Under the direction of the Transportation Director, plan, coordinate and oversee the routing, scheduling and daily transportation services and trucking operations of the department; assure compliance with time schedules and applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations; train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; perform related duties as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
The classification specification does not describe all duties performed by all incumbents within the class. This summary provides examples of typical tasks performed in this classification.
• Plan, coordinate and oversee the routing, scheduling and daily transportation services including regular and special education, contract services and trucking operations of the department; assure compliance with time schedules and applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations. E • Oversee the daily operations of the dispatch office; monitor two-way radios of District buses, District security and contract company radios for bus problems, lateness and accidents. E • Train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff including bus drivers; interview and recommend selection of employees; recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions. E • Plan the effective and efficient development of bus routes; monitor routes daily and make necessary adjustments for overloads, lateness and related problems. E • Oversee the assigning of driver overtime, field trips, athletic events and special events to drivers in accordance with established guidelines; coordinate time off for bus drivers; arrange for substitutes as necessary. E • Communicate with school site staff, administrators, parents and outside agencies to exchange information, coordinate activities and resolve issues, concerns and questions regarding transportation services, student behavioral problems and special accommodations for students. E • Receive and respond to inquiries concerning routing and other transportation questions; continuously survey the existing transportation program for safety, service costs and areas in need of improvement; advise the Director of needs involving safety and legal matters. E • Direct and advise outside bus contractors regarding student transportation operations and contractual obligations. E • Assign contractor liquidations for non-compliance of contracts such as bus lateness, no driver and no radio contact; verify accuracy of and distribute liquidations to appropriate contractors. E • Record field trip requests; supervise distribution of athletic, field and special trips given to charter companies. E • Confer with Fleet Maintenance personnel regarding repairs and preventative maintenance of buses and other vehicles; monitor status of repairs; inform the Director of the need for additional drivers and equipment. E • Attend a variety of meetings, conferences and workshops to maintain current knowledge of and assist in the implementation of safety and transportation codes, regulations, laws and related matters. E • Schedule and conduct a variety of training sessions for bus drivers; establish and complete renewal behind the wheel training courses for bus drivers. E • Maintain a variety of transportation personnel records including license and certificate expirations, medical expirations and training hours required for the renewal of the bus driver certificate. E • Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports related to routing, schedules, liquidations, accidents and other transportation services; review daily time reports, bus records, fuel use and vehicle inspection records. E • Visit school sites to observe and evaluate bus, green and passenger loading and unloading zones; contact appropriate city authorities to request zone changes. E • Receive and respond to driver accidents; drive to accident scenes and conduct internal accident investigations; gather information, take photos and assist students and staff; obtain accident reports from the highway patrol and police agencies. E • Operate a variety of office equipment including a fax machine, copier and a computer and assigned software; utilize computerized routing software; operate a two-way radio. E • Receive, verify and assign equipment transfers; serve as a liaison with contractors for trash dump facilities. E • Assist in the development of the departmental budget; make recommendations for the purchase of transportation supplies, materials and equipment. E • Receive and respond to emergency calls after hours and on weekends. E • Serve as the Fleet Maintenance Supervisor in the absence of the Fleet Maintenance Supervisor as assigned. E • Serve as a substitute Bus Driver as needed. E
Note: At the end of some of the duty statements there is an italicized E which identifies essential duties required of the classification. This is strictly for use in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Principles and techniques of route scheduling for a large pupil transportation operation. Principles and practices of supervision and training. Methods and procedures of dispatching transportation vehicles. District boundaries and the general geography of the greater Los Angeles area. Laws, codes, rules and regulations related to pupil transportation. Health and safety regulations including first aid. Emergency road service procedures. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment. Operation of a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software. Operation of a two-way radio. Record keeping and report preparation techniques. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Public speaking techniques.
Oversee, coordinate and participate in the daily operations and activities of the Transportation department. Plan the effective and efficient development of bus routes. Oversee assignment of buses and drivers to designated routes and special events. Review routes and schedules to accommodate changes. Train, supervise and evaluate assigned staff. Plan and conduct driver safety and training programs. Assess transportation needs and develop viable plans and alternatives. Prepare and maintain a variety of records, logs, lists, files and reports. Interpret, apply and explain applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations. Read and interpret maps. Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software. Operate a two-way radio. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Work independently with little direction. Plan and organize work. Analyze situations accurately and adopt and effective course of action. Prioritize and schedule work. Understand and resolve issues, complaints or problems. Prepare and present oral presentations. Drive a school bus safely and efficiently. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Complete work with many interruptions.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
Persons with certain disabilities may be capable of performing the essential duties of this class with or without reasonable accommodation, depending on the nature of the disability.
Education and Training:
Equivalent to graduation from high school. An Associate's degree with coursework in business administration, management or a related field is desired.
Three years of student transportation experience and two years experience dispatching school buses on fixed and variable route assignments.
Any other combination of training and experience that could likely provide the desired skills, knowledge or abilities may be considered.
Valid California Class C driver's license.
Incumbents in this classification must obtain a valid California Class B driver's license with passenger and air brake endorsements, a valid unrestricted California Special Driver Certificate for school bus operation and a valid Medical Card within six months of employment.
Applicants for this classification will be required to obtain and submit, at his/her own expense, his/her current motor vehicle driving record at the time of appointment. The record must meet and be maintained at the District's safe driving standard. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the disqualification of the applicant regardless of any other standing.
Under federal law, those individuals required to possess a commerical driver's license shall be subject to alcohol and controlled substance testing.