Transportation Instructor

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 5 days ago(1/24/2023 1:01 PM)
Job ID
Human Resources
Bargaining Unit
Max (Hourly)
USD $45.99/Hr.
Min (Hourly)
USD $45.99/Hr.




Under the direction of the Assistant Manager of Training Instruction, an Instructor develops, coordinates, schedules and executes, for new and existing employees of the corporation, skills development, procedural instruction, safety and required training programs to meet corporate training objectives; performs skill evaluations in assigned areas, maintains records and instructional resources and monitors effectiveness of training programs.

Transportation Instructor shall develop, coordinate and execute programs for employees throughout the corporation as assigned, with primary responsibility to the continuing education and certification of Transportation Supervisors, Dispatchers and other employees.

Essential Duties

  1. Research training subjects; develop course goals, objectives, and course curriculum; conduct classes to meet learning objectives. Prepare written, “hands-on” and oral exams as appropriate.
  2. Perform critical evaluation and audit of employee skill development. Prepare and maintain related records.
  3. Train new employees and existing employees on procedures of assigned department and required training for all levels of the organization.
  4. Perform needs assessment to determine and prioritize training and program requirements including documentation and record keeping.
  5. Establish training schedules, arrange facilities, materials, training aids, participation.
  6. Evaluate and recommend training aids or programs for purchase.
  7. Recommends changes in established department procedures to increase the safety, efficiency or effectiveness of Transportation Supervisors, Dispatchers, and other employees.
  8. Represent Training Department on committees, as requested.
  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Minimum of three years relevant experience which has been acquired in transportation, (Supervision, Coach Operator, Dispatch or Training).
  2. An associate degree, or higher, in adult education, management, business or a related field may substitute for up to one year of the experience requirement.
  3. Must hold or are able to obtain a valid WA Class B CDL with Passenger Endorsement and no airbrake restriction and a valid DOT Medical Certification unless they have been approved for an exemption per the IAM Contract.
  4. Possession or have ability to acquire certifications specifically related to assigned areas of instruction.
  5. One year experience working with a PC, using word processing and email functions.
  6. No written disciplinary action within the last two years (from date of your application).
  7. Excellent attendance record. Attendance Records will be reviewed to determine eligibility.
  8. Ability to work varied shifts and days with overtime, as required based on needs of classes and learners.
  9. Knowledge of standard operating procedures related to Community Transit operations, including current Collective Bargaining Agreements.



  1. Must have a CDL license with passenger and airbrake lifted endorsements.


Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills


Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:

  1. Community Transit operating practices and procedures.
  2. Standard operating procedures related to Community Transit operations, including current Collective Bargaining Agreements.
  3. State and federal laws and regulations regarding motor vehicles and public transportation.


Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:

  1. Oral and written communication.
  2. Communication and interpersonal relations as applied to interaction with all employees and general public.
  3. Making presentations.
  4. Making fair evaluations
  5. Attention to detail.
  6. Accurate, complete and timely documentation of records. Ability to write clear, concise and accurate correspondence and reports containing written and numeric expression.
  7. Communicate effectively orally in one-on-one and group settings.
  8. Effectively manage multiple projects and tasks to completion in a timely manner.
  9. Be creative, innovative and think outside the box.
  10. Work varied hours and days.
  11. Regularly and reliably come to work.
  12. Meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  13. Proficiently apply to daily practices Community Transit’s union contracts, Standard Operating Procedures and personnel policy.
  14. Deal effectively with a diverse group of people at all levels of the organization.


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. Principles and techniques of modern adult education.
  2. The Community Transit system and its interactions with other transit agencies.
  3. Effectively manage complex projects and balance competing priorities.
  4. How to mentor or teach groups of people and public speaking experience.
  5. Basic transit coach mechanical systems and repair procedures.
  6. State and federal regulations regarding motor vehicles and public transportation.
  7. Proficient in Excel, Power Point, Smartsheet, and Community Transits Learning Management System.


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. Conducting training and making presentations.
  2. Keyboarding to perform self-supporting work, write reports, compile and analyze data and record keeping.
  3. Analyzing training needs for a full range of positions.
  4. Developing, conducting, identifying and acquiring appropriate training programs.
  5. Able to provide mentorship/leadership.
  6. Design and implement training programs and related lesson plans.
  7. Conduct classes of instruction and evaluate participants.
  8. Develop learning plans.


Physical Requirements

Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeing, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive months, and carrying may be required as assigned.


Medium Work: Exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Work may be performed in an office, classroom, outdoors or in a shop environment with exposure to noise, grease, dirt and fumes.



This position is considered safety-sensitive under the U.S. Department of Transportation and is subject to drug and alcohol testing under both DOT and Community Transit authority.


Employee Benefits:

Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance.
Employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and have the option to enroll in the agency’s deferred compensation plan. In addition to WA Paid Sick Leave, employees in this
position, accrue nineteen (19) days of Paid Time Off (152 hours) in their first year and receive nine (9) paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Full list of all benefits and details can be found here.



Effective January 1, 2022, all new employees must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their first workday. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. This includes maintaining any booster dose within 60 days of being eligible, as authorized by the FDA. This directive applies to all employees of Community Transit. If you want more information regarding our Vaccine Policy, please contact Employee Engagement at 425-348-2315 to speak with a representative.


If you have a family member, or share the same living quarters of a current Community Transit employee, please let your Human Resources Recruiter know as your eligibility for this position may be affected. Community Transit provides a tobacco-free & drug-free work environment.

As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer & 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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