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Transportation Supervisor I
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Job Summary

The School District's garage locations are responsible for dispatching school buses, responding to questions regarding operational issues, fleet maintenance, driver training, and the District-wide mail delivery system. Garage Operations includes three school bus garages that manage more than 300 school bus routes and one automotive services location.

This is supervisory and administrative work overseeing the daily operations at the School District of Philadelphia Transportation Garage. An employee in this class is responsible for providing safe, effective and cost effective bus transportation for both regular and special education students attending District, Charter and Non-Public schools. Work involves supervising personnel involved in the dispatching, operation, maintenance and routing of school buses used in the transportation of students to and from schools and school-related activities.

Essential Functions

  • Supervises garage personnel, including hiring/termination recommendations, coaching, planning/scheduling, coordinating activities training, advising, contract implementation for the purpose of ensuring that the garage functions in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Dispatches buses transporting students and paraprofessionals personnel to and from schools; ensure that regular bus routes are staffed by their assigned personnel; assigns auxiliary and surplus personnel as required.
  • Oversees all activities pertaining to the dispatch and routing of buses for extra-curricular activities including but not limited to: cultural trips, athletic meets and educational outings for both regular and special education students.
  • Ensures that proper safety standards are maintained and adhered to on all bus routes; evaluates existing routes in terms of traffic and extent of passenger load; reschedules routes as necessary.
  • Constructs driver's schedules and maintains office files for routes, drivers and buses; reviews and completes paperwork such as payroll, overtime, vehicle inspection, and accident reports.
  • Maintains a monthly checklist to ensure each driver has proper licensure; arranges for re-certification testing and yearly physical examinations.
  • Prioritizes repair and maintenance work; dispatches mechanics for areas where equipment has broken down.
  • Holds first level disciplinary hearings and instructional meetings with employees as required.
  • Maintains contact with drivers and central offices by way of telephone and two-way radio; utilizes state-of-the-art communications and electronic equipment.
  • Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars for the purpose of conveying or gathering information to perform functions.
  • Serves as a point of contact for school administrators and parents in building relationships and addressing complaints.
  • Develops long and short range transportation plans/programs (e.g. buses, emergency response plans, boundary changes, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that the District's resources are effectively utilized.
  • Maintains and manages all databases relating to transportation functions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Position: Transportation Supervisor I
Organization: The School District of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia,  PA 
United States
Posting Start Date: 10/16/2020
Date Posted: 10/16/2020

Minimum Requirements

  • Associates degree from an accredited college or university.


  • Two years of relevant experience performing administrative duties related to transportation's operations and one year of which has included transportation dispatcher work.
  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of various computer programs (MS Office Suite, Compass, VeoNow, Oracle, etc.)
  • Valid Driver's License and a Motor vehicle record that meets driving privileges standards.


  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Talent.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • The principles and practices required for the efficient routing of automotive vehicles.
  • The methods and techniques used in scheduling, planning administrative procedures, and maintaining efficient records.
  • The norms, routines, and functions which govern the operation of a large transportation service. Federal/State DOT regulations, OSHA, HAZMAT and other relevant governmental and industrial standards and policies.

Demonstrated skill in:

Demonstrated ability to:

  • Handle multiple and varied tasks, and remain calm under pressure.
  • Prioritize projects and meet established deadlines.
  • Utilize data to evaluate garage performance and develop plans and strategies to improve and deliver on key metrics 
  • Understand geo-tagging technologies
  • Plan and direct a large number of transportation routes.
  • Analyze and evaluate routing patterns for efficiency of operation.
  • Utilize two-way radio and state-of-the-art communications and electronic equipment.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, associates and subordinate staff.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


The School District of Philadelphia provides to all persons equal access to all categories of employment in this district, regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin or handicap/disability, gender identity, or genetic information. Please refer to Board Policy 104 for further information regarding the District's commitment to Nondiscrimination in Employment Practices.

Status: This listing expires on: 11/15/2020
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The School District of Philadelphia
440 North Broad Street

Philadelphia,  PA 19130
United States
Danielle Schultz