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SARATOGA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION (COMPETITIVE)

This is an administrative level position involving direction, planning, budgeting and supervision of pupil transportation services for eligible students, including the students with disabilities, residing within the school district. Employees of this class direct operations activities of routing, scheduling and busing and direct the maintenance and inspection program of school buses. The Director of Transportation also oversees the bus operator driver safety training program and the maintenance of records necessary for obtaining State Aide. In addition, the Transportation Director assists the Assistant Superintendent of Business with negotiating service contracts, negotiating employee contracts, and suspending transportation privileges. The work is performed under the general director of the Assistant Superintendent of Business with wide leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in providing safe, adequate and cost effective transportation. Direct supervision is exercised over the operational and maintenance staff of the transportation department. The Director of Transportation does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: • Recommends and implements transportation rules, procedures, policy established by the Assistant Superintendent of Business, Superintendent and the school board;

  • Implements rules and regulation established by the New York State Department of Education and the Commissioner of Education; Assists the Assistant Superintendent of Business in the development and maintenance of the transportation budget; Ensures that all transportation department purchases meet State and district requirements; Directs preparation of purchase specifications for vehicles, buses and purchase requisitions; Checks and authorizes for payment departmental purchases, bills for bus repairs and contracted services; Develops, maintains, and implements procedures to prevent and record loss of materials, supplies, and equipment; Directs transportation personnel functions including recruitment, interviewing, employee evaluation, training and discipline; Maintains transportation department employees’ time records for payroll purposes; Directs and assists in the development of transportation routes including students with disabilities and students designated as homeless; Directs and assists in the development of bus schedule times and stop locations for various routes and in the assignment of bus operators to specific routes;
  • Directs or arranges transportation for field trips, sports activities, or other extra curricular activities as well as summer school programs;
  • Investigates and maintains a report of all bus accidents; Oversees daily records maintenance of mileage, students transported, and stops made for use in New York State Education Department or Department of Transportation reports;;
  • Maintains a daily report of all buses that are late or overcrowded;; Maintains a daily record of student passengers and mileage for reports; Assistant Superintendent of Business; Prepares an annual evaluation report and other periodic reports as requested by the Assistant Superintendent of Business; Prepares technical and statistical reports on transportation operations and expenditures for the Assistant Superintendent of Business and the school board; Determines special transportation needs for students with disabilities and arranges transportation by specially constructed district fleet; Assists the Assistant Superintendent of Business with negotiations of labor contracts; Facilitates addressing behaviors/compliance issues and recommends appropriate remedial action to certified administrator;
  • Attends and speaks at parent meetings regarding transportation policy and issues; Ensure that information is presented to the public is a clear, concise and timely matter whether through press releases, mailings or by telephone;
  • Trains and monitors transportation department employees to ensure respectfully treatment of students, parents and the general public; Directs fleet maintenance program including service, repair, preventive maintenance, and New York State Inspections.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of State Education Law as is pertains to reimbursement, minimum student transportation limits, transportation of students with disabilities bus operator training, and medical standards for operators; thorough knowledge of Transportation Law as it pertains to inspection and construction of buses; thorough knowledge of Motor Vehicle Law as it pertains to driver qualifications, bus operations and traffic and safety requirements and precautions; thorough knowledge of district transportation policy; good knowledge of transportation routing and scheduling methods; good knowledge of State and City traffic laws, good knowledge of records maintenance methods and practices; good knowledge of budget preparation and control; working knowledge of the principles and practices of contract negotiations, administrative and supervisory skills; ability to plan, assign, and review the work of others; ability to develop transportation routes and to develop bus schedules times and stop locations; ability to match transportation methods with student transportation requirements; ability to implement applicable state law and district routing policies; ability to prepare required State and school board reports including narrative and tabular presentation in an accurate and timely manner; ability to prepare and maintain budgets; ability to write purchase specifications for the transportation department; ability to participate in labor contract negotiations; ability to review bills and authorize payment; ability to maintain detailed records; ability to deal effectively with district administrators and parents; tact; courtesy; and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EITHER

1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree and two years of full time paid experience in a student transportation program involving planning, budgeting, routing, school bus safety; one year of which must have involved supervision a staff of 25 or more; OR

2. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associates Degree and four years of full time paid experience in a student transportation program involving planning, budgeting, routing, school bus safety; one year of which must have involved supervision a staff of 25 or more; OR

3. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and six years of full time paid experience in a student transportation program involving planning, budgeting, routing, school bus safety; one year of which must have involved supervision a staff of 25 or more.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Per Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, and by Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, to be employed in a school district position involving direction contact with students, a clearance for employment for the State Education Department is required.

Must have and maintain a valid New York State Class B Operator’s license and at least one of the following certificates throughout the duration of employment: Master Instructor, 19A or School Bus Driver I.

Supervision is defined as: close and immediate supervision of permanently assigned employees on a regular, on-going basis. Responsibility for the assignment and review of work, providing work instruction, the evaluation of work performance, maintenance of work standards, handling absenteeism, discipline; review and maintenance of time sheet records, and recruitment. The supervision must be an integral part of the job, not incidental or occasional.

See link below:

Saratoga City School District Transportation Director posting.pdf

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FARMINGDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT

See link below for opening at Farmingdale School District  - Bus Dispatcher

Farmingdale Dispatcher Opening 121019.pdf

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WATERLOO CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

DISTRICT OFFICES, 109 WASHINGTON ST., WATERLOO, N.Y. 13165

TERRI BAVIS

Superintendent of Schools

Telephone (315) 539-1501

Fax (315) 539-1504

Posting: 1/3/20-1/17/20

V A C A N C Y A N N O U N C E M E N T

POSITION: TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISOR, effective January 2020

SALARY: 65,000-68,000


QUALIFICATIONS: Eligibility for a Class II Chauffer’s License, Possession of the license at the time of appointment.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Has responsible charge of the transportation system of a school district; does related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

This is an important supervisory position involving responsibility for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the transportation facilities of a school district. This class differs from Head Bus Driver or Head Automotive Mechanic because of the total overall supervision of the transportation program including route planning and specification writing. The work is performed under general supervision allowing considerable leeway for the exercise of independent judgement. Supervision is exercised over the work of all subordinate transportation personnel.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative Only):

Established routes to be followed by various drivers;

Prepares time schedules for buses;

Supervises service, maintenance and repair of all school district vehicles;

Writes specifications for all new vehicles and equipment;

Gives road tests to and trains new drivers;

Assigns substitute bus drivers for all extra-curricular trips;

Supervises loading and recommends stopping places for buses;

Assists in the preparation of state transportation reports and maps of bus routes;

Keeps a daily record of mileage and number of pupils carried;

Makes out periodic reports which include cost of operating each bus on the basis of expenses for gasoline, oil, grease, anti-freeze, parts, labor wages, storage or rental, and other expenses;

Approves all purchases of parts and materials;

Arranges for all special trips including those for athletic teams;

Maintains time records of bus drivers for payroll purposes.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Thorough knowledge of standard transportation methods and the operation of buses; good knowledge of automotive repair methods and of the terminology and tools of the trade; good knowledge of the geography of the district; good knowledge of driving safety practices; good knowledge of the New York State Motor Vehicle Law and applicable regulations of the Public Service Commission; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates; ability to keep records and make reports; ability to get along well with others; dependability; good physical condition.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credit hours in a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or university, AND one year of experience in the maintenance and repair of automotive equipment, or one year of experience in the operation of a multi-passenger vehicle or the dispatching of motor equipment, or one year of experience in the coordination of a transportation program which shall involve any of the experience stated above; OR

B. Graduation from high school and three years of experience in the maintenance and repair of automotive equipment, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; OR

C. Graduation from high school and five years of experience in the operation of multi-passenger vehicles or the dispatching of motor equipment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS:

Eligibility for a CDL B PS issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles at the time of application for appointment. Possession of a NYS license within 90 days of appointment.

Civil Service Examination is required when available. Once examination is completed, applicant must qualify through civil service requirements.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply Online:

https://seneca-portal.mycivilservice.com/jobopps

Please scroll down to the Job Bank Section to apply for this title.

On the application’s “General Information” tab you will be asked “Please indicate the municipality (Town, Village, School or Seneca County) that you wish your application to be sent, if applicable”. Please enter Waterloo School or WCSD as your response.

Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.

SENECA COUNTY RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT IS WAIVED FOR THIS POSITION.

Waterloo School District is in compliance with the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Title IX Educational Amendment of 1972, Part 86, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The School District provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, military/veteran status, genetic status, prior criminal record, or victim of domestic violence.

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