• Hawkeye Community College
  • Waterloo, IA
  • Dec 20, 2021
Part time Education Transportation

Job Description

Job Summary 

Hawkeye Community College’s Regional Transportation and Training Center has an immediate need for part-time Semi-Truck Driving Instructors.  This position delivers in-cab and on-range instruction to students using full size tractor-trailer including skills monitoring and road monitoring to students in transportation programs or contracted training classes.  Must have the ability to teach hands-on training using full-size semis. Part-time teaching assignments may be at various sites and in various formats and be held on days, evenings, and weekends.  Individuals will plan and guide the learning processes for students toward the achievement of curricular goals and objectives as identified and documented in course outline materials.  Other responsibilities include employing instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting objectives; assessing the accomplishments of students on a regular basis according to department policies and procedures; and providing progress reports (evaluations and grades) as required.


Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Teaches students to develop skills in shifting, clutching, cornering, backing, driving, coupling, inspecting and all other necessary competencies in becoming an entry level truck driver.
  • Teaches students to understand vehicle components in order to perform pre and post trip inspections.
  • Instructs students on location and purpose of various components in diesel trucks and semi-trailers.
  • Ensures that Hawkeye Community College and other vendor equipment (e.g. trucks, trailers), facilities, and tools are kept clean and in good condition.
  • Provides instruction to individuals enrolled in transportation programs at the Regional Transportation Training Center or at various company locations.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal regulations.
  • Adheres to DOT, Hawkeye Community College, and departmental safety regulations and rules.
  • Treats and respects all students equally and addresses any inappropriate behavior promptly and fairly.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 2 years on the road or local driving experience.
  • Hold current class A CDL license.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills to positively interact with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service, maintain customer confidence and protect operational integrity.
  • Ability to work with and provide customer service for diverse populations (faculty, staff, students, and general public).
  • Must pass/meet FMCSA requirements up to and including a pre-employment drug test, a completed FMCSA application and employment verifications.
  • Must pass/meet Hawkeye Community College compliance requirements, up to and including a background check and vehicle insurance requirements.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous teaching and/or training experience


Employment Status

Part-time, hourly positions will be on an as needed basis with up to 27 hours per week.  Hours will be flexible and occur during the day, afternoon and/or evening, and occasionally on weekends.


Working Conditions

Requires skills for succeeding in an office environment, using technology.  Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp.  Work is performed in an office setting.  Sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours.  During the course of the day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computers. Work is performed outside with varying degrees of climate, being aware of surroundings and moving vehicles.


Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at including a resume, with a minimum of 1 being a current/past supervisor and a cover letter addressing the following:
  • Explain a time when you had to teach a person or persons something with specific details.
  • Submit online application and all required materials by January 3, 2022. Preference will be given to applicants who apply on or before January 3rd. The position will remain open until filled.


Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.



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