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Transportation Supervisor 

Location Dearborn, MI (Crestwood Schools) - School Bus  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
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Specific Responsibilities

  • Maintain a positive and professional relationship with student passengers, parents and guardians, contracting agency, Dean Transportation staff and the general public.
  • Establish safe and efficient transportation routes.
  • Supervise the performance of Dean Transportation employees; provide direction, leadership, counseling, recognition and discipline as appropriate.
  • Review and respond to passenger behavioral concerns.
  • Interview, select and process applicants through the established hiring procedures and maintain appropriate staffing levels.
  • Determine equipment and vehicle needs, including school bus seat configurations, wheel chair capacity and any other related equipment.
  • Work in a team culture which includes attending weekly conference calls, monthly supervisor meetings and annual supervisor in-service.
  • Prepare accurate billing information for field trips, mileage logs and student passenger attendance report.
  • Organizes and attend school bus training events.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Additional Responsibilities (When Applicable) 

Supervisors may be required to drive a school bus route and/or assist with dispatching when needed. Responsibilities for school bus driving include:

  • Conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspections of your assigned vehicle as required.
  • Use established routes and designated bus stops.
  • Conduct emergency evacuation drills as required.
  • Instruct passenger riders regarding safety.
  • Drive defensively under varying traffic conditions and inclement weather.
  • Drive with safety of passengers as first priority.
  • Establish favorable working relationships with bus drivers, office and maintenance personnel, bus attendants and monitors, passengers, parents, teachers, principals, and total school or program staff.
  • Achieve self-improvement by attending training sessions, annual in-service, and workshops conducted by Dean Transportation Inc. and/or other approved agencies.


Specific Abilities

  • Proficiency with computers, multi-line phone systems and office equipment.
  • Demonstrate an excellent attendance record.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team setting.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate effective organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrate effective and efficient problem solving.
  • Work independently and efficiently.
  • Supervise and evaluate performance of assigned staff.
  • Travel occasionally to other Dean Transportation operations, primarily within regional service area.
  • Plan, organize and direct school bus transportation services.
  • Competently handle a number of tasks at one time.
  • Positively advocate Dean Transportation to others.
  • Identify with geographic service area of school district and routes assigned to the local Dean Transportation operation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of rules and regulations promulgated by local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of state laws and local ordinances.
  • Deal with exuberant behavior characteristics of student passengers.
  • Administer disciplinary procedures with student passengers in keeping with company policies.
  • Be alert and exercise good judgment concerning emergencies and day-to-day operations.
  • Successfully conduct a bus evacuation drill as required by company management.
  • Keep accurate records and reports as required, submit in a legible condition, and turn in at the specified time.
  • Conduct yourself as a professional Dean Transportation staff member at all times.
  • Operate all vehicle lifts as prescribed in company policy.
  • Secure all equipment that is required for each passenger as prescribed in company policy.
  • Be able to lift, store, and disassemble/assemble wheelchairs of a maximum weight of 40 pounds and/or other ambulatory devices required by the passenger.
Position Requirements

Specific Requirements

  • Meet all general qualifications for employment.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess experience in the school bus industry or transportation field.
  • Possess prior supervisory or management experience.
  • Meet company and state standards for driving record check.
  • Meet company, state, and school district standards for criminal history check.
  • Meet state physical examination requirements.
  • Pass drug and alcohol screening as established by company.
  • Meet Michigan School Bus Supervisory Continuing Education Requirements.
  • Successfully pass Dean Transportation School Bus Driver Training Program, including: classroom instruction, behind the wheel instruction and written and driving skills test.
  • Meet Michigan School Bus Driver Certification Requirements, including: minimum hours of instruction and satisfactorily pass knowledge examination.
  • Meet local, county, and state standards for driving skills test.
  • Meet state requirements for appropriate commercial vehicle licensing.



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