Transportation Planner

We are LAUSD. We are at the forefront of innovation in public schools,

with the serious work of tailoring the learning environment to better serve

our community. Here, you will have the opportunity to exercise your

potential in the business of education. We are technical professionals,

skilled workers, support staff, executives, and community champions.

We do our jobs with a sense of integrity, accountability, and pride in

shaping the future. Our contributions here impact our number one

customers - the 600,000 plus K-12 students of LAUSD. With over 1,000

job titles to choose from, build your rewarding career here by joining

nearly 30,000 employees, and achieve new levels of success in your


Benefits Insurance: Paid premiums for your choice of several medical, dental,

vision, and life insurance plans.

Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement

System (CalPERS).

Vacation: Two weeks of paid vacation to start. Three weeks after five

years of year-round paid service.

Paid Holidays: 12 days.

NOTE: Positions in this job classification may be offered on a 10 or 11

month basis - salary and paid time off for 10 or 11 month positions will be

adjusted accordingly. Positions in this job classification may be subject to

additional furlough days.

Job Duties/Responsibilities - Analyzes, plans, and makes projections of equipment usage for District

student transportation programs.

  • Conducts surveys and studies within the District and with outside

agencies to develop more efficient systems, methods, and procedures

for bus routing.

  • Works with District school and region administrators, the Information

Technology Division, City, county, and the Transportation Services

Division to develop bus routes, stops, and schedules that will emphasize

maximum service at minimal cost.

  • Advises Regional Transportation Managers, Area Bus Supervisors, and

other Transportation Services Division and District personnel on

established transportation guidelines for route planning.

  • Develops data to be used in establishing transportation routing criteria,

monitors performance against criteria, and updates data when


  • Accesses various applications and analyzes transportation related data.
  • Audits route sheets and payroll documents for compliance with

established guidelines and approves route sheet changes.

  • Maintains files consisting of route sheets and computer printouts that

pertain to bus routing.

  • Reviews and maintains rosters of special programs such as Permits

with Transportation, Special Education, Magnet, and Satellite Zone

programs for the purpose of evaluating the impact the programs will have

on bus routing.

  • Reviews State and federal school bus rules and regulations for

pertinence to District transportation activities.

  • Prepares confidential documents relating to Transportation Services

Division personnel matters.

  • May represent the Transportation Services Division in meetings with

public agency representatives, District personnel, and the community.

  • May oversee and supervise the staff and operations of a region in the

absence of a Regional Transportation Manager.

Minimum Requirements PROMOTIONAL STATUS IS REQUIRED. You must be a current or

retired employee of LAUSD with 130 paid days in regular status in the

Classified Service or permanent status in the Certificated Service or

have been laid-off within the past 39 months from a regular, permanent

LAUSD position in which you passed probation. Laid-off employees'

eligibility as a promotional candidate expires at the end of their 39 month

period; as such, laid-off employees applying for promotional career

opportunities may not be eligible to complete the assessment process or

may be removed from the employment eligibility list once their eligibility

as a promotional candidate expires.

EDUCATION: Graduation from a recognized college or university with a

bachelor's degree preferably supplemented with courses in urban and

regional planning, transportation, public or business administration,

business writing, investigative techniques, or data analysis. Additional

qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a

year-for-year basis provided that graduation from high school or

evidence of equivalent educational proficiency is met.

EXPERIENCE: One year of full-time, transportation routing or planning

experience in a public or student transportation service. Two years of

experience supervising school bus drivers and assigned staff engaged in

the transportation of students in the Transportation Services Division of

the Los Angeles Unified School District may be substituted for the one

year of transportation routing or planning experience.

SPECIAL: A valid CA Driver License and use of an automobile.

Desirable Qualifications The ideal candidate will possess strong knowledge of theories,

principles, and practices of transportation planning and routing for a

student transportation service; this is aided by proficient use of the

following technologies: MAPNET, BusOps, GPS, Welligent, etc. to help

ensure effective transportation operations. The ideal candidate will also

have the ability to analyze data in regards to transportation

routing/planning, and also develop alternative approaches when

necessary. Also, the ideal candidate will have strong self-management

skills and high levels of attention to detail when prioritizing competing

demands that affect his/her workload. Finally, the ideal candidate

encourages teamwork among transportation staff (bus drivers,

supervisors, etc.), and is also able to build positive/collaborative

relationships and effectively communicate with not just transportation

staff, but also school officials, parents, and other governmental agencies

in regards to keeping them informed of new routes, schedule changes,


Employment Selection Process The selection process will tentatively consist of one or more the

following: a training and experience evaluation, an applied technical

project, and an interview. The first assessment hurdle is planned for the

week of April 06, 2020 - PLEASE RESERVE THIS TIME FRAME.

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The hiring departments have requested that we proceed with the

selection process in an expeditious and timely manner. To honor this

request we will be adhering to a pre-planned employment assessment

schedule. For up-to-date information about test dates, view our testing

schedule by visiting our website at - My

LAUSD Career/Hiring Process/Pre-Employment Testing Process. As

testing dates may change, we encourage you to visit this site periodically

to confirm testing schedules. If you are unable to attend the scheduled

dates, please note that we recruit for this position on a regular basis. We

encourage you to visit our website, periodically

to check for the next recruitment and we encourage you to apply again.

For more information about the LAUSD employment assessment

process, visit the 'My LAUSD Career' section of our website at .



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The Los Angeles Unified School District intends that all qualified persons

shall have equal opportunities for employment and promotion.

Reasonable accommodations in completing an application and testing

are available to individuals with disabilities. Please call (213) 241-3455

for more information.

Additional Posting Information Selection and promotion are based on a competitive employment

assessment process. Candidates who pass all parts of the assessment

process are placed on a hiring (eligibility) list based on their assessment

score. Hiring departments may make job offers to candidates on the top

three ranks of the hiring list. Eligibility typically lasts for 12 months. The

hiring list resulting from this assessment process may be used to fill open

positions in related job classifications.