Transportation Officer

Competition #: 2018-0335
Last Updated: 10/23/18 4:24 PM
Posting Type: Permanent
Union: Non Union
Posting Round: Non Teaching Internal and External
Closing Date: November 13, 2018

Position Information

Location: Bridgewater Bus Garage
% Cycle: 100%
Grade Level: NA
Hours per Day: 7

Reports to: Transportation Coordinator

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Post secondary education in Geographic Information Systems or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Knowledge of Motor Carrier Act, National Safety Code, and applicable sections of the Education Act
  • Competency in the use of database, spreadsheet, word processing software, computer based mapping applications and GPS software
  • Experience implementing and maintaining computerized routing systems an asset

Abilities and Characteristics:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and persistence to complete complex technical and planning assignments
  • Self starter with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management, data analysis, and planning abilities
  • Strong understanding of map projections
  • Diplomacy, tact, assertiveness and persistence
  • Team player who understands the need for an efficient transportation system
  • Ability to meet deadlines under stressful conditions

Task Dimensions:

  • Analyzes, recommends and implements bus route changes to ensure efficient and effective routing practices, for example:
    • Planning, reviewing and implementing bus routes to ensure safe and efficient routes that comply with regulatory requirements.For example: seating capacity, stops/mile, site distance.
    • Creating and maintaining bus routes with GIS mapping software.
    • Creating and maintaining geodatabases.
    • Editing and manipulating geospatial information.
    • Reviewing all stops to ensure they comply with Motor Carrier Act and requests bus stop signs from the Department of Transportation as required.
    • Identifying and remedying routes that have more than three stops per mile.
    • Completing detailed route, catchment area, bell time and school reviews, to improve service and/or resolve specific challenges identified by the Transportation Coordinator, Drivers, Schools, General Public.
    • Arranging, recruiting, creating contracts, issuing monthly forms and monitoring submissions for private conveyance of students with special needs
    • Monitoring and recommending school boundaries as related to Transportation Services.
  • Develops and maintains an accurate and up-to-date transportation database: For example:
    • Maintaining a transportation database that analyzes student locations, stops per mile, loading capacities and bus routing alternatives.
    • Ensuring each bus driver has access to his/her bus route.
    • Assisting the Transportation Coordinator with driver Time and Mileage calculations.
    • Adding and updating student information, deleting graduated students, recording changes in meterage and stop locations.
    • Tracking and recording routing and load changes as they occur through the year.
    • Administer computerized transportation software, ensuring data integrity
  • Attend bus driver inservices. Present, train and instruct drivers as requested
  • Assists with monitoring weather conditions.
  • Complies with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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