Long Beach Transit

  • Supervisor, Training

    Transit Services - Supervisors
  • Overview

    The Training Supervisor is responsible for effectively and efficiently developing, delivering, coordinating and evaluating Long Beach Transit (LBT) training programs. The primary focus is the training of new Bus Operators, providing state mandated annual refresher training (SMART), verified transit training course classes, and return-to-work/accident retraining programs. In addition, the Training Supervisor develops and delivers training programs for staff. 


    Open Until Filled


    • Conducts new Bus Operator training programs to certify and qualify employees for required skills and proficiency levels to become professional Bus Operators
    • Determines whether trainees meet qualifications to successfully complete the training program
    • Provides training programs that comply with internal procedures and external mandates or regulations
    • Develops and delivers classroom curriculum and skills development training programs
    • Analyzes performance evaluation tools and recommends/implements improvements
    • Develops materials to support training curriculum's (printed media, audio-visual, etc.)
    • Coordinates training efforts and maintains class schedules and objectives
    • Oversees behind-the-wheel trainers
    • Develops and implements processes for maintaining complete, timely, accurate and usable training records
    • Provides safety reviews and assessments
    • Coaches, counsels, disciplines, and develops employee potential
    • Develops and delivers training programs for staff
    • Takes action to correct and/or report unsafe conditions or actions to the Safety Officer; investigates and reports accidents and incidents, and issues warnings per disciplinary procedures for violations of company safety and health procedures
    • Other duties may be assigned


    To perform this job successful, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations available to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.





    • Considerate of external and internal customers first in decision making
    • Open to new ideas and continuous improvement
    • Strong decision-making and problem solving skills
    • Honest, ethical, and proactive
    • Cooperative, pleasant, tactful, and diplomatic
    • Reliable, responsible, and dependable in fulfilling obligations
    • Excellent collaborative skills with internal and external customers
    • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) and audio/visual equipment
    • Develop and enforce standards, policies and procedures
    • Meets deadlines in a timely manner; prioritizes work

    Knowledge of:

    • Bus operations
    • Instructional design principles and adult training methods
    • State and federal regulations covering commercial vehicle operations, training, and licensing
    • Needs assessment tools and project management skills
    • Defensive driving techniques and equipment pre-trip procedures



    Combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of approximately four years progressively responsible experience in transit or training. Two years of lead experience preferred.  Prior bus operator experience is desirable. 


    Experience in public transportation buses, behind-the-wheel instruction and classroom training and supervision; demonstrated safe driving skills and good driving record/California Class B Passenger/Air Brakes license, and ability to obtain certifications from the Transportation Safety Institute and Department of Motor Vehicles for California driver license sign-off.




    This position is considered safety sensitive and is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including but not limited to pre-employment testing, post-accident testing and random testing under Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations, and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, 49 CFR Part 40 and Part 655.


    Salary Structure:

    Hiring Range: $59,449 - $71,339 (DOQ) with excellent fringe benefits



    Upon Request, a DMV K-4 printout is required with application (must be current within the 30 days of the printout).


    Apply online: www.ridelbt.com/careers


    An Equal Opportunity Employer

    Successful candidate must pass agency and Department of Transportation (DOT physical, drug and alcohol tests.

    Long Beach Transit, 1963 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA  90813


    This job description is not intended to be a complete listing of all the job duties required of this position, but to provide information on the general scope of the position.


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