Transportation Dispatcher

Des Moines Public Schools   Des Moines, IA   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on July 13, 2022
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Des Moines Public Schools is Iowa's largest provider of K-12 education and one of the metro area's largest employers. DMPS is seeking a Transportation Dispatcher to work with school bus drivers as they transport thousands of students to and from school and activities.

Job Summary:
Maintain communication within the Transportation Department via two-way radio, telephone, and electronic messaging to ensure that all bus routes are covered when regular drivers and associates are absent and rerouting other drivers when accidents, breakdowns or emergencies occur. Assist with assigning and coordinating field trips as needed while utilizing computer programs.

Successful candidates for this position will possess:
High School Diploma, HiSET or GED
Ability to obtain Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within a 60-day period

Highly Qualified Candidates for the position will possess:
Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a call center environment or comparable
Minimum of three (3) years’ supervisory experience
Minimum of three (3) years’ experience working with computerized databases/applications and keyboarding
Routing software experience
Experience in leadership and evaluation of employees.
Experience with Ten Code communication guidelines.
Bilingual
Post High School education or training.

Position Details:
230 Days
7.50 hours
Salary: $21.32 per hour

Des Moines Public Schools offers a generous benefits package including:

  • Family Health Insurance at no cost to the employee during the first year of employment ($600/year after that). There is opportunity to have the $600/year waived if the employee participates in the district wellness program.
  • Family Dental Insurance with a minimal monthly cost (Single dental insurance coverage at no cost)
  • Enrollment in IPERS (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System)--a defined benefit plan
  • Free DART Bus Pass

Des Moines Public Schools serves a community rich in diversity – in every measure of the term – and strives each and every day to support our students and staff so that they thrive, learn and belong. DMPS is committed to Becoming The Model of Urban Education, and creating a transformational system oriented toward equity and anti-racist leadership.  


Des Moines Public Schools

1915 Prospect Road
Des Moines , IA