Transit Driver Instructor

Updated: 27 days ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Transit Driver Instructor

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Transportation Services

Proposed Minimum Salary

$19.50 hourly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & lived experiences. Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

Who we are

Transportation Services is an empowered team of professionals dedicated to providing efficient, dynamic and innovative fleet, parking and transit services to the community. We support the teaching, research and public service mission of Texas A&M University, with focus on customer service and communication. For more information about us, visit our website: http://transport.tamu.edu

What we want

The Transit Driver Instructor is responsible for instructing new drivers during in-service trainee driving while operating during normal route service by providing instruction, feedback, written evaluation, etc. Also responsible for driving Texas A&M University transit routes as scheduled.

What you need to know:

Salary: $19.50/hr

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Two years’ work experience, including a minimum of 6 months or more of either commercial driving experience, logistics/transportation, training of complex processes or equivalent relevant experience.

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid vehicle operator’s license and good driving record.

  • Must be able to obtain State of Texas class “B” vehicle operator’s license (commercial driver's license with passenger endorsement and air brakes endorsement) within 60 days of employment.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate the ability to operate several types of buses and vans to the extent of maneuvering safely through congested traffic conditions, adverse weather and road conditions.

  • Exhibit a high degree of mental concentration and independent judgement.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience with computers.

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous commercial driving experience, customer service experience, training experience and mechanical experience.

  • Commercial driver’s license with passenger endorsement and air brakes endorsement.

Responsibilities:

  • Instructing - Instructs new drivers during in-service trainee driving by verbalizing and demonstrating proper vehicle operation and driving techniques to ensure a quality ride for passengers, explaining route-specific information, service delivery according to the published schedule and answering questions. Responsible for a written evaluation and providing feedback to the drivers after each training shift. Makes recommendations to supervisor and management regarding the trainee’s ability to move forward in the training process or if re-training in necessary. Provides follow up or retraining of drivers as necessary.

  • Driving - Drives Texas A&M University transit routes as scheduled; operate assigned equipment in a safe and efficient manner and in adherence to all University, departmental and unit policies as well as local, state and federal laws. Provides customer service by assisting with questions on policies, routes, checking ID’s, accurately documenting passenger counts, para service, etc.

  • Administrative - Conducts a proper pre and post trip vehicle inspection and note any discrepancies at the beginning and end of every shift; report any potentially hazardous vehicle maintenance or safety issues immediately to a Transit Supervisor or dispatch. Responsible for cleanliness of all equipment assigned during shift.

Why Texas A&M University? 

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & lived experiences.  Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

We are a prestigious university with strong traditions, Core Values, and a community of caring and collaboration.  Amenities associated with a major university, such as sporting and cultural events, state-of-the-art recreation facilities, the Bush Library and Museum, and much more await you.  Experience all that a big city has to offer but with a reasonable cost-of-living and no long commutes. 

  • Health , dental , vision , life and long-term disability insurance with Texas A&M contributing to employee health and basic life premiums

  • 12-15 days of annual paid holidays 

  • Up to eight hours of paid sick leave  and at least eight hours of paid vacation each month

  • Automatically enrollment in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas 

  • Health and Wellness: Free exercise programs and release time

  • Professional Development: All employees have access to free LinkedIn Learning  training, webinars, and limited financial support to attend conferences, workshops, and more 

  • Employee Tuition Assistance and Educational Release time   for completing a degree while a Texas A&M employee

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.



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