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5 May 2023

Operations / Administration Director of Transportation

Harrison School District Two
 Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Annual Salary: $91,512+ (Salary placement is based on experience.)

Job Summary:
Responsible for providing leadership and supervision of Transportation Department, including coordinating transportation schedules and services, directing fleet maintenance operations, developing and monitoring assigned budget, and developing, maintaining, and administering a transportation program that provides efficient service in the District. Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and District regulations and policies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
– Responsible for the daily comprehensive operation of the District’s transportation department. Supervise department personnel including evaluating performance, assigning and directing work, mentoring employee development, providing feedback and resolving problems. Make recommendations regarding their employment, training, education, and professional development. Motivate the transportation team through skillful development that aligns with District processes and priorities.
– Ensure student safety through steadfast compliance with District, CDE, state and federal policies, procedures, laws and regulations by developing, administering, monitoring and modifying the transportation program to meet all safety requirements to provide services for the daily instructional program and extracurricular activities. Establish, maintain, and modify safe and efficient bus routes and bus stops for eligible students in accordance with established policies, procedures, and regulations. Advise District administration on weather and road conditions for safe travel of students to and from school.
– Coordinate student transportation activities with school officials, law enforcement agencies, department staff, and other individuals or groups by attending and directing meetings, responding to requests, and answering correspondence. Oversee student incidences, reports, and discipline actions and meet with parents, students, bus drivers, bus monitors, and District administrators as needed to discuss behavior issues and make recommendations.
– Respond to parent, student, stakeholder, and community concerns/questions and promote positive public relations. Participate and mediate parent/student conferences to resolve or prevent misconduct and unsafe conditions involving student transportation. Work with school leadership in matters related to school discipline and transportation through site visits and communication.
– Develop, plan and administer the transportation department budget within District policies and procedures. Maintain cost accounting records and all data pertaining to the transportation budget. Collaborate with the finance department to prepare transportation bids, requests, and sales of equipment.
– Schedule and/or conduct department meetings, trainings, and in-services to maintain highly qualified informed staff in student transportation rules, regulations, operations, and student management. Maintain updates of changes in rules, regulations, and specifications as they relate to student transportation and ensure appropriate communication to staff.
– Report all accidents/incidents to District administration, law enforcement, and insurance agencies as required by policies, laws, and regulations. Conduct accident review investigations and report findings.
– Direct the transportation fleet maintenance program by defining objectives, goals, and scheduled maintenance while monitoring compliance with District, state, and federal safety requirements and regulations. Maintain a bus repair and maintenance shop area to its most efficient use and maintain vehicle maintenance records in accordance with CDE and federal regulations.
– Perform the duties of the District’s program administrator for the “Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing program” by implementing and ensuring District compliance with federal Department of Transportation regulations.
– Maximize transportation productivity and efficiency with a focus on timely transportation services. Solicit feedback, conduct comparisons, evaluate current processes, and make recommendations for ongoing improvements.
– Actively participate in professional organizations, committees, and professional development opportunities. Attend appropriate principal meetings, District focus groups, and Board of Education meetings as warranted. Maintain the credibility and respect of the Transportation Department.
– Develop long- and short-range plans for budget, personnel, and facilities in response to growth or change in mission. Research and prepare five-year and one-year plans. Anticipate budget requirements and plan for personnel needs. Develop bus and equipment replacement plans. Develop an emergency school building evacuation plan for buses by documenting procedures, educating personnel, and participating in emergency drills and exercises.
– Perform other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements
listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made.
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education, Training and Experience:
– Bachelor’s degree required in business, transportation, or other related field.
– Minimum five years of experience in management and leadership in transportation fleet management.
– Experience with K-12 fleet management desirable.

Skills, Knowledge and Equipment:
– Advanced oral and written communication, interpersonal relations, and organizational skills.
– Advanced customer service, supervisory/management, public relations, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
– Advanced math, personal computer, keyboarding, and word processing skills.
– Operating knowledge of District routing, accounting, student, and employee software/systems within three months after hire.
– Ability to manage confidentiality in all aspects of job.
– Ability to diffuse and manage volatile and stressful situations.
– Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions and multiple priorities.
– Ability to promote and follow Board of Education, Superintendent, building, and department policies and procedures.
– Ability to communicate, interact, and work effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds.
– Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment, and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:
– Must obtain Colorado Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B with PS endorsements and First Aid Certification within three months after hire.
– Criminal background check and District fingerprinting required.

How to Apply

Please submit application online via the HSD2 website ( at 

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.