2021-2022 Coordinator - Transportation

Springfield R-12 Public Schools
Springfield, MO, US
Closing date
Nov 22, 2021

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Administrator, Specialist / Coordinator
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Job Title: Coordinator - Transportation

Department: Transportation

Pay Grade: O180

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Director III - Transportation


Responsible for providing support within the student transportation services area with specific responsibilities for the coordination of bus routes and extra trips; maintaining department records in accordance with mandated requirements; and dispatching department personnel.


Collaborate with other District personnel in order to determine driver and equipment requirements for route changes and special trips.

Compile a variety of data developing formal reports, conveying information, and complying with mandated requirements.

Inform school personnel and parents of practices providing information for their follow-up action.

Participate in unit meetings, in-service training, and workshops as required to convey and/or gather information required to perform job functions.

Process a variety of materials to update and distribute information, authorize action, and/or comply with mandated requirements.

Recommend policies, procedures and/or actions by providing information for decision-making impacting student transportation services.

Respond to inquiries from students, parents, and/or staff providing information regarding transportation services.

Schedule work assignments of substitute school bus drivers to ensure completion of transportation routes in a timely manner.

Perform the duties of a school bus driver as may be required.

Perform other related duties as required/assigned.


Education and Experience

An Associate's Degree or equivalent preferred.

Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility required.

Certificates, Licenses and Other Special Requirements

Class "B" CDL with passenger, air brake, and school bus endorsements.

Pre-Placement Physical Capacities Test

Random Drug and Alcohol Testing

Must pass a Criminal Background Check

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of basic math, including calculations using fractions, percentages, and/or ratios, read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.

Knowledge to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include pertinent department policies and procedures; office practices and procedures; and concepts of grammar and punctuation.

Skill to perform single, technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.

Skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job, including: operating two way radio; operating standard office equipment including utilizing pertinent office and student transportation software applications; performing standard clerical procedures; and preparing and maintaining accurate records..

Ability to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment.

Ability to work with others under a wide variety of circumstances; working with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods.

Ability to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize job-related equipment.

Ability to analyze issues and create action plans.

Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders communicating with diverse groups including school age riders; displaying tact and courtesy; exercising sound judgment; maintaining an understanding of the special needs of students and their parents; maintaining confidentiality; and working with constant distractions.

Ability to apply critical thinking/problem solving to improve work processes.

Ability to work as part of a team; analyze situations and make accurate decisions; work on multiple projects; and deal with frequent interruptions and changing work priorities.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Work environment is indoors and outdoors with regular exposure to weather conditions; in proximity to the roadway; near moving mechanical parts and traffic; and in confined spaces.

The work is very heavy work that requires exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Must possess the physical ability to perform the following: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity.

Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: balancing, feeling, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking.

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