Job Title: Transportation Training and Safety Coordinator

Reports to:Director, Transportation
Typical Schedule:245 days/8 hours
Bargaining Unit:n/a

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:5009
Salary Schedule:NNB 79N

JOB GOAL

Responsible for the ongoing recruitment, training and compliance of employees engaged in student transportation activities. Participate in developing in-service training materials, serve as chairperson of Safe Driver Plan I committee and maintain records relating to training and safety activities.

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.
  1. Facilitate the successful training of new school bus drivers and assistants in accordance with the Florida Department of Education transportation curriculum and associated training for school bus staff as required by Florida state statute for the position which they are hired, including classroom and behind-the-wheel training.
  2. Maintain Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles Third-Party Commercial Driver’s License tester trainer status and qualifications.
  3. Coordinate and assists with the consistent recruitment of new driver and assistant candidates and facilitates the hiring process.
  4. Maintain required documentation for audit in compliance with state certification and district/state/federal requirements to include driving records, Department of Transportation physical exams, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and first-aid training.
  5. Develop, compile, and maintain records including, but not limited to, bus driver records, license and certificate expirations, and training hours.
  6. Ensure that installed Commercial Driver License Skills Course Blueprint layout and Testing Road Course are maintained and compliant with regulations.
  7. Serve as Chairperson of Safe Driver I Committee. Maintains all records pertaining to the Committee’s actions and processes those actions in accordance with the plan.
  8. Create and schedule transportation related training for Pre-Kindergarten monitors and exceptional student education related positions.
  9. Complete Driver Trainer evaluations, remote operator evaluations and dexterity testing.
  10. Plan, implement, and present at Annual In-Service for transportation staff bus drivers and assistants.
  11. Coordinate and provide re-training of school bus driving skills and student management training to current transportation staff, as necessary.
  12. Investigate customer service complaints relative to safety issues and take appropriate corrective action.
  13. Attend training sessions, conferences, and workshops to keep abreast of changing laws governing traffic safety, passenger loading, and student discipline.
  14. Maintain confidentiality of any information which may include but not be limited to students behavior, health, special needs, program, changes, and staff members according to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  15. Perform other duties as assigned.

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

  • Knowledge and understanding of state and local traffic laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of the proper operations of a school bus
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Must submit to and pass an initial drug test and subsequent random drug tests in accordance with the requirements of Florida Statute Section 112.0455 and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
  • All hires must pass pre-employment drug screening according to the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employees Testing Act (OTETA)
  • All hires must meet dexterity, and reflex requirements according to the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) guidelines

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) from an accredited institution
  • Five years’ experience in school bus transportation
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid Florida Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class A or B, with School Bus (Endorsement S) and Passenger (Endorsement P) endorsements
  • Possess a driving record that demonstrates careful and safe driving history
  • Current Medical Examiner Certificate

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Management, Logistics and Transportation or any other related field from an accredited institution
  • Seven years’ experience in school bus transportation
  • Current and valid Department of Education Driver Training Certification, First Aid and CPR Instructor and Department of Motor Vehicle Third Party Examiner Certification
  • Florida school bus driver trainer experience
  • Two years’ experience of Instructional Training

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Direct supervision of assigned personnel. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems; training employees; evaluating performance; and interviewing, testing, hiring, and assignment of 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.

Noise: The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

Vibration: The worker is subject to vibration. There is exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.

Atmospheric Conditions: The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions affect the respiratory systems or the skin: fumes, odors, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

Transportation equipment including, but not limited to, wheelchair, car seat, school buses, school bus lifts, and 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.

Transportation Training and Safety Coordinator;   EST: ;   REV: November 17, 2020;   Board Approved: November 17, 2020