Jackson-Madison County School System
  • Jackson, TN, USA
  • Full Time

Jackson Madison County School System strives to develop and prepare our students for excellence in higher education, work and life. With twenty-three schools and the largest school district in West Tennessee outside of Shelby County, Jackson-Madison County School System is committed to providing a quality education to every student that enters through our doors. We are focused on having students finish career ready and believe that every student should graduate high school with options and opportunities.


Our Mission: To provide tomorrow's leaders options and opportunities to succeed by providing a safe, caring, learning environment, working in cooperation with families and the community, and providing appropriate curriculum and effective instruction.


Our Vision: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to pursue options and opportunities and become productive citizens.


Jackson Madison County School System has an immediate opening for a Transportation Dispatcher.  This position reports to the Transportation Operations Manager and requires successful completion of a High School Diploma or GED.


Position Summary:

The Transportation Dispatcher has responsibility to develop, maintain and manage a system to provide efficient transportation to students on a daily basis during the school year and as needed for additional roster trips for the Jackson Madison County School District as directed and approved by the Transportation Director.  


Required Education / Certification / Endorsement:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of two (2) years' experience dispatching buses or holding a position related to vehicle control and scheduling.
  • Valid TN State Driver's License with Commercial Driver's License Class B or A with S & P Endorsements;
  • Ability to schedule and organize work assignments and assure timely and effective completion;


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry a maximum of 20 pounds;
  • Twisting, stooping and crouching occasionally, while sitting at a desk to access documents and equipment;


Essential Functions:

  • Dispatch all buses;
  • Post field trips and roster trips and assign drivers and substitute drivers to cover assignment;
  • Assign substitute drivers to cover regular routes when needed
  • Direct substitute drivers on routing, schedules, and other factors necessary to perform efficiently
  • Inform all drivers of special requirements, road conditions, routing, and all extraordinary conditions;
  • Prepare all trip sheets, maps, and other vital driver information related to extra trips
  • Ensure all routes and assignments are implemented as scheduled
  • Act as the contact person for all district personnel requesting transportation
  • Advise building officials of route changes, bus changes, late arrivals, departures, etc.;
  • Accept bus trouble calls, coordinate replacement buses, driver, etc. with shop foreman as needed;
  • Assist in route planning, route sheet updating, assignment of routes, and driver and bus assignments
  • Provide information to transportation secretary regarding daily absences;
  • Drive school bus on as needed basis
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Terms of Employment:

This position has a non-exempt FSLA Status and works as assigned on a 260 Day Calendar.  The hourly rate is established and approved by the Board of Directors.  Performance of this position is evaluated annually with provisions of the Board Policy.


If you are ready to make a positive impact to the students of Jackson Madison County Schools, apply today.


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