Job Title: Transportation Communications Technician

Reports to:Director of Transportation Services
Job Group:School-Related Personnel


Job Code:5171
Salary Schedule:PG02


Responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, diagnosing, procuring, and repairing electronic equipment used to support transportation services. Utilize computer programs to maintain inventory, process work orders, fulfill work requests, generate reports, and ensure compliance with state regulatory and budgetary guidelines.


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. Install, diagnose, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain transportation electronics such as analog/digital audio and video systems, two-way communicators, route management, and student tracking systems to ensure equipment is working within established parameters.
  2. Perform preventive maintenance on all equipment as scheduled and in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and/or department procedures.
  3. Operate and maintain appropriate diagnostic equipment that aid in troubleshooting and repairing transportation equipment.
  4. Determine feasibility of repair versus replacement and recommend the purchase of new or special equipment when necessary.
  5. Maintain bus video systems including camera aim, focus, and date/time stamp to ensure accurate documentation of staff and student activities during transportation
  6. Read and interpret electronic schematics to ensure proper and efficient equipment repair.
  7. Provide technical support to end-users that enables an understanding of safe usage, and operation of equipment.
  8. Report dangerous/hazardous situations, including equipment and vehicle damage, to department management.
  9. Operate and road test district vehicles to ensure new, replaced, or repaired equipment and systems are working properly and within design parameters.
  10. Maintain accurate property asset records and all related forms as prescribed by internal procedures.
  11. Maintain accurate information regarding inventory, tools, and other equipment to ensure repairs and replacement are timely and completed when needed.
  12. Ensure that assigned equipment, parts, supplies, and tools are stored in a safe and secure environment while maintaining a clean and orderly workspace.
  13. Ensure parts acquisition, warranty service, repair, and technical assistance are performed in a timely manner and within established guidelines.
  14. Prepare, record, and submit all required documents, and maintain all required records in accordance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  15. 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.


  • Ability to perform basic electronic diagnostics and use related tools
  • Ability to solder/desolder electronic materials
  • Ability to read electronic/electrical diagrams or schematics
  • Ability to perform emergency repair work as needed, including after business hours
  • Ability to organize, plan, and implement a project to successful completion
  • 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
  • Knowledge of and ability to use computer programs in daily work, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases


  • High school diploma or equivalent and related experience


  • Valid Florida driver's license within thirty (30) days of employment
  • Must meet requirements of and maintain minimum standards in accordance with School Board Policy 505 (Safe Operations of School Board Vehicles), including acceptable driving record/history.
  • Valid Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class B or above with passenger endorsement (P) (must obtain within 6 months of employment)


  • Experience working with and maintaining two-way radio systems (VHF / 800 MHz ADACS)
  • Experience working with and maintaining audio/visual systems and components




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 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.


  • Commercial vehicles (truck, bus, van, auto), forklift, pallet jack, hand tools (air, hand, power), other warehouse equipment, and other tools, equipment, and chemicals associated with the trade. 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 Communications Technician;   EST: February 16, 2016;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: February 16, 2016