This position involves responsibility for assisting in the scheduling and timing of bus routes and drivers for the school district. Additionally, the person maintains related transportation records and fills in as a substitute bus driver as needed.
- Assists in establishing bus routes and in preparing time schedules for buses for pupils in the school district, including driving directions.
- Prepares records on mileage, number of patrons carried and number of stops made on each route.
- Receives and responds to complaints concerning transportation services, making necessary changes.
- Works closely with customer to get up-to-date information on bell times, student rosters and any special needs updates.
- May drive a bus and assist with dispatch, payroll, and billing functions.
- Communicates with location staff and drivers to update routing and make necessary changes.
- Communicates with school district personnel daily.
- Maintains records of student rosters and bell times.
Minimum Education & Certifications Required
- High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
- Minimum of 1 year routing or logistics experience or 2 years driving a bus.
Experience & Skills Required
- Good knowledge of the geography of the district.
- The ability to work under minimal supervision.
- Good organizational and time management skills.
- Good verbal communication skills.
- The ability to work early morning hours.
- Must maintain a professional and respectful attitude toward fellow employees and customers and parents.
- Dress in a professional and appropriate manner for a business environment.
- Perform all job functions in the safest manner adhering to OSHA guidelines & other applicable Federal& State laws.
- Execute all job duties while following company policy and procedure.
- CDL may be required.
- Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office.
- Ability to use or learn to use internet, additional programs as required and office equipment, including fax and phones or other electronic devices.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
- Ability to successfully complete dexterity test and DOT physical and comply with drug free workplace policy.
- School bus yard /Office/On-the-road. Some outdoor work. Minimal local travel, typically within 50 miles from base.
- Pushing/Pulling: Opening service door, emergency door, bus hood, steering, windows, applying service & parking brake, adjusting mirrors & wheelchairs, student evacuations up to 120 lbs and for up to 40 feet.
- Lifting: Bus hood, trash box, challenged passenger into their seats, wheel chocks, tire chains, emergency equipment. Up to 40 lbs.
- Walking: Crossing lot, up and down bus aisle, around exterior of bus.
- Sitting: Up to 2-3 hours.
- Climbing: Steps in and out of bus, cleaning windshield, under hood inspection.
- Reaching: Under hood inspection, cleaning windows, applying tie-downs, safety vests, car seats, adjust mirrors, opening emergency door from ground, checking roof hatch, applying service brake, clutch and accelerator.
- Gripping: Doors, knobs, switches, handles, hand tools, etc.
- Hearing: Detecting problems with passengers on bus, emergency vehicles, unusual engine noises.
- Bending/Stooping/Squatting: Pre-trip inspection, applying tie-downs, sweeping, checking for sleeping children multiple times per route per day.
- Seeing: Driving, reading street signs, route sheets.
- Communicating: Via the English language with passengers, parents, school officials, dispatch, monitor if applicable.
- Dropping: From emergency door to ground.