SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of Head Start / Early Head Start, through the Admissions and
Transportation Manager, the Transportation Assistant is responsible for maintaining the radio
communication between the Bus Drivers, couriers, and appropriate center staff. Coordinating
transportation services, record keeping and providing direction for staff are among the major
responsibilities of this position. Preparation of reports, processing mileage, and passenger
information, checking addresses, conveying information to classroom staff are also responsibilities
of this position. Transportation Assistant is also responsible for making informed decisions in the
absence of the Admissions and Transportation Manager.

Transportation Assistant

This is a Full-Time Position

Salary: Starting $15.54 per hour                                 Benefits Eligible

FLSA Classification: non-exempt                        40 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

Open: August 13, 2020                                              Closed: When Filled

SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of Head Start / Early Head Start, through the Nutrition Specialist, the Transportation Assistant is responsible for maintaining communications between the bus drivers/program support workers, couriers, and appropriate Center Director. This position also provides oversight of the Agency’s transportation and fleet maintenance program ensuring that Head Start Performance Standards and federal and state guidelines for vehicle safety and the safe transportation of children and staff are met. Coordinating transportation services, record keeping, and coordinating fleet maintenance are among the major responsibilities of this position. Additionally, the Transportation Assistant conducts and reports monthly announced and unannounced monitoring of bus loading and unloading procedures, seat restraint procedures, and child safety procedures. Also, monitoring and reporting of driver documents (trip tickets, emergency contacts list, gas purchases, DOT inspections and tags, insurance cards, and DOT physicals) are responsibilities of this position. The Transportation Assistant provides and reports training conducted to drivers and center staff on transportation, child restraints, child safety, and bus loading and unloading procedures.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or GED. Associates degree in office management / business is preferred. Minimum of two years’ experience in office work with computer related responsibilities is highly desirable. Supervisory skills preferred.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a valid Florida Driver’s license and CDL with school bus and air brake endorsement, reliable transportation, satisfactory criminal records check for abuse and neglect, negative TB skin test, drug testing as required and state required minimum vehicle insurance and uninsured motorist insurance. Applicants must meet all Dept. of Children and Families and Department of Transportation requirements for employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position requires the employee to be in a seated position. However, at times they may be required to stand for long periods of time. The employee must be able to lift 50 lbs. Extensive keyboarding and prolonged finger dexterity. Frequent visual contact with a computer screen and security monitors. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Interested candidates should complete the attached employment application and return to Human Resources by the closing date. For more information, contact David Powell, HR Director, 850-438-4021 or email

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