FMCSA Program Administrator

Location ., Cincinnati, OH United States 45202
Phone Number 513-419-8625
Division First Student
Categories Professional & Corporate
Req ID 41802

FMCSA Program Administrator

First things First: Who are we? 

Twice the size of our next largest competitor, First Student is the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America. Every day, we complete 5 million student journeys, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, maintenance, and charter services for 1,100 school district contracts. 

FMCSA Program Administrator Job Overview:

The FMCSA Program Administrator oversees, manages, and conducts the required FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse pre-employment full queries and limited queries as required by Federal FMCSA to ensure compliance with all applicable
rules and regulations by achieving 100% qualification for all company's FMCSA regulation operations.

FMCSA Program Administrator Responsibilities:

  • Keeps track of changes and updates in the FMCSA Clearinghouse regulations and standards. Communicates these changes to the team. Conduct pre-employment full queries. Check if prospective employees are prohibited from performing safety-sensitive functions due to an unresolved drug and alcohol program violation.
  • Track submissions of the pre-employment queries with detail of entries into the FMCSA Clearinghouse.
  • Pending current exemption request from FMCSA to allow limited queries for pre-employment requests and annual limited queries. Follow the new exemption regulations provided to FGA.
  • Serves as the first contact for problem-solving on all issues between Clearinghouse and local or regional
  • Resolves compliance issues through investigation, recommendation, and follow-up.

FMCSA Program Administrator Education/Experience/Skills Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Good interpersonal, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Must have computer skills in Microsoft Office programs
  • Knowledge of DOT drug and alcohol, federal regulations
  • Familiar with First Student policies and standards, including nuances between various states and customer contracts
  • Required to sign First Student Confidentiality Agreement

First for a Reason  


We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 

Professional Advancement 

Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First. 

Extensive Training 

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. 

Diversity & Inclusion 

Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day. 

Community Service & Impact 

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others. 

 Apply today and get your career on the road with First Student!  

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.

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