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Director of Transportation

Roanoke City Public Schools

Location: Roanoke, VA 24012
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: September 13, 2023
1.  Route Planning and Management:
• Develop and manage efficient transportation routes for K-12 students.
• Coordinate with school administrators to ensure routes align with school schedules.
• Monitor and adjust routes based on changes in enrollment and school activities.
2.  Fleet Management:
• Oversee maintenance and repairs of the transportation fleet, ensuring safe and operational vehicles.
• Schedule regular inspections and maintenance to comply with safety regulations.
• Maintain records of vehicle maintenance, repairs, and inspections.
3.  Safety and Compliance:
• Implement safety protocols and procedures for student transportation.
• Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations regarding school transportation.
• Conduct safety training for drivers and transportation staff.
4.  Budget and Resource Management:
• Develop and manage the transportation department budget.
• Allocate resources efficiently to cover fuel, maintenance, personnel, and other operational expenses.
• Identify cost-saving opportunities without compromising safety and quality.
5.  Staff Supervision and Training:
• Recruit, train, and supervise transportation staff, including drivers and support personnel.
• Provide ongoing training to drivers on safety procedures, route changes, and behavior management.
• Address performance issues and conduct regular evaluations.
6.  Communication and Stakeholder Engagement:
• Communicate transportation information to parents, students, and school staff.
• Collaborate with schools to address transportation-related concerns and feedback.
• Build positive relationships with community stakeholders, such as local authorities and transportation agencies.
7.  Emergency Planning and Response:
• Develop and maintain emergency response plans for transportation incidents.
• Coordinate with school districts and emergency services to ensure effective crisis management.
• Conduct drills and training exercises to prepare drivers and staff for various emergency scenarios.
8.  Data Analysis and Reporting:
• Collect and analyze data related to transportation operations, such as ridership and route efficiency.
• Generate reports to evaluate performance metrics and make informed decisions.
• Use data insights to optimize transportation services.
9.  Continuous Improvement:
• Identify areas for improvement in transportation processes and procedures.
• Implement innovative solutions to enhance efficiency, safety, and overall quality of service.
• Stay updated with industry trends and best practices.
10.  Public Relations and Conflict Resolution:
• Address and resolve concerns from parents, community members, and stakeholders.
• Handle conflicts and disputes related to transportation services in a professional manner.
• Promote a positive image of the transportation department within the community.
11.  Other Duties as Assigned
Demonstrated skill in leading major organizations including the analysis, development and application of multi-million dollar budgets. Functional experience with commonly-used computers and programs. Demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas effectively both orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to manage and engage large numbers of employees toward accomplishing a mission and goals. Regular contact with vendors. Regular attendance at School Board meetings at hours beyond the normal work day. Regular contact with executive level School Division and City Government officials is necessary; contact with department heads, principals and parents on a daily basis is required. Contacts require negotiation and diplomacy skills
Equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree in business, leadership or a related area and at least 8-10 years of administrative experience at organizational management levels, preferably in a governmental or educational setting. Experience with student transportation and vehicle fleet management required.
Work is typically performed in office settings, an open bay bus maintenance facility and on division transportation routes. Travel on primary and secondary routes during inclement weather during days and nights is required. Occasional bending, stooping and crawling to inspect on and under vehicles is necessary.
Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.
RCPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities.  The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Hayley Poland – Title IX Coordinator (540) 853-1393.
Primary Location Transportation Salary Range $77,089.00 - $135,689.00 / Per Year Shift Type Full-Time