Transportation Coordinator

Open Until Filled

Division: Education, Early Childhood Development Program

Job Code: 53,1031

Salary Range: $36,608.00 to 62,067.20 ($17.60 to 29.84)

Status: Full-time, permanent, exempt

SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the ECDP Program Manager, the Transportation Coordinator is responsible to ensure the safe and efficient transport of the ECDP children daily. The Transportation Coordinator is responsible for the overall operation of the transportation program at the ECDP; assures that the Head Start transportation services comply with Head Start Performance Standards and State Regulations as they relate to transportation. Responsibilities include contacting mechanic for minor maintenance, ensuring they are kept clean and in safe repair at all times; ensuring licenses, inspections and other required permits are maintained to comply with all local, state and federal regulations; and arranging for vehicle maintenance with vendors.


  • Safely transports children daily to and from the center, and on planned field trips and activities.
  • Complies with local and out-of-town traffic regulations, reports delays and accidents.
  • Regulates heating and ventilating systems for comfort, inspects the bus and checks all gauges before departure.
  • Reports needed repairs; assures maintenance occurs to keep bus operating safely with proper working instruments.
  • Completes all inspection reports, assures timeliness and accuracy.
  • Maintains a log and an accurate count of children riding the bus.
  • Ensures that bus monitors have checked the bus for occupancy and disembarking of children upon arrival at the center and at all proper bus stops.
  • Ensures proper use of child safety restraints by children.
  • Establishes safe and efficient bus routes and notifies parents of bus cancellations.
  • Is familiar with the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) rules and other local transportation regulations as applicable.
  • Ensures that all licenses, permits and inspections are completed as required by local, state and federal regulations.
  • Maintains CPR and First Aide and tracks compliance with all requirements for each driver.
  • Ensure compliance with 19A regulations and ensure completion and submission of 19A forms. Ensures all bus drivers are in compliance with 19A standards, ensure files are up to date and ready to submit for audits.
  • Coordinate training dates and attendance of training with Certified Examiner to maintain 19A Compliance and makes necessary recommendations to the ECDP Program Manager.
  • Develops and maintains a system of monitoring the safety and cleanliness of Head Start busses.
  • With input and guidance from the Director, develops a Transportation Procedure Manual including policies and procedures for transportation services, bus maintenance, safety checks, emergency drills, etc.
  • Plans and implements regular bus evacuation drills and provides training to children, staff and parents.
  • Knows and follows the necessary protocols for transporting children with special needs.
  • Creates an individual bus record to document bus repair and maintenance needs for each bus and completes required paperwork for bus maintenance and program requirements.
  • Arranges for the repair of any bus as the need arises.
  • Maintains gas receipts and submits these to the Office Manager for payment of fuel vendor(s).
  • Maintains required information regarding the license and driving record for all bus drivers, and all others authorized to use program vehicles.
  • Any other job duties as assigned.


  • A High School diploma
  • A valid NYS or Canadian CDL with passenger and school bus endorsement. A candidate with a Canadian CDL must apply for a NYS Identification number and maintain a Canadian CDL.
  • The ability to communicate with young children is required. The driver will need to communicate with parents in a respectful and polite manner. A willingness to clean up body fluids is sometimes required.


  • Exhibit a friendly and courteous manner when dealing with our employees, fellow associates, parents and community members.
  • Establish and maintain effective and healthy working relationships with others, including staff, family members and others who may be under distress or duress.
  • Communicate and relate effectively with program staff, families and children.
  • Positively deal with crisis situations. Deal with hostile, aggressive persons or situations.
  • Will be aware and sensitive to the needs that may arise when handling stressful and demanding circumstances. Immediate debriefing will be made available.
  • Will assist in maintaining a safe working environment in the ECDP.
  • No employee shall knowingly divulge any information or documentation which has to come to their attention as an employee of the Tribe and which it is the duty of the employee to keep confidential; or knowingly, carelessly, or recklessly divulges any information of a personal nature relating to fellow employees or clients.
  • Promote a positive image of the ECDP program through healthy relationships with the families and employees served by the program.
  • Foster a climate of respect and integrity.


  • The ability to predict and respond to emergency situations in a calm and rational manner may become necessary.
  • To implement regulations that govern programs for young children; acknowledging that all staff will cooperate to implement a program that far exceeds minimum regulations.
  • To ensure that the rights and needs of children are the highest priority, while also recognizing the needs of other family members.
  • To contribute to the ongoing review, evaluation and modification of services as needed by the community, families and children.
  • To engage staff in cooperative problem solving, planning and continuing evaluation of themselves and the program.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.