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Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Houston Independent School District

General Manager, Transportation JobID: 59306
Position Type:
Closing Date:
03/21/2019
Business Professionals/General Manager
Date Posted:
1/7/2019
Department:
Transportation
Date Available:
01/21/2019
Location:Area:Job Category:
Central Distribution & Maint.NorthwestBusiness Professionals
Job Code:Contract Type:Months:
TS0035 None12
Salary Minimum:Salary Maximum:
$94,947$125,804

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  • General Manager, Transportation - TS0035 SAP 30003857
POSITION TITLE: General Manager, Transportation

CONTRACT LENGTH: 12M

DATE: 04/30/09

DATE OF LAST REVISION: 10/18/18

Job Code: TS0035 SAP 30003857

PAY GRADE: 35

FLSA EXEMPTION STATUS: E

Job Family – Transportation

JOB SUMMARY:

Under limited supervision, directs all phases necessary for the operation of a safe and efficient transportation system for the students of HISD.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

List most important duties first

1.Leads, supervises, and directs the Transportation Services Department.
2. Develops strategic plans, departmental objectives, and opportunities to implement best practices within the department.
3. Ensures the district complies with the Vernon’s Texas Statutes, the Texas State Board of Education’s transportation policies, and the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.
4. Accounts for revenue derived from the Texas Education Agency. Submits accurate and comprehensive reports related to funding. Prepares and administers the departmental budget. Establishes departmental policies and procedures for staff performance and appraisal.
5. Prepares recommendations to promote equitable legislation as it relates to transportation policies. Meets and confers with parents and community groups on all transportation interests and issues/concerns. Represents the district in professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels. Consults with city, county, and various other public agencies concerning district-related transportation issues.
6. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor's Degree or additional equivalent and directly related education and experience, as determined by Human Resources and the hiring manager, in lieu of the Bachelor’s Degree. Equivalent experience is 3 or more years in a related field in an exempt-level position, in addition to the minimum experience requirement of 7 to 10 years.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

7 to 10 years

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION:

SAP, HTML, Microsoft Office
Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier)

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:

Directs two or more levels of management in the development, deployment and ongoing management of key initiatives covering multiple major disciplines with direct accountability for results in terms of effectiveness, costs, methods, and employees. Establishes operational objectives and assignments for multiple disciplines/functional areas and possibly departments. Evaluates recommendations of others, deciding on course of action in ambiguous situations, and oversees the deployment of innovative solutions. Collaborates with senior leadership to develop strategies and broad departmental objectives; establishes methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs and people in the achievement of strategic objectives.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT:

Work is highly complex and broad in scope covering several departments/divisions across HISD. Policy, procedures and precedent are created and approved by this position. Supervision received typically consists of providing periodic coaching, advice and feedback.

BUDGET AUTHORITY:

Participates in a group plan and/or budget development.

PROBLEM SOLVING:

Greater latitude and discretion is warranted in making decisions, which affect major areas of HISD and possibly the organization's public image. The job is constantly expected to apply creative solutions to complex problems and develop new ideas and concepts. Reviews and approves decisions and/or recommendations that may have a significant impact on the entire organization.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS:

Decisions have considerable impact to multiple divisions or the organization causing risks or improvements to relationships, significant efficiencies or delays in operations, and/or significant financial gains or expenses. Errors are serious and difficult to discover, normally involve decisions not subject to detailed review and will result in excessive costs and/or significant project delays.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS:

Negotiate and influence - interprets department strategies and services, resolves conflicts, influences outcomes on matters of significance for the division, conducts final negotiations and coordinates approvals/decision making below the executive level. Interactions are typically with customers and Top Management.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS:

Leads others in the resolution of highly sensitive and confidential issues on behalf of the department. Acts as a trusted advisor, and becomes involved in the customer's decision making process including presenting alternatives and information and applying persuasion and negotiation skills in the resolution of problems. Monitors customer service standards.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements. Ability to carry and/or lift less than 15 pounds.




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