Bethel School District is seeking qualified applicants for 1.0 FTE, 260-day Bethel Transportation Supervisor. This position supervises and directs the daily activities of special services route drivers, aides, substitutes, and trainers. The Transportation Supervisor is on-call, including evenings and weekends, and is responsive to bus and weather emergencies.
The Bethel Transportation Supervisor manages and coordinates Transportation staff, facilitates, training, evaluations and fleet maintenance.
Bethel Schools are committed to creating safe, caring, mutually respectful environments where all students are honored and valued for their diverse cultural backgrounds, strengths and abilities in every instructional practice and school activity to support academic achievement and student success.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Supervise, direct and evaluate drivers and aides to ensure safe operation of vehicles and timely transportation of students.
• Supervise route planning to ensure efficient transportation for all students served by Bethel Transportation, minimizing travel time for students.
• Supervise dispatch functions and staff assignments throughout the day, while programs and schools are in operation, to ensure students are transported safely; school, program, family and student needs are met; and resources are employed efficiently.
• Ensure transportation, fleet maintenance, training and budget records are accurately maintained to comply with District, State and legal requirements associated with transporting students.
• Work with school administrators, program directors, and District staff to manage student behavior and implement interventions and supports.
• Supervise and manage the training program for all staff supervised by this position and for safe operation of all vehicles in the fleet to ensure the District is in full compliance with all applicable federal and state requirements and to ensure the District maintains an adequate pool of trained and qualified drivers.
• Supervise and direct the daily activities of training staff.
• Evaluate and manage employee performance to ensure supervised staff perform at a high level, meet expectations and adhere to district and state policies and procedures.
• Assist in the determination of school delay or closure, transportation routing and schedules during periods of inclement weather, during early morning hours and during any hazardous circumstances.
• Maintain positive working relationships with the students, families, community partners, district staff, public agencies and contractors.
• Maintain accurate budget and fiscal records and reports.
• Develop and update a fleet maintenance and replacement plan.
• Knowledge of the operation of standard office equipment and software used by the position
• Ability to efficiently navigate and use financial programs, District databases and other software programs as needed
• Ability to organize, coordinate and direct a variety of trainer and driver activities
• Ability to interpret and apply District and school operating policies
• Ability to organize and maintain a variety of records in an effective and efficient manner
• Ability to analyze budget and accounting records and to prepare clear and concise reports as required by the position
• Ability to take direction and delegate responsibility as needed
• Ability to maintain an appropriate and legal level of confidentiality regarding students, staff, and other individuals
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers, students, administrators, parents, and co-workers
• Ability to maintain regular, predictable and prompt attendance
Successful Candidates Will:
• Have extensive knowledge and experience in pupil transportation
• Effectively use data to inform decisions
• Connect well with students, staff, families and the District community – be open to learning about others, especially those who may be different from you
• Exhibit strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
• Incorporate feedback and professional learning into practices
• Maintain collaborative and collegial relationships with department staff, administrators and district staff (be a team player)
• Participate in opportunities to learn, show a strong willingness to grow and maintain an interest in improving
• Recognize students’ different needs, abilities and interests and be flexible to meet student needs, abilities and interests
• Promote the school and district with staff, students, families and the community
• Strive to support and maintain a strong professional community that encourages excellence
• Possess skills and abilities to effectively coach and evaluate assigned staff
• Maintain a high standard of ethics in all professional relationships, actions and decision
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in pupil transportation industry, including positions of progressively increasing responsibility; or a combination of experience, education and training in a comparable industry with some experience in pupil transportation and supervision.
Be in possession of or have the abilities to acquire Oregon School Bus Driver certificate; Oregon Department of Education School Bus Driver Trainer certification; ODE Classroom Trainer Certification, and ODE/DMV Third Party Examiner certification.
High school graduate or equivalent, supplemented by course work or training in areas of emphasis for the position, is required. Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in business, public administration, education, or a related field is preferred.
Bilingual speaking and writing abilities, especially Spanish-English, are strongly desired.
Able to effectively use spreadsheet, word processing, data base, and other software, as required by the position.
Able to employ culturally responsive and inclusive perspectives and strategies when interacting with students, families, staff, community members and district partners.
Must be able to pass background check and Oregon Department of Education fingerprinting requirements.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This position is a 260-day contract with paid leave, PERS and benefits package.
Salary dependent on experience and training.
To apply, please follow the link to TalentEd Recruit and Hire: https://bethelor.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=2062.
Cover Letter that addresses applicant's abilities to meet minimum qualification and perform job duties
Three letters of recommendation
*Please note that faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
For information regarding this position, please email Remie Calalang, Human Resources Director, at email@example.com.
Bilingual candidates and candidates experienced in working with bilingual students and families will receive preferential consideration.
Additional information can be found at www.bethel.k12.or.us.