$2,117- $3,175/Per Week ($110,089 – $165,134/Estimated Annual)

Application deadline for this position is Friday, October 29, 2021.

The San Mateo County Transit District is the administrative body for public transit and transportation programs in San Mateo County, California: SamTrans bus service, including Redi-Wheels paratransit service, Caltrain commuter rail service and the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. The District transports approximately 32 million customers a year and is one of the nation’s top transit agencies. We look forward to continuing our leading role in meeting the transportation challenges of the future.


The Manager, Transit Operations Training reports to the Director, Maintenance and is responsible for the development and implementation of training programs associated with the safe operation and maintenance of transit vehicles for SamTrans.


· Manages and develops training staff who provide training for Coach Operators, Maintenance Workers, and Staff personnel, including corporate development.

· Oversee the procurement, maintenance, upgrade, and utilization of the District’s state-of-the-art training equipment, required tooling, and training aids and modules

· Responsible for the District’s full compliance of new bus operators and maintenance employee certifications with the Department of Motor Vehicles under the Employers Testing Program for commercial drivers.

· Collaborate with the Safety Division and Bus Maintenance to identify and resolve fleet safety related issues.

· Develop and implement curriculum for Operations and Maintenance training on all new bus equipment and designs. Assume responsibility for program deployment.

· Oversee development and deployment of all hands-on and classroom training for maintenance personnel. Work closely with Maintenance Management and staff to develop training criteria that meets current changes or advancement in technology.

· Annually conduct on-site evaluations to review compliance of programs for all Contract Services.

· Manage the three annual bus roadeos: local, regional and national.

· Supervise staff. Hire, mentor and take appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action. Ensure EEO and affirmative action policies and procedures are followed. Participate in selection, coordinate staff training and professional development, Establish performance objectives, monitor and evaluate employee performance.

· Develop, organize and manage an effective bus operator training program. Determine the nature of classroom and behind-the-wheel training for all District employees who require commercial driver license and bus driving certification.

· Supervise course conducted to provide commercial driver’s licenses for bus operator trainees and other commercial vehicle drivers.

· Interview bus operators and maintenance department personnel involved in accidents and returning from leave. Determine and provide retraining needed for safe return to duty.

· Oversee selection, training, professional development, and deployment of adjunct training staff (Bus Operator Trainers), and manage their activities in accordance with the CBA. Monitors performance and guides staff to ensure a quality training regiment.

· Thoroughly document all training activities. Review, evaluate and discuss all reports submitted by instructors on trainees, full-time/part-time operators and maintenance personnel.

· Prepare and monitor capital and operating budgets for training department.

· Develop Standard Operating Procedures for Bus Transportation and Bus Maintenance as needed.

· Oversee in-house operations and maintenance training programs, as well as program conducted in cooperation with colleges and special training agencies. Coordinate in-house orientation for new programs.

· Formulate effective partnerships with the ATU and Teamsters labor unions to organize, develop, and sustain joint labor management training committees.

· Evaluate job performance of staff which also includes the professional development of staff through the identification of on-the-job and other professional development opportunities.

· Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect self, fellow employees and the public from injury or harm. Promote safety awareness and follow safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.

· Perform other duties as assigned.


Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Development of the required knowledge and abilities is typically obtained through but not limited to:

· Bachelor’s degree in transportation, education, Organizational Behavior or related field.

· Five (5) years of in the development, administration, and/or implementation of operation training programs, with specific experience in transit operations or maintenance is preferred.

· Two (2) years of managerial experience.


· Ability to obtain a valid California commercial driver license within 180 days of assuming the position. (Class A or B, with air brake and passenger endorsements).

· Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.

· Ability to lead department and organization in training excellence.

· Good interpersonal relationship skills.

· Must be able to cover training classes or conduct training as appropriate; hands-on management approach.

· Must have a valid California driver’s license with exemplary safety record, K-4 printout required.

· Proficient in computer skills, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and audio-visual equipment.

To apply for this position, please visit our website at http://www.smctd.com/jobs.html, and follow the related application instructions.

The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.