Transportation Routing Specialist

Des Moines Public Schools   Des Moines, IA   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on July 13, 2022
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Des Moines Public Schools is Iowa's largest provider of K-12 education and one of the district's largest employers. DMPS is seeking a transportation Routing Specialist.

Job Summary:
Plan, schedule, manage, and coordinate the development of district routes to provide safe, efficient, timely and economical transportation service for the students of the district. Assist with finding the most efficient ways to route out of boundary students. Supervise routes, drivers and associates, provides training when needed, and interact with district staff to support the goals and objectives of the department.

Annual Salary:  $63,482 - $75,837

Successful candidates for this position will possess:
High School Diploma, HiSET or GED
Two (2) years of work experience in the area of logistics, transportation, and/or comparable.
Three (3) years of experience working with computerized databases/applications.
Two (2) years of routing experience, preferably VersaTrans or comparable.
Three (3) years of experience evaluating staff.
Possess or be eligible to obtain a CDL with appropriate licensing endorsement within 90 days of employment.

Highly Qualified candidates for this position will possess:
Post High School education or training
At least five (5) years of experience as a bus driver.
Prior school bus or comparable routing experience.

Salary Range for this position:
$63,482 - $75,837

This represents the minimum to mid-point of the salary range. Candidates offered employment will be compensated based on skills, work experience and education.

Des Moines Public Schools offers a generous benefits package including:

  • Family Health Insurance at no cost to the employee during the first year of employment ($600/year after that) There is opportunity to have the $600/year waived if the employee participates in the district wellness program.
  • Family Dental Insurance with a minimal monthly cost (Single dental insurance coverage at no cost)
  • Enrollment in IPERS (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System)--a defined benefit plan
  • Free DART Bus Pass

Des Moines Public Schools serves a community rich in diversity – in every measure of the term – and strives each and every day to support our students and staff so that they thrive, learn and belong. DMPS is committed to Becoming The Model of Urban Education Education, and creating a transformational system oriented toward equity and anti-racist leadership.