School Bus Operations 2021-10-05 2021-11-09

Assistant Bus Routing Specialist

Company: Tacoma Public Schools View more listings
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 135864

Expected Start Date: October 18, 2021 or sooner

Hours per day: 8.0

Salary Level: PT/05, $25.80hr to $33.36hr

Union/Days per year: Professional Technical, 260 work days, 12 month

Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools.

Experiences frequent interruptions; required to deal with distraught or angry people; required to work extended hours; required to travel to district sites.


  1. Assists in developing and maintaining all regular and special education bus stops, runs, routes, and schedules consistent with district policies and state legal requirements, utilizing the EDULOG Transportation Planning System; generates route information for distribution; reviews all special needs bus route change requests.

  2. Communicates by telephone with parents, teachers, special education staff, school bus coordinators, principals, and others regarding the transportation of special education and out of district students; coordinates transportation services for out-of-district students in cooperation with other school districts.

  3. Works with the dispatcher and drivers to resolve problems with routes; makes revisions to driver routes as needed; maintains appropriate records.

  4. Assists in monitoring routes for efficient scheduling of bus drivers’ hours to minimize overtime costs; reviews and analysis bus reports and home-to-school times; generates and maintains weekly drivers’ time control sheet to track drivers’ hours.

  5. Responds to inquiries and requests for information from district staff, parents, and community members; directs inquiries to appropriate staff members.

  1. Researches, compiles, and organizes statistical data and various materials, as assigned.

  2. Performs related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience
High school graduation or equivalent with three years of consecutive EDULOG bus routing experience or another approved routing system; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of general office procedures.

  • Knowledge of operating procedures for student transportation.

  • Knowledge of routing procedures and methods.

  • Knowledge of computer routing systems and boundary analysis software applications desirable.

  • Knowledge of personal computer operation and related software applications.

  • Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information.

  • Ten key and 40 wpm keyboarding skills.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

  • Ability to analyze and make recommendations regarding bus routing activities

  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to problem solve and exercise independent judgment.

  • Ability to maintain accurate records and generate computerized reports.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a diverse, multi-cultural setting.

  • Ability to establish and maintain a high quality customer service environment.

Required Licenses/Special Requirements
Valid Washington State driver’s license.

Working Conditions
Required to concentrate on detail and to be precise; required to travel to various in-city locations; may be required to work extended hours; required to deal with angry or distraught people; experiences prolonged visual concentration and exposure to video display.

Contact Info:, (253) 571-1250

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