Job Title: Manager, Transportation Services

Reports to:Director of Transportation Services
Job Group:Administrative


Job Code:1419
Salary Schedule:APT04


Responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and monitoring specific transportation functions with an emphasis on managing key support processes, quality control, safety, training, maintenance, and customer service functions. Helps oversee the department’s budget, payroll, and purchasing functions, supervises staff, and exercises discretion and independent judgment.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Plan, organize, and coordinate activities of employees responsible for ensuring efficient and safe operations of student transportation, including proper coverage of bus routes.
  2. Supervise, evaluate, train, and delegate work to appropriate staff; and make recommendations for employment.
  3. Oversee the payroll function for department employees including time sheets, extra duty assignments, overtime, and other related activities.
  4. Receive, record, and respond to inquiries from multiple stakeholders concerning school bus operations and safety issues.
  5. Monitor routes and schedules to ensure safety and efficiency and all affected parties are informed of any changes.
  6. Coordinate the bidding process for route selection of drivers and assistants.
  7. Organize, coordinate, and direct appropriate in-service training programs for department employees, with special emphasis on bus drivers and transportation assistants.
  8. Develop and coordinate programs for educating students in appropriate safe conduct procedures while at bus stops and while being transported.
  9. Provide staff development opportunities for personnel on transportation requirements to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations.
  10. Advise the director in the evaluation of bids for repairs, parts, supplies, and miscellaneous chemicals.
  11. Prepare and issue required federal, state, and district reports.
  12. Assess transportation assets including vehicles, tools, and equipment to determine the feasibility of repair or replacement.
  13. Assist in preparing the annual transportation operating and capital budgets.
  14. Prepare specifications for the purchase of new vehicles and other department equipment to ensure safe and efficient transportation operations.
  15. Attend training sessions, conferences, and workshops to keep up to date on best practices of transportation standards to ensure the department meets current safety standards and requirements.
  16. Attend Safe Driver meetings and assist with crash investigations.
  17. Perform other duties as required.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge of and ability to understand and interpret applicable policies, state statutes, and federal laws and guidelines, including Florida Statutes, School Board policy, and union agreements
  • General geographic knowledge of the county
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in school/public transportation
  • OR
  • Any satisfactory combination of experience and technical training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential responsibilities


  • Appropriate Driver’s License


  • Certification in Educational Leadership
  • Experience in public school administration, public school district administration, or leadership of other large, diverse organizations
  • Five years of related supervisory experience


Direct supervision of assigned personnel. Responsibilities include planning assigning and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems; training employees; evaluating performance; and interviewing, testing, hiring, and assignment of personnel.


Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

Cold: The worker is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures are below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

Heat: The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures are above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

Noise: The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

Hazards: The worker is subject to hazards. This includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places and exposure to high heat or chemicals.

Atmospheric Conditions: The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions affect the respiratory systems or the skin: fumes, odors, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Manager, Transportation Services;   EST: November 15, 2016;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: November 15, 2016