Dallas County Schools

Routing Manager

REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Transportation

JOB POSTING NO.: 160609-0005-01A

LOCATION: Administration Building

SALARY RANGE: $62,427.98 - $76,130.36 (Commensurate with Education and Experience)

CLOSING DATE: June 23, 2016

PRIMARY PURPOSE: The Dallas County Schools transportation department uses the Versatran routing system. Versatran routing and scheduling software system to develop and maintain its school bus routes which serve approximately 60,000+ students on a daily basis. The Versatran software is designed to provide the means to effectively and efficiently manage the pupil transportation database system while optimizing the use of resources committed to meeting the transportation needs of the districts. DCS transportation services must provide daily busing for a large number of eligible students to programs that are dispersed over a wide geographic area.   Due to the inherent complexities of designing routes in such an operating environment, it is essential that the function of routing and scheduling for the district be managed by a highly trained individual with expertise in the area of transportation logistics and the use of the Versatran software to optimize the system. Therefore, to assure the efficient and effective use of transportation resources, the retention of a full-time manager for the newly formed routing and scheduling is needed to optimize the district's transportation services and the use of its resources.


Education/Certification: ‚Äč

  • Bachelor Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years transportation experience at the supervisory level
  • TAPT Routing & Scheduling course preferred
  • Knowledge of the City of Dallas
  • Knowledge of County of Dallas preferred
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the Versatran software
  • Able to read and understand map grids

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Conducts logistics and demographic studies and analysis to improve overall efficiency and service
  • Entering new or altered student information - either as a batch process download from the district's SASI student data system or manually
  • Assigning students to stops and runs
  • Printing required maps and reports
  • Ensuring that the Versatran system is meeting the expectations of the DCS administration and is accurately reflecting operating conditions
  • Altering and adding to the Versatran maps as required
  • Using the Versatran system to develop a new transportation scheme for the next school year-including adding or deleting stops and runs and altering routes and schedules to achieve maximization of system resources
  • Working with district staff for student information transfers and interfaces between district computer systems


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