The Director of Transportation is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of the Transportation department. The position is responsible for the leadership of all transportation staff, such as drivers, monitors, dispatch personnel and supervisorial positions. The position is also responsible for the oversight of student transportation and the management of the transportation fleet. This involves both short- and long-term planning in the areas of student routes, driver placement, bus purchases and fleet maintenance.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required.
Five years of progressively responsible management experience, preferably in a comparably sized municipal or educational institution or public transportation.
Ability to problem-solve, make judgments, and maintain effective working relationships.
Comprehensive knowledge of school bus safety and accident investigation protocols.
Possess and maintain a valid SC Driver’s License and CDL (or be willing to obtain).
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as district administration may find appropriate and acceptable.
Oversee day-to-day operations of student transportation.
Effectively implement and ensure strict compliance with all safety procedures.
Prepare operational budgets and supervise expenditures accordingly.
Work closely with all administrators in the district to ensure transportation needs are met in a safe, efficient, and timely manner.
Ensure the operation of student transportation meets the goals of Georgetown County Schools.
Adhere to all state, federal, and local laws, policies, and procedures.
Lead, manage, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff/programs in the district.
Facilitate and supervise professional development, training, and certification for staff.
Conduct meetings with transportation department personnel to provide information to permit compliance with all safety regulations.
Identifies and communicates with District and State Administration the needs and accomplishments of the District’s Transportation Program.
Assists Route Coordinators and safety department in investigating accidents and incidents.
Approves bus routes and bus stops to ensure safety, efficiency, and compliance.
Verifies commercial driver’s license training and testing to district, state, and federal standards.
Coordinates annual inspections for district-owned buses and maintains records for preparation of state and local reports.
Communicates transportation procedures and regulations to public and staff.
Ensure all periodic vehicle maintenance is performed satisfactorily and on schedule including cameras and radios.
Manage the collection and completion of required data.
Participate in professional development workshops, meetings, and training for transportation directors.
Create an inclusive environment with positive communication.
Performs additional duties as may be assigned by the Superintendent.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, stand, reach with hands and arms, stoop or kneel, and crouch.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer; be able to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without visual aids; be able to hear and understand speech at normal workplace levels, outdoors, and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal workplaces, outdoors, and on the telephone; possess physical agility to lift up to 50 pounds.