Transportation Institute Program Specialist

Transportation Institute/Des Moines
Oct 10, 2020
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Position Details

Job TitleTransportation Institute Program SpecialistCampusTransportation Institute/Des MoinesJob Number21-A09Employment DateAs soon as possibleJob CategoryAdministrative/Professional PositionsApplication & Position Contact Information

Human Resources at (515) 964-6479 or [email protected] for information concerning the application process. Dave Pfiffner at 515-965-7450 or [email protected] for information concerning the position or your status once the position has closed.

Salary Information

Starting salary: $56,735 (work experience and meeting the desired qualifications listed may be considered in setting a salary above the minimum)
Pay Grade: A4

Job Summary

Deliver training and implement specifically designed college and/or company transportation programs, and coordinate and supervise the day-to-day operation of all types of training.

Essential Functions

Conduct pre-trip, concourse and behind the wheel training for students developing the basic skills required to safely and legally operate a commercial vehicle on the public roadway in all types of road, terrain and weather conditions. These duties would require individuals being able to climb in and out of truck cab/trailers, lift up to 45 pounds, and be able to demonstrate/model best practices in driving vehicles to ensure safety and efficiency. Maintain student records and information with respect to the Transportation Institute student training jackets for each individual trainee.

Assist the Director in the development, organization and preparation of training materials, lesson plans, supplies and equipment needed for classroom and laboratory activities to meet program criteria.

Assist in the delivery of the classroom portion of the training program or related contract training programs including state and federal regulations, hours of service, loading, vehicle inspections, defensive driving, lifestyle issues, extreme driving conditions, trip planning, safety, communication and customer/company relations.

Upon referral from the Director/Assistant Director, tutor students in specific content areas or practical application where remediation assistance is required.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.

Four years commercial vehicle operator experience.

Current Class A commercial vehicle driver’s license, including air brake endorsement, without any disqualifying convictions as outlined in the federal motor carrier safety regulations.

Strong communication skills.

Ability to plan, organize and manage time.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with a wide variety of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds.

Knowledge of current software applications.

Pre-employment drug testing after job offer has been made is required, as is a release authorizing past/current employers to provide information related to alcohol and drugs. After employment, employees will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing in accordance with DOT regulations.

Pre-employment medical exam as required by DOT after job offer has been made.


• Hand & Foot coordination
• Neck rotation
• Sitting

• Standing

• Floor to Waist lift 45 lbs
• Carry 45 × 15 ft
• Horizontal push 70 lbs
• Horizontal pull 100 lbs
• Grip 20 lbs
• Climbing 18”
• Forward reaching at 60 in
• Crouch/Kneeling
• Overhead reaching and neck extension

Physical Demand Category: Heavy

Prior to starting employment, all persons are required to have a post offer, pre-employment physical verifying the physical ability to perform the duties described.

Desired Qualifications

Training experience in transportation industry.

Physical RequirementsPhysical Demand CategoryPost offer, Pre-Employment Physical TestWork Schedule

Monday – Friday
Hours TBD, ability to work day shift (7:30am – 4:30pm) or night shift (12:30pm – 9:30pm)

Posting Date09/22/2020Deadline for Submitting Applications10/18/2020Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicants

DMACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities desiring a reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 515-964-6301 or by email [email protected]

THIS VACANCY REQUIRES: 1) A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications and commenting “See Resume” will not be accepted. The application form will be used to screen applicants for required qualifications.

Quick Link for Internal Postings Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a current Class A commercial vehicle driver’s license, including air brake endorsement, without any disqualifying convictions as outlined in the federal motor carrier safety regulations?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How did you learn about this job opening?
    • DMACC Employee Referral
    • Friend/Relative
    • HigherEdJobs
    • CareerBuilder
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • LinkedIn
    • Iowa Workforce Development
    • DMACC Website
    • DMACC Applicant Interest Email
    • Other
  3. * Have you completed the DMACC Employment Application (all personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions)?
    • Yes
    • No (If no, please return to the application and complete all additional information.)
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Transcripts
    4. Transcript 2
    5. Transcript 3
    6. Other

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