Transportation Assistant

Job category: Paraprofessional
Exemption Status/Test: Non Exempt
Reports to: Transportation Director
Date Revised: May 1, 2018
Dept./School: Transportation

Primary purpose

To ensure the safe and efficient transportation of students through proper evaluation/recommendation of bus driver and bus aide candidates; maintain compliance of all transportation licensures, certification and training records mandated by law, district policy and administrative procedures.

Qualifications

Education/Certification

High School diploma, required

Certified Education Office Professional (C.E.O.P.) preferred

Notary Public for Dallas County or eligible for commission preferred

Experience

Minimum five (5) years’ experience as an administrative secretary or assistant

Interviewing experience required

Special knowledge/skills

 

Must exhibit ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with good judgment

GISD Computer programs preferred including:  MS Office applications, Outlook, ORACLE, and network environment knowledge highly preferred

Must possess ability to review departmental policies and procedure outlined in the Transportation Employee handbook, assisting with updates, as needed

Must be able to positively interact with all levels of school employees and to work positively and cooperatively

Strong interpersonal skills required

Knowledge of State and Federal Law regarding DOT drug testing and Motor Vehicle Law

Great communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills required

Must be able to positively represent the school district

Must possess strong organization skills and general clerical skills

Must exhibit initiative in performing routing office functions

Must be able to handle heavy workload in fast-paced office with critical deadlines

Must be detail oriented and a quick learner

Must be flexible and adaptable under pressure

Must be able to work a flexible schedule

Major responsibilities and duties

  • Manage the recruitment and selection of all bus drivers and bus aides/monitors.
  • Understand the needs of the department and identify the best drivers and bus aides.
  • Understand the duties and responsibilities of bus drivers and bus aides to ensure retention.
  • Set-up and maintain effective monthly driver in-services program.
  • Manage bus driver safety and training program.
  • Maintenance and compliance of CDL, Medical Certification and NVCI.
  • Maintain compliance of all transportation licenses required, certification and training records.
  • Coordinate all licensing and certification requirements for staff who will operate a district vehicle.
  • Complete annual review of all motor vehicle records through TxDPS.
  • Complete clerical duties in a timely manner.
  • Keep interview area clean.
  • Prepare new hire packets.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Supervisory Responsibilities:

  •   None.

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Posture: 
Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: 
Frequent repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse
Lifting: 
Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment: 
Work is performed in an office setting; may require occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours
Mental Demands: 
Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.