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Driver Trainer

City of Kingston
City of Kingston
Application Deadline: 2020-01-31
Posting Expiry Date: 2020-01-31
Date Posted: 2020-01-13
Location: Kingston Ontario
Compensation: $78,332 - 97,926/ Year

Opening Statement
Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Director of Public Works, the Driver Trainer is responsible for the coordination, implementation and review of corporate operator training including extensive heavy equipment operator training and testing, transit bus operator training, and vehicle and equipment safety programs and training and testing for the City.

The Driver Trainer works as part of a team to ensure the City’s operators and fleet of vehicles and equipment are operating in compliance with all applicable acts and regulations.


Promote the development of quality assurance programs and train or facilitate training in compliance with corporate training standards, including development, documentation, and reporting.

Monitor, assess, test and upgrade operators to properly and safely operate the full range of City equipment including heavy trucks and equipment, transit buses, waste collection vehicles, and winter maintenance vehicles while ensuring safe driving practices.

Regularly analyze, identify and recommend training for drivers.

Liaise with the Fleet Division to provide input into new vehicle specifications from a safety and legal aspect. Participate in the pre-delivery inspection for new equipment.

Recommend modifications for safety and ergonomics, as well as resolve employee concerns and/or vehicle safety concerns from the operator’s perspective.

Promote driver safety by investigating vehicle related accidents and near misses and recommend remedial training based on analysis of accidents and near misses.

Facilitate learning in a classroom and on-site environment in a positive manner.

Verify employee driver’s licences and driver history through the Ministry of Transportation.

Track, schedule and conduct staff training.

Demonstrate behaviours that project an image consistent with the role of representative of the City.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Competencies
High School (Grade 12) diploma or equivalent

Professional Driver Improvement Instructor and Defensive Driving Instructor certificates (current)

Air Brake Instructor certificate

Drive Competency Assessment credentials (current)

Vehicle Accident Investigation certificate

5 years of relevant experience as an Vehicle and Equipment Operator Trainer

Experience in the operation of non-licensed municipal equipment and heavy construction equipment

Class ABZ licence or provincial equivalent (the driving record shall meet the minimum standard set out by the Ministry of Transportation Recognized/Signing Authority Program) along with a clean driver abstract

Experience in customer service

Certification to conduct provincial driver’s licence and provincial air brake upgrades an asset

Fleet Driver Trainer certificate – Ontario Safety League or equivalent an asset

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands
Extensive knowledge of Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR), Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations

Extensive knowledge of heavy vehicles and equipment operation and training

Ability to work in a close and co-operative manner with employees and supervisors

Ability to counsel, motivate and train staff of all levels

Ability to operate and demonstrate most fleet vehicles and equipment effectively

Ability to perform all aspects of work assignments with specialized vehicles and equipment

Intermediate skills in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Strong presentation skills

Ability to speak, read and write fluently in English

Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, diplomacy, discretion and tact

Capable of dealing with pass/fail outcome for testing/evaluations with employees

Must be able to work variable shifts in inclement weather

Use of personal vehicle required

Required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check at candidates’ expense.

Closing Statement
Please apply to Career Opportunities at: Your resumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve. We provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City’s hiring process, i.e., application, assessment and placement. If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in applying for this position, please email us at, quoting the Job Number and the Job Title. If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, we ask that you provide your accommodation needs in advance at that time. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

City of Kingston
Application Deadline: 2020-01-31
Posting Expiry Date: 2020-01-31
Date Posted: 2020-01-13
Location: Kingston Ontario
Compensation: $78,332 - 97,926/ Year