Bus Driver Supervisor, Aging Services

Alexandria, VA
$42,397.42 - $58,099.60 Annually
Jul 30, 2021
Aug 13, 2021
Full Time
Bus Driver Supervisor

Aging Services

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Bus Driver Supervisor position.

An Overview
The Bus Driver Supervisor supervises the daily operations of the Special Transportation Unit (STU) for the Division of Aging and Adult Services in the Department of Community and Human Services. An incumbent in this class assures the safe operation of all vehicles; supervises drivers and assures that they obtain the required licensing; physical exams and ongoing training; schedules maintenance and repair work, maintains accurate vehicle records and prepares daily reports of distances traveled, passengers carried and fares collected; gathers and submits state required data about program participants; and coordinates schedules with the two senior centers. Tasks are performed under the general supervision of the Director, Division of Aging and Adult Services.

What You Should Bring
The ideal candidate will have good knowledge of the principles of bus operations; good knowledge of driving courtesy and safety; ability to learn street and road system of the City and area; ability to learn City and State regulations and laws pertaining to the operation of buses; ability to supervise others; ability to operate a bus; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to communicate clearly and effectively with people, including those , both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain good public relations; the physical ability to assist passengers with infirmities off and on a bus; and familiarity with maintaining a database on a computer and other basic Microsoft skills..

The Opportunity
  • Supervises the daily operations of the Special Transportation Unit;
  • Gives full administrative and technical supervision to staff of the Transportation Unit, including selection, training, approval of leave, discipline, work assignment, and performance evaluation;
  • Scheduling yearly CPR, basic First Aid, Commercial Drivers’ License class, and other job related training for employees;
  • Assigns drivers to particular vehicles and routes, and schedules drivers for special events and programs;
  • Assures that lights, brakes, steering, tires, radiator and oil level of buses are checked prior to departure from garage;
  • Assures compliance with all laws and regulations concerning bus operation;
  • Enter rider and ridership data into PeerPlace monthly;
  • Serves as a substitute driver when necessary; happens on a regular basis;
  • Assesses older Alexandrians for this program; secures the first page of the Uniform Assessment Instrument [UAI] or Quick Form from each transportation participant annually and enters it into PeerPlace;
  • Schedules regular meetings with the Senior Center Managers in order to coordinate schedules;
  • Performs related work as required
About the Department
The Center for Adult Services (CAS) provides programs and services in Aging; Adult Protective Services; Clinical & Emergency Services; and Community & Residential Support Services for seniors and for persons with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders. CAS provides compassionate and effective person-centered services based on best practices. Our teams support self-determination, safety and recovery for Alexandria residents affected by abuse, neglect, mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse disorders.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Two-Year College Degree with college-level courses in officemanagement, computer skills, budget preparation including collecting andtransferring bus revenue, previous supervisory experience, flexibility; two yearsof experience as a Commercial Driving License (CDL) driver, CPR certification,First Aid training and an ability to multitask; or any equivalent combinationof experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills andabilities. Must possess a valid CDL from state of residence.

Preferred Qualifications

At least one year of experience working with older adults; Four-Year College Degree; More than two years of experience as a CDL driver, marketing experience, knowledge of the City of Alexandria street network, knowledge of the principles and methods of transportation planning, analysis, operations, budgeting, financial and organizational management.


This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to: Criminal Records Check; VA State Child Abuse/Neglect Registry; Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Database; drug screening; driver’s license and Commercial Driver’s License.

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:00AM - 3:30PM, occasional work at other times.

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