Under general supervision, Trains CDl Drivers and operates medium and
heavy duty commercial passenger buses in the necessary skills to pass
the State of Maryland MVA assessment test for commercial driving.
1. Works with a training team of 8-10 to trainers. Trains approximately
90-110 new employees a year to obtain a Commercial Drivers License to
operate commercial buses to transport passengers. This program consists
of a sixty-five hour course per employee including classroom work, pre-trip
inspection, range and road training, and testing.
2. Participates in administrative responsibilities including, but not limited to:
attendance at weekly department meetings and monthly staff training sessions,
documentations of approximately 20-30 new employee's training schedules and
progress, and assisting in the overall leadership of the organization.
3. Supervises trainees during learning sessions, provides a critical assessment
of their strengths and weaknesses. As part of the training program, also
performs quality assurance checks and provides refresher training for current
driving staff; transports passengers to various locations and ensures the safety
of all passengers.
4. Performs quality assurance checks on current commercial drivers including
performance evaluations and driver observations.
5. Operate specialized medium and heavy duty commercial buses with a gross vehicle
weight in excess of 26,000 pounds.
6. Ensures passenger safety at all times and resolve passenger issues.
7. Serves as a representative of the institution by providing quality customer
service to university clients and exude respect for the surrounding community.
8. Follows all safety regulations in accordance with the driving regulations set
forth by the Department of Motor Vehicles as well as institution specific guidelines.
9. Conducts daily and routine safety checks of equipment prior to and during use,
assuring safe operation, and troubleshoot and repairs minor malfunctions. Ensures
the operational readiness of equipment and performs basic maintenance service activities.
10. Serves as a charter driver in a motor coach vehicle within the borders of the
continental United States.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
EXPERIENCE: Three years in the operation of medium or heavy duty
commercial passenger vehicles. At least 6 months experience in instructing others.
OTHER: Valid Maryland Commercial Class B Driver's License (CDL) with passenger
endorsement. Employees will be subjected to drug and alcohol education and testing
as required under Federal Highway Administration and the State of Maryland regulations.
General knowledge of the care and operation of motorized equipment. Skill in
driving buses in all kinds of weather and road conditions and to assist
passengers as required. Ability to understand and follow oral and written
instructions. Ability to problem solve and respond appropriately to a
variety of complicated passenger and driving issues. Ability to communicate
clearly and effectively in a learning environment and teach oral and written
instructions. Ability to design training plan and assess skills of driving staff.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.
Must be able to maintain an active Department of Transportation (DOT)
Physical Card. Employees in this job class must maintain the required
driver's license with no more than 5 points and will be subject to drug
and alcohol education and testing as required under Federal Highway
Administration and the State of Maryland regulations; may be subject
to pre-employment and random drug testing; and may be assigned duties
requiring special training and/or certification (e.g. ADA-regulated
wheelchair lifts) in order to operate specialized equipment.