Under limited supervision of the Director of Transportation or designee, the Transportation Coordinator prepares candidates through instruction and ongoing training to obtain and maintain HCPS certification as a school bus driver and/or school bus attendant, as required under COMAR 13A.06.07. The incumbent develops and delivers safety presentations and instruction for in-service and pre-service meetings and conducts behind-the-wheel training.
The Coordinator manages all departmental activities associated with the certification, employment and induction process for HCPS and contractor bus staff in accordance with all federal, state, and local requirements. The Coordinator utilizes the HCPS evaluation process to ensure safety standards are met by bus personnel and provides corrective action as needed. This position responds to emergency situations and works collaboratively with school administration to provide safe transportation and excellent service. In addition, the Coordinator provides training for and oversight of driving performance for all system-owned vehicles.
These items are intended only as examples of the various types of job duties to be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is a similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.
Trains, evaluates, and certifies drivers and bus attendants to transport HCPS students and authorized personnel. Develops and conducts classroom training for new applicants as per COMAR and HCPS requirements.
Develops and conducts pre-service and in-service safety meetings in compliance with MSDE/COMAR requirements. Maintains all records for compliance with all federal, state and local requirements.
Instructs National Safety Council Defensive Driving and First Aid and all other required courses.
Develops curriculum for the pre-service training program in accordance with federal, state and local policies.
Provides support to the school community by collaborating with the school-based administrators.
Instructs and supervises driver trainees to drive school buses leading to the successful passing of the Maryland Commercial Driver's licensing examination to include air brake, passenger and school bus endorsements.
Supervises and evaluates driver performance through an on-board school bus evaluation process in alignment with COMAR and HCPS requirements.
Administers progressive discipline to drivers and attendants as needed.
Provides supervising staff with recommendations for hiring and termination of HCPS bus transportation staff.
Provides supervising staff with recommendations for certification and if warranted decertification of school bus drivers.
Receives, evaluates and maintains accurate, complete and confidential records in compliance with the DOT/State Department Drug and Alcohol program in Section Title 49 CFR, Part 40.
Receives, evaluates and maintains accurate, complete and confidential records in compliance with the physical qualifications contained in Section 391.41(b), Title 49 CFR of the Federal Motor Carrier Regulations.
Facilitates accident review meetings, maintains accurate and complete records of annual accident detail, and submits required reports to MSDE.
Acts as the liaison between the transportation department and local law enforcement regarding violations relating to HCPS owned vehicles and school bus transportation.
Creates and develops safety programming within the community including events, displaying informational literature, and creating and publishing newsletters pertaining to public school transportation.
Utilizes electronic records to maintain accurate record keeping and data for all certified driver/attendant and trainees.
Responds to emergency situations as needed and assists with inclement weather information coordination.
Serves as a substitute driver/attendant, on an as needed basis.
Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
Able to work flexible hours
This is an exempt position
Salary is in accordance with the Non-Certificated Administrative, Technical and Supervisory Professionals salary schedule, Grade A ($67,358 - $81,383)
High school diploma or GED.
Associate of Arts Degree is preferred.
Five years of experience as a school bus driver.
Possess excellent communication and human relation skills; conforms to confidentiality ethics.
Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint.
Possess a Maryland CDL license with an excellent Motor Vehicle Administration driving record
Must have and maintain all required special needs certifications.
Qualifications for the following requirements must be met within six months of employment date:
o Certified as a National Safety Council Defensive Driving Instructor.
o Certified as a driving instructor by the Maryland State Department of Education.
o Certified as a First Aid and CPR/AED Instructor.
Able to lift 40 pounds for demonstration and training purposes.
Able to pass an annual Department of Transportation physical examination.
Must satisfy all requirements listed in the Code of Maryland Regulations 13A.06.07 for school bus drivers and school bus attendants.
HOW TO APPLY
Employment applications are accepted online only. To access the online application site, visit the Current Job Openings section of the HCPS website at www.hcps.org. If you have questions or require assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 410-588-5226.
Online applications will be accepted for this vacancy until Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
The Harford County Public School System (HCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to employment or conditions of employment, or participation in or access to its programs, activities, or services. Inquiries related to the non-discrimination policy of the Board of Education of Harford County should be directed to the Manager of Equity and Cultural Proficiency at 410-809-6065.
This document is available in alternative form upon request. To request disability-related reasonable accommodations, please notify a staff member in the Human Resources Office at the time you are contacted for an interview.
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