JOB TITLE: TRANSPORTATION DISPATCHER
REPORTS TO: Transportation Director
FLSA STATUS/CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt; level 4
SUPERVISORY DUTIES: None
APPROVED ON: xx/xx/2014
SUMMARY: Assists with the District's transportation of students and staff by setting up bus routes, maintaining bus and trip records and by dispatching buses and district vehicles to best ensure students and other official passengers are transported safely and efficiently to and from school and other school related events (field trips, athletic events, etc.).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists the Director with setting-up of bus routes and stops, and suggesting and assisting with changes if needed
Coordinates and dispatches all drivers for both athletic and non-athletic trips
Effectively communicates with school staff and coaches regarding transportation schedules
Maintains records of all bus and district vehicle usage
Coordinates substitutes as needed for the transportation unit
Maintain all attendance records for the transportation unit
Performs other various departmental clerical and record keeping duties as needed
Observes all mandatory safety regulations, policies and procedures
May assist drivers with daily pre-trip safety inspections of vehicles; reports all defects or non-operational findings
Communicates with teachers, principal, monitors and other officials as needed
Must be available 24/7 for driver communication via call off phone
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Ability to operate standard office equipment
Ability to operate a standard or automatic transmission motor vehicle and foot controls with two feet simultaneously
Ability to use two-way communication equipment
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Ability to apply common sense understanding to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations
Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with staff, students, parents and community members
Knowledge of applicable Federal and State laws, district procedures and Board policies
Ability to handle confrontation and conflict without an emotional response
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
High School diploma or equivalent
Class "B" C.D.L. with air brake and (P) passenger endorsement
Arizona School Bus Driver certification
Current C.P.R. and First Aide Certification
Any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that meets minimum requirements
Criminal justice/Fingerprint clearance
Computer Proficiency: Demonstrated general proficiency in computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the 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 required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to climb, sit, stand, bend, walk and operate hand and foot operated mechanical controls. The employee would be required to pass the physical performance test required by DPS.
Indoors and outdoors, with exposure to all weather conditions and temperatures. Exposure to all types of traffic conditions. Exposure to noise, dust, gas and fumes. The noise level in the work environment is generally moderate and may become excessively noisy at times. Contact with employees, students and public.
Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities identified in this position description are illustrative only and are in no way intended to be a complete list of activities that may be required of an incumbent. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Shift TypeFull-TimeSalary RangePer HourLocationTransportation Department
Applications AcceptedStart Date03/25/2019
Job ContactNameKen FoxTitleDirector of TransportationEmailPhone928-759-5191
Humboldt Unified School District