Truck Driving Instructional Assistant (Part-time)

US-WI-Eau Claire
Posting #
Support Staff
FLSA Status
Hourly Pay Rate/Salary
Based on hourly staff, level 3: Starting hourly rate of $16.62 and midpoint of $19.11. Rate will be commensurate with qualifications.
Hours per Week
Hours will vary 10-40/week based on course needs, not to exceed average of 19.5 hours/week or 1014 hours annually.
Work Schedule
There are currently two regular schedules for CVTC Truck Driver Training sections. One section meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and the other meets Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., AND Saturday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. In addition, CDL classes are offered from 6:30 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. Monday – Friday and potentially Sundays.
Anticipated Start Date
As soon as possible

Overview and Responsibilities


Under the direction of the truck driving instructors, instructional assistants are responsible for operating the Collision Avoidance Training (CAT) range, demonstrating diesel truck driving and related operational skills to students, administering tests, maintaining records, preparing reports, and performing related functions.



  • Demonstrate vehicle operation, including shifting techniques, how to couple and uncouple semi-trailer combinations, vehicle inspection, and scaling.
  • Demonstrate and supervise students driving under a variety of environments and driving conditions, including straight line backing, developing depth perception, making turns, backing into docks and parking places, mirror adjustment, and how to use large mirrors and convex mirrors.
  • Set up lab equipment for daily activities.
  • Fuel trucks as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to drive all truck and trailer combinations offered in the truck driving program.
  • Ability to effectively explain information to a variety of persons and instruct others in various aspects of the department and the College.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
  • Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, instructors, truck supply and maintenance personnel, trucking company personnel, and Motor Vehicle Department representatives by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
  • Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
  • Basic knowledge of and skills with technology including software programs for communication, data collection, and decision making including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.


  • Three years of experience operating tractors with 48’ or 53’ trailer required, seven years of experience strongly preferred.
  • Current Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required.
  • DOT medical exam certificate and pre-employment drug test required.
  • Acceptable driving record required.
  • Formal truck driving training and experience with reefer trucks, dry vans, and tandem trucks preferred.

In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.

Benefits Summary

This position is not eligible for benefits.


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