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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the nation's second largest school district, is seeking an individual with an exceptional professional background to lead the Transportation Division.
The Transportation Division provides home to school/school to school busing services every school day. In addition, the Division provides other types of bus trips each year, such as class field trips, academic shuttles, parent buses, late activity buses, and athletic team buses. Transportation Division buses drive over 20.5 million miles annually in support of District programs. Additionally, the Division operates the largest alternative fuel school bus fleet in the nation: 600 CNG, 100 ultra low emission, and 141 propane buses.
LAUSD provides transportation to approximately 40,000 students through various programs such as Magnet, capacity adjustment, Special Education, and more. To provide this service, the Division runs more than 1800 daily bus routes through District and contracted yellow bus services and approximately 700 routes during the summer.
In additional to core services, Transportation Division provides approximately 41,000 supplemental trips for program and athletic support. Including school buses, Transportation also manages 3,500 of the Districts operational and administrative vehicles at five major garages.
As the leader of the Transportation Division for LAUSD, you will be heading one of the largest public transit authorities in the State of California. The new director will be responsible for all facets of yellow bus and “white fleet” transportation services including, financial, organizational, operational, technology and customer service. The Transportation Division is made up of highly qualified and highly dedicated transportation experts and drivers.
The new Transportation Director will join a team of executives within the Office of Educational Services at LAUSD to plan, direct and coordinate the activities of the Transportation Services Division through managers and staff. Administrative direction is received from the Chief Executive Officer, Educational Services.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate has five (5) plus years of executive experience in school transportation services serving a ridership of 30,000 or more. The ideal candidate is most likely to possess a degree in business managment from a recognized university, with background experience in transportation management or .
He/she will have:
A deep understanding of how the transportation services industry works, and tracks the economic, political, legislative, social and competitive forces and trends that affect the industry;
Experience developing, managing and evaluating staff to insure the highest level of professional integrity in the delivery of all Transportation Division services;
Knowledge and stays current on the relevant laws, regulations, and contracts that pertain to the job;
Excellent planning, analytical and problem-solving skills to develop and implement a strategic plan and accompanying action plans and to evaluate and monitor programs and operations;
Demonstrated record of sound financial management, professional and personal accountability and data-driven decision-making;
Experience in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of operations through the application of innovative technology;
Experience in collaborative labor/management relations; understanding of collective bargaining law and labor agreements;
Experience working and maintaining positive, effective communication, the public, colleagues and parents, within an urban setting with diverse economic, multi-cultural and multi-lingual constituencies;
Professional resiliency and the ability to maintain their composure and professionalism and thrive in a “high-demand” complex work environment. And the ability to maintain focus and relationships within a complex and high volume work environment which often experiences unexpected shifts in priorities;
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills are vital for this position to reach out, listen and build confidence, trust and consensus in the Division, as well as, between and among internal and external groups associated with the Transportation Division and other District units.