Transportation Supervisor

  • High school diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • At least five (5) years prior experience in school transportation preferred;
  • New Jersey Transportation Coordinator certificate preferred;(must obtain within four years of employment);
  • Valid Commercial New Jersey  Driver’s License  “P”/S’ endorsement, preferred;
  • Knowledge of state laws and regulations governing school bus construction and maintenance and pupil transportation;
  • Knowledge of the educational processes and the role of school transportation as it relates to those processes;
  • Knowledge in computerized communications and data systems;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Experience with daily operations of a school transportation department;
  • Demonstrated skill in personnel management, route scheduling, fleet maintenance and cost containment;
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language;
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities;
  • Exceptional service orientation;
  • Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment;
  • Ability to work on site during the hours required;
  • On-call availability and periodic overtime;
  • Required criminal background check and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal alien status;
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

Responsible to: School Business Administrator  

Job Goal: The Transportation Supervisor’s role is to coordinate and monitor the transportation of eligible students through contracted carriers in accordance with State law and Board of Education policy; coordinate field and athletic trips and the use of district-owned vehicles; organize and schedule the timely establishment of bus routes for all eligible pupils.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and administer a transportation program to meet all the requirements of the daily instructional program and extracurricular activities;
  • Review and provide services that conform with district objectives, policies, and state and federal laws and regulations;
  • Prepare bus routes and schedules for all public and non-public schools in the district making use of the computerized transportation system;
  • Maintain all district-owned transportation equipment and develop plans for preventative maintenance;
  • Prepare and administer the transportation budget in conjunction with the Business Administrator;
  • Prepare bid specifications and transportation contracts and manage procurement of transportation services in conjunction with the Business Administrator;
  • Investigate accidents, road failures, discipline problems and conformance with training requirements and safety standards; develop and implement a program of preventative safety;
  • Monitor and enforce vendor conformance with all legal, regulatory and contractual requirements, including determinations with respect to fines and/or requests for the removal and replacement of bus drivers or aides;
  • Ensure effective communication among vendor personnel, the Transportation Office, schools and families with respect to daily transportation issues as they arise;
  • Cooperate with school principals and others responsible for planning special school trips;
  • Cooperate with school principals in resolving discipline problems occurring on school buses;
  • Develop recommendations for future equipment, personnel and contract needs based on a survey of resident students, distances and grade levels;
  • Act as liaison with parents for complaints and special requests;
  • Maintain positive relationships with the building administration, parents, other staff and students in the buildings;
  • Complete and submit all reports required by the State, the Federal government, and the Board of Education;
  • Independently assume other related responsibilities and duties within the context of the above performance responsibilities.

Terms of Employment: 12 month, salary and benefits as determined by the Board

Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with the Board’s policy on evaluation of non-certified staff.

Board of Education Approval Date September 4, 2019





Revised September 2019

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