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The Senior Transportation Manager is responsible for managing, coordinating, and directing the agency pupil transportation program and services. This position provides technical and administrative

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Travel statewide.

Typical Functions:

Supervises driver trainers and driver training program, coordinates work prioritization of unit, writes and updates specifications for school buses, works with school administrators to ensure districts are in compliance with state and federal transportation law and regulations, and stays informed on all legislative issues. Approves budgets and purchase requests and manages inventory. Consults with governmental agencies to ensure compliance with state and federal procedures and mandates. Prepares minimum school bus manufacturing specifications and documents and ensures school district compliance. Provides technical assistance to school districts and other organizations, assists with the Pulaski County School Districts, and operates the Magnet and Majority to Minority transportation system. Assists with the annual Arkansas School Bus Mechanics Association to conduct an annual week long workshop, to provide technical training for school bus mechanics and assists with the Arkansas Association of Pupil Transportation annual conference for transportation professionals statewide. Provides guidance to school districts, regarding the legal and operational requirements of students with disabilities. Administers the assignments of division transportation personnel, provides ongoing reviews of organizational structure, staffing and departmental policies and procedures including performance evaluations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to school bus safety and operation. Knowledge of organization and operation of a school district transportation system. Knowledge of organizational structure and design of a transportation operation. Ability to plan, organize, and administer operations and activities of a state transportation department. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with general public, law enforcement personnel, parents, staff, and contractors.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in education or transportation management; plus five years of progressively responsible administrative or supervisory experience involved in training and development, transportation management, including one year in a supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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