BUS MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR 1639
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class is responsible for directing the overall maintenance operation of a town's public transportation system. The incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing a formal program for the maintenance and repair of the entire bus fleet as well as all support vehicles, including passenger cars and trucks. Supervision is exercised over sub-professional personnel and skilled mechanics. Work is reviewed by an administrative supervisor through conferences, consultation and the submission of required reports. Does related work as required.
Directs the overall maintenance operation of a town's public transportation system;
Develops and implements a formal program for the maintenance and repair of the entire bus fleet as well as all support vehicles, including cars and trucks;
Supervises and directs the daily activities of the shop staff; schedules shop personnel for maximum productivity; evaluates personnel performance;
Maintains detailed records of maintenance and repair activities for each vehicle in order to comply with New York State safety requirements;
Assists in the preparation of the annual operating budget as it pertains to parts and equipment needed for vehicle maintenance;
Evaluates the maintenance program and procedures and advises the Town Director of Transportation and Traffic Safety on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the operation;
Assists in the preparation of vehicle and equipment specifications;
Prepares purchase requisitions for tools, equipment, parts and supplies;
Coordinates inspection activities with the New York State Department of Transportation inspectors;
May test drivers annually as mandated by state law and perform other responsibilities required of a NYS 19-A Certified Examiner.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and methods of maintaining and repairing diesel-powered coaches; thorough knowledge of the operation, maintenance and inspection practices, procedures and policies governing public bus transportation; ability to maintain accurate and comprehensive maintenance and repair records; ability to delegate authority and to plan and supervise the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and six (6) years of experience in the repair and maintenance of buses, at least one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity in a public transportation system.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
At time of appointment and throughout employment in this title, candidates must possess a CDL-B license with passenger and air brake endorsements.
Depending upon assignment, may be required to obtain certification through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles as a 19-A Certified Examiner to test drivers under the applicable provisions of New York State Vehicle Traffic Law. If required, certification must be maintained throughout employment in this title.