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Driving Instructors in SALEM & ALBANY

Become an ODOT Certified Driving Instructor and help make our roads a safer place!

NW Drivers Ed LLC is looking for patient, enthusiastic educators that enjoy working with others to help them develop skills that will last a life-time. We are currently seeking qualified applicants for part-time and full-time positions to primarily teach behind-the-wheel driver education. Classroom assignments may also be available depending on your qualifications. We offer paid “in house” training after receiving your ODOT/WOU certification. We offer competitive wages starting at $18 -$20 hour for behind-the-wheel instruction. Starting wage varies depending on qualifications.

Seeking Applicants for Full Time & Part Time Positions

Pay for Driving Instructors varies based on work assignments:

  • Behind-the-wheel Instruction: $18 – $20 hour starting;
  • Classroom Instruction: $25 hour;
  • *Specialty Services (*additional training required): $20/$30 hour;
  • In House Training and Administrative Duties of Instructor: $14.20 hour;

Minimum Requirements:

(To be certified to teach driver education, instructors must pass various background checks and maintain a clean driving record. For that reason, certain minimum qualifications are required by state law or administrative rule to qualify and maintain a current certificate to teach.)

  • Be 21 years of age or older and have continuously held a valid driver license for 3 years;
  • Be able to pass a criminal background check, consumer credit check (performed by ODOT), and have a clean driving record for the past 5 years;
  • Have or be able to obtain and maintain current CPR and First Aid certificate;
  • Demonstrate effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Be able to demonstrate basic computer, filing and record keeping skills;
  • Be able to physically sit in a vehicle for long periods and have the necessary physical mobility to take control of an automobile while in the front passenger seat;
  • Promote a safe and effective teaching environment with respect for diversity and cultural differences;
  • Be able to demonstrate responsible handling of confidential information;
  • Have flexible availability that meets course needs and other market demands.
  • Have reliable transportation to Salem and/or Albany;
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent;

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Prior teaching experience;
  • Already possess an ODOT Approved Driving Instructor Certificate;
  • Have received a higher education from a post-secondary institution;
  • Multi-lingual a plus, but not required;
  • Flexible availability; days, evenings, and weekends;
  • Experience handling confidential information; and,
  • Have held a continuously valid driver license for 5 years or longer.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide primarily behind-the-wheel instruction to area high school students, college students and adults as needed; provide classroom instruction as needed.
  • Complete safety inspection of the vehicle before each lesson and immediately report any concerns to the administrator or management.
  • Attend continuing education conferences as required to maintain driver education certification; attend company scheduled instructor meetings.
  • Maintain all required documentation for reporting to the various state agencies that oversee the various programs we offer; score assignments and tests; develop customized development plans; and adhere to company policies on record keeping; create a learning climate of mutual respect and fairness that embraces diversity.
  • Assist in the administration of tests and other evaluations.
  • Teach assigned classes following approved course outline and adhere to company policies; promote and apply the company’s values for safety and education;
  • Provide a learning environment conducive to learner growth in a variety of delivery methods (individualized, small group, lecture/discussion).
  • Encourage creative and critical thinking; promote learning as a life-long process.
  • Keep current on technological changes, developments in subject area, and innovative teaching techniques.
  • May participate in curriculum development; may recommend instructional materials/equipment; may recommend reference materials; may recommend course outline revisions.
  • Will be subject to regular evaluations which will at times include official ODOT evaluations.
  • Work assignment may include evening and week-end courses and the use of non-traditional teaching methods.
  • Employees must demonstrate responsible handling of confidential information and adhere to a strict non-disclosure agreement.
  • New hires will be required to participate in an employee orientation.
  • Perform other related duties as directed.

Company Expectations:

  • Demonstrate a respect for diversity and effectively collaborate with a variety of students, staff and members of the public from diverse cultural, social, economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Embrace safety and education as our highest priority.
  • Participate in recruitment and retention of students at an individual and organizational level to achieve student success.
  • Understand and utilize appropriate technologies to accomplish job functions.


Upon hire, we will cover the tuition cost for you to attend the mandatory training offered through WOU (a link to the schedule of classes can be found below). Upon successful completion of these courses, applicants will receive a certificate as an ODOT Approved Driving Instructor from WOU. The mandatory state training is a college course and is required to teach students participating in approved courses. For that reason, like securing an education/degree to be a doctor, a nurse, or any other professional, you will not be paid while attending the initial training classes or mandatory continuing education courses. Again, we will cover the cost for your initial tuition. After starting in the position/securing an ODOT certification you will receive paid “in house” training.

More information on when the next WOU course begins follow this link:

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to: [email protected]
Or, drop off your letter of interest and resume in person to:

NW Drivers Ed LLC
548 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
If we are out of the office, please drop your documents through the mail slot in a sealed envelope.

For questions please call: 541-248-1962

Yeni Garcia – Manager