Del Valle Independent School DistrictDirector of Transportation

Del Valle Independent School District

Director of Transportation (714)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleDirector of Transportation
Posting ID714

Primary Purpose:

Direct and manage district’s transportation and vehicle maintenance program. Oversee maintenance of all district owned vehicles. Ensure safe and efficient operation of transportation department


Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of supervisory experience in transportation and fleet operations

Texas Association of Pupil Transportation Official Certification (TAPT) or obtain within the first year of employment



Ability to direct and manage operations of a large fleet of vehicles

Knowledge of energy management and vehicle repair and maintenance

Ability to manage budget and personnel

Ability to coordinate district functions

Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills



Three years of supervisory experience in transportation and fleet operations

Five years as a bus driver


Preferred Qualifications:


Bilingual in English and Spanish


Major Responsibilities and Duties:

(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required)



The Educators' Code of Ethics is set forth in Texas Administrative Code to provide rules for standard practices and ethical conduct toward students, professional colleagues, school officials, parents, and members of the community.

  • Rule §247.1 Purpose and Scope; Definitions
  • Rule §247.2 Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators


Transportation and Vehicle Maintenance Operations

The administrator fosters organization operations through activities such as the following:

  • Manage the delivery of transportation services for students and ensure that they are picked up and arrive safely and on time
  • Oversee preparation and updating of bus routes and schedules for all schools in district and develop plans to meet future transportation needs
  • Coordinate transportation for extracurricular activities and special programs, assign bus drivers to routes and extracurricular trips, and find substitutes as needed
  • Oversee repair of all district-owned vehicles and preventative maintenance
  • Ensure that vehicle repair requests and work orders are prioritized and processed in a timely manner
  • Contract for outside services that cannot be performed in shop



Organization Improvement

The administrator promotes leadership in efforts to improve the school or organization through activities such as the following:

  • Prepare and update bus routes and schedules for all schools in district and develop plans to meet future transportation needs
  • Process vehicle repair requests and prioritize work orders
  • Ensure that transportation equipment is in excellent operating condition


Communication and Community Relations

The administrator promotes a positive tone for school or community relations through activities such as the following:

  • Notify bus drivers, schools, and public of any changes in bus routes and schedules
  • Advise administration about inclement weather conditions that may result in the closing of schools or road hazards and respond to after hour emergency calls as needed
  • Review student behavior reports and conduct conferences with parents, students, and drivers on disciplinary issues
  • Attend and make presentations at district and community meetings, conferences and school board meetings to discuss innovations and problems in transportation
  • Maintain good rapport with parents and community


Student Management

The administrator promotes a positive student conduct through activities such as the following:

  • Enforce student discipline and riding privileges for any student who violates rules and regulations
  • Investigate reported concerns and take appropriate action to resolve issues
  • Implement district’s student discipline policies and communicate to students and parents expected behavior when using district transportation


Personnel Relations/Management

The administrator manages personnel effectively through activities such as the following:

  • Assign bus drivers to routes and find substitutes as needed
  • Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate transportation personnel and make sound recommendations relative to assignments, retention, discipline, and dismissal
  • Prepare, process, and maintain all documents required to verify safety certification and alcohol and drug testing of bus drivers
  • Evaluate job performance of employees to ensure effectiveness and prepare, review, and revise transportation department job descriptions
  • Develop training options and improvement plans to ensure exemplary operation of transportation department


Organization Management

The administrator manages administrative, fiscal, and facilities functions responsibly through activities such as the following:

  • Implement federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and board policy in transportation area
  • Enforce safety standards that conform to state, federal, and insurance regulations and develop a program of preventative safety
  • Compile, maintain, file, and present all reports, records, and other documents required in transportation area
  • Compile budget and cost estimates based on documented program needs


Professional Growth and Development

The administrator provides leadership in professional growth and development through activities such as the following:

  • Attend professional growth activities to keep abreast of innovative techniques in transportation
  • Participate in development of the district’s emergency management and disaster plan


Qualities of Effective Administrators

  • Comply with district and campus policies and procedures, as well as state and federal laws and regulations
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrate a high level of personal integrity, a collaborative leadership style, and high ethical standards
  • Compile, maintain and file all reports, records, and other required documents
  • Daily attendance and punctuality at work are essential functions of the job




  • Enforce and maintain safety standards that conform with state, federal, and insurance regulations and develop a program of preventive safety
  • Asses road conditions and hazards and advise administration about inclement weather conditions that may result in delayed starts or the closing of schools
  • Investigate school bus accidents and student safety violations
  • Organize and conduct training programs to promote safe work environment



  • Operate bus as needed


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and evaluate performance of staff assigned to the department


Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

  • Work outside and inside, on slippery or uneven walking surfaces; frequent exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures, dust, noise, vibration; exposure to chemical hazards; work around vehicles and machinery with moving parts; regularly work irregular hours; occasional prolonged hours; frequent districtwide travel; occasional statewide travel
  • Operate school bus; two-way radio; safety equipment including but not limited to flares, reflective signs, and fire extinguisher and other equipment applicant to position
  • Prolonged sitting; frequent standing and twisting; occasional kneeling/squatting, bending, stooping, and pushing and pulling
  • Frequent walking; regular grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension, and reaching; regular driving
  • Limited moderate lifting and carrying (15-44 pounds) on a daily basis
  • Maintain emotional control under stress
  • Districtwide and statewide travel
Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$83,927.00 - $99,914.00 / Salary
LocationDepartment of Transportation

Applications Accepted

Start Date01/07/2019