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Driver Trainer II

Job Description

The Driver Trainer II will deliver the Driver Safety Training Program to City employees who drive vehicles or operate mobile machinery for work purposes. Trainers will provide a mix of classroom training, simulator training, and on-the-road training. Trainers will audit, coach, grade, and/or certify employees to operate vehicles and machinery to driving standards and practices to meet compliance with the National Safety Code and WorkSafe BC. This position will assist the Driver Safety Compliance Officers in the development of training courses, execution of accident investigations, and research of industry standards and practices, and will support the mentors in the delivery of their program. This position will be responsible for maintaining and securing confidential documents and personal information. The Driver Trainer II directly reports to the Manager, Driver Safety and Compliance in the Driver Services Division and has ongoing contact with senior managers, managers, supervisors, and workers of all business units.

Job Posting

Post Name Driver Trainer II
Company Name The City of Vancouver
Industry Government
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V5K 0A8
Min Salary CAD 35
Max Salary CAD 41 Per Hour
Qualification High School Diploma

Responsibility for:

  • Delivery of Driver Safety Training Program.
  • Instructs, conduct road tests, and certifies drivers for all classes of vehicles (Class 1 through Class 6) in the classroom, simulator, and on-the-road environments.
  • Provides remedial training on all levels of driving and equipment operations.
  • Completes reports on all training in progress and completed.
  • Makes recommendations on training requirements of drivers and departments.
  • Makes recommendations to suspend drivers’ and equipment operators’ driving and operating privileges.
  • Prepares drivers to take ICBC road tests for classes 1, 3, and 4.
  • Performs refresher courses in all levels of driving and equipment operations.
  • Instructs, and conducts training and assessments on all levels of all mobile equipment (where qualified).
  • Performs assessments of drivers as directed.
  • May train driving of Electric Scooters (motorcycles).
  • Will assist in vehicle pre-trip inspection audits.
  • May teach Air Brakes Certification.
  • Performs audits of drivers as required.
  • Drives simulator to other locations (this could be a single unit or a truck and trailer).
  • Assist in the building of training materials and communication brochures for a variety (over 50) of courses and to explain associated regulations and procedures.
  • Assist the Compliance Safety Officers in the execution of accident investigations such as site measurement and recording and in correspondence with VPD, RCMP, and ICBC.
  • Assist the Safety Compliance Officers in the research of industry standards and practices and associated regulations and procedures.
  • Provide guidance and support to the mentors in terms of procedures and regulations and provide expert knowledge in the delivery of training programs and expert knowledge of the operation of equipment.
  • Provides recommendations and advice to the Manager, Driver Safety and Compliance, and Driver Compliance Officers in cases where a decision is being made to recommend continuing or withdrawing driving responsibilities and when driving authorization is removed, recommends the conditions for reinstatement.


Education and Experience:
  • Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by the university or advanced technical school courses in education or related truck and equipment maintenance programs.
  • Experience in teaching practical and class courses to truck and/or equipment operators.
  • A current and valid Class 1, 3, and 5 BC Driver’s License with air endorsement and a satisfactory driving record is required. The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities.
  • A defensive Driving Instructor certificate is required.
  • BC Provincial Air Brake Instructors certificate, or ability to obtain the same.
  • Forklift Certification, or ability to obtain the same.
  • Crane Certification (to 22 tons), or ability to obtain the same.
  • Experience conducting driver assessments preferred.
  • Experience designing training courses and delivery for a variety of user groups including training trainers preferred.
  • Experience working in a public sector environment and with Regulatory representatives is an asset.
  • Experience using and training a driving simulator is an asset.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to take and complete all levels of training required to conduct training on a driving simulator.
  • Be physically able to inspect vehicles (getting under, onto, and of all types of vehicles and equipment).
  • Thorough understanding of the National Safety Code and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
  • Thorough knowledge of regulations under WorkSafe BC and the BC Motor Vehicle Act.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement practical processes for regulatory compliance.
  • Training design and adult education concepts and principles.
  • Strong oral and written communication and facilitation skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must have extensive computer skills to assist in developing and reading complicated spreadsheets, writing comprehensive reports and training material as well as developing numerous training PowerPoint presentations.
  • Team player and ability to develop effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and self-manage work priorities.
The City of Vancouver has a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.  All external applicants applying to the City of Vancouver are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and subject to this policy as a condition of ongoing employment. Candidates may only be exempted from this requirement if they request and are approved for an accommodation based on a reason related to a Human Rights Code ground (such as disability). Such a request must be made during, not after, the recruitment process. At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of color, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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