Transportation Staff


About the School

Georgetown Day School opened its doors in 1945 as the first integrated school in a segregated city. Governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the parent body and administered by an appointed Head of School, it was founded by seven families who wanted to create a school committed not only to academic excellence and educational innovation but also to a value system emphasizing appreciation and respect for others. Believing that diversity was the ground out of which all deep and rich learning occurs, they established a school where all children would be welcome, celebrated, and challenged to be their best selves.
 
Today, the School's philosophy, programs, and position in the national educational landscape strongly reflect its roots. Having grown from 12 children in 1945 to 1075 students in PK-12 today, GDS is recognized as one of Washington, D.C.’s and the nation’s most dynamic educational institutions.

Since the school’s founding, GDS has called eight different locations home. In the fall of 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools were all joined on one extraordinary campus.


COVID-Related Job Requirements

Please be informed that, for all new applicants to job opportunities at GDS (and in schools and child care facilities in the District, whether in the public, public charter, independent, private, or parochial sectors), the District vaccination requirement against COVID-19 is in effect. If hired, individuals must be vaccinated (including being fully boosted) before reporting for duty, unless they have been granted an exemption from such vaccination pursuant to, and are compliant with the requirements of, Section IV of the District's Order.

About the Position

Georgetown Day School, an independent Pre-K-12 school located in Washington, D.C., seeks an individual to join our transportation staff. 

Primary responsibility of all transportation staff is to provide for the safe and efficient transportation of students, faculty, staff and, in some cases, parents and visitors for school sponsored activities.  

The most important tasks of GDS Transportation employees revolve around safety and customer service.  The transportation of children is a great responsibility, and it is expected that GDS Transportation employees will think of safety foremost when fulfilling their duties. At the same time, all efforts must be made to enhance the experience of the passenger in every way possible. Passengers can be teachers, students, parents, or even the general motoring public. It is expected that all GDS Transportation employees will be warm, welcoming, and helpful when interacting with and transporting any of these groups.  

As well, GDS Transportation staff may be called upon for other duties including the movement of mail and other materials to and from campus.  Transportation staff are also responsible for sorting and delivering incoming school supplies delivered over the summer.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Drive the vehicle assigned for any trip within their schedule in a safe, efficient, and responsible manner.
     
  • Ensure the safety of children and other passengers on, near, or around the buses.  
     
  • Complete the daily Pre-Trip Inspection of the assigned bus.
     
  • Be physically able to perform and demonstrate emergency evacuation procedures.  (This includes the pulling/pushing of up to 40 lbs, as well as the ability to use emergency exits at any location on the bus.)
     
  • Ensure that all passengers obey the rules of the bus.
     
  • Arrive on campus, a trip, or on school business on time as scheduled and with sufficient time prior to any trip to perform Pre-Trip inspections and complete related paperwork.
     
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the vehicle assigned including sweeping the bus at the end of every day.
     
  • Re-fuel the vehicle being driven when the fuel level reaches a predetermined level.
     
  • Ensure that proper maintenance is performed on the school’s vehicles and alert the Transportation Director when maintenance is due.
     
  • Remain helpful to faculty, staff, and students in all aspects of trips.  If needed, coordinate any changes in any aspect of a trip with the Transportation Director.
     
  • Do everything possible to ensure that the goals of each trip are met and that the trip is as easy as possible for the faculty/staff, and students taking part.
     
  • Package Transportation and Delivery Responsibilities between buildings and to destinations as defined by Transportation Director:
    • Deliver packages throughout the school buildings and if necessary, provide invoices, etc. to the business office. May require coordination with faculty, staff and divisional offices.
       
    • Perform errands as deemed necessary by the administrators of the school
       
    • Other duties as assigned.

Teamwork

  • The services provided by the GDS Transportation Department require a great deal of teamwork with the other staff members within the department.  All staff within the department are expected to communicate and cooperate effectively and collegially to ensure the department works efficiently and effectively.
     
  • At all times transportation staff need to keep the Transportation Director, and other members of the department, informed as to their whereabouts when not in the office or on assignment. Additionally, transportation staff must be proactive reporting difficulties in everything ranging from pickup and drop off locations to mechanical issues with the buses.

 

Reports To:                Transportation Director

FLSA Classification:  Full-time/Non-Exempt; 12 month position.

Qualifications

  • Valid class B Commercial Driver’s License with passenger and school bus endorsements with air brakes.
     
  • Hold and maintain current CPR Certification
     
  • Hold and maintain current DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate

 Special Considerations

  • Holds and maintains a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License with passenger and school bus endorsements with air brakes and no more than one point on their license.
     
  • Complies with random and pre-employment drug testing procedures as required by federal law.
     
  • Complies with all other federal and local regulations regarding the proper procedures and requirements of their positions.
     
  • Ability to lift/pull/push up to 40 lbs
     
  • Ability to sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time.

As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, GDS is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest and experience in working in such a school setting. 

Application for all positions is done through our website using UKG. To apply and to find out more about the school, candidates should visit our website at www.gds.org.

Georgetown Day School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

How to Apply

Coronavirus Safety

  • Face masks are optional.
  • Physical distancing
  • PPE freely available including 
  • Classrooms and shared offices spaces equipped with sanitizer dispensers, microfiber cloths, and cleaning spray bottle
  • Additional HEPA filtration devices in all classrooms and shared office spaces
  • Required GDS-specific health and safety video training 
  • Ongoing COVID-19 testing for staff and students

See our Hopping into 2021-22 site for more information about our reopening plan.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Georgetown Day School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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