Assistant Director – Transit




JOB TITLE:                            Assistant Director- Road Runner Transportation

REPORTS TO:                       Division Director

SUPERVISES:                       All Drivers

EMPLOYEE STATUS:         Full-time/Hourly/Non-exempt

SUMMARY OF POSITION:  Operates the Road Runner Transit vehicle in a safe professional manner to provide dependable, friendly public transportation for residents and guests. Supervise drivers and dispatch, and cover routes as needed. Fill in as needed when the Director is not available. Assist with bus maintenance program and oversee the driver training programs.


These are the most significant performance factors involved with this position and they will be the principal factors on which the employee will be evaluated:

  1. Operate Transit vehicle on a fixed route, adhering to published times and in accordance with federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and laws.
  2. Duties include demand response trips to accommodate special needs; be willing to assist special needs customers onto the vehicle. Assist disabled passengers as required by SUCAP transit policies.
  3. Record mileage, riders, rider characteristics, and fuel purchases daily; gather and maintain all information as required by the Transit program.
  4. Begins routes on time and follow appropriate schedule; provide reliable, expert service and enforce rules related to safe transit operation. Be knowledgeable of the transit schedule and the area, including activities and events, in order to answer customer inquiries in a courteous and patient manner at all times.
  5. Inspect vehicle prior to beginning the pre-trip shift and at end of each post-trip shift; complete and maintain required information on appropriate inspection forms and sign-off.
  6. Will be subject to federal, state, and SUCAP random drug and alcohol testing policy and procedures.
  7. Maintains cleanliness of transit vehicle, including but not limited to: bus washing, picking-up safety belts off floor, sweeping, and cleaning windows.
  8. Be knowledgeable of the transit schedule and the area, including activities and events, in order to answer customer inquiries in a courteous and patient manner at all times.
  9. Implement driver training to ensure compliance with all Federal, State and local rules and regulations.  Assist in monitoring same.  Schedule and document training for all transportation drivers.  Attend training, whenever possible, including out of area trainings, become a trainer when appropriate to maintain quality services in a cost-effective manner.
  10. Be knowledgeable of the transit and intercity bus schedules and the areas, including activities and events, in order to answer customer inquires in a courteous and patient manner at all times.
  11. Maintain a neat, clean appearance and be able to deal effectively and courteously with the general public. Maintain friendliness with passengers and be able to increase their knowledge of Road Runner Transit services and changes.
  12. Must work holidays and Saturdays on short notice and be flexible for shift coverage as needed (cover due to illness, vacations, etc.).
  13. Ability to positively promote the Road Runner and the local community using diplomacy and tact.
  14. Oversee and supervise all day to day operations when the Division Director is unavailable, including ICB.

Will be in charge of training employees and training records for all drivers.

  1. Will assist Director with administering preventative maintenance program and other maintenance issues with all vehicles to ensure proper operations.
  2. Ensure safety equipment is complete and available on all buses.
  3. Willingly perform other duties as assigned by the Director.


  • High school graduate.
  • Must have Inter City Bus/ Transit experience
  • Must have and maintain at all times, a minimum, current Colorado Class “B” Commercial Drivers License (CDL), with “P2” passenger endorsement.
  • Prefer some mechanical knowledge of gas, diesel engines and routine maintenance.
  • Must be insurable by SUCAP insurance carrier, good driving record required.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screen; must pass criminal history and background checks.
  • Must be able to relate to and work well with associates and the public.
  • Must have Current DOT medical card, be able to obtain CPR and 1st aid certification and remain current thereafter.
  • Must be physically able to perform all duties of the job and pass a physical exam as required by the DOT. Position occasionally performs heavy physical labor requiring ability to lift, carry, push, pull and move heavy objects or materials. Physical demand for strength and endurance; requires lifting over 50 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Preference may be given to qualifying local applicants familiar with the Southern Ute Indian Reservation and the surrounding Ignacio community.


Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, orally, and in written format.

Ability to prepare reports, including a daily drivers log.


Ability to add subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure.


Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times, including the ability to recognize situations in which confidentiality is required.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public.

Must work independently, with minimum of supervision.


Lifting a minimum of 50 pounds may be required.

Adequate hearing is required to hear/talk with all individuals, and to use telephones on a consistent basis.

Position involves long periods of sitting.


The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.

Frequent communication with employees and others on a daily basis, including telephone as well as face-to-face interaction.


Basic Computer skills needed to maintain training records and other records.


Demonstrate regular, dependable attendance to ensure consistent, high quality service.