GENERAL PURPOSE Reporting to the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Administration, the Executive Director of Transportation Services is responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of students of Stafford County Public Schools (“School Division”) riding school buses to and from school and school-sponsored activities. This individual will supervise all aspects of the Transportation Services department (“Department”), oversee a comprehensive program to recruit and retain a qualified corps of drivers and bus attendants, and ensure compliance with all State, Federal, and School Board-approved laws, policies, regulations, and guidelines as they impact student transportation. As a member of the Superintendent’s cabinet, the successful Executive Director will ensure that student transportation provides consistent service that enables students’ full participation in educational and extracurricular activities and that the School Division makes informed decisions on policies and decisions regarding student transportation.
MAIN JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversees consistent and efficient student transportation operations
Plans, organizes, and operates the Department’s programs in accordance with School Board policies, Virginia Department of Education (“VDOE”) regulations, and other relevant State and Federal laws.
Ensures school transportation programs meet all requirements of the daily instruction programs and extracurricular activities.
Oversees the recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of all bus drivers, bus attendants, and other Department personnel.
Ensures timely preparation and administration of the Department’s payroll.
Supervises process for determining and issuing contracts to drivers and attendants to efficiently manage Department payroll while providing consistent route coverage.
Provides effective training for all Department staff and maintains appropriate handbooks and other training materials to ensure compliance with relevant laws and procedures.
Maintains, implements, and enforces safety standards and protocols in conformance with relevant State and Federal laws and regulations and insurance company requirements.
Coordinates administration of the CDL “Third Party Tester Agreement” as required by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.
Ensures timely reporting of required information, including but not limited to accident reports, ridership, and mileage to School Division leadership, insurance company, and the Virginia Department of Education.
Serves as expert advisor on transportation-related policies and decisions of the School Division
Prepares the Department’s annual budget proposal.
Proposes strategic plans to improve Department operations and/or alignment of Department activities with overall School Division strategic plan.
Maintains appropriate data on Department operations to meet legal requirements, inform strategic decisions, and provide requested reports to the Superintendent and School Board.
Advises the Superintendent (or designee) on road conditions and makes recommendations on school closures or delays during inclement weather.
Serves as a liaison to parents with concerns or special requests regarding student transportation.
Meets expectations for professionalism
Works in close harmony with colleagues, supervisors, and co-workers, including other members of the Superintendent’s Cabinet.
Maintains a clean, neat appearance, appropriate to position.
Pursues professional growth activities.
Complies with all School Division policies and regulations.
Performs other related duties as required and/or assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s degree preferred. Relevant experience in excess of requirements will be considered in lieu of degree.
Seven (7) years of professional experience in transportation services or a closely related field required.
Three (3) or more years of supervisory and/or administrative experience strongly preferred; preference for such experience in a role within transportation services or a closely related field.
Possession or ability to obtain, within six months of employment, a Commercial Driver’s License with a school bus certification valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of current methods and procedures for efficient and safe transportation of students.
Knowledge of computer operations and software appropriate applicable to the position.
Knowledge of business practices to perform efficiently such duties as budgeting, record keeping and purchasing.
Knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws related to student transportation.
Ability to demonstrate initiative, flexibility and the ability to work independently.
Ability to work cooperatively and positively with school personnel, central office staff, county staff and the community.
Ability to demonstrate effective time management and organizational skills.
Ability to demonstrate appropriate use of written and verbal communication including thorough knowledge of English grammar and usage.
Ability to address criticism in an appropriate manner and develop constructive outcomes.
Ability to assume leadership in pursuing the mission, goals and objectives of the school division and the operation of the Department.
Ability to change and maintain flexibility.
Ability to effectively supervise others.
Internal Number: 91400060-1
About Stafford County Public Schools
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