Transportation Services aims to provide a safe and efficient experience for students as they are transported to and from their destination. As the Executive Director of Transportation Services, you will provide leadership in the planning, development, implementation and daily operations of Transportation Services in a safe and cost effective manner that supports the goals of the District.
If you are interested in being considered for this career opportunity, you must complete an online application with the School District of Lee County by visiting apply.leeschools.net. Submit an application to the position titled “Executive Director, Transportation Services,” Job ID 20183753. This position will close on Friday, December 21 at 11:59 p.m.
Essential Career Functions:
Develops goals, objectives, policies and practices for Transportation.
Evaluates zone and vehicle directors through the continuous improvement process to ensure the District’s strategic and department goals are accomplished.
Develops and maintains procedures and processes related to compliance with local, state and federal laws, regulations and policies relative to transportation and vehicle safety.
Ensures Transportation meets all requirements of the daily operations, vehicle maintenance and extracurricular activities/programs in support of School Board goals.
Regularly evaluates program effectiveness utilizing stakeholder feedback to improve service delivery.
Monitors departmental budgets and ensures alignment with the District’s Strategic Plan.
Responds to discipline problems and coordinates with appropriate personnel in the resolution of discipline and school bus-related problems.
Ensures school bus routes are organized in the most efficient manner commensurate with good management techniques and state guidelines.
Monitors and implements legislative actions/changes, as appropriate.
Directs the Transportation zones and programs, sets operating direction for directors and evaluates their performance.
Innovatively leads and develops goals and evaluation criteria for vehicle maintenance, and transportation programs.
Directs the preparation of the budget for departmental budgets.
Ensures vehicle and related facility maintenance management programs meet all requirements of the daily operations and extracurricular activities/programs.
Ensures appropriate long-range plan exists for transportation routes/facilities and coordinates the activities with appropriate personnel.
Serves as the contact for Florida Department of Education for all transportation matters.
Provides leadership, assistance, and support for transportation route functions.
Attends appropriate district committee, professional and community functions involved with business and professional groups in support of district goals.
Supports and facilitates positive relationships between the school district and the district’s bargaining units.
Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may be required by the Superintendent.
Questions can be directed to Suzette Rivera, Assistant Director, Recruitment at 239.337.8150 or via email SuzetteR@leeschools.net.
Master’s degree or higher with graduate specialty training in one or more of the following areas: public transportation, logistics, business and administration or related field preferred.
A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible work experience in area(s) involving transportation in public school systems, military or mass transportation.
Demonstrated skill in continuous improvement processes such as Quality, Best Practices and Interest-Based Problem Solving.
Demonstrated evidence of strong organizational, leadership and managerial skills.
Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people.
Experience with industry-standard computer applications.
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
Internal Number: 20183753
About School District of Lee County
School District of Lee County is the ninth-largest district in Florida and the 33rd-largest school district in the United States. We proudly educate over 90,000 students in grades K-12. Our District is a model for others in the state and nation - from our Microsoft Certified High School (Dunbar High) to our National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (The Sanibel School) to one of the top IB High Schools in the world (Fort Myers High.)
While the unprecedented growth we've experienced the past few years has slowed, families are still moving to our area. The reason is simple - Lee County's 645,000+ residents live and work in an attractive environment. Exotic trees and plants flourish in the subtropical climate, and local waterways support a host of fish, birds and other animals. There are beautiful waterfronts everywhere.
Schools in Lee County play a key role in community life. With 12,000+ full- and part-time employees, the School District is one of the county's largest employers, and with the District's construction program, building new schools and renovating and expanding existing facilities, the District has been the area's largest developer.