Director of Transportation

Friday, June 7, 2019
Lincoln Consolidated Schools
Position Details: 








The Director of Transpiration is responsible for directing transportation services.  Providing information and serving as a resource to District administrators; achieving defined objectives by planning, evaluating, developing, implementing and maintaining services in compliance with District objectives as well as all relevant guidelines, codes, and regulations.  The Director of Transportation is also responsible for supervising and directing assigned staff.



  • Conforms to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding Michigan school transportation.
  • Completes and submits all reports required by federal and state authorities.
  • Completes and dispatches insurance reports.
  • Collaborates with internal and external personnel (e.g. other administrators, public agencies, parents, transportation regulation agencies, vendors, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services and programs.
  • Provides for the safe and efficient operation of buses and equipment.
  • Arranges for proper maintenance and inspection of buses.
  • 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.
  • Oversees bus routes, observes loading and unloading procedures, and implements any needed changes or corrections.
  • Inspects all aspects of the District transportation services for the purpose of ensuring that transportation activities are completed efficiently and within regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains safety standards in conformance with federal and state laws and insurance regulations and develops a program of preventive safety.
  • Oversees vehicle preventative maintenance programs and activities for the purpose of ensuring school vehicles are maintained in a safe and effective operating condition.
  • Coordinates with the Superintendent in judging hazardous travel conditions.
  • Develops and monitors budget allocations, expenditures, fund balances and related financial activities for the purpose of ensuring that allocations are accurate, revenues are recorded, expenses are within budget limits and/or fiscal practices are followed.
  • Recommends new hires, promotions, termination and transfers for the purpose of maintaining staffing needs and productivity of the work force.
  • 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.
  • Directs department operations (e.g. budgeting, safety programs, site inspections, preventive maintenance, etc.) for the purpose of providing services within established time frames and in compliance with related requirements.
  • Responds to emergency situations during and after standard hours for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.
  • Researches new equipment/vehicles, laws, regulations, etc. for the purpose of recommending purchases, contracts and proper maintenance of district wide services.
  • Recommends policies, procedures and/or actions related to District transportation services for the purpose of providing direction for meeting the District’s goals and objectives.
  • Presents information for the purpose of communicating information, gaining feedback and ensuring adherence to established internal controls.
  • Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. bid specifications, correspondence, memos, reports, policy/procedures, budget, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
  • Facilitates and/or participates in meetings and workshops, etc. for the purpose of identifying issues, developing recommendations, supporting other staff, and serving as a District representative.
  • Ability to utilize computerized transportation software.
  • Evaluate personnel in accordance with collective bargaining contract and district personnel procedures.
  • Participate in organizational quality.
  • Keep in confidence all personal, student or personnel records and information.
  • Participates in district and school initiatives, adheres to building and district school improvement plans.
  • Adheres to, interprets and implements all district policies, administrative guidelines and procedures.
  • Conducts behavior to demonstrate collegiality and professionalism.
  • Mandated Reporter for Child Abuse and Neglect.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is an essential job function.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent/Designee.



  • Position includes supervisory responsibilities over transportation staff.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Alternative requirements that may be appropriate and acceptable to the Board of Education may be considered.  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.



  • Possession of a Bachelor’s or higher degree preferred.
  • Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is required.
  • Commercial Driver License (CDL) with endorsement for Michigan School Bus Driver.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
  • Applicants must satisfactorily pass a criminal background check as defined by the State of Michigan.



  • Ability to explain and demonstrate appropriate leadership techniques.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret periodicals and professional journals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from all stakeholders.
  • Ability to express self clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret information.



  • Ability to integrate technology into the everyday work flow is necessary.
  • Ability to utilize District technology and work to maintain proficiency, as required skill sets change with technology and/or the needs of the District.
  • Ability to use computer technology for research, data management, communications and other instruction.
  • Ability to use a personal computer (PC) or MAC in a networked environment to utilize the Internet and other electronic communications mechanisms.
  • Knowledge of productivity applications such as Microsoft Office (word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software) is required.



  • Ability to apply the concepts of basic math, algebra and geometry consistent with the duties of this position.



  • Highly proficient in subject areas of: reasoning, problem solving, organizational dynamics and emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Exhibit high level of professionalism with the ability to handle confidential information, use good judgment, plan and handle complex projects and maintain a flexible attitude.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.



  • Ability to build rapport with others and to serve diverse publics.
  • Ability to take initiative; work well with others as a collaborative team member and exhibit good communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with other departments, agencies and individuals. 



The physical demands described here 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 regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds such as books and material. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision and the ability to adjust focus. The ability to travel to other buildings is required. The position requires the individual to sometimes work irregular or extended work hours and meet multiple demands from several people.



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. 


The noise level in the work environment is quiet to loud depending upon the activity in the particular part of the day. The employee is frequently required to interact with the public and other staff.  The employee is directly responsible for the safety and well-being of students.  The employee is exposed to infections at a greater risk than the average person. Occasionally the employee may be required to be outdoors for a short period of time, and therefore subject to varying weather conditions, for purposes of accomplishing the essential functions of this job.



The contract, salary and other employment conditions will be established by the Superintendent.  Further, applicant must agree to fully participate in all relevant training inclusive of or unique to the department assigned and the District.



This position description has been prepared to define the general duties of the position, provide examples of work and to detail the required knowledge, skills and ability as well as the acceptable experience and training for the position.  The description is not intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the duties of employees under supervision.  Lincoln Consolidated Schools retains and reserves any and all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete from any portion of this description in its sole judgment.


This position description is not a contract for employment.


Lincoln Consolidated Schools is an equal opportunity employer, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


Lincoln Consolidated Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information or any legally protected characteristic, in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.


"The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed controlled substance in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the District."

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