Openings as of 2/22/2018
Transportation Director and Mechanic
Work in Coordination with Superintendent to ensure the successful operation of school busses and other vehicles for the purpose of transporting students and staff to and from designated locations while providing professional and safe service.
(Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Education, Certification/Licensure, Experience, Equipment)
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Read and comprehend road maps.
Memorize bus route, street and school locations.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents and community.
Exhibit a positive attitude toward students.
Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.
Understand and follow oral and written directions.
Work without close supervision.
Organize and prioritize tasks, completing responsibilities as scheduled.
Be physically and mentally competent to perform job duties.
Any combination of education or experience equivalent to graduation from high school.
Completion of Iowa school bus driver in-service training program as required by the Iowa Department of Education.
Five years driving experience.
Prior operation of medium or heavy automotive equipment preferred.
Possess a valid Iowa driver’s license.
Possess a current Iowa Department of Education School Bus Driver authorization certificate.
Possess a driving record with no reckless driving or driving under the influence convictions and/or moving traffic violations. Driving record must be satisfactory to district and insurance carrier.
Obtain a B class CDL, school bus and passenger endorsements (including Air Brakes) issued by the State of Iowa.
First Aid Certification preferred.
Proper use and operation of cellular telephone.
School bus, vehicles and all assigned adaptive equipment.
1. Bus Drivers (Regular, Activity, and Substitute)
Develop and administer a transportation program to meet all the requirements of the daily instructional program and extracurricular activities.
Recruit, train, and supervise all transportation personnel and make recommendation on their employment, transfer, promotion, and release.
Maintain all district-owned equipment and develop plans for preventive maintenance.
Maintain safety standards in conformance with state and insurance regulations.
Cooperate with school principals and others responsible for planning special school trips.
Serve as a resource for drivers and principals for discipline problems on the school buses.
Develop recommendations for future equipment purchases and personnel needs.
Act as liaison with parents for complaints and special requests.
Work with administrator to ensure that all state laws and regulations regarding school
transportation are met.
Advise superintendent on road hazards for decision on school closing during inclement weather.
Supervise and assist in the diagnosing, assigning, and repairing of district automotive
Maintain a current inventory of supplies and equipment.
Promote high standards of safety and good housekeeping methods in all work-connected areas and for all of the school buses.
Participate in Management Team meetings and activities.
Demonstrate organization and professionalism in fulfilling the responsibilities of the job.
Greet all students, faculty, staff, and visitors courteously.
Maintain a positive rapport with students, staff, parents and the community.
Cooperate with and work in a courteous manner with co-workers and other personnel.
Dress appropriately for the position and work required.
Demonstrate a positive attitude toward school, students and job and communicate the same to the community.
21. Accept constructive criticism and suggestions and seek to improve each performance responsibility.
Maintain confidentiality in the school operation.
Adhere to applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations, board policies and administrative rules.
Must be able to drive a car or to provide suitable transportation to accommodate responsibilities.
Mobility as needed for general supervision of staff, building and grounds.
Initial physical exam successfully completed.
Satisfactory health condition as dictated by the Department of Transportation.
Visual acuity with or without vision aids, ability to distinguish colors.
Ability to hear and understand speech at normal room levels, and speak in audible tones.
Drug, tobacco and alcohol free at all times while working.
Occasional lifting, pushing or pulling of 40-60 pounds, in an emergency bus evacuation, dragging or pulling up to 100 pounds.
Occasional walking, bending, stooping, reaching overhead, crawling and climbing.
Be free of impairment of the use of a foot, leg, hand, finger, or an arm, or other structural defects of limitations likely to interfere with the ability to safely control a school bus.
Depressing fuel and brake pedal with right foot and leg requiring 70 psi.
Steps to enter and exit buses, step down 3.5 feet to exit emergency door.
Work is performed inside and around the exterior of a school bus.
Travel to various sites.
Occasional exposure to body fluids, fumes, noise, and emergency situations.
Occasional extreme and/or inclement weather.
12 month position.
Per Board Policies and administrative guidelines.
Performance evaluated by Superintendent.
North Linn Community School District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The district does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability and will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.
The statements in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position. These statements are not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his or her supervision.