Unitrans: Driver Trainer

Contact Information

Name: Nicole Heitkam

Email: naheitkam@ucdavis.edu

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


Payrate: $18.25/hr

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: 6-12 hours/week

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Indefinite


Job Number: 0009-4699-2022

Last Date to Apply: Feb. 6, 2022


Train Unitrans driver trainees to get their Class B Commercial License.


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. Administer the Unitrans Driver Trainer Program
    1. Maintain current knowledge of driving, training, and safety requirements
    2. Responsible for knowledge of DMV pre-trip and performance of DMV driving skills
    3. Assist in the design and documentation of all Unitrans equipment and efficient in-service performance of drivers
    4. Train all new Unitrans drivers in accordance with the driver training program in a timely fashion
    5. Make recommendations concerning trainees to the Training Manager
    6. Attend biweekly meetings
  2. Administer driver evaluation and retraining
    1. In coordination with other Driver Trainers, provide and document in-service evaluation of every driver at least once each academic quarter
    2. Provide and document in-service retraining to all drivers as needed to meet the objective of the position
    3. Provide and document out-of-service retraining to all drivers as needed to meet the objective of this position
    4. Submit training and evaluation records to the Training Manager for review and filing
    5. Provide and document accident refresher training and make recommendations to the Training Manager or upon completion of training




  2. Teaching skills necessary to train students on proper operation of transit vehicles
  3. Organizational skills necessary to administer the training program
  4. Knowledge of the structure and procedures of the Unitrans system
  5. Basic mechanical knowledge necessary to operate Unitrans equipment
  6. Must have a good driving record
  7. Must have 400 Lifetime Hours
  8. Must have 1 year with a class B license or 3 quarters of driving
  9. Not on any strike or accident probation
  10. MUST NOT have a graduation date before Winter 2023.

Supplemental Questions

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

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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