Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Transportation Programs Consultant

This is the full journey level in the series.

Job Description

This is the full journey level in the series. Under direction, incumbents research, develop, and revise curriculum and training activities related to bus and farm labor vehicle drivers and driver instructors; provide instruction in classroom and behind-the-wheel teaching methodology relating to passenger management, safe driving skills, defensive driving, vehicle inspection and maintenance, transportation of passengers with special needs, and current passenger transportation laws and regulations of the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Department of Education; provide guidance to transportation programs in the research and development of new instructional materials and courses, and in revising existing course outlines and lesson plans; provide consultation and advice to education and transportation administrators in planning improvements to passenger transportation programs and in developing new driver training programs; review and maintain records on driver instructors; investigate complaints of improper conduct or violation of departmental policy, law, or regulation, and as necessary, recommend appropriate administrative action; interpret laws, guidelines, and regulations relating to passenger transportation; represent the Department on various panels and committees; participate as a presenter, moderator, or panelist in state and national conferences and workshops related to passenger transportation issues; analyze state and federal legislation for program impact and/or compliance; may provide testimony before legislative committees of the state and federal government; and perform other related tasks.

Examination Bulletin

Please read the entire bulletin to obtain specific information about this examination.

Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire

The California civil service selection system is merit-based, and eligibility for appointment is established through a formal examination process. The Transportation Programs Consultant examination consists of a Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire (QAQ) that will be used to evaluate your experience, education, and training. The QAQ is the entire examination and will account for 100% of your score. Candidates will receive notification of their score by mail.

General Instructions/How to Apply

To apply for this examination, you must submit a complete application package which includes an Employment Application (STD. 678), the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire with the Affirmation Statement, and evidence of completion of the education/credential requirement.

Please submit your completed application package to:

California Department of Education
Examination & Recruitment Office
1430 N Street, Room 1802
Sacramento, CA 95814

How to Apply for Vacant Positions

If you are successful in the Transportation Programs Consultant examination, your name will be placed on an eligible list used for hiring. You may receive contact letters inviting you to participate in hiring interviews for Transportation Programs Consultant positions. You can also search for Transportation Programs Consultant positions by viewing our Job Announcements page. You should review and familiarize yourself with the position description and job duties listed on the Job Announcement prior to your hiring interview.

Questions:   Examinations & Recruitment Office | | 916-319-0857
Last Reviewed: Friday, January 22, 2021