Unitrans: Route Trainer

Contact Information

Name: Alex Abdallah

Email: rtm@unitrans.ucdavis.edu

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


Payrate: $18/hr

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: Approximately 11-13 trainable hours, depending on individual circumstances.

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Indefinite


Job Number: 0009-4381-2021

Last Date to Apply: Aug. 29, 2021


To provide bus and route guidance to drivers currently in the Route Training Program.

The successful candidate may hold this position through expected graduation date based on satisfactory performance in the position.

Unitrans is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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  1. Evaluate and provide feedback to drivers currently in the Route Training Program.
  2. Submit trainee evaluations and communicate shift changes in a timely manner.
  3. Must attend weekly Route Trainer meetings run by the Route Training Manager.
  4. Ensure trainable shift coverage at all times.
  5. Must be responsible for upholding Unitrans policy and being up to date with the Route Training Manual.
  6. May have to do Summer Refreshers and Mock Service for drivers in the Route Training Program.


  1. Must currently be a Transit Driver for Unitrans.
  2. Must have at least 500 cumulative driving hours.
  3. Must have a good driving record.
  4. Must not be on any form of probation.
  5. Must be able to work at least three full academic quarters following your hiring. MUST BE HERE FOR SUMMER TRAINING.
  6. A strong knowledge of all Unitrans buses, routes, and policies.
  7. Teaching skills necessary to train new drivers on proper operation of transit vehicles.
  8. Must have clear and concise communication skills.

APPLICANTS: Please submit a cover letter along with a resume. Applications without a cover letter will be discarded.

Supplemental Questions

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

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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