|Date Posted||December 29, 2021|
Under general direction, plans, develops and implements, manages and monitors Head Start program operations providing assistance to assure staff performance, compliances with federal, state, local and agency regulations; provide training and technical assistance in areas of management, computers and software support, to assure quality programing. Provides back up support to the Head Start Director in carrying out administrative responsibilities, duties and perform any other duties as assigned.
- Ensure the safe and efficient transport of Head Start children.
- Supervise Dispatcher, Bus Drivers, and Program Aides. Monitor driving abstracts annually.
- Oversee the development of efficient bus routes for all direct operated Head Start sites.
- Make regular visits to all sites providing transportation.
- Work with ERSEA Manager and Dispatcher for the efficient and appropriate placement of children on bus routes.
- Work with all component managers to address the needs of children during transport.
- Maintain knowledge of Stark County communities and street locations.
- Oversee maintenance of program busses and vehicles. Ensure vehicles maintain safety requirements at all times. Development of and monitoring of contracts with service providers.
- Procure all needed supplies for vehicles and bus garage.
- Management of agency vehicle schedules (Van Requests), key control and fuel card inventory.
- Maintain safe work place environment in the bus garage area in accordance with regulations and agency policies and procedures.
- Drive as a substitute bus driver when needed. Conduct all duties and responsibilities of a bus driver when driving.
- Report, in writing, to Human Resources all traffic moving violations or charges as required by state and federal rules.
- Maintain working knowledge Head Start Performance Standards and policies related to the transportation of children.
- Provide training for staff and parents, including all required training elements.
- Make recommendations for staff training. Provide opportunities for drivers to complete required driving certifications.
- Encourage and support the participation of parents and community volunteers in transportation and program activities to facilitate the generation of Non-Federal Share.
- Make recommendations for staff training.
- Maintain confidentiality in all areas for children, families, staff, and records.
- Attend all required trainings and in-services.
- Adhere to Agency personnel policies and procedures and Head Start performance standards.
- Must possess high school diploma or GED equivalent, must be 21 years of age.
- Must possess a valid CDL license with a minimum Class B and SP endorsement and bus driver certificate and maintain throughout employment.
- Must maintain clean driving record according to requirements to maintain CDL and bus driver certificate.
- Must complete driver re-certification and driver road test as required.
- Proficient in basic computer skills such as data entry, email, spreadsheets. Ability to operate telephone, bus radio and basic office equipment.
- Must have demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills. Must possess ability to seek solutions and solve problems.
Pre-employment background check, drug screen and physical required. Annual transportation physical required