Unitrans: Assistant Driver Trainer

Contact Information

Name: Dana Fritz

Phone: 530-752-6306

Email: ladt@unitrans.com

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


Payrate: $10.75 /hr.

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: n/a

Resume Required: Yes

Options: n/a


Hours per Week: 10-15hrs./week

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Indefinite


Job Number: 0009-0756-2013

Last Date to Apply: Nov. 20, 2013


Unitrans provides bus service for the University and the City of Davis.


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A. Administer the Unitrans Driver Trainer Program

  1. Maintain current knowledge of driving, training, and safety requirements. 
  2. Responsible for knowledge of DMV pretrip 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 Safety and Training Supervisor.
  6. Attend biweekly meetings

B. Administer driver evaluation and retraining.
  1. In coordination with other Assistant 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 this 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 evaluations records to the Safety and Training Supervisor for review and filing.
  5. Provide and document accident refresher training and make recommendations to the Safety and Training Supervisor upon completion of training.


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

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please list previous work history and volunteer experience.
  2. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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