• Director of Transportation

    Posted: 12/17/2021

     . In addition, this position oversees
        the operations and maintenance of the staff of the bus garage as well as acts as the PGCPS liaison to the     Prince George Emergency Operations Center.

    • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college, with at least three years of supervisory or management experience in a maintenance, warehouse, transportation, or general services environment; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which would provide the acceptable knowledge, abilities, and skill, as evidenced in the following performance responsibilities.
    • A valid Virginia CDL license and/or 5 years’ experience as a licensed Virginia school bus driver
    • The school division may consider granting a period of time to gain the Virginia CDL if it is not yet held to an otherwise successful/qualified candidate
    • Considerable knowledge of current personnel and management practices, as well as student transportation methods and student transportation safety requirements
    • Knowledgeable of the general operating principles of all American-made buses; knowledge of commercial trucking, shipping/receiving procedures as well as the use of tow motors and commercial trucks as they pertain to warehouse operations
    • Provides effective oral and written communication and is computer literate
    • Communicates effectively with principals, directors, assistant superintendents and the public; must possess sufficient strength, agility, and dexterity required to perform job responsibilities
                    Chief Support Services Officer
    • Develops and administers a coordinated transportation policy, in close concert with the County of Prince George, and the State Board of Education, complying with all applicable policies and regulations
    • Manages assigned resources to conform to all Virginia laws and regulations regarding school transportation, vehicle maintenance, and property inventory procedures
    • Supervises the staff responsible for vehicle maintenance
    • Recruits, trains, and supervises all vehicle maintenance, and transportation staff, and makes recommendations to Human Resources on employment; creates a working environment that will permit employees to commit their talent and energy to the School Board
    • As provided in Superintendent Regulations, advises on road conditions during inclement weather to inform  decisions on the opening or closing of schools
    • Develops and administers a transportation program to meet all the requirements of the daily instructional program and extracurricular activities; maintains current bus routes for all public schools in the division; updates bus schedules for all public schools in the division as appropriate
    • Maximizes use of technology to support the effective and efficient transportation process (i.e. VersaTrans, GPS systems, bus tracking system for parents)
    • Assembles, prepares and keeps updated a school bus driver’s manual based upon state statutes and school board policies for each driver
    • Updates the Transportation Department’s Bus Driver/Aide Handbook
    • Cooperates with school principals and others responsible for planning special trips requiring School Division buses and drivers
    • Attends appropriate committee and staff meetings
    • Completes and dispatches insurance reports related to transportation matters; submits all reports required by Department of Education authorities
    • Responds to parent complaints and special requests related to transportation
    • Prepares an annual operating budget
    • Coordinates procurement of vehicles, maintenance equipment, replacement parts and supplies needed to operate the division's fleet efficiently and economically; processes modifications to service agreements when requested by clients
    • Keeps current on Board of Education policies and regulations, keeping the Superintendent, principals, drivers and maintenance department informed of all new regulations
    • When requested, assists principals in loading, controlling conduct of buses, evacuation drills, and keeping them aware of any delay of their school buses
    • Coordinates school division/county emergency operations center; investigates all accidents involving School Board vehicles
    • Directs the preparation of reports on the activities of the department; directs receiving, inventory, and disposal of tangible school board property
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Involves limited physical tasks including lifting, and may involve operation of equipment such of computers, copiers, overhead projectors, etc.
    • Involves frequent traveling to and from schools and on bus routes
        12 month contract; Grade 20
        Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of     Personnel.
    Updated:  December 2021

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