Job Title: Transportation Area Manager

Reports to:Manager Transportation Services
Typical Schedule:245 days/8 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A


Job Code:5204
Salary Schedule:84N


Responsible for managing the safe, efficient transportation of students to and from school and school related activities for a designated area.


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 and monitor the daily operations of designated transportation routes, including daily dispatch activities, bus routes, and assignment of extra-curricular trips.
  2. Supervise assigned personnel, evaluate performance, make recommendations for appropriate employment actions, and assist with all aspects of the hiring process and placement of employees.
  3. Ensure timely and appropriate response to accidents and incidents.
  4. Collaborate with maintenance staff to ensure that proper care and safety standards are being followed and all federal, state, and local rules and regulations are met.
  5. Collaborate with other area managers to ensure efficient coverage of all routes and inform administration of potential problems and unusual events.
  6. Interact with school personnel, other government agencies, parents, and the general public to facilitate a proactive approach to resolving issues.
  7. Apply knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations, Department of Education rules, and School Board policies and procedures to ensure compliance.
  8. Maintain records and prepare required reports regarding transportation operations utilizing computer software applications such as spreadsheets and databases.
  9. Audit bus routes to ensure efficiency.
  10. 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 applicable laws, rules, policies and procedures related to school bus services and transportation of students
  • 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
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Must meet physical requirements of Post Offer Employment Testing (POET)


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in school/public transportation or related field including supervisory
  • 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 Florida Commercial Driver License Class (CDL) with P (passenger) and S (school bus) endorsements
  • Must maintain a driving record that meets the standards of the District Safe Driver II Plan. Driver license must be maintained as a condition of continued employment


  • Associate’s degree


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


Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and / or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.


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.

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


  • School bus and 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.

Transportation Area Manager;   EST: December 2, 2003;   REV: December 19, 2017;   Board Approved: December 19, 2017