Transportation Director

Brighton Central School District   Rochester, NY   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on November 9, 2022
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Job Opening Information Transportation Director

Job Number
DISTSPFT11-8-2022
Application Deadline
11/23/2022

Position Title
Transportation Director
Required Application Type
School Related Personnel
Salary/Pay Scale
Commensurate with Experience
Job Description

12 months per year. Includes benefits and NYS retirement.

General Position Overview:

Brighton Central School District is a 100% contract transportation district.  Position involves direction, planning, budgeting and supervision of pupil transportation services for eligible students including special needs students residing within the school district. Work is performed under the general supervision of a District administrator with latitude allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in providing safe, adequate and cost effective transportation. Position is heavily focused on customer service and responsiveness to school community members as it relates to transportation services and coordination of service with transportation contractors.

Typical Work Activities:

  1. Recommends and implements transportation policy established by Superintendent and the Board of Education.
  2. Directs the development of transportation routes for District students, including special needs with BOCES, to district and non-district schools.
  3. Supervises and participates in the development of bus schedules and times and bus stop locations for various routes and coordinates cooperative transportation with neighboring districts.
  4. Oversees contractor’s bidding process for Brighton bus routes and interviews and approves all potential drivers assigned to Brighton bus routes.
  5. Oversees daily operation of students transported and stops and mileage made for use in State report and support to Board of Education.
  6. Prepares technical and statistical reports on transportation operations for administration as needed.
  7. Oversees schedule of school field and athletic trips – Checks and authorizes bills for contracted services
  8. Assists contractor in training bus drivers with state mandated regulations.
  9. Assists contractor in preparing employees for appropriate job performance including qualification and disqualification of drivers for Brighton routes
  10. Assists contractor in discipline of drivers and maintaining district expectations of services from contractor’s staff
  11. Maintains all transportation records and files for school district
  12. Inspects contractors’ files to assure state regulated compliance of driver training and bus maintenance
  13. Works directly with school administrators to maintain student compliance to safe transportation and school code of conduct
  14. May conduct disciplinary meetings involving student conduct/driver interaction to determine cause for suspension of transportation privileges.
  15. Attends and speaks at parent meetings, orientation programs at schools and student training presentations regarding transportation interests, policy and issues.
  1. Attends town meetings regarding road construction and area bus transportation issues.
  2. Reports to and maintains accident scene involving Brighton buses.
  3. Inspects/Approves buses and drivers for leased school trips with coach companies.
  4. Ability to dispatch on two-way radio system for daily operation.
Civil Service Title
Transportation Director II
Job Qualifications

Must be on the current civil service Transportation Director II certification of eligibles, be eligible for a transfer or eligible to sit for an upcoming exam.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Thorough knowledge of State Education Law:
    1. Reimbursement/State Aid
    2. Minimum transportation limits and routing procedures
    3. Transportation of special needs and compliances
    4. Cooperative transportation
    5. Bus operator/monitor requirements and training
    6. Medical standards of bus operators/ monitors and transportation staff
    7. Filing of state contracts for busing
    8. Student discipline procedures/processes
  2. Strong customer service skills - Ability to problem-solve, mediate disputes, deescalate concerns.
  3. Thorough knowledge of Transportation Law (DOT) to monitor contractor’s performance and compliances and drivers fitness.
  4. Thorough knowledge of Motor Vehicle Law:
    1. Pertains to driver qualifications and training requirements
    2. Bus operations
    3. Traffic and safety requirements and precautions
  5. Thorough knowledge of the District:
    1. Transportation policy and procedures
    2. Computerized routing program (Transfinder)
    3. Demographics of area and locality
  6. Thorough knowledge of State, City, and Town traffic laws, hazard zones and walk zones.
  7. Good knowledge of records maintenance and practices budget control and road audits on driver staff.
  8. Administrative/Supervisory skill – Ability to plan, schedule, assign, designate, coordinator and review the work of others.
  9. Ability to develop efficient transportation routes, schedule bus times and safe stop locations with follow-up route audits.
  10. Ability to match transportation methods with students transportation requirements implemented with applicable State Law and District practices to routing.
  11. Ability to review bills and authorize payment and Brighton transportation payroll.
  12. Ability to maintain detailed records and present applicable solutions to routing issues as needed.
  13. Ability to deal effectively with District administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals.
  14. Ability to develop patience and health commensurate with demands of the position.
  15. Ability to work extra hours as needed to accomplish necessary tasks to meet transportation deadlines.
  16. Ability to dispatch on two-way and to maintain control of transportation issues related to traffic and weather as they unfold in a daily basis and to make quick decisions for safety.

Minimum Qualifications:

     Either:

      1. Bachelor’s Degree plus further studies directly related to student transportation (NYAPT Professional Development Series or Certification Program) with 3 years of experience in student transportation including responsibility for planning, budgeting, routing, scheduling, driver training/supervision, arranging contracted services, dispatch or office management (including responsibilites for personnel and payroll operations), one (1) year of which shall have included supervision.
      2. High School Diploma with studies directly related to student transportation (NYAPT Professional Development Series or Certification Program) with 7 years of experience as noted above.
      3. Any equivalent experience as defined in A or B.

Desired Special Requirements:

  1. Possess valid NYS CDLBPS operators license.
  2. Certified 19A Examiner.
  3. School Bus Driver Instructor.

 

Application Procedure

Why Brighton Central School District?

The Brighton Central School District in upstate New York is located in a family-oriented community offering excellent public services and recreation to residents of all ages. The town includes attractive residential properties, small businesses and professional office buildings with convenient access to the City of Rochester's cultural, educational and commercial opportunities. Brighton is a cosmopolitan community with people of diverse nationalities, religions and ethnic backgrounds.

The name Brighton Central Schools has become synonymous with quality education, and many of our district's residents choose to live here because of our outstanding educational system. Students, staff, parents and residents are proud of their schools and maintain an active interest and involvement long after their children have grown. This translates into strong, consistent support for budgets and capital projects.

The school district attracts a highly experienced, stable faculty who find the district a personally and professionally rewarding place to work. Parents play a special role in all schools as volunteers, as members of the PTSA, and as participants in school committees and decision-making.

Brighton's compact geography makes it ideal for our school organization, which includes four district-wide schools in which all students in each grade attend the same building. All the district's buildings have been renovated or expanded to more adequately meet the needs of an educational program in the 21st century.

Commitment to Diversity:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to a thriving community of learners. Brighton is deeply committed to empowering students to celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion as they embark on achieving their full potential for personal development, educational success, and lifelong learning. 

Brighton Central School District seeks candidates for faculty and staff positions that are eager to make Brighton an even more diverse and inclusive district for its students to thrive within. A range of backgrounds and perspectives leads to a variety of ideas, knowledge, and approaches, and we believe that a deep understanding and valuing of differences is necessary to our overall mission.

We are committed to equipping students with knowledge, values, and skills that will enrich their lives and enable them to become responsible, contributing citizens of a changing global community. We seek to foster a community that appreciates the benefits and responsibilities of living in a diverse world.

The Brighton Central School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. Further, the District does not discriminate on the basis of religion or creed, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, criminal arrest or conviction record, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal non-discrimination.

About Rochester:

This metropolitan region is known for its vast selection of family-oriented activities and attractions. The third largest city in New York State, the greater Rochester region is inhabited by a little more than one million people. Conveniently located, Rochester is a six hour drive from New York City, 3 1/2 hours from Toronto and 90 minutes from Niagara Falls. From listening to great jazz on the streets to children being entertained at the second largest children’s museum in the U.S., Rochester is filled with museums, attractions, music, theater, festivals, sports, special events and more. Former home to pioneers and independent thinkers like Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, Rochester has worked hard to preserve and honor its history. Ultimately, Rochester's biggest asset is its people – Rochester is a welcoming and friendly place.

Job Category
Other
Job Location
Central Office