Transportation Facilities Specialist
Cherokee Nation - Tahlequah, OK

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Gathers and compiles data relative to training on transportation setting updates for use of facilities. Responsible for all aspect dealing with buses, cars and vans, and scheduling and conducting bus monitor training and pedestrian safety training for program staff. Assures buses are transported to centers, assures preventive maintenance is conducted quarterly. Responsible for the monthly Facilities/Playground inspections.

Job Duties:

Assures that all work fully meets Federal and State standards according to building codes and Transportation Standards. Assists with work orders as assigned. Maintains all meeting and conference equipment i.e. TV’s, VCR’s, Overhead projectors, easels, etc. Assists with all Audio Video equipment when requested. Conducts monthly facilities and playground inspections. Delivers and retrieves supplies and equipment at other sites as requested. Performs renovation projects when requested by the Director. Provides training for all teaching staff through in-service workshops when requested. Assures that centers are safe according to licensing standards. Maintains training files, in accordance with state regulations, on all staff pertaining to bus related training. These files also include the dates licenses are issued and their expiration date. Ensures files are current and able to pass quarterly audits by the State. Maintains a historical data file on each bus, van and other vehicles operated in the program including serial number, mileage logs, maintenance, etc. Ensures that pre and post-trip inspections are conducted for the operation of the vehicle. Ensures that quarterly reports for the buses are immediately sent to center for licensing purposes. Ensures a preventive maintenance plan is implemented on each vehicle, recording all repairs and maintenance, inspections, current insurance verifications, safety features, etc. Maintains current knowledge of Head Start, state and local transportation laws, rules, regulations, and the provisions of the Head Start Program Performance Standards for Children with Disabilities, (45 CFR 1308), etc. and implements program related changes. Maintains a file of current bus route maps that each center uses. Establishes written fixed bus routes and if necessary, alternate routes in compliance with Head Start guidelines. Reviews routes and gives approval. Conducts monthly checks on all buses in the field to ensure buses are safe and clean inside and outside. Visits must be documented and a report submitted upon return. Conducts a ride-along evaluation with each driver a minimum of twice a year. Responsible for computer tracking system on each bus and Facility. Facility Tracking must include photos of centers inside and out. Maintains documentation on all GSA vehicles, including the monthly vehicle maintenance report. Ensures the organization and cleanliness of the Barn and the surrounding lot. Receives shipments and distribution in a timely manner. Must include signed delivery orders and recorded in a data bank for reference. Orders First Aid Kit supplies and filling center orders when requested. Attends all pre-service, in-service, and other workshops including overnight and out-of-town stays as assigned. Provides training on Bus Monitoring and Passenger Safety to all bus drivers on a yearly basis. Ensures that children are released only to an authorized individual and that no child is left alone on a bus or in any other potentially unsafe situation. Respects the confidentiality of children, families, and staff. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Must adhere to the Early Childhood Unit Attendance Policy. Adheres to the Cherokee Nation Early Childhood Unit and the Cherokee Nation Policies and Procedures, and the Cherokee Nation Smoke Free Policy at all locations and in program vehicles. Submits a copy of a yearly physical and TB test/x-ray. Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT

One-year certificate from college or technical school; or one and one-half years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT

An additional three (3) years of experience in a related field is required.

COMPUTER SKILLS REQUIRED

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must possess a valid driver's license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee nation underwriting rating. Must meet and maintain pre-employment and periodic background investigation and adjudication for child care. Must possess and maintain a valid Oklahoma Bus Drivers Certificate and a Valid CDL License "S" endorsement, must be able to transport buses for quarterly service checks and yearly inspections. Must possess and maintain cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Certification. Must pass a tuberculosis (TB) test, physical examination and able to lift fifty (50) pounds.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Must have experience in maintenance and construction in addition to knowledge of transportation needs of Head Start. Must possess the skills and abilities to problem solve and provide leadership whenever an emergency situation occurs.

**In-house applicants only**

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