Supervisor of Transportation
The Supervisor of Transportation is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the administration and operation of the Bucks IU’s Specialized Transportation Department.
- Conforms to all state laws and regulations regarding school transportation.
- Maintains safety standards in conformance with state and insurance regulations.
- Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates all transportation personnel.
- Develops and administers a specialized transportation program to meet all the requirements of the daily instructional programs of the Bucks IU and its member school districts.
- Supervises the preparation of “portal to portal” vehicle routes and vehicle schedules for all special education students as requested by districts.
- Monitor routes to ensure that services and costs are appropriate.
- Prepares and administers the transportation budget and authorizes payroll.
- Maintains the specialized transportation database and any related software.
- Determine the proration of transportation costs to districts and submit required financial and statistical reports to the Pennsylvania Department of Education or other governmental agencies, as required, as well as to school district customers.
- Authorizes purchases in accordance with budgetary limitations.
- Manages the agreements and the relationships with the various contracted carriers that are utilized to augment the Bucks IU specialized transportation operations.
- Arranges for the completion of all insurance reports.
- Submits all reports required by state authorities including state reports for reimbursement.
- Ensures prompt and appropriate responses to complaints and special inquiries from parents and staff members.
- Liaison with Bucks IU special education administration and school district transportation personnel, building principals and administration regarding transportation, service, and student discipline.
- Manages the Bucks IU fleet of vehicles and develops plans for preventative maintenance.
- Assists in planning and making recommendations for the leasing or purchasing of buses, vans, and other automotive equipment and supplies in alignment with the Bucks IU’s short-term and long-term replacement plans.
- Works with parents and district personnel to resolve student behavioral problems and their special requirements.
- Performs duties required of a State Transportation Instructor/Coordinator for Bucks County schools, including the training and certification of school bus drivers and district instructors.
- Conducts and arrange for in-service and staff development programs for Intermediate Unit and district transportation personnel.
- Maintains updated collection of resource materials relating to PennDOT regulations, operating regulations, vehicle code changes, safety equipment for students and vehicles, and forms of operation for dissemination and use by districts and/or other IU's, as requested.
- Makes transportation-related decisions and arrangements in the event of emergency school closings.
- Maintains the Bucks IU Drivers Handbook.
- Member of the Bucks IU Safety Committee and maintains active membership in the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) and it’s regional chapter.
- Assume all other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Business Administrator/CFO and/or the Executive Director.
Directly supervises employees in the Transportation Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
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 usually moderate.
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.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands. The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee may be required to stand for long periods, and to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time, 260-day calendar position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. Hours of work are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hours are dependent on the needs of the districts. Occasional early morning, evening and/or weekend work may be required as job duties demand (i.e. during inclement weather and/or emergency school closings or delayed openings).