Information for Job: Director of Transportation

Job Title: Director of Transportation
Job Description:

PURPOSE:  Plans, supervises and coordinates district transportation department to safely and regularly transport students to and from school and for school related activities.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Directs and assigns all transportation personnel in achieving work standards as required.
  • Plans, coordinates, describe trains and assign all jobs for all transportation personnel; keeps roster of and provides eligible substitute drivers; assures defensive driving techniques are implemented.
  • Provides driver orientation, vehicle maintenance training, monthly evacuation drills, and driver safety training required by district and the law.
  • Resolves workers' problems or refers them to Administrator/Supervisor.
  • Reviews, records, and reports employees' hours worked on time cards or time sheets and submits transportation personnel requirements (regular and substitute) to Supervisor.
  • Participates in driver personnel evaluations with appropriate Administrators.
  • Evaluates other transportation personnel.
  • Plans, schedules, coordinate and prepare bus routes.
  • Prepares Principals' bus rosters (student lists).
  • Reviews and solves route problems; maintains a list of road repairs as reported by drivers; reports needed repairs to appropriate county offices and to Supervisor.
  • Consults with Superintendent on road conditions during bad weather as required.
  • Achieves normal and preventive transportation maintenance by consistently and regularly assessing and inspecting vehicles:
  • Trouble-shoots and recommends regular service and vehicle repair.
  • Oversees and evaluates maintenance and minor repair performed by transportation employees.   
  • Submits proposals and specifications for any long range needs to the Supervisor. 
  • Refers major repairs to contracted commercial garages upon the approval of the Supervisor.
  • Requisitions, maintains and stores critical tools and vehicle components in an orderly central supply for the purpose of trouble-shooting minor repairs.
  • Manages all job responsibilities with mobility to drive vehicles, operate and maintain any equipment associated with transportation and necessary to maintain vehicles; leads, plans, coordinates, maintains current CDL, performs applies first aid and/or CPR; reads, writes, and comprehends written and oral instructions; passes state medical examination report; maintains impeccable driving record; discriminates sound and has vision to see close, distant, color, peripheral, and depth perception;  keeps records and makes reports.




  • Performs minor vehicle repairs and fueling.
  • Maintains and reports current schedules of services.
  • Monitors transportation building operations and maintenance: keeps facilities and work areas clean and orderly.
  • Arranges contracted operations services as indicated and approved by Administrator/Supervisor.
  • Performs but not limited to duties of workers supervised.
  • Performs other job duties as required.




  • Must support district mission, goals and objectives.
  • Must meet all safety requirements as directed by the District.
  • Professional evaluation performed annually by Director of Operations.      




EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:   Shall have a High School diploma or GED


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (SKILLS/ABILITIES):   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively with vendors, administrators and staff. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the school community
  • Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to efficiently utilize Microsoft Office software; including the use of Excel spreadsheets effectively, and effectively utilize district e-mail.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situation.
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, stand and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.  Occasionally, yet essential to this position, the individual must meet deadlines with severe time constraints and interacting with the public and other workers.  Occasionally, the position requires the employee to work irregular or extended hours; direct responsibility for the safety; well-being or work output of other people; and meet multiple demands from several people.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:Moderate environmental conditions 2/3 of time; wet, hot and cold condition 1/3 of time; moderate noise levels.  May be required to wear protective equipment including gloves for exposure control under limited circumstances.



The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Valley Center USD 262

Job Salary (if available): Commensurate with education, experience, and skills

Job Benefits (if available): Fully paid single health insurance

Job Bonus (if available):

Job Start Date: December-10-2012
Applications Due By: November-27-2012
Job Categories:
  • Classified
Job Regions:
  • WichitaMetro

Job Contact Information

Contact First Name: Mike
Contact Last Name: Bonner
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 316-755-7000

Employer Information

Employer Name & Website: Valley Center USD 262 -
Employer Description:

"To Be a Premier School District Known for Excellence In Education, Innovative Instruction, Outstanding Programs, and Dedication to Students" is the vision of USD 262. We need excellent instructors to help us achieve it!

Valley Center is a growing suburban district just north of Wichita, providing small town living and great schools with a vision for excellence.  USD #262 is comprised of 83 square miles primarily in Sedgwick County and a small portion of Harvey County.  The district's boundaries bring students from Kechi, Park City, Sedgwick, Valley Center, and Wichita addresses.  The school district serves approximately 2,600 students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.

USD #262 has a competitive salary schedule and $10,000 life insurance policy, plus a single health insurance policy.  Apply today on our website employment page at

Employer Address: 143 S Meridian

Valley Center, Kansas

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