Part-Time Instructor, Commercial Driver License (CDL) Program – Laramie County Community College – Cheyenne, WY


The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students’ lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming. Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference.

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Job Summary:

Core responsibilities of this position include:

The Instructor, CDL Program position is part-time, non-benefited position responsible for program instruction, student support, safety, equipment inspection, and supporting the overall program operations. Under the general direction of the Outreach and Workforce Development CDL Coordinator the Instructor performs duties related to delivering the LCCC Non-Credit instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their potential.

This position uses the standard curriculum and approved methodology to ensure student progress in both written coursework and practical driving skill; while providing relearning opportunities through approved strategies as needed. This position requires a strong background and understanding of curriculum as well as superior training skills. Also, calls for flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work closely and without conflict with both internal and external customers.

The CDL program lasts five weeks; with a minimum of one week between class sessions; class will be offered during traditional daytime schedules, as well as an evening/weekend schedule. Preference will be given to applicants with the flexibility to work either schedule.

LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College. The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them.

This position is grant-funded; specific parameters associated with the grant may impact the start/stop of any employment relationship as well as compensation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding grant parameters of this position, please contact the grant’s manager.

Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need

This is a Part-Time position. Starting hourly wage: $26.18.

Priority Screening Date:
Position is open until filled.

Starting Date:
As soon after hiring process as practical.

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Essential Functions:

Essential Functions:
(to perform successfully in this position, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily as well as possess education/experience, employ the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed in representative fashion; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions – this position is Non-Exempt, i.e., is eligible for compensatory or overtime pay provisions of the FLSA. This listing of essential duties is not all-inclusive, but representative; other duties may be assigned).

Program Instruction
responsibilities related to the operational and instructional duties of the program including ensuring the quality and rigor of the program of study. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
  • Ensure safe operation of vehicles at all times
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Prepare classroom and (off campus) range for class activities
  • Ensure vehicles are in safe operating condition at all times
  • Complete maintenance repair forms to CDL coordinator
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
  • Use relevant technology to support instruction
  • Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development in accordance with established program benchmarks
  • Provide appropriate feedback on work
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development
  • Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, policies and school regulations
  • Ensure safety protocols are followed in the lab and classroom
  • Prepare required reports on students and activities
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom and on the range by enforcing rules and procedures
  • Maintain daily attendance sheet
  • Accurately record mileage and tread depth at the end of each driver training session
  • Perform certain support functions including student support, counseling students with academic problems and providing student encouragement
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students and colleagues regarding student progress and student needs
  • Keep up to date with developments in subject area
  • Ensure program operates in accordance with policies and procedures, OSHA, FERPA, FMCSA, state law, and applicable rules and policies
  • Report safety concerns, incidents, and/or emergencies to the required entities, per procedure
  • Comply with College procedures and practices related to instructional delivery, assessment, and reporting requirements to include records management
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or management

Nonessential Functions:

An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis.

  • Assist in the design and implementation of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate
  • Assist the College in local, state, regional, or national projects and programs, board, or groups when appropriate
  • Solicit feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers
  • Keep informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction via professional development activities
  • As required, attend college, division, program, and professional trainings/meetings; may require overnight travel

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of CDL requirements, and pending legislative changes
  • Knowledge of management, and adult learning theories and principles
  • Professional Knowledge and ability within the discipline of assigned instruction
  • Ability to work in an environment of collaboration, cooperation, sensitivity and confidentiality in working with the public, students, colleagues and staff in both the classroom and campus settings
  • Ability to represent the college at appropriate meetings and planning sessions as they relate to the assigned area of responsibility
  • Ability to operate commercial vehicles and equipment associated with the program
  • Ability to work in an industrial and classroom environment
  • Skill in applying the appropriate teaching techniques and methods in classroom and/or online instruction
  • Ability teach course content that is consistent with the official course outline of record and use pertinent course materials at an appropriate level
  • Ability to establish a professional student-instructor relationship conducive to learning and promote active involvement of students in learning activities
  • Advanced working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications – specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional), as well as database management and learning management systems (LMS)
  • Knowledge in application-based platforms for Android and iPhone devices and be comfortable with electronic log book and vehicle inspection reports
  • Knowledgeable in communicating through emails with ability to add and/or save attachments
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process). Ability to read, interpret and consider possible applications of business literature and legal documents
  • Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, fax machine, and other electronic devices
  • Ability to effectively and professionally execute the essential functions of this position with proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, communicating with courtesy and tact
  • Ability to travel when necessary including travel to outreach/clinical sites and overnight travel for conferences

Physical/Mental Demands:
(The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this position and/or may be encountered while performing essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • The essential functions of this position require the ability to work in an industrial setting including but not limited to working with/on with tractor/trailers, in confined spaces, electrical equipment, complex machines, and chemicals; appropriate safety precautions, equipment, and procedures must be utilized at all times
  • Must be able to safely drive and operate commercial vehicles with a 10 and 13 speed manual transmission utilizing double clutching
  • Exposure to potential hazardous materials, chemicals, and flammable materials; appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE) must be utilized
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures and weather conditions for extended periods of time; appropriate safety equipment and procedures must be utilized at all times
  • Ability to follow OSHA and college safety practice regulations and procedures
  • To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors
  • The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
  • While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long workdays, evenings, and weekends as needed
  • There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations
  • While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to squat, bend, twist, kneel, sit, stand, climb, and extend arms over head
  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
  • An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds to perform essential position functions. For lifts beyond 50 pounds a team lift technique is required
  • Must provide a current US DOT Medical Certificate provided by a registered medical examiner though the FMCSA Clearinghouse system
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Highschool Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Five years of Class A CDL experience
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class A CDL License with the following endorsements and be able to be insured by the College’s insurance provider:

    • Hazardous materials
    • Tankers
  • Must provide a current US DOT Medical Certificate provided by a registered medical examiner who is registered in the FMCSA Clearinghouse system
  • Individual must be registered in the FMCSA Clearinghouse system
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening and able to participate in random drug screening program as required by FMCSA
  • Applicant must provide a Motor Vehicle Record indicating that the applicant “Commercial Status” reflects “Licensed”
  • Applicant must certify that they were never disqualified from operating a commercial vehicle based on Title 49 Subtitle B Chapter III Subchapter B Part 383 Table 1 to 383.51
  • Must provide proof of minimum five years of CDL driving experience and provide a motor vehicle record going back 10 years which must including records from previous states (if applicable)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate degree from a regionally accredited institution in Business, Management, Transportation Logistics, or a closely related field.
  • Licensed and ability to operate a manual 10 or 13 speed manual transmission
  • Two years of instructional experience in a CDL training program
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience in both local, and over-the-road driving
  • Experience in both Doubles and Triples


Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.

The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies: Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007, 307-778-1217,[email protected]

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