The Director provides leadership and management of the Office of Pupil Transportation and Fleet Management. The Director develops, plans, and executes all transportation functions to ensure effective transportation services are completed in a safe and efficient manner, within budget, and in compliance with all relevant regulations. This work includes the daily student transport, field trips, sports trips, and academic enrichment activities. The director also oversees garage operations, scheduled repair and vehicle maintenance, vehicle registration, and the tools and parts inventory. The office oversees a diverse, multi-cultural workforce of 115 bus drivers, 30 bus monitors, 6 mechanics, and 6 office staff. The fleet consists of 120 school buses (diesel and electric), 70 administrative-use vehicles (e.g. vans, sedans, trailers) with support of contracted taxi services.
This position reports to the Executive Director of Facilities and Operations.
Education: Bachelor degree required. A combination of education, training and experience in transportation, operations, logistics or related fields may substitute for educational requirement.
Certificates & Licenses: None required. CDL preferred. Willingness to complete CDL in six months preferred.
Experience: Job related experience with progressive levels of responsibility is required. Experience in public school transportation programs preferred.
Ensures that the Transportation department complies with district, state, and federal regulations including timely and accurate reporting of student data and fleet record management system
Develops safe and efficient bus routes and stops, including special education needs, McKinney-Vento needs, and contracted carriers for designated routes
Supports safe-walking routes and risk management.
Uses transportation software programs to record data and inform about the quality of transportation services provided.
Reviews road conditions during periods of inclement weather to determine safe driving conditions for transportation operations.
Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with constituents, stakeholders, and other departments throughout the district.
Coordinates student transportation activities with school officials, department heads, and other interested groups or individuals to ensure that division transportation needs are met.
Develops long and short range transportation plans/programs (e.g. buses, emergency response plans, boundary changes, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that the division’s resources are effectively utilized.
Supervises all personnel functions (e.g. interview, evaluate, counsel, training, etc.) to achieve high-performance and meet legal requirements.
Conducts accident investigations (e.g. review incidents, prepare and submit reports, etc.) to comply with legal requirements and insurance coverage procedures and reduce accidents.
Maintains the parts inventory, security and financial integrity of the parts supply system.
Manages garage operations (e.g. scheduled services, repairs, state inspections, etc.)
Participates in meetings, workshops, and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
Researches new products, laws, regulations, etc. for the purpose of recommending purchases, contracts, and maintaining division wide services.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of district policy and procedures, federal and state laws, regulations and standards pertaining to the transportation industry, school buses and school transportation.
Knowledge of fleet operations, vehicle procurement, and bus-routing software; vehicle maintenance and safety standards; vehicle accident investigation and reporting.
Skill to calm emotionally-charged situations and resolve conflict. Able to manage accident, safety and emergency situations.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a diverse group of people and maintain discretion and confidentiality.
Attentive to detail to meet deadlines and schedules. Able to work calmly in a high stress environment and adapt to frequent and sustained interruptions.
Ability to research, interpret and analyze data from routing software, bus camera and GPS systems.
Knowledge of software for routes and fleet management, understands job-related financial administration, budgets, resource allocation, personnel management and procurement.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work harmoniously and communicate effectively with school personnel, parents, government agencies, transportation professionals, and members of the community.
The job is performed with the majority of time spent indoors and under minimal temperature variations; a portion of the day will be spent outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and potentially uneven/slippery surfaces.
The job requires the ability to drive a district-provided vehicle in and around the division as needed.
Alexandria City Public Schools is one of the most diverse school systems in the country and we celebrate that diversity. Our students come from more than 114 different countries, speak more than 119 languages, and represent a rainbow of ethnic and cultural groups. They are economically diverse, but all are rich in that the residents of Alexandria are dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of them achieves success.
The children of Alexandria have benefited significantly from the strong support of City Council and the Alexandria community over the years. Tremendous gains have been made in student achievement and ACPS continues to be in the forefront of technology integration.
The new T.C. Williams High School is on the cutting edge, both inside and out. The award-winning building features numerous environmentally sound features, such as a 450,000-gallon underground cistern that collects and stores rainwater for building use, and a rooftop garden that provides stormwater management. The redesigned educational program at T.C. consists of smaller learning communities designed to increase academic achievement and the level of student engagement. Students feel more connected ...to caring adults, and teachers have more opportunity to know and support their students.
The City of Alexandria was recently named one of the Top 100 Communities for Young People by America's Promise, partly because of the quality of our schools and programs. A recent City survey indicates that the number of people who made the decision to live in Alexandria based on the quality of the schools has increased since 2004. We have many reasons to celebrate. ACPS is truly an urban success!