Dispatcher- School Bus

Job Description


Position: Dispatcher- School Bus (temporary)
We are currently looking for a temporary Dispatcher for our office located in Rexdale


Directs and monitors daily assignments; schedules drivers, bus assistants, and assigns vehicles toensure daily coverage of all routes, field trips, and charter work. Ensures direct and indirect daily activities of drivers and bus assistants are assigned and accomplishedon-time. Communicates all relevant details of driving assignments to drivers to ensure proper execution. Assist drivers with routing directions and directs them to perform special services when required.

Recommends appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including suspensions and/or discharge, forpart-time staff for violations of company policies. Responds to emergency calls, facilitates emergency response network, coordinates mechanical servicerepair, and assigns replacement buses and drivers when there is a problem on a route. Notifies District and CSC personnel of all changes in route assignments, emergency situations,accidents, breakdowns or any other event that will disrupt service.

Maintains route documentation and records (relevant contract requirements, school information,student data, route changes, relevant maps, vehicle details, bus assignments, driver details) for thepurpose of providing accurate and reliable information to customers and complies with school boardand province requirements. Coordinates vehicle service and mechanical repairs with Maintenance Supervisor to assureuninterrupted service delivery. Maintains high compliance to dispatch standard operating procedures. Handles customer concerns and requests for information in an expeditious and professional manner.

Escalates unresolved issues to management as appropriate.

Qualifications High school diploma or GED Previous dispatch experience is preferred;
Knowledge of surrounding geographic area to ensure effective and efficient routing.

Ability to organizeand prioritize time to balance conflicting demands related to customer care and dispatching.

Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers in fast-paced and/or stressfulenvironment (interpersonal & telephone skills).

Ability to read and interpret documents and instructions from customers and other team members

Ability to perform work activities requiring cooperation and instruction

Ability to function in a fast-paced environment, under substantial pressure

Ability to work within the appropriate level of independence

Ability to problem solve

Ability to operate two-way and emergency radio systems

Ability to use office machines (fax, scanner, copier, zip drive, telephone system)

Ability to use Microsoft Office Program and computerized routing software.

Ability to work independently

Ability to read road and street maps

Ability to keep organized and accurate records relating to overall dispatch and routing responsibilities Bi-lingual abilities a plus Stock Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer !

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