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Radio Dispatcher - Night

POSITION TITLE: Radio Dispatcher - Night

QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of an accredited high school education program. Extensive knowledge and experience in the safe and efficient operation of a school bus fleet having established routes in the Richmond, Virginia geographic area; or an equivalent level of training and experience. Considerable knowledge of state motor vehicle code as it applies to school buses and of safety precautions and measures appropriate for the loading, conveyance and unloading of school bus passengers. Must possess excellent communications, customer and public relations, and organizational skills. Must have the ability to communicate with and work in a collaborative and cooperative manner with bus operators, coworkers, supervisors and school administrative staff and central office staff. Necessary Special Requirements: Possession of a valid Class B Virginia Commercial Driver's License with S and P endorsements, or ability to obtain such a license within 90 days of employment. Must be able to pass applicable physical examination.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Monitors all school bus activities within a designated area and maintains records on performance of schedules. Observes vehicle operations, makes spot checks of buses for proper safety equipment and cleanliness, and checks bus operator and vehicle records. Identifies bus routes where problems may appear and contacts scheduling personnel for necessary corrections. Observes situations affecting traffic conditions such as traffic direction changes, construction work, parking situations, emergencies, etc. Advise transportation office personnel at respective operating locations. Assists bus operators in the event of vehicle breakdown; accident or equipment malfunctions on the road. Confers with school administrators, staff, and garage personnel. Advises the Director of Pupil Transportation or his designated representative on matters relating to the overall performance of the school bus fleet. Investigates accidents and complaints from parents, school district administrators, and the general public in regard to school bus operation and transportation services. Acts as a troubleshooter to expedite service and maximize safety for assigned school buses. Performs other related duties as assigned.

GENERAL DEFINITION AND PHYSICAL CONDITIONS OF WORK: Work is typically performed between an office setting and/or a department vehicle. Exertion of up 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects. Work requires fingering, and repetitive motions. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels. Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines and computers, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities. The employee is not subject to adverse indoor or outdoor environmental conditions.

REPORTS TO: Director of Transportation

PAY SCHEDULE: Unified Pay Schedule, Pay Grade 113

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: 260 Days (12 months)

FLSA: Non-exempt