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Scottsdale Unified School District

Job: Director of Transportation (2018-19)

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Jobing Description

PAY GRADE:   Administrative Support M

                                  FLSA STATUS:  Exempt


The job of Director of Transportation is done for the purpose/s of managing the District's student, staff, and activities transportation services and management of the District’s vehicular assets.  The job of Director of Transportation is also done for the purpose/s of accomplishing department work goals;  ensuring services are provided in an efficient and effective manner; ensuring that staff utilizes appropriate procedures and safe practices; providing overall coverage of the transportation services; and ensuring optimal utilization of personnel and other resources.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

  • Communicates and accommodates the District’s student transportation drive staff, mechanic staff, administrative staff, classified staff, and SUSD public.
  • Conducts accident investigations and supervises accident reporting for the purpose of notifying appropriate law enforcement and insurance agencies for both the white and yellow fleet.
  • Coordinates student transportation activities with school officials, department heads and other interested groups or individuals for the purpose of ensuring that district transportation needs are met.
  • Directs transportation procurements for the purpose of ensuring budget and cost control compliance.
  • Inspects repair work, projects, equipment, daily maintenance and supplies for the purpose of ensuring that jobs are completed efficiently and within local/state/federal regulations.
  • Participates in meetings with unit school principals for the purpose of identifying needs for campus transportation and traffic safety at school sites.
  • Performs personnel functions (e.g. recruiting, hiring, evaluating, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity and ensuring that objectives are achieved.
  • Prepares various documents (e.g. budgets, requisitions, specifications, productivity, evaluation reports, etc.) for the purpose of providing necessary information to state/federal agencies and appropriate district personnel and/or developing contracts specifications.
  • Recommends new hires, promotions, termination and transfers for the purpose of maintaining appropriate staffing and productivity of the work force.
  • Researches new products, laws, regulations, etc. for the purpose of recommending purchases, contracts and maintaining district wide services.
  • Assists other administrative personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
  • Performs and completes all required state reporting and inspections for DPS, ADE and ADOT transportation requirements.
  • Performs community engagement (community forums, board meetings or other gatherings) for the safe travel of students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):

  • Targeted job-related education that meets District’s prerequisite requirements.
  • Job-related experience within specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility is required.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require):

  • AZ Commercial Driver's License with "P" or “S” Endorsement
  • First Aid and CPR Certification

KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform student transportation-related technical skills such as algebra and/or geometry; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: student and fleet transportation software/functions, pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws.

SKILLS (position requirements at entry):

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: people interaction skills, operate standard office equipment; plan and manage projects; utilize pertinent software applications.

ABILITY (position requirements at entry):

ABILITY is required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a wide variety of types of job-related equipment.  In working with others, independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans.   Problem solving with data requires analysis based on organizational objectives; and problem solving with equipment is significant. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: significant interpersonal relationship abilities; deal with multiple tasks simultaneously; make sound, timely decisions.


Positions in this class typically require: student transportation driving of any SUSD fleet vehicle, to include stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and intense noises.


The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Primary Location: Transportation

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Doug Virgil
Title Interim Chief Financial Officer
Phone (480) 484-6147

Applications will be accepted
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:00 AM  -
Friday, March 02, 2018 11:59 PM
(Mountain Standard Time)

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