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Transportation Operations Director

Organization: 
Sisters School District

Position Title: Transportation Operations Director
Posting Date: June 1, 2022
Position Closes: Open until filled
Date Available: As soon as possible

Position Summary:
Develops, organizes, implements, manages, and monitors overall performance of associated transportation services. To improve student achievement through creating a safe environment by, training newly hired and regular school bus drivers and by performing school bus driver trainer duties as required. Trains district staff on Type 10 and 20 driving. Coordinates a variety of duties related to the efficient dispatching of district transportation vehicles and personnel. Coordinates a variety of duties related to the safe and efficient routing of district transportation vehicles and performs employee time clock processing. Operates school bus on an as needed basis.

Supervision received and exercised:
Receives supervision from the Operations Director. Methods of performing tasks are usually left to the judgment of the employee with a supervisor giving occasional instructions, advice, and decisions. Work is reviewed periodically to assure compliance to standards and measured results. Exercises functional and technical supervision over the bus drivers. The Operations Director will evaluate performance on this position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other related duties may be assigned.
• Supervises, trains, and evaluates the activities of the transportation department and team members.
• Recruit and recommend new hires, promotions, corrective action, and transfers for maintaining staffing needs, district expectations, and productivity of the work force.
• Prepare process and maintain all documents required to verify safety and medical certification, alcohol and drug testing of bus drivers.

Driver Trainer / Instructor
• Performs training and instruction, including written and group presentations, scenario applications, data generation, and schedule configurations for school bus drivers and school district staff driving district vehicles. Ensuring that training materials are current, professional, and meeting quality control levels
and legal requirements.
• Coordinating the work of team members to include: scheduling, behind the wheel instruction, first aid classes, and ODE and DMV rules.
• Transporting students with special needs.
• Evaluating and monitoring drivers to ensure compliance pertaining to drug and alcohol testing and physical capacity as outlined by Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles, Oregon Department of Transportation, and Oregon Department of Education.

Dispatch
• Coordinates dispatch coverage.
• Provides dispatch solutions, tracking functions, scenario applications, data generation, and route configurations.
• Provides drivers with the most current route, student information, schedules, maps, and
directions.
• Schedules and assigns school bus service for athletic, field, and other customer trips.

Routing
• Examines routes and/or schedules to maximize efficiency and cost containment.
• Performs and maintains current information for ODE supplemental plan and the completion of state reports, safe school bus stop locations, school walk zones, safe routes to school, and site assessments.
• Provides routing solutions, report functions, scenario applications, data generation, and software applications.

Other Essential Functions:
• Assists supervisor in maintaining department readiness for inclement weather, collision, emergency response plans, cyclical workloads, cost containment, attendance patterns, and altered school schedules.
• Performs employee time clock processing.
• Assists supervisor in maintaining department readiness for inclement weather, collision, emergency response plans, cyclical workloads, cost containment, attendance patterns, and altered school schedules.
• Regular and reliable attendance.

Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge of

Driver Trainer / Instructor
• Training and instruction applications, concepts, and practices.
• Rules and regulations as they pertain to school bus drivers including but not limited to district policies and rules applicable to school bus operations, Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial Driver License, Oregon Department of Education school bus certification, PL 94-142, FMVSS, IDEA, ADA,
and McKinney-Vento Act.
• Streets, roads, and school locations within the district boundaries.
• A variety of vehicles in terms of make, model, and power trains including diesel engines, automatic, and five-speed manual transmissions; school bus capacity, equipment, and seating configurations.
Dispatch
• Dispatch applications, concepts, and practices.
• School bus capacity, equipment, seating configurations, and principles of safe driving.
• Streets, roads, school locations within the district boundaries and trip locations.

Routing
• Responds to technical questions regarding route efficiency, structure, and design, utilization of routing software, and work prioritization in conjunction with supervisor.
• Provides routing solutions, report functions, scenario applications, data generation, and software applications.
• Performs and maintains current information for ODE supplemental plan and the completion of state reports, safe school bus stop locations, school walk zones, safe routes to school, and site assessments.
• Examines routes and/or schedules to maximize efficiency and cost containment.

Other Knowledge
Office procedures, practices, computer equipment and applicable related software, including Google Suite

Ability to:
• Establish and maintain effective and collaborate working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, demonstrating excellent public relations skills.
• Plan, estimate, coordinate, and schedule the work of others.
• Analyze operations and recommend changes or concepts as necessary.
• Understand various program and service needs and desires relative to student achievement and transportation.
• Learn streets and roads within district boundaries, read, and interpret maps.
• Work well independently and under pressure to make decisions, exercising sound, independent judgment and attention to details.
• Maintain safe driving record and appropriate licensure.
• Drive a transport vehicle safely and efficiently.
• Communicate clearly and concisely in English, both orally and in writing.
• Operate a computer and related peripheral equipment and software.
• Prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
• Work effectively within a team environment.
• Maintain flexible work schedule.
• Acquire certification as a behind-the-wheel trainer.
• Coordinate the scope of work to organize and dissect runs and routes as needed when faced with insufficient drivers or equipment.
• Work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment with demanding customers.
• Analyze routes and recommend changes or concepts as necessary.
• Coordinate the scope of work to organize students to stops, stops into runs, runs into routes.

Work Experience:
• Two or more years of experience in the operation of a school bus.
• Two or more years training bus, type 10 and 20 drivers.
• One year of transportation dispatching and/or routing experience is desirable.
• Experience in organizing and assigning resources (such as data, equipment, and people) desirable. Experience using transportation specific software desired e.g. computerized routing system, desirable.

Special Requirements:
• Possession of a valid Class B Oregon Commercial Driver License with applicable endorsements for school bus driving.
• Possession of an Oregon School Bus Trainer certification for instructors (Behind the Wheel Training Certificate, Core Instructor and Third Party Tester examination, students with special needs training).

Work Environment:
Climate controlled office and exposure to moderate to high noise intensity levels from two-way radios and telephones. May include driving school buses or other district vehicles in various road and weather conditions. High level of contact with district personnel and outside agencies/community.

Physical Requirements:
Constant talking, hearing, and sitting for prolonged periods in a confined area. Frequent reaching, handling and finger movements. Mobility to work in typical office setting and use standard office equipment. Vision: Frequent near and far acuity. Vision to read printed materials and computer screen or other monitoring devices.

Strength: Generally sedentary/light. Exerting up to 15 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

For bus driving duties: Medium/heavy – Exert force to 50-75 lbs. occasionally and/or 20 to 35 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. May involve significant stand/walk/carry/push/pull.

Ascend and descend steps with a maximum step height of 17 ½ inches. Operate two hand controls simultaneously and quickly. Have a reaction time of ¾ of a second of less from the throttle to the brake control. Carry or drag a 125-pound person 30 feet in 30 seconds or less. Depress a brake pedal with the foot to a pressure of at least 90 pounds. Exit from an emergency door opening of 24 x 48 inches at least 42 inches from the ground in ten seconds or less.

Employment, Salary and Benefits:
• This is a full-time (1.0FTE), 260-day contract position, including 11 paid holidays,
3 personal days, bereavement and sick leave.
• Salary range depending upon work experience: $75,000 – $ 80,000 annually.
• Sisters School District offers several competitive and comprehensive benefits packages to team members, and contributes a district paid monthly amount towards these benefits. Benefits include medical, prescription, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, employee assistance (EAP) and wellness
programs.
• Sisters School District offers additional optional benefits such as Section 125 Flexible Spending and/or Dependent Day Care accounts, 403(b) & 457 retirement savings plans, and other optional coverages.
• Employer-paid PERS.

Submission Details: Submit your Talented Recruit & Hire Application, Cover Letter, Resume, Transcripts and Three letters of recommendation on Talented Recruit and Hire @ https://sisters.cloud.talentedk12.com/hire/index.aspx (Link on webpage)

Contact: The HR Department for any questions regarding this position @ 541 549-8521 #5021. Sisters

School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer