GENERAL PURPOSE Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent – Administrative Services, plan, coordinate and manage the activities of the District’s transportation department to ensure that the District’s goals and objectives for student transportation are met; oversee the creation of and approve special needs and regular education bus routes and schedules; assure compliance with Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations related to student transportation; train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff, plan and manage transportation budgets; establish and maintain timely scheduling and completion of repair work for buses and other district vehicles; perform other related duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the class.
1. Plan, coordinate and manage the activities of the District’s transportation department to ensure that the District’s goals and objectives for student transportation are met.
2. Monitor the dispatch and movement of bus fleet to assure timely pick-up and delivery of students; maintain dispatch communications with buses in the field; assure proper coverage and solve problems as necessary.
3. Oversee the creation of and approve special needs and regular education bus routes and schedules; coordinate transportation needs with District departments and make changes to routes as necessary; ensure that routes are created and performed in a cost effective, efficient and safe manner.
4. Plan, coordinate and supervise the maintenance and repair of District vehicles, buses and related equipment; oversee shop activities; order parts and related inventory as necessary.
5.Train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assure current and valid certification of drivers; participate in interviews; hire and discipline employees according to established District procedures; maintain drivers’ schedules and calculate drivers’ time.
6. Ensure that buses comply with federal and California Highway Patrol (CHP) motor vehicle safety standards and regulations; prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports, including CHP, Department of Transportation, compliance, employee and other related records; act as the liaison with CHP for annual terminal inspections.
7. Prepare and maintain current safety programs for school bus drivers and the school sites; oversee and approve driver training programs, including in-service, behind-the-wheel, safety and other programs as necessary.
8. Prepare specifications and cost analysis for new school buses and planning activities for the department; recommend additions or changes in current transportation vehicles.
9. Prepare and maintain the District’s “Transportation Safety Plan”; manage and monitor safety and vehicle inspection programs; investigate accidents involving District vehicles.
10. Prepare and manage District transportation budgets, including planning, budgeting, monitoring, and reporting.
11. Provide recommendations on the effect of transportation costs relating to alteration of policy concerning non-transportation zones (walking distances), school boundaries or bell schedules.
12. Evaluate and select departmental supplies and equipment; prepare and review cost estimates on new equipment and equipment repairs.
13. Resolve transportation issues involving students, parents, and staff including, but not limited to, safety, routing, discipline, theft, maintenance and efficient bus operations.
Laws, rules, regulations and guidelines governing student transportation; school Transportation operations involving the use of a large number and variety of vehicles; methods, practices, equipment and supplies used in a fleet maintenance program; policies and procedures concerning time lines and routing of buses; collective bargaining practices and procedures; fleet maintenance regulations, procedures and requirements; requirements of a variety of training programs; principles of efficient and economical bus routing techniques and scheduling of employees; computers and software programs related to transportation including routing and scheduling; principles and practices of supervision and training; mandated cost compliance; oral and written communication skills; geography and topography of local area; record-keeping techniques; basic research methods; principles of budget management; interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy; Education Code, Motor Vehicle Code and ordinances relating to pupil transportation, maintenance of buses and automobiles.
Ability to: Organize, coordinate, direct and implement an efficient student transportation system; plan, organize, coordinate and direct the District's transportation program; plan and direct training programs; plan and approve transportation routes and bus stops; communicate effectively with those contacted in the course of work within and outside the District; assure department meets legal requirements concerning student transportation; prepare and deliver oral presentations; maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions; train, supervise and evaluate personnel; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; coordinate and disseminate information; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others; meet schedules and time lines; maintain records and prepare reports; read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures; communicate effectively both orally and in writing to exchange information.
Education/Training/Experience: Any combination equivalent to: bachelor’s degree supplemented by course work in business or related field and five years’ increasingly responsible experience in a major transportation department including at least two years in a management or supervisory capacity.
Licenses/Certificates/Special Requirements: A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s Vehicle Insurance Policy. Completion of the California State Department of Education School Bus Driver Instructors course or Transportation Management course is preferred.
Valid California School Bus Driver Certificate is preferred.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to frequently sit and occasionally walk and stand to access work areas and files; stoop, kneel, or crouch to access or place records or files; lift and carry records and documents, typically weighing less than pounds 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this class, the employee must be able to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; interpret policies and procedures; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new information or new skills; work under deadlines with constant interruptions; and interact with District staff, vendors, and the general public.
WORK ENVIRONMENT Employees will work in both office and field settings, and the noise level is usually quiet or moderately quiet. Employees frequently drive to District sites and training locations to complete work orders and participate in training.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION INCLUDE:
Any combination equivalent to: bachelor’s degree supplemented by course work in business or related field.
Five years’ increasingly responsible experience in a major transportation department including at least two years in a management or supervisory capacity.
Valid California driver’s license.
Completion of the California State Department of Education School Bus Driver Instructors course or Transportation Management course is preferred.
Valid California School Bus Driver Certificate is preferred.
Knowledge of school Transportation operations involving the use of a large number and variety of vehicles.
Knowledge of fleet maintenance regulations, procedures and requirements.
Knowledge of computers and software programs related to transportation including routing and scheduling.
Knowledge of Education Code, Motor Vehicle Code and ordinances relating to pupil transportation, maintenance of buses and automobiles.
Ability to organize, coordinate, direct and implement an efficient student transportation system.
Ability to assure department meets legal requirements concerning student transportation.
Ability to train, supervise, and evaluate personnel.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Additional Salary Information: Previous years of CALPERS or STRS Service accepted for longevity placement
(10 years 3%, 15 years 4%,18 years 5%, 25 years 10%)
ANAHEIM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
We are a diverse family of 24 schools, serving 19,300 K-6 students in a dynamic, standards-based learning community. As one of the largest elementary school districts in California, we offer a broad range of programs and learning opportunities, enhanced by strong support from families and the community.
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Anaheim City School District provides a high quality education designed to reach and teach all students and to prepare them for a bright and promising future in our rapidly changing world. We seek to develop student responsibility, confidence, creativity, enthusiasm, and strong academic and social skills for lifelong learning.