Title:  Training & Compliance Coordinator

Department:  Fleet

Sacramento, CA, US, 95827-3824

Category:  Miscellaneous

Minimum Pay Rate: $90,792.00 

Maximum Pay Rate: $120,228.00 

Apply by Date:  This position is posted until is a sufficient number of qualified applications are received and may close any time after June 2nd, 2023.  For immediate consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply early. 


This position works with SMUD's Fleet department to help insure we are meeting the requirement outlined by DMV, DOT, OSHA, or ANSI. Managing SMUD's Inspection programs including but not limited to Crane, Derricks, and other Aerial platforms. Assisting with equipment familiarization training while also helping to identify equipment flaws or potential failure.


To coordinate and deliver training programs for SMUD personnel that meet regulatory and safety requirements and enhance employee skills, knowledge and career opportunities; works with vendors and subject matter experts to identify training needs for personnel; provides or arranges for training for all SMUD equipment operators to insure the qualified operator training requirements outlined in DMV, DOT, OSHA or ANSI regulations are met; manage SMUD's compliance and inspection programs including but not limited to the DOT and DMV testing and compliance programs to insure regulatory compliance.

Nature and Scope

Serves as a journey-level resource in a relevant professional discipline; works independently on projects of minor to moderate complexity; exercises independent judgment and discretion within established guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports SMUDs skills and knowledge needs by identifying training opportunities; perform needs analysis, feasibility studies, skill assessments, and training gap analysis; researches training programs and software to meet identified training needs. Delivers regulatory prescribed training as necessary to meet business needs, safety procedures and policies, may include but not limited to SMUD Policy, DMV, DOT, OSHA, ANSI and/or other regulatory training. Maintain an adequate number of certified commercial driver trainers and testers.
  • Ensure SMUD maintains certification as training and testing facility for commercial drivers licensing.
  • Delivers training to staff in the safe and proper use of new equipment and vehicles. Interpret Federal/State and regulatory agency rules and regulations and provides guidance and input to management.
  • Supports unit training initiatives by designing and developing training courses; reviewing, evaluating and selecting videotapes/films/written training and educational materials to supplement in-house training and education programs; designing and developing programs based on performance gaps; designing and developing course content specific to new hires; reviewing lesson plans and course content to ensure technical and non-technical training needs are addressed.
  • Facilitates training programs by conducting and/or coordinating course instruction; scheduling personnel for assigned training sessions; arranging for facilities, equipment, and announcements; tracking attendance; producing material; coordinating programs presented by outside trainers; conducting post-course evaluation; serves as point-of-contact related to training programs; maintaining training material and equipment.
  • Assesses the needs for training program enhancements; evaluates the effectiveness of current offerings and consults with staff to ensure existing training is meeting both departmental and SMUD needs and quality standards; evaluates new technology and incorporates into training curriculum; develops and monitors performance measurements, metrics and performance plans related to training operations.
  • Assists in planning, reviewing and conducting work activities and researching required project information associated with department internal/external projects in accordance with established task objectives and schedule as outlined in the project plan/contract.
  • Primary business unit contact responsible for ensuring department compliance with SMUD's Drug and Alcohol program as instructed by Labor Relations. Maintain confidential files related to DMV and the alcohol testing program.
  • Maintains Traffic Control and Flagging certification and provides training on safe and proper traffic control/flagging processes.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Required Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent

Required Experience Qualifications

Three or more (3+) years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in the support of developing and implementing training plans related to electric utility industry or related transportation field and experience implementing and maintaining enterprise applications software in support of training processes, with SAP experience being highly desirable. Journey level or above experience/knowledge in the area of expertise, i.e repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment, DOT/DMV or other relevant field/area with an understanding of the work processes and procedures.  Experience with Microsoft office programs.

Required Licenses/Certificates

  • The following requirements must be met during the first 6 months of probation:
    • Smith Driving Instructor Certification and a Fork Lift Training Certification.
  • A DMV On-Site Examiner Certification must be obtained and retained within 12 months of employment.
  • Job requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Class A driver License; skill in driving both on and off the road, and operate heavy equipment typically used in field operations, including line trucks, boom trucks, bucket trucks, hole-diggers, dump trucks, etc. No major moving violations for the last 3 years.
  • Commercial Driver License for at least 3 years prior to assuming the role.

Knowledge Of

Methods and techniques for training staff; concepts related to evaluating and recording performance results; performance measure development and application; procedures and practices for scheduling, monitoring and managing projects; techniques and terminology associated with SAP and software applications; methods and techniques for report preparation and writing; techniques and strategies for public speaking; procedures and practices for overseeing contractors and vendors work activities; characteristics and operational needs of various organizational units; principles and practices of program evaluation; methods and techniques for record keeping; the safe use of operation of automobiles, trucks and specialized mechanized equipment used in construction and maintenance work; the use and application of vehicle and equipment specifications; possible supply sources for equipment and components; sources of technical information related to construction vehicles and equipment; elements of fleet operations’ DMV (commercial driver) Employer Testing Program; processes and practices related to business unit operation and maintenance; concepts of technical training standards and requirements associated with work processes; methods and techniques used to track technical and non-technical skills, safety policies, practices and procedures; applicable laws, regulations and standards including but not limited to DMV, DOT and Cal/OSHA; operation and inspection procedures for commercial vehicles; safety precautions for services and office personnel; effective communications; persuasion techniques; use of personal computers and applicable software programs such as Excel, Word, Access, and SAP; SMUD organization, policies, and procedures; training methods and practices and SMUD safety program requirements.

Skills To

Assess and coordinate training needs for staff; provide input to performance evaluations for the work of others; develop innovated or creative ways to solve problems; develop innovative or creative ways to solve a problem; research, analyze and provide recommendations to achieve business unit objectives; develop and conduct oral presentations to internal/external audiences; teach individuals or groups in a classroom or work area environment; use teaching and presentation materials and software for effective communication, understanding and retention; determine the best teaching techniques to use on a wide variety of subject matter; use independent judgment; take initiative and make sound decisions; facilitate development of teams; motivate employees and resolve conflicts when they occur; coach and mentor personnel in the training area; translate complex terminology into non-technical terms; prioritize work with multiple internal customers; express ideas/facts clearly and concisely to individuals or groups, taking into account the audience and nature of information; plan, design and implement technical training; work with equipment operators, vendors and equipment manufacturers to identify and resolve equipment operational problems; drive and work safely; train and instruct others in the safe and proper operation of new and existing equipment and vehicles; prepare training schedules; serve as a reference person for other employees; establish and maintain effective tracking systems for skills and knowledge inventory; direct and coordinate the work of others involved with technical training; utilize a personal computer, systems and software relevant to the job; communicate effectively orally, and in writing internally and externally; establish and maintain effective working relationships internally and externally. Technical Skills to diagnose problems, analyze causes of equipment failure or wear, recommend corrective action; effectively collect, analyze, and evaluate Transportation data and plan a course of action. Write safe and effective work procedures and training manuals.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Two years of college or a trade school degree with coursework in developing and implementing training plans related to the electric utility industry or other related transportation fields.
  • Aerial, Crane, Derrick, and forklift experience  
  • Familiar with DOT, OSHA, ANSI/ASSP, ASME regulations and standards for Aerials, Cranes, Derricks, and forklift 
    • ANSI A10.31 - 2019 
    • ANSI A92.2 - 2022 
    • ASME B30.5 - 2021
  • Equipment Operating and Mechanical Experience 
  • Training Experience / communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft office applications suite Word, PowerPoint, Excel, outlook, and Teams

Physical Requirements

Applicants must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) - Who We Are

As the nation's sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, we're proud of our reputation as one of the best places to work in Sacramento. Our employees tell us in our engagement surveys they're "Happy, satisfied and engaged" which helps create a workplace that best serves our customers. Sacramento was named as the 2nd happiest place to work in America by Forbes Magazine. Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and the world-renowned Napa Valley are within easy driving distance of our locations.


Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

SMUD celebrates diversity, and inspires an inclusive culture based on trust and respect to create belonging and connection among our employees, customers, and communities. By working together, we are powering positive, equitable opportunities for all. We aspire to be a workplace where you can be yourself, achieve your best, and thrive together. 


An example of our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging is when SMUD signed the California Equal Pay Pledge in 2020. This requires equal pay for employees who perform “substantially similar work,” when viewed as a composite of skill, effort, and responsibility at the time those employees started within that classification.  As such, initial hiring salary range is not subject to negotiation and salaries will vary over time based on performance.


SMUD is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, veteran status, or any other applicable legally protected characteristic. All employment decisions are made on the basis of individual qualifications, merit, and business needs and interests.

Why Sacramento, California?

The capitol of California, Sacramento is the state's sixth-largest city, and the 35th largest in the U.S. Local universities include California State University, University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law, and the University of California, Davis and several competitive community colleges. The UC Davis Medical Center, a world-renowned research hospital, is one of more than a dozen hospitals and shared services centers in the Sacramento region. Part of the agriculturally-rich Central Valley, Sacramento is at the forefront of the farm-to-fork food movement. Northern California is home to some of the country's top technology companies, including Google and LinkedIn, and a multitude of startups in many industries. Sacramento is home to the NBA Kings, the River Cats (AAA baseball), the Republic FC (soccer) and the San Francisco Giants, NBA Warriors and NFL 49er's aren't far away. Sacramento offers an affluent liberal arts community with Broadway, Mondavi Center, Crocker Museum and summer musical theater to name a few.


On-site Work

This role will be an on-site role that will require being in person at one of SMUD's campuses daily to complete work tasks.

SMUD provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. SMUD complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

SMUD expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of SMUD employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Req ID:  505