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Supervisor, Transportation

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Location: Denver CO

Company Name: Denver Public Schools

Occupational Category: 11-3071.01,Transportation Managers

Date Posted: 2020-02-19

Valid Through: 2020-03-20

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


SUPERVISOR, TRANSPORTATION Traditional 235 work days - PROTECH/ADMIN FTE: 1.0 Salary Range: $59,355- $71,923 Essential Functions and Objectives: Supervises day-to-day operations of student transportation in one of two terminal locations. Supervised staff picks up and drop off students at regularly scheduled neighborhood locations, in accordance with Federal, State, local laws and regulations (e.g., Colorado Department of Education (CDE); Denver Public Schools (DPS) training, policies and procedures; and safety rules and regulations. This is a working supervisory position where bus driving may be required. Schedule and supervise day-to-day operations of drivers and paraprofessionals in accordance with District policy. Evaluate DPS transportation services and ensure consistency with School Board policy. Review and follow Federal, State and Local rules and regulations and procedures applicable to passenger transportation. Maintain employee (e.g., driver, paraprofessional) personnel records; ensure that they are complete and accurate. Review and enter information into the Kronos Workforce Timekeeper program, correcting time clock errors, and approving employee time (e.g., daily payroll). Monitor payroll budget by reviewing employee attendance (e.g., tardiness, absence); initiate corrective employee action as needed.- Investigate employee complaints (e.g., student management or misconduct issues). Monitor and track submitted driver forms (e.g., pre-trip) to ensure completion and accuracy. Adjust daily schedule and work assignments to ensure transportation services are not delayed or interrupted. Respond to accident scenes, determining physical condition of employees, students or teachers; ensure paperwork is completed; communicate with emergency personnel; and follow up with drug test as needed. Prepare and conduct new employee briefings. Train and coach drivers and paraprofessionals in variety of areas such as job performance and student interaction. Supervise driver compliance with safety measures and District policy, and implement corrective action when necessary. Ensure that drivers and paraprofessionals follow the DPS dress code and wear proper attire and safety items (e.g., Yaktrax), taking into consideration weather conditions. Enforce the controlled substance testing program. Communicate with school personnel, parents or guardians of students regarding student behavior issues; and route and safety concerns. Review bus camera video in order to identify and substantiate customer concerns and issues. Resolve concerns and communicate with passengers and students (e.g., student management, greeting) using a customer services orientation. Conduct route reviews and initiates changes by completing necessary paperwork. Monitor terminal to ensure cleanliness and safe working conditions. Inspect buses for cleanliness, safety compliance, and need for maintenance. Dispatch drivers and paraprofessionals in person and using dispatch two way radio. Supervise the transportation of special needs students; ensure installation and operation of proper special needs equipment (e.g., lift, vest). Drive multi-passenger vehicles to transport students between neighborhoods, schools, and school activities. Pick up and drop off students at regularly scheduled neighborhood locations, following DPS policy. Assist and secure students (e.g., Early Childhood Education (ECE), elementary) and passengers during boarding and unloading, according to policies and procedures. Follow safety rules during bus operations (e.g., loading, unloading and street crossing) at bus stops and school drop-off locations. Manage passenger and student behavior using student management skills to ensure safety. Prepare, complete and submit reports (e.g., bus defect, service disruption, daily mileage and trip), ensuring completeness and accuracy. Report incidents of suspected child abuse. Perform other duties as assigned. This is a safety-sensitive position within the DPS School District and mandatory position requirements include: a copy of current Driving Record at time of hire, clear CBI criminal/background investigation and compliance with Drug Free/Pre-hire and Random Drug testing conducted throughout duration of assignment. Knowledge, Experience Other Qualifications: Three (3) to five (5) years experience in the transportation industry. One (1) year experience in a supervisory, leadership or management position in a transportation organization. Experience working with collective bargaining units. Excellent communication skills both verbally and written. Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint). Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred. Valid Colorado Driver's License, appropriate insurance coverage and acceptable driving record for the past three years. Commercial driver's license (with PS2 endorsements) is required or able to be acquired within 6 months. Must meet insurability requirements of the Self Insurance Pool for driving a district vehicle Must pass Department of Transportation physical (DOT). Must be certified by Red Cross for CPR (within 90 days after employment). Knowledge of the locations and routes to all DPS facilities and other landmarks and streets in Denver. Maintain current knowledge of special needs equipment use and installation. Knowledge of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and related software preferred. Knowledge of Federal, State and local student transportation laws and regulations. Ability to communicate with diverse student population. Ability to Work effectively with diverse staff at all levels, in all departments. Ability to solve problems and make decisions quickly according to guidelines with consideration of safety and health of others. Education Requirements: High School Diploma or GED. Other information: Thank you for your interest in the DPS Transportation Services Department. We are looking for individuals that demonstrate and share our DPS Core Values of Integrity, Equity, Accountability, Collaboration, Fun, and putting Students First. Come join the DPS team and make an impact at a great organization! DPS has become the fastest-growing large school district in Colorado and is widely recognized today as one of the best urban school systems in the country. We believe that innovative transportation services, and caring drivers and paraprofessionals, are an extension of the school day and support learning outside of the classroom. We are passionate about providing safe school bus transportation to our student riders. A safe pleasant ride helps students start and end the school day on a positive note. This can have an enormous impact on a student's attitude toward school. We all have a definite role in the safe operation of our school transportation system and we would love for you to be a part of the team! About Denver Public Schools: Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students. Under the leadership of SuperintendentSusana Cordovaand guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the statein terms of student academic growth. Learn more Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors