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Instructor (Operational Training)

Newark, New Jersey
22 Sep 2022

Forbes List of America's Best Employers 2018

Move forward with us! At NJ TRANSIT, you will join us in transforming the third-largest transportation agency in North America. We are committed to delivering safe, reliable service that gets our customers to their destinations on time - and we are looking to hire talented people with a love of learning to make it all possible!


  •  Trains all new and current operators on how to operate all NJ TRANSIT buses to ensure safe vehicle operation and reduce accident and liability. 
  • Instructs all new and current personnel in the classroom on topics including defensive driving concepts, interacting with the public, i.e., customer service and Americans with Disabilities (ADA), emergency procedures, fare collection and accident grading, as well as, administrative procedures and job related paperwork. 
  • Qualifies new and current operators on the physical characteristics of all equipment, vehicles, lines and fare collection in statewide garage locations, in addition to all major bus terminals, including Port Authority Bus Terminal. 
  • Performs observation, undercover and medical rides with new and current Bus operators. Identifies, reports on and recommends the need for improvement or change of operator performance, as needed. Writes up violations, and recommends reinstruction as needed. 
  • Designs, develops and presents technical and supervisory training programs for NJ TRANSIT employees and outside companies (NJ State Police, Academy Bus Corp., Coach USA, De Camp, etc.). 
  • Represents NJ TRANSIT effectively when teaching or communicating with the public, students and employees. 
  • Coordinates with other NJ TRANSIT departments outside agencies as required handling extraordinary events such as natural and man-made disasters (code black), major accidents, Rail disruptions and severe weather conditions. Assists in conducting accident investigations. 
  • Coordinates with and advises Bus manufacturers on new Bus and equipment designs.

  •  Newly hired bus operators during initial training and other agreement employees during training activities

  •  High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Five (5) years of bus driving experience with a safe driving record for the past five (5) years. 
  • Commercial Drivers' License with Passenger Endorsement required. 
  • Complete driver's history report from the Division of Motor Vehicle Commision must be provided

  • Former experience as a trainer is desired. 
  • CDL A License desirable

  • Strong presentation, written and verbal skills required, along with experience presenting information to individuals and groups. 
  • Must have knowledge of all Bus equipment including Bus Simulators. 
  • Must be able to apply proper methods of instruction in a classroom environment through good communication and computer-based applications including, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and Excel. 
  • Must have a through knowledge of NJ TRANSIT, Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicle NJ, NY and PA and Americans with Disability (ADA) rules and regulations. 
  • At NJ Transit you will enjoy a competitive salary and excellent benefit package:

  • Comprehensive Family Health Insurance - Prescription, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Prescription
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Leave
  • 401 A, 401K Retirement Plans- up to 9% match
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Qualified Transportation Expense Plan (QTE)
  • At NJ TRANSIT we support and depend upon the diversity of our staff. NJ TRANSIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    • Job Reference: 718549093-2
    • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
    • Recruiter: NJ TRANSIT
    • Location: Newark, New Jersey
    • Salary: On Application