Mar 14, 2019

Operations Training Specialist

$37.08 - $51.50 hourly
  • Sacramento Regional Transit District
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
Full time Education Government Transportation

Job Description

Apply in person, mail or fax to:

Sacramento Regional Transit District

Human Resources Department

2810 O Street

Sacramento, CA 95816

(916) 556-0298

Fax: (916) 457-7194



The purpose of this position is to conduct training with new and veteran SacRT operators to maximize customer service and the safe and proper operations of fixed route services in accordance with Federal, State and local laws as well as SacRT policies and procedures. This is done through development of training concepts, instructions materials and facilitated classroom instruction of Federal, State and local laws, rules, and regulations related to obtaining and maintaining a Commercial Driver’s License with Airbrake and Passenger endorsements, defensive driving techniques, SacRT standard operating procedures and policies, and accurate record keeping.

The Sacramento Region is undergoing great transformational changes. As with any Metropolitan City, transportation is the backbone of a city. Good physical connectivity in the urban and rural communities are essential for economic growth. SacRT provides over 20 million rides annually to students, seniors, commuters, etc. As the largest transportation provider in the Sacramento region, SacRT employs close to 1,000 individuals and has over 700 retirees. As an employee of SacRT, you will receive great medical insurance, pension and other benefits that many private agencies simply cannot provide. As a large employer in the Sacramento area, we take pride in our employees by providing training and opportunities for personal growth and advancement.


  • Develops and implements training, including curriculum, lesson plans, and all training materials and testing; updates instructional procedures and program content as needed; conducts training for newly hired and veteran bus operators and other SacRT employees requiring a commercial driver’s license; schedule, organize, and coordinate employee development and training events and programs; coordinate the assembly and production of instructional and educational material;
  • Develops and presents ongoing Verification of Transit Training (VTT) for existing bus operators and other commercially licensed employees who need to maintain VTT status; Provide operator post-accident refresher training, annual refresher training, line ride checks, customer service training, and new equipment training; conducts refresher training for operators returning from long term absences or following a preventable accident;
  • Develops training by designing and developing orientation programs, implementing and monitoring the effectiveness of training, consulting with departments on specialized training;
  • Maintains complete and accurate documentation on all facets of training and testing for each student as required and mandated by State and Federal law Conducts follow-up checks on existing operators and supervisors to assess the maintenance of all state and federal laws, rules, and regulations, defensive driving techniques, district standard operating procedures and policies, and accurate record keeping;
  • Prepares documents and correspondence by researching and compiling training information, preparing reports, creating routine reports, reviewing vehicle pull notices, analyzing and assessing training needs, and informing department heads on status of employees.


Education: Associate's degree, diploma or equivalent from an accredited college, in Education, Business Administration, Adult Education/Training or a related field. Additional directly related experience beyond the minimum requirement may substitute for the required education based on the ratio of one and a half (1.5) years of experience for each (1) year of education.

Experience: Two (2) years of experience developing and facilitating education programs, computer-based training and/or employee development programs PLUS either: 5 years as a transit bus operator; or 2 years as a transit bus operator AND 1 year as a State of California authorized delegated behind the wheel trainer of the appropriate class.

Special Requirements: Must possess a valid drivers’ license at time of application, with the ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Class B driver’s license with passenger and air brake endorsement(s). Must have satisfactory driving record. Must have the ability to obtain and maintain the minimum required certification to be an instructor in the State of California for transit bus training as well as the TSI Instructors Course for Transit Trainers and VTT certificate. Must comply with drug and alcohol testing provisions for safety-sensitive employees as required by the FTA, Department of Transportation (49 CFR, Parts 40 and 655).

Candidates must submit an official 10-Year (H6) DMV printout, dated March 14, 2019, or thereafter, at time of application in order to be considered. Only official 10-Year (H6) DMV printouts issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles are acceptable. Online DMV printouts will not be accepted.

Proof of required education beyond high school, such as college transcripts, diplomas, and/or certificates must be submitted at the time of application, if not substituting experience for the education requirement.


The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process. An employment application, supplemental questionnaire, an official 10-Year (H6) DMV printout and proof of education, as outlined above, are required for this position. Applications, supplemental questionnaires, job announcements, and copies of the complete job description are available at 2810 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95816, or through our website at

Completed employment application, supplemental questionnaire, an official 10-Year (H6) DMV printout, and proof of education, as outlined above, must be submitted to the Human Resources Department not later than Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. RT does not accept e-mail applications, on-line applications, or late applications regardless of postmark. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application, but may be included with the application. For more information on benefits, a summary sheet is available from the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (916) 556-0298.

RT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE –Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.

This position falls under the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Unit.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $37.08 to $51.50 /hour

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