Transportation Director

East Union Community School District

Job Description



Title: Transportation Director

Reports to:  Superintendent


Qualifications: 1. Physical abilities to meet job requirements

  1. Valid CDL with required endorsement
  2. Current Iowa School Bus Operator’s Permit
  3. Ability to provide leadership and supervise personnel in accordance with district policy, state, and federal mandates
  4. Able to work different shifts, days, and/ or schedule
  5. Knowledge of bus standards and repair procedures
  6. Willing to obtain a working knowledge of emergency drill regulations and evacuation procedures
  7. Knowledge of emergency procedures and problems related to security
  8. Understanding of inventory control
  9. Understanding of vehicle maintenance and safety


Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions

  • Requires prolonged sitting or standing
  • Requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials
  • Requires stooping, kneeling, crawling, bending, turning, and reaching
  • Requires climbing and balancing
  • Must work indoors and outdoors year-round
  • Must work in and around dust, fumes and odors



1.  Essential Functions

  1. Provide clean, safe, and reliable transportation and ensure that all activities conform to state school transportation guidelines
  2. Work well with others, maintaining positive and effective communication with individuals/departments of the school district and community
  3. Able to accept directions, changing situations, and work assignments
  4. Utilize time appropriately and follow all work rules and policies  Exemplify good work habits for other employees
  5. Regularly demonstrate physical, mental, and emotional ability to perform assigned duties
  6. Dress in appropriate attire, giving special attention to cleanliness, neatness and general grooming
  7. Show initiative in willingness to assume responsibility by being able to determine priority in work schedule
  8. Ability to plan constructively for future events, needs or changes (Example: 1. Create or try new products. 2. Try new ways of doing job.)
  9. Support the philosophy and mission of East Union Community School


2Essential Responsibilities

  1. Abide by all state school transportation regulations
  2. Supervise and evaluate work of drivers as required
  3. Prepare state reports
  4. Assist in hiring and termination as required
  5. Provide written and oral reports as required
  6. Provide a safe work environment for staff
  7. Keep abreast of new information, innovative ideas, and techniques
  8. Adhere to all district health and safety polices, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan
  9. Coordinate and assist with all mechanical and general maintenance/repairs of district owned buses and vehicles.  This would include:
    1. Maintaining inventory of parts and maintenance supplies
    2. Ordering parts for repair of district vehicles from vendor
    3. Ensuring that buses meet safety requirement
    4. Facilitating and supervising the starting of school buses during cold weather
    5. Test-driving and diagnosing problems on district equipment
    6. Establishing and implementing a preventative maintenance program for district owned vehicles.  This would include coordinating a summer maintenance of bus fleet in preparation for the following school year.
    7. Maintain snow removal and building equipment
  10. Assume responsibilities of school bus driver, special needs school bus driver, or bus associate for students with special needs when needed
  11. Make emergency repairs on buses or vehicles from other districts 



General Responsibilities


Responsible for other related duties as assigned by the Superintendent.


Shall conform to all equity rules and regulations relating to nondiscrimination on the basis of gender, race, creed, national/ethnic origin, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.             



Created   ____June, 2009 _______

Board Adopted  __June, 2009____