The Training Instructor is responsible for updating and delivery of Spokane Transit’s skills training and education/development programs. Work includes ensuring curricula and course content meet current requirements, assessment and evaluation of student learning, and maintenance of related training records and reporting. Training has an emphasis on new hire training programs for Fixed Route Operators, Paratransit Operators, Cleaners, Servicers, forklift operators and shop personnel specific to CDL Class A and B training. Responsibilities also include training for volunteer drivers, safety training, and other organizational related training such as, but not limited to, defensive driving course, back injury prevention, and first aid/CPR. Work requires maintaining a current Class A or B CDL driver’s license with a passenger endorsement and no air brake restriction. Work is performed in a classroom and in the field, involving exposure to weather and physical demands involved in demonstrating techniques and methods.
Ideal Candidate Profile
Experience operating class A & B commercial motor vehicles.
Experienced in instructional design.
Possesses Passenger endorsement and no Air-brake restriction
Current Washington and/or Idaho 3rd party tester a plus.
Wage range $33.59 – $43.56/hour
PPO Medical Plans (Vision coverage included)
Premera Blue Cross – Your Choice 250 Heritage Plus Plan
HMO Medical Plans (Vision coverage included)
Kaiser Permanente Medical Core Plan
Kaiser Permanente Medical Core Buy-Up Plan
PERS 2 or PERS 3
Deferred Compensation/457 plan
Vacation Accrual Schedule (paid)
1 year of continuous service – 1 week
2-4 years of continuous service – 2 weeks per year
5-9 years of continuous service – 3 weeks per year
10-15 years of continuous service – 4 weeks per year
16-24 years of continuous service – 5 weeks per year
25+ years of continuous service – 6 weeks per year
.0462 hours earned per hour in paid status
7 Paid Holidays
3 Floating Holidays and 1 birthday floater
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Examples of Duties
This role necessitates the trainer to consistently exhibit professionalism in all interactions and activities. The trainer is expected to uphold high standards of conduct and demeanor and instill the same expectations in the trainees. Must maintain a respectful and inclusive training environment, demonstrate ethical behavior, and promote a culture of learning and excellence in the classroom and in the field.
- Lead by example. Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and fairness in all actions.
- Do not engage in unprofessional speech or behavior with coworkers, trainers, or trainees. If any trainee exhibits unprofessional talk or behavior, it is the trainer’s responsibility to address this immediately.
Assume the role of a subject matter expert in Fixed Route and Paratransit training content. This involves developing a deep understanding of the content, staying updated with the latest trends and advancements, and leveraging this expertise to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the training program.
Education and Experience
Three years work experience as a transit operator, or applicable experience in a related field, which demonstrates the
ability to instruct others. Additional instructional or leadership experience preferred.
Three years as a licensed CDL A or B operator.
Able to obtain a Passenger and Air-brakes endorsement within 6 months of hire.
Interested in Applying?
Qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply using the link below. Please include a Cover Letter and Resume as an attachment to your online application in order to receive consideration. If you have questions regarding this position or need assistance, please contact Andrew Tackett, HR Specialist, via email [email protected]. This position is open until filled.
Spokane Transit is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity/race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or veteran status.