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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204

Assistant Director of Support Services - Transportation

Assistant Director of Support Services - Transportation

MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION:                                  ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SUPPORT SERVICES – TRANSPORTATION

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR(S):  Director of Support Services; Superintendent; Assistant Superintendent

FLSA/CONTRACT STATUS:      Exempt

EMPLOYMENT TERM:               261 days annually

SALARY:                                     As per Mineral County Salary Schedule based on experience and education.

EVALUATION:                            Performance in this position will be evaluated by the Director of Support Services and in accordance with WV State Board Policy 5310 and Mineral County Board of Education Policy.

JOB SUMMARY:                        To enable each student, through safe and efficient transportation, to take full advantage of the complete range of curricular and extracurricular activities offered through Mineral County Schools.

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assists the director and principals to provide leadership and support in developing, implementing, and maintaining high quality and safe transportation services;

Supervises and evaluates school bus operators and mechanics;

Instructs and certifies prospective bus operators under guidelines as prescribed by the WVDE and Mineral County policies;

Arranges for certification of school bus operators, school bus trainers, and equipment;

Manages the use of substitute school bus operators, mechanics, and transportation aides;

Verifies information such as attendance and payroll submitted by school bus operators, mechanics, and office staff;

Manages the transportation needs of field trips, athletic events, and other activities;

Conducts route and bus operator’s observations for compliance with state and local regulations;

Investigates and responds to requests for bus stops and route changes;

Coordinates training and staff development opportunities for all bus operators and mechanics;

Makes route changes in the event of adverse road conditions or emergencies;

Investigates hazardous road and route conditions and reports to the Superintendent;

Maintains accurate records of student bus stops and routing information;

Acts as the primary radio dispatch communicator;

Drives school bus as necessary;

Establishes and maintains professional working relationships with appropriate school personnel;

Assists the director to establish a good public and employee relations program;

Maintains and upgrades professional skills in order to improve the transportation program;

Plans, coordinates, and arranges for the appropriate training of staff including staff development opportunities and safety programs;

Develops on-going and long-range school bus replacement schedules;

Communicates with other administrators, personnel and outside organizations to coordinate transportation needs;

Prepares all required reports and maintains all appropriate records;

Ascertains that all buses are inspected as required;

Takes responsibility that all buses are kept in safe running condition with repairs being made at the School Bus Garage and/or contracted vendors;

Mediates and works to resolve parent and employee concerns;

Authorizes purchases in the transportation department within budgetary limitations and according to county guidelines;

Investigates any accidents, takes appropriate corrective action, and files all required reports;

Monitors enrollment at the schools in order to realign school boundaries for school bus routes;

Assists with Comprehensive Education Facilities Plan;

Oversees the use of cameras on school buses;

Remains on call for emergency situations;

Responsible for the service personnel staff development program;

Assists the Director of Support Services with other duties when needed such as facilities and grounds, etc.;

Adheres to Employee Code of Conduct as outlined in Mineral County School’s Policy 3210; and

Performs other duties deemed appropriate and assigned by the Superintendent and/or immediate supervisor(s).

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School diploma or equivalent, pursuant to WV Code §18A-2-5; 

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education;

Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and route management software;

Knowledge of budgetary process and inventory control;

Possess prior experience related to transportation, safety, and mechanical operations;

Demonstrate leadership and supervisory skills;

Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills; and

Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code §18-5-15c and/or §18A-3-10, as appropriate.

 

The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace.  Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be at least 21 years of age;

Must have at least three years of driving experience as a licensed operator of any vehicle;

Must obtain and maintain WV CDL license with passenger and school bus endorsement;

Must maintain valid CPR, First Aid certification, CPI, and Defensive Driving training;

Must pass a physical examination from a medical examiner as defined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration;

Must pass drug and alcohol screening; and

Must meet all requirements outlined in WV State Board of Education Policy 4336

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stoop, reach overhead and shoulder height, stand, walk, lift, pull, push, grasp, talk, hear, see, use fingers to operate tools and controls, use feet to operate vehicle, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 50 pounds (100 pounds when operating a school bus) without assistance.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, ability to adjust focus, color vision, and depth perception.   Specific hearing abilities required by this job include hearing and speaking to exchange information in person, on the telephone and to make presentations. 

The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job requires exposure to extreme temperatures from below freezing to occasionally 100oF+ during warmer months. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud (60-90 dB).

 

The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

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