Transportation Field Trip Specialist

Job category: Auxiliary
Exemption Status/Test: Non Exempt
Reports to: Director of Transportation
Date Revised: October 1, 2015
Dept./School: Transportation

Primary purpose

Ensure the safe and efficient transportation of students and employees on all extra-curricular trips and monitor the effectiveness of drivers.

Qualifications

Education/Certification

High School Diploma or GED

Must have a clear and valid Texas Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger (P) and School

Bus (S) endorsements

Annual physical examination

Satisfactory annual driver’s license and criminal history checks

Successful completion of all state and local training courses

Must be at least 21 years of age

Experience

Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a certified school bus driver

Special knowledge/skills

Ability to operate a school bus

Proficient skills in keyboarding, data entry, work processing and file maintenance

Ability to work under pressure and prioritize effectively while maintaining composure and responding in an appropriate manner

Effective telephone, radio and communication skills

Ability to receive and give written and verbal instructions effectively

Ability to read and understand documents including policies and procedures manuals

Ability to pass alcohol and drug tests and annual physical

Proficient map reading skills

Proficient skills in operating a personal computer utilizing Microsoft Office applications

Major responsibilities and duties

Supervision

  • Assist in the management of the field trip planning software program.
  • Conduct an annual evaluation of field trip drivers’ performance
  • Conduct field trip selection process:  post, and/or assign all field trips.
  • Assist with the coordination of all bus requests from campuses and departments on all extra-curricular activities.
  • Answer, record and route internal and external telephone calls.
  • Monitor and respond to two-way radio communications.
  • Monitor, record and respond appropriately to emergency calls and situations.

Administration

  • Maintain all required physical and computerized logs, worksheets, files and reports related to field trip operations.
  • Maintain records of al field trip requests and driver assignments.
  • Assist in completing reports for district and TEA filing.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Follow all rules and directives for bus drivers when substituting on a bus route.
  • Perform other duties and assist in all special projects as assigned in a timely manner.

 Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise assigned field trips and assigned drivers.

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals; radio communication equipment
Posture: 
Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: 
Repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Environment: 
May work prolonged or irregular hours; occasional districtwide travel
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.