Director - New Haven Public Schools
Position: Director
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Director of Transportation
Job Location: New Haven Public Schools
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Feb 08, 2019**
District: New Haven Public Schools
New Haven, CT 06519
Telephone: 475-220-1540
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Job Description:
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION
GATEWAY CENTER

REPORTS TO:  Chief Operating Officer
 
SUMMARY:

Ensure the safe and efficient transportation of students in accordance with all pertinent state and federal regulations and statues, board of education policies, and district administrative guidelines.  The Facilitator is responsible for working with transportation staff to facilitate cooperation with local school district administrators, parents/guardians/caregivers, teachers, staff and communities.  Works with local district administrators as a resource to develop and implement new services for cost effectiveness and meet the needs of districts and students being served.  Must have experience with budgets as the job requires creation and review of budget plans.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
  • Works cooperatively with school administrators to determine transportation needs of all students.
  • Prepares and oversee budget, continuously monitor spending to ensure that costs are consistent with approved budget.
  • Develops request for proposal (RFP) for transportation contract and monitor  contract fulfillment.
  • Approves purchase order requests of trips through requisition receipts and purchase order review invoices for accuracy.
  • Evaluates and monitors special needs request in town and out placed with the assistance of student service supervisors.
  • Evaluate students eligible for transportation under the McKinney-Vento Act.
  • Resolves issues and problems related to pupil transportation meet with parents and principals as needed.
  • Provide schools with info to provide to parents and students with bus routes.
  • Monitors contract compliance with penalty imposition on vendor performance.
  • Plan and implements school transportation programs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Chief Operating Officer.
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 QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or a minimum of (15) years’ experience in administering and operating school bus transportation services and routing systems.
  • Ability to work under pressure. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with school staff, contracted vendors and community personnel.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Work independently and manage time effectively.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of a quantitative nature.
  • Understand transportation procedures and decisions with sound fiscal management.
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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
(Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Frequent evening work required, including attendance at Board of Education meetings and events, school system meetings and events, and community activities as required.


SALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Executive Management and Confidential Employees; 12-Month work year; Non-Bargaining Grid.  Salary will commensurate with experience and education.


EVALUATION:
Evaluated annually by the Chief Operating Officer 


NOTE:  The above description covers the principle duties and responsibilities of the job. The description shall not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all duties or as a contract. In all cases, these relationships, functions and their application are subject to change by the Superintendent of Schools.

The New Haven Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse workforce.  For more information on the New Haven Public Schools, please visit their website at www.nhps.net.
 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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