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Program Supervisor - Office of Student Transportation

Date Posted: Oct 15, 2021

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Program Supervisor, Office of Student Transportation  

 Location: West Bus Terminal – 8145 Greenfield, Detroit, MI 48228 (Requires travel to other transportation locations.) 

 Salary: $71,324.00 - $88,346.00 

Reports to: Executive Director, Office of Student Transportation 

Bargaining Unit: OSAS 

Benefits Eligible: Yes 

In accordance with the agreement between the Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors (OSAS) and the Board of Education of Detroit Public Schools Community District of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced. 

Position Summary: 

The Program Supervisor, Office of Student Transportation is a key member of the Office of Student Transportation (OST) team.  This position will oversee and monitor Van Drivers and Bus Attendants that service Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students in the District.  Focus will be placed on interviewing, hiring, training, safety, contract compliance, performance metrics, customer service and payroll.   

The Program Supervisor will work in collaboration with the ESE department to ensure the proper supports are in place within the OST to successfully transport students to and from school daily in a safe manner.  The Program Supervisor will create and lead trainings for all staff members servicing ESE students.  The individual is responsible for ensuring that staff members receive proper and adequate training upon hire and on an ongoing basis. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university  

  • At least 5 (five) years of ESE transportation experience. 

  • Project management experience. 

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. 

  • Ability to communicate sensitively with parents. 

  • Central Office experience preferred. 

  • PeopleSoft experience preferred. 

  • Computer experience – Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required. 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Ability to prioritize and respond quickly to competing demands. 

  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to deliver technical assistance in a form understood by stakeholders.. 

Essential Functions: 

  1. Manage and oversee ESE van drivers. 

  1. Maintain ESE van driver credentials (physicals, license requirements, MVR checks.) 

  1. Manager and oversee ESE bus attendants. 

  1. Manage the District’s ESE 10-passenger van fleet (includes maintenance, compliance, technology, internal auditing, Zonar data.) 

  1. Oversee departmental payroll for bus attendants and van drivers. 

  1. Manage and oversee contract for transportation nursing services. 

  1. Manger and oversee ESE Medicaid reimbursement.  Collaborate with ESE department designee on submission of data. 

  1. Manager and oversee SE-4094 vehicle inventory, count day ridership.  Collaborate with Finance team in submission to MDE. 

  1. Manage and implement ongoing training and employee development of ESE van drivers and ESE bus attendants. 

  1. Serve as transportation liaison between OST and DPSCD center-base schools. 

  1. Assist schools and departments with transportation items and concerns. 

  1. Participate in district committees involving the use of transportation services. 

  1. Attend IEP meetings as required to address transportation concerns for ESE students. 

  1. Coordinate distribution and installation of safety restraints on vendor buses. 

  1. Manage the purchase of safety equipment required to transport student to school safely. 

  1. Investigate student incidents during transport involving ESE students and providing recommendations for strategies to reduce the number of incidents. 

  1. Establish safety committees at all bus terminals and conduct quarterly meetings.  

  1. Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Office of Student Transportation. 

Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants 

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 

External Applicants 

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire. 

Method of Application: 

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered. 

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. 

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office ofHuman Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions. Questions? Concerns? contact the Civil Rights Coordinator at (313) 240-4377 or [email protected] or 3011 West Grand Boulevard, 14th Floor, Detroit MI 48202. 

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