Director of Transportation 8/23/2016

Confidential Company Fort Lauderdale, FL

Company
Confidential Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
28932301
AJE Ref #
575963080
Location
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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The Director of Transportation directs and coordinates the activities related to the transporting of students and maintenance of all vehicles.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

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Plans and develops methods, procedures and schedules for student transportation (thirty- buses in the fleet).
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Directs and coordinates preventative maintenance and repairs with shop personnel.
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Administers standard operating procedures within the Transportation Department in accordance with Federal, state, and local regulations.
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Reviews office procedures/input into computer/reports generated.
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Keeps informed on current developments of Federal and State laws likely to effect the transportation department.
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Hiring of drivers and transportation staff.Perform procedures necessary for employees to meet these requirements.
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Obtains and reviews bids and proposals from vendors. Selects a vendor according to school-established criteria and product-specific criteria.
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Approve vendor invoices, , and forward to business office.
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Performs personnel functions (e.g. interviewing, evaluating, supervising, counseling, disciplining, directing, training, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and achieving department objectives within budget.
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Recommends new hires, promotions, termination and transfers for the purpose of maintaining staffing needs and productivity of the work force.
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Researches new equipment/vehicles, laws, regulations, etc. for the purpose of recommending purchases, contracts and proper maintenance of district wide services.
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Works effectively with parents and the community to resolve transportation issues.
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Perform all of the same essential functions as school bus driver when required to drive.
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Responds to emergency situations during and after standard hours for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.
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Assesses incidents, complaints, etc. (e.g. safety issues, transportation routes, legal issues, department staffing, etc.) for the purpose of resolving or recommending a resolution to the situation.

ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS

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Makes effective use of technology, as applicable to the position
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Promotes a positive environment and a team oriented approach to work
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Establishes and maintains cooperative and effective working relationships with others
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Adheres to department dress code in a professional manner
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Keeps supervisor advised of all developments; consults with supervisor when conflicts or disagreements arise and performs in a professional, supportive manner that leads to greater productivity within the department and organization
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Consistently maintains absolute confidentiality and professionalism with privileged information
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Maintains a consistent high level of performance
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Maintains a regular, dependable attendance (be at work regularly, on time, with occasional absences that are reasonably predictable)
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Maintains a high regard for personal safety and for the safety of school students, employees and assets
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Demonstrates dependability and responsibility
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Accepts and completes other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Department Supervisor, as well as from the Department Supervisor's appointed designee

ESSENTIAL PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

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Exhibits the ability to work on multiple projects/responsibilities with minimal supervision and meet/exceed deadlines; performs multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities
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Ability to work independently; self-motivated
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Demonstrates analytical skills and logical thought process with the ability to identify and resolve issues/problems when appropriate
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Demonstrates the ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment with high level of professionalism
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Demonstrates well-developed administrative skills, as applicable to position
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Displays the ability to compose accurately effective correspondence with proficiency in grammar and punctuation, as applicable to position
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Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with others
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Regularly uses spreadsheet, database and word processing software, and periodically learns new programs, as applicable to position
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Possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills to be able to communicate effectively
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Possesses strong organization skills, with extreme attention to detail, as applicable to position
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Possesses strong problem resolution skills; demonstrates good reasoning abilities, as applicable to position
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Willing to accept additional responsibility or offer assistance to complete assignments
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Possesses a demonstrated and proficient understanding of principles in one or more specialized functions specific to this field
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Strives continually to make the best use of time during the workday through careful coordination of daily tasks; demonstrates the flexibility in prioritizing, and strong time management skills
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Ability to identify and escalate sensitive issues to the supervisor/division head; demonstrates knowledge of when to seek guidance

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

* Minimum five (5) years of recent, successful experience in student transportation including three years of experience in a supervisory capacity.
* Must know pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations and be able to interpret and apply accordingly.
* Must possess strong verbal, written and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with students, parents and all levels of employees and management.
* Must have ability to organize and prioritize workload and to meet deadlines.
* NO RELOCATION AND EOE / DFW