Transportation Position - Special School District
Position: Transportation Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Dispatcher
Job Location: Central Garage
Deadline: Jun 03, 2019**
District: Special School District
Town & Country, MO 63131
Telephone: 314-989-8211
Job Description:
Summary:  Monitors bus departures for timeliness and route coverage; Assigns drivers to open routes; informs and assists the routing department in route changes and driver assignments to maintain an on-time schedule. Contacts drivers and aides to obtain and give information regarding transportation needs of the district.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Maintains the dispatch log.
  • Dispatches all call on the two-way in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Monitors on-time performance.
  • Communicates route assignments, emergency situations, accidents, breakdowns or any other event that will disrupt service to the customer.
  • Determine availability of drivers and monitors regularly assigned to routes, then assigns standby drivers and monitors where necessary.
  • Maintains daily attendance log, which includes person calling in, time of call, reason for absence, expected return date, etc.
  • Obtain daily list of out of service equipment from shop supervisor and assigns spare buses where necessary.  Schedule regular maintenance with shop supervisor to assure uninterrupted service.
  • Make sure drivers leave the lot on time and all schedules are kept.
  • Keep all route copies up to date and maintain all files.
  • Keep a communications log and keep operations board current.
  • Handle customer complaints, take reports of late buses, breakdowns, accidents and report to proper individual to prevent interruption of service, log complaints/incidents.
  • Coordinates with school official to insure safe, efficient and timely pupil transportation services.
  • Inform manager of any communications, personnel, of incidents that may be (or become) problem areas and effect the daily operations.
  • Maintains or ensures that a master list of all routes and trips is maintained, including: A current file or set of files on each route; Information needed to describe the route and its component parts (contract, program, school, map, assigned vehicle, list of passengers with addresses and telephone numbers, assigned buses, assigned drivers.
  • Assists driver with routing directions and communicates special service requirements.
  • Assigns activities and trips to drivers pursuant to established policies and procedures.
  • Maintains current list of all available stand-by drivers and spare vehicles.
  • Coordinates emergency response network when there is a problem on a route.
  • Submits required reports and paperwork to the Manager or Director in a timely fashion.
  • Reports all major problems and/or irregularities to the manager or Director.
  • Encourages compliance with district policies and processes. Discusses any breach of policy and procedure noted with supervisor.
  • Coordinates vehicle service schedules with the Fleet Maintenance Manager to assure uninterrupted service.
  • Notifies the District of all changes in route assignments, emergency situations, accidents, breakdowns or any other event that will disrupt service.
  • Ensures security at the facility by daily walk-around and inspection.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with school officials, parents, students, drivers, monitors and company personnel to resolve relative issues.
  • Sets example of professional behavior by maintaining the proper attitude, dress and TEAMWORK. 
  • Search for ways to improve the district, its workplace, and informing management of these suggestions.
  • Promoting teamwork, trust, good will, and the company in its efforts to patrons and team members.
  • Basing every action and decision upon common sense and good judgments.
  • Obey all Federal, State, Local laws and the “policies and guidelines” of the District.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.
Education and/or Experience:
High school education or equivalent; specialized training with a routing software program preferred.  Familiarity with computer word processing systems, spreadsheet applications, database systems, desktop computer, printers, and general office machines (fax, copiers, etc.) preferred.

Interested applicants must apply online:
The District does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religious preference, marital status, disability, national origin, or any other reason prohibited by state or federal law.  Employees of the District are required to comply with the provisions of the Title VII of The Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.