Job Title: Shop Manager Transportation

Reports to:Supervisor of Transportation Maintenance
Job Group:Non-Instructional Non-Bargaining


Job Code:5115
Salary Schedule:PG12


Responsible for directing, assisting, and supervising in providing repair and maintenance services for all District automobiles, buses, trucks, and other related equipment.


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. Supervise, coordinate, and delegate the repair of all automotive equipment requiring either scheduled or unscheduled maintenance.
  2. Assign personnel to inspect, test, and road check equipment to determine the nature of defects and failures reported.
  3. Perform post-repair inspections of work performed to ensure highest quality of workmanship and repair.
  4. Train subordinates in new maintenance techniques, diagnosis, safety standards, work completion, shop safety, shop cleanliness, time management, and ensure that the appropriate standards are practiced.
  5. Monitor and maintain safety inspection records according to the Florida Department of Education, School Transportation Management Department and generate reports as requested.
  6. Monitor and maintain complete records and inventory of all vehicles, repairs, part usage, parts, and fuel inventory.
  7. Assist in the evaluation of selection and use of all parts and materials used for repair and maintenance.
  8. Conduct required Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) fuel storage tank monitoring and hazardous waste materials management monitoring and compliance.
  9. Ensure employees are compliant with the regulatory requirements of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to maintain a safe working environment.
  10. Recommend shop equipment, tools, and shop improvements to the Supervisor of Transportation Maintenance.
  11. Prepare bid specifications and oversee the purchasing of fuel, oil, repair parts and tools and equipment needed to maintain the bus fleet and all other vehicles.
  12. Prepare and maintain records and required reports relevant to shop operations or as requested by department administration.
  13. Responsible for monitoring the use of funds, expenditures, maintaining within assigned budget and provide justification for any request amendments, as necessary.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.


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 methods and techniques used in the repair and maintenance of automobiles, buses, trucks, and other related equipment
  • Knowledge of the construction, assembly, adjustment, and maintenance of a variety of automobiles, buses, trucks, and other related equipment
  • Comprehension of Department of Environmental Regulation (DER), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines as to handling, storing, and disposing waste materials
  • Ability to understand and apply basic math skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and facilitate groups to consensus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner and within established timeframes
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and web-based technologies and platforms
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • All hires must meet physical requirements of Post Offer Employment Test (POET)
  • All hires must pass pre-employment drug screening according to the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employees Testing Act (OTETA)


  • Associate Degree or Vocational Degree from an accredited institution in the field of Automotive Technology, or related field
  • Three years’ experience in automotive, school bus maintenance, or other type of fleet maintenance
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. 


  • Valid and current Florida Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B, with a Passenger Endorsement 'P' or able to attain within 6 months of employment
  • Must maintain a driving record that meets the standards of the District Safe Driver Plan. Driver's license must be maintained as a condition of continued employment
  • Current and valid Florida Department of Education School Bus Safety Inspector Certification


  • Valid and current Florida Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A, with a Passenger Endorsement 'P' or able to attain within 6 months of employment
  • Five years’ experience in automotive, school bus maintenance or other type of fleet maintenance
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the field of Automotive Technology, or related field
  • Current and valid Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified, specifically Series A: Automobile and Light Truck Certification and Series S: School Bus Certification


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.


Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 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 stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 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 90 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

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

Vibration: The worker is subject to vibration. There is exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.

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.

Oils: The worker is subject to oils. There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.


Automotive diagnostic equipment to include meters, scanners, scopes; HVAC recycling equipment; hoists, jacks, lifts, and other related lifting equipment; tire equipment to include balancers, mount/dismount equipment; presses, pullers, hand tools, powered tools; other tooling and equipment commonly related to automotive repair; 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.

Shop Manager Transportation;   EST: April 20, 2001;   REV: July 26, 2022;   Board Approved: July 26, 2022