Applications will only be accepted online at www.ggusd.us. Click on "Employment" and then "Classified Job Opportunities".
Last Date to File an Application: March 30, 2018 at 5:00pm.
ABOUT THE JOB: Under administrative direction, plans, coordinates, and directs school transportation activities, including vehicle maintenance and repair.
BASIC FUNCTION: Plans, organizes, and directs the dispatching, operation, and maintenance of district school buses and the repair and maintenance of trucks and other automotive equipment; oversees the development and coordination of school bus routes and schedules, to include transportation for special District activities such as athletic events and field trips; assists in coordinating the transportation of special needs students including the oversight of contracted vendors and collaborating with the District’s special education department; maintains current knowledge of and assists in the implementation of safety and transportation codes, regulations, laws, and related matters; oversees and assists with the school bus driver training program; assists in the evaluation of new vehicle purchases; oversees vehicle maintenance schedules and the assignment of needed mechanical work; conducts accident, incident and facility investigations; analyze situations, prepare and submit required reports; coordinates with city employees, other agencies, and district administrators in providing safe walking routes to school; prepares reports, surveys, and statistical analysis; manages the transportation budget and makes budget recommendations; administers the school bus safety and evacuation program; oversees fleet, equipment and supply inventories and recommends related purchases; creates special or routine items such as reports, letters, bulletins, or manuals; converses with principals, parents and interested citizens in solving transportation-related problems; and selects, supervises, and evaluates the work of subordinate personnel and provides overall direction of their training.
Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or equivalent and four years of increasingly responsible transportation experience in California equivalent to full-time work, including two years of experience in coordinating and supervising a large student bus transportation program including oversight of a fleet of 85 buses or more. Part-time work experience will be considered and adjusted appropriately. Any other combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered.
LICENSE: Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License and remain insurable at the standard insurance rate.A valid School Bus Driver Instructor Certificate with no limitations issued by the California Department of Education Office of Student Transportation is desirable. Candidates must submit a recent (within the last 30 days) original DMV driving record by the oral rating exam.
A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING….
Knowledge of: California Motor Vehicle Code, California Highway Patrol laws, and the applicable California Education Code sections; California school bus licensing requirements; Special Education transportation requirements; principles and practices of general management and effective supervision; methods and practices used in the maintenance of a large fleet of vehicles; routing and dispatching techniques related to student transportation; large scale school bus and truck operations, including maintenance of school buses, automobiles, and related equipment; safe driving practices; and applicable routing software.
Ability to: Plan, organize and administer transportation activities; interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures; prepare and review budget reports for large and diversified departments; create and maintain computerized records and prepare oral and written reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with district administration, staff, public, other government agencies, and contracted vendors; establish and maintain safe working conditions; plan, assign, direct and evaluate the work of others; operate a computer utilizing assigned software including routing software; meet schedules and timelines; and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
The Garden Grove Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family, or marital status, military status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
About Garden Grove Unified School District
The Garden Grove Unified School District was established July 1965. The district encompasses 28 square miles of territory, serving most of Garden Grove and portions of six surrounding cities - Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Stanton, and Westminster. The district is the third largest among 28 public school districts in Orange County with 45,000 students. The district employs more than 5,000 staff members and operates 70 schools: 47 elementary, 10 intermediate, 7 high schools, 2 continuation schools, 2 adult education centers, and 2 special education schools.