Part-Time Instructor, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 09, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time

Posting Details

Posting Number: 06001870 Position Title: Part-Time Instructor, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Posting Date: 07/09/2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled (notes): Length of Position: Contracts are on a term-by-term basis Anticipated Start Date:
Fall 2021 Position Type/Employee Class: Part-Time Instructor FTE: Salary Level: Part Time Instructor Starting Pay Range $622 per load unit as per PT Salary Schedule, Step 1 Hours per Week: depending on class schedule Work Schedule: depending on class schedule Days of the Week: Mon-Fri typically Job Summary/Purpose:
Provide practical flight and classroom instruction for COCC degree-seeking students. Unmanned Aerial Systems Operations career path applies.

Reporting Structure: This position reports to the COCC Aviation Program Director for all matters concerning COCC students, policies, and practices, including unsatisfactory training progress, disciplinary problems, scheduling issues, etc.

Terms of employment:
  • Part-Time Faculty compensation begins at Step 1 / $622 per load unit (LU). One load unit does not always equal one class credit; and shall include both teaching and other assignments.
  • Part-Time Faculty positions are not represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Initial assignment will be at the Bend Campus.
  • Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree completion must supply a letter from their college/university stating the degree title and that the degree will be granted by that date.
  • Upon hire, must pass criminal background check and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.
  • If the employee becomes benefits eligible, the employee will be entitled to choose COCC’s health insurance plan, and will be responsible to pay the employee premiums.
  • Continued employment is subject to satisfactory performance as determined by the Aviation Program Director and Aviation Faculty.
  • UAS instructors are expected to be an example to others, adhering to all COCC policies and protocols.
  • Suspending or removing UAS instructor flight privileges does not presume termination, although it represents a step that requires the engagement of COCC full time aviation faculty.

Essential Functions:
  1. Maintain and audit drones, controllers, and any other systems related equipment.
  2. Responsible for communicating/documenting student progress in accordance with College program requirements.
  3. Plan and manage field exercises in support of practical training.
  4. Insure compliance with all applicable Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA ) regulations.
  5. As instructor, responsible to be present during student field exercises.
  6. Follow all safety procedures, and flight requirements as mandated by the FAA / college.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the duties and responsibilities of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. The individual is expected to follow College work rules and policies.

  1. Extensive knowledge and understanding of unmanned aerial systems operations, including rules, regulations, operating procedures, emergency procedures, and safety protocols.
  2. Knowledge of teaching and instruction of various audiences and group dynamics.
  3. Ability to speak effectively so that others will understand and develop skills to follow through.
  4. Able to work collaboratively with students, staff, faculty, company reps, and the general public.
  5. Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using the English language without the use of an interpreter.
  6. Ability to work cooperatively with and contribute to a diverse workplace through ideas or experience.
  7. Skills to use general office equipment.
  8. Skills and familiarity with use of following software Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, E-mail) and be able to navigate the internet.
  9. Ability to travel throughout College district, and willingness to work various hours in a non-traditional workweek as required.
  10. Must be able to demonstrate essential job functions as outlined above.

Overview – Roles and Responsibilities

In relationship to the UAS Instructor’s role:
  • have the authority to remove a student from flight status if the student proves to be a threat to flight safety.
  • work collaboratively with COCC full time faculty on all issues concerning student progress, or performance.
  • can/will prevent a COCC student from utilizing UAS that are owned by the COCC Aviation Program when acting in the interest of student safety, and protecting equipment on behalf of COCC .

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:
Working hours are regular per the established class/ work schedule. Some instruction/ work is performed in an outside environment, with extended standing 50% of the time. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to also function effectively indoors in a classroom environment with the ability to sit or stand at workstation for extended periods. The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms and requires near visual acuity to write, read written materials and computer screens, and sufficient hearing and speech ability for ordinary telephonic conversations. Computer screen is used more than 30 percent of the time. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
It is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any of the classes protected under Federal and State statutes in any education program, activities, or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

In support of COCC’s EEO statement, employees with bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is considered a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting. Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Associate’s Degree.
  2. Current Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 Commercial Drone Operation Certificate.
  3. Documented formal teaching/training experience/background.
  4. Demonstrated practical experience in the UAS industry, as an operator, maintainer or supervisor.

  1. Valid Oregon Driver’s License or the ability to obtain within 30-days of employment ( TSA requirement).

The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process. Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Any FAA airplane or helicopter certification.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Part-time instructor pools are posted for the academic year to obtain applications from those interested in teaching part-time as a non-benefited instructor, on a term-by-term basis. Positions may not necessarily be available at the time you apply. Your online application will remain active for consideration throughout the length of the posting unless you are notified otherwise. COCC is not able to support work visas for this position. Candidates must be able to work in the United States at time of employment. Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216. Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes Is a Credit History Check Required? No Open Until Filled Yes Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Choose your highest level of education:
    • No High School Diploma or GED
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in Progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree in Progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Ph.D. in Progress
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other Doctorate Level Degree
  2. * How many years of COLLEGE LEVEL teaching experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  3. * COCC has campuses in Bend, Prineville, Redmond, and Madras. Please indicate in which locations you are willing to teach.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed. Are you, or will you be residing in the state of Oregon by the start date of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be eligible to work in the US by the start date of the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications, but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. There may be other requirements where an equivalency is acceptable. Please be aware that applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements and do not provide an equivalency statement will not be selected for an interview. Your statement should make clear the requirement you are addressing. Example: The position requires a Master’s degree. You have a Bachelor’s degree, additional applicable education, and work experience that when combined you believe is equivalent to the Master’s degree requirement. Please provide a clear statement why you believe this combined education and experience is equivalent to a Master’s degree.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans’ preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step of this application process.)
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  8. If you have identified yourself as a qualified veteran or disabled veteran by submitting your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as proof of veteran status, please describe any transferable skills earned during your military service that you feel relate to the requirements/preferences of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College:
    • Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
    • No, I will not provide my consent when requested
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. College Transcript 2 (unofficial)
  5. College Transcript 3 (unofficial)
  6. College Transcript 4 (unofficial)
  7. US Military DD 214
  8. Other Document 1
  9. Other Document 2
  10. Other Document 3
  11. Other Document 4
  12. Other Document 5
  13. Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential
  14. Placement File, if applicable

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