Defensive Driving Instructor

Job description

Position Details

Req ID:


Position Title:

Defensive Driving Instructor

Position Type:

Adjunct/Temporary Faculty

OSU Campus:




Location Address:

900 N. Portland Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73107
United States

Hiring Supervisor and Contact Info:

Bill Hughes

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

21.00 - 21.00, Hourly

Work Schedule:

Varies, occasionally includes some evenings and weekends.

Job Summary:

Job Function:
Provide training for students in the physical science areaof vehicle dynamics, roadway and traffic hazards, recognition of potentialaccident hazards, conditioning of reflexes and decision making. Provide students with an understanding of theknowledge and skills necessary to secure maximum safe and efficient use ofvehicles; to stimulate a desire to excel in skills, instill knowledge thatcollision free driving can be accomplished, and to motivate the student towardthese goals. Responsible for participant learning in the classroom and on therange.

Essential Job Functions:

    Prepare classroom.Obtain the class roster and have students sign in.Reinforce principles and content with the use of training aids.Read the PDTC rules and regulations before the students go to the driving skills range.Provide Course Evaluation Form at the end of the training day.Observe and coach in areas of responsibility.Ride with students, when necessary.Maximize a safe, positive learning environment.Secure all equipment at the conclusion of the on range instruction.Verify gates, garage doors, classroom doors and office doors (when necessary) are locked prior to leaving.Prepare vehicles for class, clean and performbasic vehicle maintenance to include but not limited to, putting gas invehicles, checking tire air pressure, changing tires, checking the oil, etc.. Completes all mandatory trainingPerforms other duties as assigned.
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Resume and Cover Letter required for full consideration.Copies of all current certifications due upon hiring

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:


    Valid instructor certification as a Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course Instructor issued by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety –LEAD Instructors
    Certification as a Law Enforcement Driver Training Instructor by the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training

    Completion of an approved course of study for driving instructors approved by the Precision Driving Training Center Coordinator and Director.

Work Experience:
Experience in teaching defensive driving courses.

Must have current driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Effective communication skills to understand and respond to job instructions as well as to exchange information, give/receive instructions and respond to inquiries. Knowledge of grammatical structure, vocabulary for preparing, demonstrating, presenting material. Communicates in clear, grammatically correct English.Perform data recording/record keeping operations requiring logging, filing or posting single entry items either manually or by computer.Knowledge of business machines requiring formal, specialized training such as personal computer software with retrieval and storage capabilities. An example would be Excel, Word and PowerPointPassion for assisting customers and representing the OSU brand with positivity and professionalismEvidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior

Working Conditions:

    Indoor and outdoor environments (in all weather conditions)
    Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include some evenings and weekends in an often times busy and noisy environment.
    Work will be performed in an office and classroom environment with a significant amount of public contact, in person, by telephone and via email.

Physical Requirements:

    Walking long distances
    Standing for long periods of time
    Lifting up to 100 pounds (If an object weights more than 45 lbs., OSU-Oklahoma City requires this to be a two-person lift).
    Moving equipment

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.


Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/3/2021
Application Due: 8/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time