Director of Transportation

Upper Arlington City Schools
Full Time
Columbus, OH 43221 (Upper Arlington area)
$54,589 - $161,571 a year
Posted 8 days ago
Job description

Description: Directs, supervises and manages the entire transportation department and its personnel, assuring safe, efficient, and convenient transportation for eligible students

NOTE: The below lists are not ranked in order of importance


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience or industry certification in one or more of the following fields: Education, Business Administration, Management or Transportation
  • State of Ohio Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with appropriate endorsements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Effective active listening skills
  • Organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage personnel and resources
  • Formal instruction in student transportation management (classroom instruction and field experience)
  • Basic understanding of the educational process and the corresponding role of pupil transportation
  • Basic computer competency with accounting and word processing software
  • Knowledge of web-based information systems
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations applicable to the transportation of students and to the operation of student transportation vehicles
  • Ability to teach driver safety instruction
  • Ability to implement and lead in-service programs

Essential Functions:

  • Recruit, interview, select and evaluate transportation personnel
  • Establish and ensure appropriate staffing levels
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with parents and respond to inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Assign drivers to routes and fill vacancies as needed
  • Manage driver qualifications
  • Ensure only drivers with current and appropriate qualifications are allowed to drive
  • Implement and manage a drug and alcohol testing program in compliance with state and federal law
  • Effective conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
  • Direct development and implementation of student safety education programs
  • Plan, implement and manage a fleet safety management program that includes investigation and management of crashes and safety-related incidents
  • Monitor road and safety conditions
  • Participate in district evaluation of the ability to provide safe transportation services
  • Ability to respond 24/7 to emergencies and critical events
  • Routing and scheduling of buses
  • Develop and implement a plan for preventative and on-going equipment maintenance
  • Write and manage bus purchase specifications and implement bidding process
  • Recommend vehicle and equipment replacement schedules

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assign work to bus mechanic(s)
  • Purchase materials and supplies needed in the transportation system
  • Investigate and manage reported problems
  • Prepare and maintain accurate reports and records
  • Conduct parent conferences regarding transportation problems
  • Respond to routine questions and requests in an appropriate manner
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Superintendent and or designee

Equipment Operated:

  • Telephone
  • Copy machine
  • Calculator
  • Computer/Tablet
  • Printer
  • Two-way radio
  • Hand and power tools

Additional Working Conditions:

  • Occasional requirement to travel, both daily and overnight
  • Frequent weekend/evening/summer work/overnight
  • Occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids and tissue
  • Occasionally lift, carry, push, and pull various items up to a maximum of 25 pounds, e.g., paper boxes, deliveries of supplies and equipment
  • Frequently move and position self as necessary to access and operate equipment
  • Frequently move around workspace and travel throughout school building
  • Occasional operation of a vehicle under inclement weather conditions
  • Occasional interaction among unruly children

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $54,589.00 - $161,571.00 per year


  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Columbus, OH 43221: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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