The Peel District School Board (PDSB) is one of the largest school boards in Canada, with more than 150,000 students in over 250 schools. At PDSB, everything we do is designed to help all students achieve to the best of their ability. We have the incredible opportunity to inspire a smile in each student. Our collective, daily efforts make a positive difference in the lives of our students, their families and the world. Guided by our mission, vision and values, we build positive places for learning and working ... together at www.peelschools.org
We are currently accepting applications for a Manager of Transportation - Student Transportation of Peel Region (STOPR).
Reporting to the General Manager of Student Transportation of Peel Region, you will oversee the daily operations, administration, development and implementation of home to school transportation for the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.
As Manager of Transportation, you will ensure that both Boards’ policies and STOPR policies and procedures are adhered to, and that services are provided in a manner which prioritizes safety and efficiency. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, all contract compliance with nine (9) school bus operator divisions; ensuring the safety of 68,000 students getting to and from school daily; setting up all external meetings with Special Education services of Peel DSB and Dufferin-Peel CDSB to review start-up issues, program locations, timelines for IPRC reviews, student needs and future planning; approving medical transportation for applicable students; contacting schools or physicians in regards to students’ medical conditions before approving; managing all department communications including being the media contact for inclement weather early morning calls (5:00 a.m.); updating website with inclement weather information for Peel DSB and Dufferin-Peel CDSB; overseeing the GIS software, including all software implementations, updates and innovative improvements; reviewing and recommending school hour adjustments for both Boards to maximize routing efficiencies; approving or denying any bell time request changes from schools by determining overall routing impact and budget implications; managing annual budget of $76M; liaising with internal and external stakeholders; such as, senior administrators, parents, trustees of both Boards; responsible for the supervision and training of staff; and actively participate on several committees.
Experience and Qualifications:
Post-secondary degree in Geography/Planning or Business Administration
Plus five to seven years’ transportation experience and a minimum of three to five years’ management experience
Extensive knowledge and expertise of GIS/Planning
Knowledge of advanced Route Planning Techniques
Outstanding interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all stakeholders
Extensive leadership abilities with a capacity for strategic planning and business development
Excellent presentation and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and to work effectively with all stakeholders of both Boards
Experience in unionized and multi-site workplaces
Comprehensive knowledge of MTO legislation, Highway Traffic Act, AODA legislation, Broader Public Sector legislation
Effective knowledge of collective agreements, human resources practices and processes, and employment law
Knowledge of Human Rights Code and Employment Standards Act
Knowledge of Peel Board and Dufferin-Peel Catholic Board Policies and Procedures
Extensive knowledge of all Ministry of Education legislation pertaining to Student Transportation in Ontario
A valid Driver’s License is required
Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment
Commitment to Equity
The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel. We will make any reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidates to participate in the hiring process.
When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process, such as test and skill demonstrations. We will provide employment accommodation (i.e. an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on holy days) if we are advised of an applicant's needs in advance of any part of the selection process.
Criminal Record Check
Successful candidates must provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check (CRC) prior to commencing employment. Please review the requirements at the CRC link.
We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be contacting candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications best meet the requirements of the position. All communication to applicants regarding this job posting, including an invitation to complete skills assessments and/or a job interview if applicable, will be made through email. Candidates are encouraged to regularly check their email as listed on their applytoeducation.com account.