Openings as of 2/25/2018Administration
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.
Department: Academic Division (Teaching & Learning)
Reports To: Chief Academic Officer
Compensation: Salary Commensurate with Degree and Experience
SUMMARY: The Director of Special Education is responsible for leadership, administration, and supervision of all services and programs associated with the provision of special education in Council Bluffs Schools and for all instructional services provided in community-based programs for which the school district is responsible.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Other duties may be assigned. Essential duties must be performed on site.
Facilitates development and implementation of a District vision and goals to ensure all students with disabilities receive a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment.
Collaborates with district administrators in the Academic Division and Student and Family Services to ensure cohesiveness and continuity in the provision of services to students with disabilities.
Communicates and collaborates with Green Hills Area Education Agency (GHAEA), state, and national organizations to ensure compliance with state and federal mandates, and to advocate and strengthen programming in special education.
Collaborates and communicates with parents and staff members to ensure that plans for students with disabilities are implemented with fidelity.
Provides direction and guidance to appropriate special education staff, administrators, and parents with respect to state and federal regulations governing the education of students with disabilities.
Develops goals and action plans for special education that are aligned with the Academic Division and district’s goals.
Monitors academic achievement for students with disabilities.
Articulates and implements instructional plans to improve student achievement for students with disabilities.
Manages fiscal resources related to special education and to instructional services in various community-based programs serving students with disabilities.
Determines special education staffing in all buildings, including making recommendations for additional staffing or reductions in staffing when necessary based on enrollment and programming.
Coordinates the development of curricula appropriate to the needs of students with disabilities.
Develops and implements interagency agreements that create programs with shared responsibility for students with disabilities.
Produces timely and comprehensive reports and applications as determined by the district, GHAEA, or the state and federal governments.
Insures implementation of the District Developed Service Delivery Plan per requirements from the Iowa Department of Education.
Coordinates all data management related to special education including but not limited to the October Count, Certified Annual Report, staff rosters, IEPs, BEDS, tuition in/out contracts.
Responds to and manages concerns from parents, complaints, and requests for Resolution Facilitation to include due process.
Acts as the district’s contact for contracting with external agencies providing services for students with disabilities.
Supervises and evaluates personnel as assigned.
Reports to work as scheduled on a regular and reliable basis.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Supervises staff members and administrators as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from an accredited college or university required. Doctorate Degree preferred.
Teaching and leadership experience in the area of special education is required.
Five years of successful leadership experience in an administrative position, including both experience at the central office level and as a building principal, is preferred.
Educational leadership experience at both the elementary and secondary levels is preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Valid Iowa Professional Administrator License with Evaluator Approval and PK-12 Special Education Supervisor Endorsement
Ability to: read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; effectively present information; and respond to questions from staff, students, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts (probability, statistical inference, geometry, trigonometry, fractions, percentages, ratios, etc). Experience with finance developing and implementing budgets.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Ability to: apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students and public; navigate the WEB IEP; and work effectively with others in a group or team environment. Skilled in: oral and written communication including advanced computer application skills; child growth and development strategies and how it affects learning; teaching and learning processes; and licensure for special education teachers and specialists.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently sit and stand and almost continuously walk. The employee is occasionally required to: stoop, kneel, reach forward and above the head 0 - 12 inches and on occasion up to 18 inches; and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, 0 - 12 feet and up to 20 feet, such as boxes of books. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and peripheral vision. The employee regularly interacts with staff and public in addition to meeting multiple demands and deadlines from several people. The employee must be able to move from place to place, building to building and travel to attend meetings.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet and work is performed indoors. The employee may be required to travel from building to building in varying weather conditions.