Job Description

Job Number:2018-5716
Bus Dispatch Assistant (Non-CDL)
Transportation Services
Hours Per Day:
Position Type: Leave Replacement
Start Time:
End Time:
Salary: $25.04 - $26.58
10/21/2018 - To be considered for this position, please submit a completed
Closing Date:
online application and upload required documents on or before this date.
Additional Information: This Bus Dispatch Assistant position (4 hr x day) is combined with a Secretary
III position (4 hr x day) for a combined 1.0 non-continuing leave replacement
Assignment dates: 10/08/18 - 12/21/18.
**Candidates must apply to both this position and the Secretary III
(#2018-5715) position.
Check for additional Information


: Non-exempt

: 247 HOLIDAYS: 13

Assists the dispatch office personnel, makes updates and corrections to printed bus routes, monitor/answer radio calls from the bus drivers, monitor/answer telephone calls, assist in design of and implementation of bus routes.

Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and White Center in Washington State. In 2013, parents, students, community members, and staff at all levels of the district came together to develop a strategic plan that reflects our goals and dreams for our students. The plan was updated in 2018 to guide our work through 2023. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for the future they choose. The strategic plan is centered on Our Promise. It includes five big goals for Highline students, supported by Our Foundation. * Equity. We will disrupt institutional biases and end inequitable practices so all students have an equal chance at success. * Instruction. We will reduce achievement and opportunity gaps by using culturally responsive, inclusive, standards-based instruction. * Relationships. We will know our students by name, strength and need and have open, two-way communication with students, families and community partners. * Support. We will increase student success by supporting their social-emotional and academic needs.

include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Create student transportation records, bus stops, runs and routes using the department’s database system. * Assists with the assignment of supplemental run trips. * Communicate new or changed student transportation information to affected personnel via verbal, written or electronic means. * Answer telephones. * Maintain accurate records and protect confidentially. * Assist in the processing, positing and assigning all activity and field trips. * Assist with various transportation-related reports including Student Transportation Allocation Reporting Systems. * Assist in the development, recording and reporting of regular runs and special education runs. * Attend meetings and training sessions that the District determines are necessary to fulfill position responsibilities. * Report to proper authorities: accidents, student misconduct, troubles with bus, traffic hazards along routes and parent complaints.

BUS DISPATCH ASSISTANT (Non-CDL) * Monitor incoming and outgoing messages over the radio transmitter and console system from the bus drivers. * Performs related duties as required.


High School Diploma or equivalent All certificates, licenses, endorsements and permits as required for this position by state and local authorities

Bilingual in Spanish Experience in the assignment of supplemental run trips Completion of CWU Pupil Transportation Management Training Program

Criminal background clearance Pass a post hire, pre-employment physical assessment test

Safety standards, laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to pupil transportation School district geographic boundaries, adjacent areas, its highways, schools and transportation routes Microcomputers and related software Simple record keeping and report preparation Modern office equipment Working with culturally diverse families School board policies and procedures

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing Maintain effective working relationships with other people Read and interpret road and street maps Follow and uphold safety standards, laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to pupil transportation Organize and maintain accurate records Operate a microcomputer and related software Operate modern office equipment including radio transmitter Work with frequent interruptions Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

Reports to Supervisor of Transportation

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for long periods. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; squat/kneel; reach; climb stairs; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and/or walk. The employee Highline Public Schools 82D05DA2 Bus Dispatch Assistant (Non-CDL) Page 2 of 3

BUS DISPATCH ASSISTANT (Non-CDL) must frequently lift/carry up to maximum of 5 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 28 pounds. This position requires the employee to push a maximum force of 60 pounds and pull a maximum force of 100 pounds. Anything over the weight limits should be done as a two-person lift or with a mechanical lift. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, ability to adjust focus, night vision, and peripheral vision. The employee must be able to fit through the emergency exit door located in the roof of the bus. The circumference of this exit is 83".

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outdoor conditions, inclement weather, and regularly around diesel and gas fumes. Some work requires the use of video display. The noise level in the work environment is often loud/noisy. The employee is expected to properly use personal protection equipment when provided by the District. Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

Revised by Human Resources to update Context and Mission statement, 2018.10.03 Created by Human Resources from Asst Dispatcher JD, 2017.03.27. Highline Public Schools, District #401, complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in admission, access, treatment, or employment in education programs or hiring practices on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Any person having inquiries should contact: Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights Act (employees), and Title IX: Chief Talent Officer, 206.631.3121,; Civil Rights Act: Executive Director of Student Support and Family Engagement, 206.631.3100, 206.631.3100,; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social Services, 206.631.3011, Highline Public Schools 82D05DA2 Bus Dispatch Assistant (Non-CDL) Page 3 of 3

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