Job Description

Transportation Operations Lead

Location: Transportation Dept

12 mos, 8 hrs/day

Grade 29, $22.94 hr

Non Interim Position

Start Date : 07/03/2023

Purpose Statement

The job of Transportation Operations Lead  - is done for the purpose/s of supporting the educational process with specific responsibilities for providing operational support to dispatchers, routers, trainers, drivers, and aides; addressing school bus regulations and safety procedures; identifying training requirements; and maintaining required documentation for audit in compliance with state certification and district/state/federal requirements; perform the functions of a school bus driver; and support the Director of Transportation. 

Essential Functions

This job reports to Director of Transportation 

Assists with personnel functions (e.g. recruitment, supervision, professional development, evaluations, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and ensuring that objectives of Transportation programs are achieved within budget.

Evaluates routes, operations, cost control and customer service issues for the purpose of making recommendations for resolution and/or improvement.  Evaluates programs and/or projects for the purpose of carrying out and achieving objectives with area of responsibility.

Coordinates a variety of assigned projects and activities (e.g. placement of crosswalks and crossing guards, DOT compliance, accident investigations, equipment acquisition, etc.) for the purpose of delivering services in compliance with established guidelines.

Assists with investigation and review of all accidents for the purpose of making recommendations according to district procedures.


Assists in the selection, training, and evaluation of personnel for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and achieving objectives within budget.

Responds to inquiries (e.g. administrative staff, contractors, architects, the public, etc.) for the purpose of providing required information and/or referring to appropriate sources.

Conducts in-services and trainings (e.g. bus driver training, CPR, First Aid, discipline procedures, safety meetings, etc.) for the purpose of presenting, reinforcing and/or developing bus driver and bus aide skills in accordance with federal, state and District guidelines.

Evaluates performance of bus drivers, driver applicants and bus aides for the purpose of ensuring that basic skills levels are met and are in compliance with federal, District and state certification requirements.

Participates in unit meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions

Performs functions of a school bus driver for the purpose of meeting the district's transportation service needs.

Responds to a variety of inquiries from staff, parents, District personnel, etc. for the purpose of resolving problems, providing information and/or referring to appropriate personnel.

Supports assigned personnel staff for the purpose of providing back up and assistance as needed.

Collaborates with the Director of Transportation for the purpose of maintaining compliance with federal and state requirements. 

Other Functions

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.


Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment; using pertinent software applications; operating heaving and light duty vehicles; preparing and maintaining accurate records.


KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: safe driving practices; provisions of the motor vehicle code and the education code applicable to the operation of vehicles transporting school students; state licensing requirements; methods of instruction related to in-service training. 


ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a variety of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with similar types of data; and utilize a variety of types of job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is significant. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; effective communication skills; maintaining a good rapport with employees, community and students.



Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; utilization of resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.


Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, frequent climbing and balancing, and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 70% sitting, 25% walking, and 5% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

Experience:Minimum 2 years experience working in a Transportation department required; Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is required.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.



Required Testing                                  Certificates and Licenses                  

Random Drug and Alcohol Testing            Bus Driver's Certificate

Online Driver Training Certification           Commercial Driver's License


Continuing Educ./Training                   Clearances

Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses       Criminal Background Clearance       


                                                               Pre-Placement Physical Capacities Test

                                                             IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card

FLSA Status - Non Exempt


Paradise Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), or Title II of the Genetic Information NonDiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) may contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

Primary Location: Transportation

Shift Type: 8.0 hrs/day

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, March 20, 2023 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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