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Lake Washington School District


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Published 15 days ago

March 10, 2021
$126,060 - $126,060

SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for supporting the daily operations of the Lake Washington School District transportation department to assure safe and efficient pupil transportation, routing, scheduling, in support of the school district’s instructional and activity programs for students. This position requires strong proven abilities in organizations, leadership and human relationships. The Transportation Manager supervises transportation staff including bus drivers, dispatchers, and other administrative staff. The Transportation Manager reports to the Director of Transportation.

SALARY: $126.060 per year, 261 days. This is an exempt position. Full benefit package available.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

•        Assists Transportation Director with review, development and implementation of students’ safe walking routes to school

•        Supervises and evaluates performance of Bus Drivers, Dispatchers, and Driver Trainer

•        Provides oversight of dispatch operations, route assignment & coordinates replacement buses and drivers

•   Attends Labor Management Meetings

•   Responds to complaints regarding drivers and provides additional coaching as needed

•   Oversees preparation and submission of state funding reports to ensure compliance with regulations and all eligible funding is received

•   Coordinates annual route bid process

•   Models and cultivates a culture of continuous improvement and professional development

•   Supports bus driver recruiting and hiring efforts

•        Provides support and guidance to drivers and school administrators in the event of student disciplinary issues

•        Assists Director in developing, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures consistent with industry best practices and current laws

•        Performs other duties as assigned


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

•        Knowledge of relevant state, federal, and district regulations, policies and procedures related to transportation industry, school buses and school transportation.

•        Knowledge of and highly skilled in the use of routing and other software systems.

•        Knowledge of fleet operations and equipment needs.

•        Knowledge of labor relations and employment law.

•        Skill in defusing emotion-charged situations and conflict resolution and make appropriate timely decisions.

•        Skill in management of emergency situations.

•        Skill in strong, positive communication strategies to resolve customer concerns including parents, students, and staff.

•        Skill in Office 365, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, OneNote

•        Ability to effectively manage, evaluate, coach and discipline staff.

•        Ability to evaluate and defuse volatile encounters with staff and community.

•        Ability to identify and create relevant reports, collect and evaluate data, provide findings and formulate recommendations.

•        Ability to read, interpret and develop road and street maps.

•        Ability to develop, implement and assess departmental policies and procedures focused on best practices.

·      Ability to think creatively in order to solve difficult problems with effective solutions,

·      Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a diverse group of people.

·      Ability to establish and maintain effective/appropriate relationships with school and district staff, students and community groups.

·      Ability to maintain confidentiality.

·      Ability to be attentive to detail and meet deadlines and schedules.

·      Ability to work under pressure in a high stress environment and adapt to frequent and sustained interruptions.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

•        High School diploma or equivalent;

•        At least four (4) years of transportation operations experience, including bus driving, dispatching, training, or supervising staff;

•        School district transportation experience strongly preferred;

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION:

Valid Washington State driver's license, valid commercial driver's license with school bus and passenger endorsement (preferred), valid Department of Transportation physical card, valid First Aid and CPR certification. Driver Trainer Certification preferred or ability to obtain within one year of hire.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, reaching, carrying, pushing and/or pulling; some walking and bending; and frequent keyboarding. Generally, the job requires 40% sitting, 30% walking and 30% standing. The job is performed with the majority of time spent indoors and under minimal temperature variations; a portion of the day will be time spent outdoors and is subject to a variety of changing weather conditions and potentially uneven/slippery surfaces.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

External and Internal applicants should submit an on-line Administrative Application @ http://www.lwsd.org/employment.    

  A letter of interest, resume and three letters of recommendation, including current supervisor, are required  

in addition to the application materials. These documents should be uploaded to the application under the ATTACHMENTS page.  

FINALISTS WILL BE CONTACTED FOR AN INTERVIEW 

Immigration Reform and Control Act Requirement: All new employees are required by law to submit documentation to Human Resources proving eligibility to work in the USA by completing an employment eligibility form within three days of employment.

Applicant Disclosure Statement: Pursuant to Chapter 486, Laws of 1987, all applicants must complete the disclosure form provided by Human Resources at the time of application.

Background Check on Recommended Candidate: Human Resources will also make a reference check inquiry on recommended candidates. According to 1992 legislation ESHB 2518, all school employees with regularly scheduled unsupervised access to children are required to have a criminal background check, which includes fingerprints.


The Lake Washington School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran, military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.


Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

16250 NE 74th Street

Redmond Washington, 98052

(425) 936-1266


LAKE WASHINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT IS A SMOKE-FREE WORKPLACE


SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for supporting the daily operations of the Lake Washington School District transportation department to assure safe and efficient pupil transportation, routing, scheduling, in support of the…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Managerial

Location

On-site
Redmond, WA

How to Apply


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

External and Internal applicants should submit an on-line Administrative Application @ http://www.lwsd.org/employment.    

  A letter of interest, resume and three letters of recommendation, including current supervisor, are required  

in addition to the application materials. These documents should be uploaded to the application under the ATTACHMENTS page.  

 


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

External and Internal applicants should submit an on-line Administrative Application @ http://www.lwsd.org/employment.    

  A letter of interest, resume and…

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