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Director of Transportation and Maintenance

Ft Leavenworth USD 207   Fort Leavenworth , KS   Full-time     Transportation
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Posted on June 30, 2021

Director of Transportation and Maintenance

Job Description

 Purpose:    Coordinates transportation support for a complete range of curricular and extracurricular activities offered by the District’s schools.  Operates a safe and efficient transportation operation that transports students to and from schools, and supports participation in school activities.  Coordinates maintenance of all District schools and facilities, to include all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems.  Supervises all assigned District custodial staff, custodial and MEP contractors, and grounds/transportation staff.  Maintains the physical interiors and exteriors of the District facilities and accompanying grounds in a condition of operating excellence, safety, cleanliness, and aesthetic attractiveness.

Reports To:  Chief Financial Officer

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Supervises:  Assistant Director of Transportation & Maintenance, Bus Drivers, Bus Aides, Custodians, and Grounds/Maintenance Assistants

Required Qualifications:     

  • Associates Degree in Business or related field with five-plus years’ experience and/or training in the area of facilities and maintenance
  • Demonstrated leadership, knowledge, skills, and abilities for this director-level position
  • Demonstrated knowledge in areas such as building automation systems, and the maintenance of mechanical (to include heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)), electrical, and plumbing systems
  • Demonstrated aptitude or competence for assigned responsibilities to include financial/budget management and personnel management
  • Possess valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) with required endorsements
  • Meet all State requirements for Bus Drivers, including Defensive Driving and First Aid Certification
  • Be able to pass initial and random tests for alcohol and controlled substances
  • Health and Inoculation Certificate on file in the District Office (after an employment offer is made)
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable

Preferred Qualifications:    

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field with five to eight years’ experience and/or training in the area of facilities and maintenance
  • HVAC universal certification
  • Knowledge of geothermal HVAC systems

Essential Functions:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  • Transportation:
    • Develops and administers a transportation program to meet all the requirements of the daily instructional program and extracurricular activities
    • Prepares bus routes to serve the students in the District that are convenient yet economically feasible, to include preparing and updating bus schedules for the District
    • Completes all District/State transportation and maintenance reports as required
    • Maintains all District-owned vehicles and equipment, to include preventive maintenance plans
    • Coordinates and supports principals and others responsible for planning special school trips.
    • Works with the principals and drivers in solving discipline problems occurring on school buses
    • Advises the Superintendent on-road hazards for a decision on school closing during inclement weather
    • If required to drive a bus, must meet all bus driver qualifications
    • Compliance with all State laws and regulations regarding school transportation
  • Maintenance:
    • Develops and administers maintenance programs to meet all the daily requirements for the District’s mechanical (to include HVAC), electrical, and plumbing systems
    • Establishes and administers schedules and procedures for the regular, ongoing custodial care of all schools and facilities
    • Coordinates with principals and others responsible for planning school events requiring additional support
    • Coordinates with building principals for summer maintenance and cleaning issues. Executes a summer maintenance and cleaning program to prepare for the new school year
    • Maintains the District’s grounds, to include school grounds, playgrounds, parking lots/driveways, landscaping, and fencing
    • Inspects the District’s grounds on a regular basis for needed repair and maintenance
    • Assists the CFO in determining which repair, maintenance, and/or new construction projects are beyond the scope of the USD 207 staff and require outside contractors
    • Responsible for the District’s building security program in coordination with the Director of Technology Services
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises all custodial, ground, maintenance, and transportation personnel, and makes recommendations on their employment, transfer, promotion, and release
  • Attends appropriate District, department, and staff meetings
  • Maintains safety standards in conformance with State and insurance regulations, to include the District’s program of preventive safety
  • Initiates requisitions for purchases in accordance with budget limitations and District guidance and rules
  • Submits all reports required by State authorities and/or the CFO
  • Develops recommendations for future equipment and personnel needs as required
  • Works with the CFO to prepare and administer the transportation and maintenance budgets
  • Coordinates with the CFO on the ordering or bidding of materials as needed and makes recommendations for supplies and equipment for purchase
  • Supervises other District employees in a variety of tasks as assigned by the Superintendent or CFO.
  • Assists other personnel in emergencies as called upon
  • Maintains a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information
  • Performs such other related duties as assigned by the Superintendent or CFO
  • Regular attendance at work

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.  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 and talk or hear. The employee is required to use hands and fingers.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • May be required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or bend.
  • Must work indoors, outdoors, and in all weather conditions.
  • Must work in and around dust, fumes, and orders.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Terms of Employment: At-will employment under a 260-day employment contract with a salary to be determined by the Board.

Evaluation:  Performance will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Classified Personnel.

Ft Leavenworth USD 207 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training or promoting on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information,  or any other legally protected status under local, state or federal law.


Ft Leavenworth USD 207

207 Education Way
Fort Leavenworth , KS
https://www.usd207.org/