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JOB POSTING #337

The City School District of Albany, An Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer Management/Confidential Employment Opportunity

Date of Posting: November 19, 2019

Position: Transportation Supervisor Monday – Friday

Location: Harriet Gibbons

Requirements: Appropriate examination for this title is required for permanent appointment. For additional information and to apply for current Civil Service exams visit:

https://jobs.albanyny.gov/exams

Valid NYS Driver’s License is required at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment.

Must possess or be eligible for 19A and SBDI Certification

Salary: $80,000 – $90,000

Deadline for Applying: November 29, 2019, 4:00 pm

General Statement:

The incumbent is responsible for planning, developing and coordinating the activities of the School District transportation system. The incumbent reviews and analyzes transportation practices, policies and procedures to determine compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, and established policies, and makes recommendations for changes in policies. This work is supervised and evaluated by the Director of Communications & Operations. This title exercises supervision over clerical staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs review and analysis of various transportation policies, procedures and systems to determine compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies;
  • Obtains and compiles information necessary in the review and analysis of transportation needs;
  • Reviews documentation and makes necessary arrangements for transportation contractors to provide same;
  • Participates in meetings to explain and discuss findings and recommendations;
  • Works closely with service providers regarding transportation for handicapped students;
  • Keeps and maintains records and makes reports;
  • Assists in the preparation of bus routes and schedules;
  • Participates in the planning and administration of the transportation budget;
  • Investigates and files reports on all bus accidents;
  • Arranges for special (field) trips required by the schools;
  • Prepares all required New York State Education and Department of Transportation reports;
  • Prepares all transportation purchase orders and requisitions for approval;
  • Acts as liaison between school administrators and parents concerning transportation problems and issues and responds to these issues; 
  • Enters and retrieves information in an automated information system;
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university or one accredited by the NYS Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s Degree and one (1) year of fulltime paid experience involving the operation of a transportation system; OR

B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or one accredited by the NYS Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s Degree and three (3) years of fulltime paid experience involving the operation of a transportation system; OR

C) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and five (5) years of fulltime paid experience involving operation of a transportation system; OR

D) Any equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in A or B above.

How to Apply

E‐mail: humanresources@albany.k12.ny.us

Post: City School District of Albany Office of Human Resources 1 Academy Park, Albany, NY 12207

The City School District of Albany, does not discriminate on the basis of Age, Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Disability, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identification, Gender Expression, Transgender Status, Sex, Marital Status, Domestic Violence Status, or Genetic Predispositions in employment or any of its programs and/or activities which it offers or operates, as it is required to do by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 and the New York State Human Rights Laws.



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

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

Farmingdale Dispatcher Opening 121019.pdf

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