Utah State University

Trucking/CDL Adjunct Instructor Temporary

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(8/21/2020 3:36 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Category (Portal Searching)
Teaching (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Aviation & Technical Education
Advertised Salary
$20-$25/hr depending on qualifications and experience


The successful individual for this position will become a member of the trucking/cdl training program in Blanding, Utah. This individual will need a wide range of skills that pertain to the safe operations of the USU Blanding Campus, Trucking program within the Department of Aviation and Technical Education.


This individual will be responsible for following current program curriculum and working with current instructor/professor(s). They will be responsible for teaching students how to safely drive Class A, semi-tractor-trailer, commercial motor vehicles with non-synchronized manual transmissions, fifth wheel coupling, single trailers of up to 53 feet and possibly double belly dump trailers.


The individual needs to be safety minded and able to follow instructions with minimum supervision. A description of these duties is generalized as follows: follow current curriculum, provide instruction, utilize or learn effective teaching techniques. Other duties assigned by director/assistant department head.


The individual accepting this position must have excellent written and oral skills with the capabilities of using a computer for record keeping, grading, and computer related duties. The individual must be able to change duties several times in a day and are summarized as follows:

  • Conduct demonstrations of driving operations to students
  • Ensure all students are operating equipment safely and within university policy
  • Supervision of assigned students and documentation of student attendance and training records, to including administering skills evaluations
  • Provide in-person instruction on a daily basis to students in the following areas:
    • Learner Permit (Laws and Regulations)
    • Pre-Trip Inspection (Maintenance)
    • Basic Control Skills (Dump and Trailering, Backing Skills)
    • Road Driving (Behind the Wheel)
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid CDL Class A license
  • Minimum, three years verifiable experience driving Class A, commercial motor vehicles
  • No more than one (1) moving violation in the last 12 months (1 year)
  • No more than two (2) moving violation in the last 36 months (3 years)
  • Must be able to obtain DOT Medical Examiner Certificate and pass a DOT drug screen
  • Exceptional communication skills and effectively convey information verbally and in writing
  • Work in a team setting
  • The ability to adapt to changing conditions or work assignments
  • A safe background and be safety minded
  • Ability to follow instructions with minimal supervision


  • Job offer contingent upon the successful completion of a background check
  • Motor Vehicle Record must be provided at interview

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years verifiable experience driving Class A, commercial motor vehicles 
  • Teaching/training experience with semi-trucks
  • Doubles and triples, tanker, Hazardous Materials, Passenger Bus and School Bus endorsements

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV- to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Contact information of 3 professional references.


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$20-$25/hr depending on qualifications and experience


The environment and physical requirements may change depending on the specific function of the work each department performs. Incumbents may be in both indoor and outdoor environments. Indoors, in an office space, event space, or public space are protected from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. Incumbents may nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).

Outdoors, incumbents may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environments may include being confined or in narrow spaces for periods of time. The incumbent may also be exposed to loud noises or vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. Bending, crawling, and crouching may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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