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Director of Transportation

Summary Information:
Employer: Santa Fe Public Schools
Position Type: Admin./Support
Categories: Director of Transportation
School / Org: Santa Fe Public Schools
Location Santa Fe, New Mexico
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN2190
Posting Date: 15 October 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Santa Fe Public Schools are currently accepting applications for the following position(s):

Director of Transportation

Location: Transportation Building

Job Description:
Leads the Transportation services by providing information and serving as a resource to District administrators; achieving defined objectives by planning, evaluating, developing, implementing and maintaining services in compliance with District objectives as well as all relevant guidelines, codes, and regulations; and supervising and directing assigned staff. Ensures the safety of students.

Minimum: Three (3) years supervisory experience in the daily operation of transportation service in a school system, public or contract transportation services, or military logistics. Strong leadership skills. Knowledge of budgets. Public Speaking skills.
Preferred: Bachelorís Degree. Prior experience working with unions. Bilingual: English/Spanish

Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of or ability to learn institutional and school transportation programs, state and federal standards and regulations for school transportation. Ability to understand, interpret and apply transportation procedures with sound fiscal management. Knowledge of MicroSoft Office, Versatrans, GPS, and video surveillance, and other transportation related software beneficial. Ability to create and maintain bus routes. Possess excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Commercial drivers license examiner. School bus driver instructor. Demonstrated employee management skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to evaluate compliance with district, state and federal regulations and to provide corrective action, hire and evaluate employee performance. Ability to relate to students with diverse backgrounds and needs. Conflict mediation skills. Ability to anticipate potential problems and resolve or correct those that occur. Ability to make decisions that have a long-term effects and/or legal and financial implications for the district. Ability to multi-task, prioritize work activities, meet deadlines, and work with people at all levels; use of technology for data collection, analysis and reporting. Position requires some meetings with various community-based organizations, as regular internal meetings. Must have a well-defined sense of community service.

Essential Job Functions:
All functions are performed in accordance with established policies, procedures, safety and environmental regulations, facility and computer security policies and procedures. Functions are subject to change from time to time to meet the needs of the District. Current essential functions include but are not limited to the following:
1. Directs department operations (e.g. budgeting, safety programs, site inspections, preventive maintenance, etc.) for the purpose of providing services within established timeframes and in compliance with related requirements.
2. Analyzes current practices with the intent to streamline and improve efficiencies where possible.
3. Performs personnel functions (interviewing, evaluating, supervising, counseling, disciplining, directing, training, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and achieving department objectives within budget.
4. Develops staff new to administrative/supervisory roles to ensure their effectiveness and build succession within the department.
5. Collaborates with internal and external personnel, other administrators, public agencies, parents, transportation regulation agencies, vendors, etc., for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services and programs.
6. Assesses road conditions for school delays or closures during winter months.
7. Assesses incidents, complaints (safety issues, legal issues, transportation routes, staffing, etc.) for the purpose of resolving or recommending a resolution to the situation.
8. Responds to parent concerns.
9. Develops and monitors budget allocations, expenditures and related financial activities.
10. Facilitates and/or participates in meetings and workshops; serves as a District representative at community events.
11. Oversees vehicle maintenance (preventive) programs to ensure school vehicles are maintained in a safe and effective operative condition.
12. Recommends policies, procedures and/or actions related to District transportation services in order to meet the Districtís goals and objectives.
13. Researches new equipment/vehicles, laws regulations, routes, equipment, software, etc. for the purpose of recommending purchases, contracts, and providing a safe, effective transportation program.
14. Respond to emergency situations during and after standard hours for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.
15. Performs other duties as assigned.

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