Poudre School District in Northern Colorado is seeking an experienced Director of Transportation to begin as soon as possible. This full-time, year-round position has full benefits with a salary range of $96,569-$133,265 annually.
Job Description: Develop and maintain a safe and efficient transportation system that allows students the option to take full advantage of educational opportunities offered through curricular and extra-curricular activities. Supervise the comprehensive operation of fleet maintenance and pupil transportation, including training and supervision of all employees. Oversee department budget and vehicle procurement to maintain fiscal integrity. Ensure compliance with District policies and all applicable state and federal regulations. Investigate all accidents involving district vehicles, provide appropriate emergency response, and develop accident prevention strategies. Respond to departmental inquiries and address concerns from parents and the community.
Responsible for the daily comprehensive operation of the District’s Transportation Department. Supervise the transportation of approximately 13,000 students daily. Oversee the District’s transportation fleet, comprised of approximately 350 vehicles, including buses, trucks, and automobiles for safety, effectiveness, and efficiency for students, staff, and community.
Responsible for maintaining and monitoring compliance with District policies and state and federal regulations as they relate to transportation. Coordinate with the District’s Integrated Services Department to provide reasonable, safe and prudent transportation services in compliance with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Coordinate with the District’s Early Childhood Department to provide safe and compliant transportation.
Manage budgets for all funds associated with transportation operations, including vehicle replacement, vehicle maintenance, extracurricular transportation, and fuel. Develop recommendations for future equipment and personnel needs based on future enrollment projections, boundary changes and new school construction, including vehicle replacement needs paired with new growth demands.
Coordinate the training and safety program for all vehicle operators and oversee the training of new operators applying for their Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL). Provide and/or coordinate staff training and professional development. Hire, train, mentor, coach and conduct evaluations of personnel. Mediate conflict resolution. Promote a productive department environment by recognizing and solving problems and encouraging teamwork, creativity, and understanding.
Direct the operation of a comprehensive safety inspection program for district vehicles. Assure that all vehicles comply with federal and state mechanical, emissions, and inspection standards. Conduct research and make recommendations on new technology as it relates to alternative fuel vehicles and industry best practices for student safety and fleet efficiencies.
Work collaboratively with the Superintendent and Executive Director of Operations in the development of procedures and recommendations for school delays and or closures during emergencies and/or inclement weather. Coordinate with district administrators, departments, intergovernmental agencies, first responders, and community partners as it relates to crisis response.
Investigate all accidents involving district vehicles, provide appropriate emergency response, and develop accident prevention strategies.
Respond to departmental inquiries and address concerns from district staff, parents, and the community regarding student discipline, routes, and vehicle operator performance.
Evaluate traffic safety around district sites in coordination with the District’s Facility Services and Security Departments, City of Fort Collins Traffic Operations, and site administration. Participate in the internal planning process for the development and recommendation of future district educational needs and site plans.
Required Education, Experience and Licenses:
Bachelor’s degree in business, transportation, or other related field
More than five years of administrative or supervisory experience in transportation fleet management
Experience with K-12 fleet management desirable
Equivalent combination of education and experience will be evaluated
Valid Colorado Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Passenger and “S” endorsement or ability to obtain within three months of employment
Department of Transportation vehicle operator physical required per regulations
Poudre School District is the 8th largest school district in Colorado including 55 schools serving ~30,000 students with 5,000 staff under one collective mission: to educate… every child, every day. We exist to support and inspire every child to think, to learn, to care, and to graduate prepared to be successful in a changing world.
Our District proudly supports 1,856 square miles in northern Colorado, including Fort Collins, Laporte, Timnath, Wellington, Red Feather, Livermore, Stove Prairie, and parts of Loveland and Windsor. Nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River, Fort Collins is located 5,000 feet above sea level and has a moderate climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine and 14.5 inches of precipitation a year. Fort Collins is recognized as the #1 best place to live nation-wide (Livability) and the #1 place in Colorado to raise a family (Business Week).
PSD is proud to be a top-performing district, recognized at the state and national level for student, staff and overall district excellence. Our students are selected as Boettcher, Daniels Fund, National Merit, National Hispanic, and Presidential ...Scholars. They are state champions in areas such as science, history, ocean and knowledge bowls, as well as in speech, debate, theatre and music. Our student athletes have become state champions in cross country, track and field, tennis, wrestling, swimming, baseball and gymnastics. Each of our schools has been recognized by the state for either student growth on standardized tests or performance and achievement.