Unitrans: Route Trainer Manager

Contact Information

Name: Nicole Heitkam

Phone: 530-752-3210

Email: naheitkam@ucdavis.edu

You can visit the Unitrans website to learn more about them.


Payrate: $13.75/hr

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: n/a

Resume Required: Yes

Options: n/a


Hours per Week: 16-19 hrs/wk

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Indefinite


Job Number: 0009-2097-2017

Last Date to Apply: May 4, 2017


Provide management oversight to the Route Training program.


Unitrans is an equal opportunity employer


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A. Oversee Route Trainers
1. Work with Human Resource Manager (HRM) to ensure an adequate number of Route Trainers (RTs) are hired and trained
2. Implement & oversee RT training program
3. Maintain & update RT manual
4. Assist the Training Manager in monitoring RT performance to ensure that all RTs are performing up to Unitrans standards
5. Organize RT evaluation sheets and ensure timely tracking
6. Evaluate RTs
7. Maintain regular communication with all RTs
8. Lead bi-weekly RT sign-up sheet
9. Enter RT evaluation sheets in spreadsheet
10. Maintain weekly RT sign-up sheet
11. Ensure RT driving requirements are all filled; coordinate RT shift summary approval with HRM during Priority

B. Oversee Route Trainees
1. Ensure trainees fulfill requirements
2. Communicate with route trainees to ensure quick completion of training
3. Recommend approval of route trainees for revenue service
4. Make approval recommendations to Training Manager when a route trainee finishes

C. Other Responsibilities
1. Lead hiring process for new Route Trainers
    a. recruit RTs & promote training program with Unitrans
2. Work with career staff regarding termination of RTs
3. Assist Training Manager in training department retreat planning and implementation
4. Oversee quarterly Driver evaluations in coordination with Driver Trainer manager
5. Coordinate Summer Refreshers
6. Assist as needed with training program


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A. Must have worked at least three quarters as RT
B. Must have a good driving record, with no avoidable accidents or safety probations within the past year.
C. Ability to demonstrate good organization and time management skills
D. Should provide leadership to Route Trainers and trainees
E. Must be able to exercise sound independent judgment of self and others
F. Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others
G. Must be able to quickly establish and maintain a strong working relationship with Unitrans management and training staff, particularly the Training Manager, Driver Training Manager, and Human Resources Manager

Supplemental Questions

  1. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.
  2. Please list previous work history and volunteer experience.
  3. Please briefly discuss the role of the UC Davis Principles of Community in the workplace and your understanding of diversity and cultural competency.

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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