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Assistant Operations Manager

Assistant Operations Manager

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US-WA-Battle Ground

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An Assistant Operations Manager, under the supervision of the Operations Manager, is responsible for assisting with the overall operations of a school bus operation. This position works with the Manager in coordinating all functions of the facility including the maintenance, dispatching, employee recruiting and training, communicating with drivers, school district personnel and parents for daily routes, trips and extra curricular activities of students for our clients.






    • Assist the Manager with the overall day-to-day operations of the facility.

  • Ensure coverage of daily home to school routes, trips and charters.

  • Assist with driver training and recruitment programs.


  • Coordinate with the Manager when conducting disciplinary actions of employees.
  • Assist in maintenance of the driver credential files to ensure current certifications.
  • Assist in preparing payroll, account receivables, account payables, and month end requirements, to ensure timely submission to 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 School Board meetings when directed by Manager or other STA/CST Management.
  • Responsible for carrying out all STA/CST policies and State & Federal applicable regulations.
  • Ensuring all drivers and staff are equipped with all necessary job related training.
  • Assist with planning of monthly driver safety meetings with safety and training designee for your area.
  • Participate in the planning of yearly financial requirements for your respective facility.
  • Assist in developing charter and school business for assets during non-school days and summer months.
  • May, on occasion, be required to drive.
  • In the absence of the Operations Manager overall responsibility for the Operation.
  • All other duties as designated by Operations Manager or STA/CST Senior Management.






  • State-Required Commercial Drivers License with Passenger and School Bus Endorsement, preferred, or ability to obtain with in 6 months of hire, along with a DOT physical and drug screen.
  • 2 - 4 year undergraduate degree preferred
  • 3 or more years experience in school bus operations; minimum of 2 years in a leadership role or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • Ability to plan in detail
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to organize, lead, and motivate all personnel involved in operations
  • Ability to thrive in a constantly changing chaotic environment and consistently meet tight timelines
  • Must be proficient with computer and appropriate software
  • Knowledge of Federal and State regulations
  • Conduct oneself professionally and in a manner to reflect positively on STA/CST
  • Knowledge of Federal and State OSHA regulations
  • Ability to evaluate and discipline drivers and enforce STA/CST policy and procedure
  • Must be highly motivated and demonstrate capable leadership skills.