Coach Operator Instructor Lead

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 2 weeks ago(9/16/2022 10:45 AM)
Job ID
Close Date
Human Resources
Bargaining Unit
Max (Hourly)
USD $45.90/Hr.
Min (Hourly)
USD $45.90/Hr.
Max Hiring Range
USD $43.27/Hr.



You must currently be a Coach Operator Instructor to be considered 

1 Coach Operator Instructor Lead and 1 Term Limited Lead


The Coach Operator Instructor Lead, under the general direction of the Training Instruction Program Manager or designee, is responsible for directing, prioritizing, and overseeing the daily activity of coach operator instructors and coach operator trainees as may be assigned by the Assistant Manager of Training Instruction or designee.


Conducts curriculum development; e-learning, refresher courses for operators, training programs for new hire operators. Assures quality of classroom training provided is sufficient to properly convey information to attendees by conducting training or through monitoring of coach operator instruction staff.


The Coach Operator Instructor Lead shall function as a "working position" with the expectation that as necessary, they will lead and/or assist in the fulfillment of work assignments and projects in order to meet company goals and objectives.

Essential Duties

  1. Participate in the prioritization, planning and scheduling the department's coach operator instructors for new hire coach operator training, refresher coach operator training, post-accident training, enterprise program projects and other assignments. Make recommendations to the Assistant Manager of Training Instruction to ensure that all assigned staff are correctly and properly trained, equipped and able to complete each assigned task in a safe, efficient and timely manner. Answer staff questions, solve problems and report the need for corrective action.
  2. Monitor and report staff work performance for quality and productivity, providing the Assistant Manager of Training Instruction with data related to staffing needs, to meet needs, efficacy of programs and processes in reaching division goals.
  3. Review staff timecards, vacation and absence requests and other company forms for completeness and accuracy for final Assistant Manage rof Training Instruction approval.
  4. Conducts curriculum development for training; coach operators, coach operator trainees and other staff.
  5. Develops and maintains the Coach Operator Instructor SOP.
  6. Demonstrates platform presentation skills.
  7. Perform all essential duties of coach operator instructor as necessary.
  8. Performs other duties of a similar nature, as assigned.



  1. Three years of experience as a full-time regular Coach Operator Instructor at Community Transit.
  2. Currently hold the position of Coach Operator Instructor.
  3. High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  4. WA State Class B Commercial Driver's License (with Passenger endorsement and airbrake restriction removed).
  5. DOT Medical Certification Card.
  6. Not more than 2 moving violations within the last 5 years and no citable accidents within the last five years. (Driving abstract not required)
  7. No written disciplinary action on file in the last 2 years.
  8. No preventable accidents that resulted in disciplinary action in the last 2 years.
  9. Skilled in Coach Operator Instructor work.
  10. Skilled in mentoring and coaching.


Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills


Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:

  1. How to mentor or teach groups of people and public speaking experience.
  2. Community Transit routes and operations.
  3. State and federal laws and regulations regarding motor vehicles and public transportation.


Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:

  1. Problem resolution.
  2. Creating documentation and standard operating procedures.
  3. Making presentations.
  4. Written and verbal communications.
  5. Making fair evaluations.
  6. Attention to detail.
  7. Accurate, complete, and timely documentation of records.
  8. Working independently under limited supervision.
  9. Ability to monitor staff work and to act on emerging needs.
  10. Be creative, innovative and think outside the box.
  11. Conduct classes and fairly evaluate students.
  12. Design and implement training programs and related lesson plans.
  13. Deal effectively with a diverse group of people at all levels of the organization.
  14. Effectively manage multiple projects and tasks to completion in a timely manner.
  15. Meet deadlines and work under pressure.


Proficient Performance Requirements for Knowledge and Skills


Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position’s duties requires the following knowledge, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job:

  1. Supervision


Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position’s duties requires the following skills, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job:

  1. Prioritizing, planning, and scheduling work.


Physical Requirements

Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions, carrying.


Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. However, presentation work may require incumbents to stand or walk for sustained periods of time.




  • Only complete on-line applications with job history listed, and resume will be considered
  • Applicants must include a cover letter with their application
  • Applicants who meet minimum requirements may be scheduled for tests and interviews to demonstrate knowledge, skills for the position
  • Incomplete applications will NOT be considered

If you have a family member, or share the same living quarters of a current Community Transit employee, please let your Employee Engagement Recruiter know as your eligibility  for this position may be affected. 



This position is safety sensitive and subject to drug and alcohol testing under both the U.S. Department of Transportation and Community Transit Authority. Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment. 


As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on any basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.  We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.   EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


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