Advanced Traffic Education Instructor
State of Montana - Lewistown, MT

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Position Title:
Advanced Traffic Education Instructor

  • Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
Listing Number: 9331-13A


For more information contact:
State Agency:
Office of Public Instruction

P.O. Box 202501

Helena , MT

Phone: (406)444-2673

Fax: (406)444-1369

TTY: (406)444-0169


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Local Montana Job Service Workforce





Job Status:
Part-Time Temporary


Date Posted:

Closing Date:

Office of Public Instruction

Health Enhancement & Safety


State Application Required:


Salary Unit:

Additional Salary Information:
Applicant Pool: If another department
vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may
be used for the selection.

Special Information:
SPECIAL INFORMATION: This is a TRS Retirement position. You are encouraged to apply online for this position by clicking on the "apply online" button at the top of the vacancy announcement. Alternatively you may obtain an electronic copy of the Montana State Application, Additional Employment Experience, and the Employment Preference Form by going to and scrolling down to Montana Employment Application & Information. These forms can be mailed or e-mailed to

Incomplete applications will be rejected if the materials requested in the vacancy announcement are not received by midnight (Mountain Standard Time) on the closing date.

Procedures to be used in evaluating an applicant’s qualifications may include, but not limited to, the Montana state application, supplemental questions, an oral interview, skills based testing and reference checks.

All applicants claiming disability or veteran preference shall provide verification of eligibility before the close date. Preference forms may include DD-214, DPHHS Disability Certification or Military Disability Letter.

If accommodation for disability is needed during the application or interview processes please contact the OPI Human Resource Office at (406) 444-2673 or

The Montana Office of Public Instruction is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Women (and/or) minorities are under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply.

OVERVIEW: The Office of Public Instruction is recruiting for one advanced traffic education instructor to teach advanced driving skills and lead/coordinate activities at the Montana DRIVE Facility in Lewistown, Montana. The successful applicant must be able to work long shifts at the Lewistown worksite for three or more weeks during the summer. Work schedules for summer seasons in subsequent years will be negotiable. Work schedules vary: forty-day schedule, 8-10/hr. days, approximately 130-160 hours per instructor throughout the summer. This position is seasonal, recurring annually.

As part of a team of instructors, this position is responsible to teach/train workshop participants who attend Montana D.R.I.V.E. Summer season advanced training workshops. This position additionally assumes basic office, facility and vehicle responsibilities related to delivering the instruction.

DUTIES: The Traffic Education unit operates an advanced driving school in Lewistown, Montana. Under the direct and indirect supervision of the traffic education director, and as part of a team of instructors, this position is responsible to teach/train workshop participants who attend Montana DRIVE summer workshops. This position additionally assumes basic office, facility and vehicle responsibilities related to delivering the instruction to diverse adult students in various professional and non-professional roles. Duties include the following: attend all advanced traffic education in-service training sessions; provide advanced traffic education instruction to all classroom and vehicle workshop participants according to a mutually agreed upon schedule; on a rotational basis perform as the team leader and coordinate facility activities; supervise and act as a “master teacher” for participating student teachers; process required paperwork for college credit registration, renewal unit registration, student teacher evaluation, driver performance ratings, vehicle fueling, and completion certificates; make decisions regarding facility and vehicle maintenance, completing appropriate maintenance/repair forms and performing daily facility and vehicle inspections/maintenance as required; comply with all program rules, regulations, and safety procedures; and perform any all other related duties as assigned. For a complete Job Profile, contact (406) 444-2673.

This position requires considerable knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of traffic safety education; teaching methodology, evaluation and assessment, and learning theory; knowledge of professional team building and decision making; philosophy, policy, rules and regulations governing safely operating a variety of vehicles, including commercial vehicles, and the service and maintenance needed to keep vehicles in a safe operating condition.

Specific knowledge, skills and abilities relative to operating and instructing critical driving skills in a variety of specialized vehicles and equipment is required, including but not limited to: school and transit buses, emergency vehicles, construction vehicles, and other forms of motorized travel.

The above knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies are typically acquired through: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience in a profession that utilizes and trains in emergency response, construction or commercial vehicles/equipment; or Bachelor’s degree, certification and endorsement as a teacher of traffic education with six years of experience in an aspect of teen driver or commercial vehicle/equipment training; and experience, background and knowledge in traffic and safety education including instructional expertise. Possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record is required. Possession of a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with School Bus, Passenger and Air Brake endorsements or the ability to obtain one is required, with current possession of license preferable.

Supplemental Questions:
The supplemental question(s) gives you an opportunity to present more complete and specific details regarding your qualifications for this position. Please limit your response to no more than 6000 characters (about a page and half) to respond to each supplemental question. If you are not using the on-line application, please re-type the questions and number your responses, including your name and the position at the top of each page. Your responses should be clear and concise.

Do not substitute a resume or any other material for your responses. It is important to provide specific information regarding names of employers, dates, job titles, etc. as your responses to these supplemental questions will be evaluated on their own merit, without referring to the rest of your application.

Describe your knowledge of collision avoidance techniques, vehicle dynamics, driving task requirements, visual-perceptual skills, timed interval concept for following, types of traction, and appropriate safety regulations regarding the establishment of training in collision avoidance techniques according to generally accepted traffic safety education principles and current educational practices.
Describe your experience in providing driver and traffic safety education training. Specifically address the following;
a) Topics/classroom/behind-the-wheel
b) Audience
c) Format/Venue/Location
d) Years/Approximate number students

Explain your experience working with teams. Include your experience both as a team leader and as a team member; describe how the team experience contributed to the work effort and results and how well you work in a team environment and how well others worked with you. Provide the name and phone number of a present or former team member or employer who can attest to your experience in a team effort.

Additional Materials Required: None Required

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