Routing Assistant - (Inwood Bus Lot) At Baltimore County Public Schools
Location: Baltimore County, Maryland
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SUPPORT - TRANSPORTATION POSITIONS/ROUTING ASSISTANT, TRANSP (B5556)
INWOOD BUS FAC (019601)
BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
JOB TITLE: ROUTING ASSISTANT - OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION
REPORTS TO: Senior Operations Supervisor, Office of Transportation
DEFINITION: Performs a variety of administrative and operational duties supporting the transportation of students during the school year and summer months (12-month position). Assists in the development, implementation, and maintenance of bus routes. Provides advice and guidance to school administrators, bus drivers, and others regarding transportation matters. Operates school buses to transport students. Performs other duties as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Assists in the development and implementation of bus routes to ensure appropriate route planning, bus stop placement, and bus capacity. Analyzes the safety and efficiency of bus routes based upon knowledge, on-site inspection, and/or input from drivers and administrators.
Assists in assigning students to appropriate bus stops. Works in determining the need for and placement of additional bus stops. Ensures that updated route sheets are in place on buses.
Provides advice and guidance to school administrators, bus drivers, and others regarding transportation matters. Works with Assistant Principals to implement transportation changes.
Visits schools and field sites to investigate and resolve transportation related concerns. Serves as a liaison with school administrators regarding transportation. Coordinates with bus drivers, school principals and area transportation supervisors to resolve serious problems.
Represents the Office of Transportation in meetings and participates in transportation department activities as required. Communicates with school administrators, drivers, parents, attendants, and other school personnel.
Responds to school bus accidents and breakdowns. Coordinates emergency procedures and notifies appropriate personnel. Provides support to the area dispatcher.
Serves as a mentor to newly assigned personnel. Advises/recommends personnel training needs to management. Monitors time and mileage reports for accuracy. Prepares reports.
Operates school buses in compliance with established guidelines as required. Adheres to established schedules to safely pick up, transport, and discharge students and staff. Maintains student discipline on the bus.
Education, Training and Experience:
Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent, plus three years of experience in the transportation of children.
Education beyond a high school diploma is preferred.
Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid commercial, class B Maryland driver's license or an equivalent is required. (The license may require certain endorsements and/or the absence of certain restrictions.)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of transporting children. Knowledge of the operation of school buses. Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures. Knowledge of personal computers and office software applications.
Skill in the operation of school buses. Skill in reviewing and preparing reports. Skill in analyzing transportation issues. Skill in reading maps and route sheets. Skill in communicating. Skill in mentoring other employees.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to maintain confidential information.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
Work requires the performance of physical labor in the operation of vehicles and travel throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan area, under a variety of weather and road conditions and topography. Work includes prolonged periods of sitting, lifting students, climbing on and off buses, using foot controls to operate gas and brake pedals, and pushing manual door openers. Work includes the operation of office equipment, including personal computers.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Persons appointed to this class are subject to call to duty and may be required to work beyond their normally scheduled hours with little or no advanced notice.
Persons appointed to this class must be physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations and must remain physically qualified to operate such vehicles throughout their employment. Persons holding a commercial driver’s license (CDL) are subject to alcohol and drug testing in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations and Board of Education policy.
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
Eligible for membership in the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System.
This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required.
GRADE: Grade 06 on the AFSCME Pay Scale, $16.20 - $22.20 per hour
Application Instructions Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.
All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $81.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
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If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.
The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443-809-4360).
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