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Terminal Manager

Terminal Manager

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US-WI-North Milwaukee

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A Terminal Manager is a salary, exempt employee who, with general guidance of the divisional VP of Operations, is responsible for the overall operations of a 250 + bus terminal. This position coordinates and oversees all functions of the facility including the maintenance, dispatching, communicating with drivers, school district personnel and parents for daily routes, trips and extra curricular activities of students for our clients. This position is accountable for clear, timely communication and paperwork to the Region office.




  • Responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the facility.



  • Oversee fullcycle driver recruitment, rentention and onboarding working with all functional departments including Safety and HR to ensure coverage of daily home to school routes and sufficient substitute personnel.


  • Management of all part-time drivers to include all disciplinary matters and overseeing yearly driver road test evaluations. Coordinate with Human Resources when conducting disciplinary actions of employees.



  • Management and Yearly evaluation of all terminal full-time staff.


  • Maintain the driver credential files to ensure current certifications. Verify accuracy of monthly credential reports.





  • Oversee payroll, account receivables, account payables, and month end requirements to ensure timely submission for your respective location.



  • Ensuring that each of your School Districts’ student transportation designees are being supplied with all required information and assist in providing a safe, reliable, on-time service through creating efficient and cost effective solutions to routing issues.



  • Knowledge and implementation of contents of School District contracts and facility leases.



  • Attend all required School Board meetings.



  • Responsible for carrying out all STA policies and State & Federal applicable regulations.



  • Ensuring all drivers and staff are equipped with all necessary job related training.



  • Oversee monthly driver safety meetings with safety and training designee for your area.



  • Participate in the planning of yearly financial requirements for your respective facility.



  • Management of Monthly Profit & Loss Statements and Fixed Asset Reports.



  • Develop charter and school business for assets during non-school days and summer months.




  • All other duties as designated by Divisional Managment or STA Senior Management.




Core Competencies

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Strong time management, privatization, and organizational skills
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Strong work ethic and ownership
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multiple levels of stakeholders.

Technical Skills/ Knowledge

  • Intermediate Computer skills with an emphasis on Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Familiar with Local, State, Federal, DOT, and FMSCA laws and regulations.
  • Familiar with principles and work systems.
  • Familiar with employment laws and labour standards.


Education & Work Experience

  • 2 - 4 year undergraduate degree in management, transportation logistics, business administration, organizational leadership or related field OR equivalent level of work experience.
  • 5 or more years experience in school bus operations
  • 2 or more years in a leadership role