping abreast of school transportation issues and requirements.
  4. Keep abreast of new trends and directions in school transportation.

Technical/Professional Knowledge

  1. Develop a District-wide transportation program to meet requirements of the daily instructional program and extracurricular activities.
  2. Plan the department budget.
  3. Direct the routing of school buses.
  4. Direct the maintenance of the District’s fleet.
  5. Direct the training of transportation department personnel.
  6. Work with supervisor to evaluate the performance of department employees.
  7. Supervise assigned personnel, conduct annual performance appraisals, and make recommendations for appropriate employment actions.
  8. Demonstrate initiative and a proactive orientation to recognizing and resolving issues, concerns, or problems.

Constancy of Purpose

  1. Serve on task forces outside the system to establish District needs such as Road Construction and Disadvantage Transportation Board.
  2. Serve on committees, councils and task forces related to transportation services.
  3. Support the District’s vision, mission, goals, and priorities.
  4. Serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent.
  5. Perform other incidental tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position.

Managerial

  1. Direct the purchase of necessary equipment and supplies.
  2. Prepare all required reports and maintain all required records.
  3. Monitor data and information relative to transportation services.
  4. Manage the transportation budget.

Decisiveness

  1. Review requests and complaints relating to transportation services and respond or make recommendations to appropriate school or division administrators.
  2. Make and share decisions in a timely manner.
  3. Respond quickly to emergency situations.
  4. Address personnel problems promptly and directly.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Positive interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills
  • Knowledge of routing techniques and budgetary processes
  • Knowledge of billing and purchasing processes
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Understand mapping and demographic strategies

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience in School Bus Transportation or related work
  • Experience in administration

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Appropriate valid Florida Driver’s License

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

   None

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Supervisor of Transportation Maintenance, Supervisor of Transportation Operations, Mapping Specialist, and Assigned Transportation Support Personnel

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Director of Transportation;   EST: October 5, 2004;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: October 5, 2004