Part-Time Instructor of Fire Science (POOL)

Employer
Central Oregon Community College
Location
Oregon, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Humanities, History, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields
Employment Type
Part Time


Posting Details


Posting Number: 06001888 Position Title: Part-Time Instructor of Fire Science (POOL) Posting Date: 07/28/2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled (notes): To be determined Length of Position: 9 months per academic year Anticipated Start Date:
9/20/2021 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:
Primary Purpose:
To provide instruction in the Natural and Industrial Resources Department (Structure Fire Science Program) as a member of an instructional team as needed. Instruction is for students in an Associate of Applied Science degree program. The position involves teaching, directing student discussions, selecting and conducting learning experiences appropriate for meeting objectives, and evaluating student performance in the classroom and laboratory.

Terms of Employment:
• This is a part-time (< .50 FTE ) non-benefited position, hired on a term-by-term basis. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments.
• Part-Time Instructor compensation begins at Step 1 / $622 per load unit (LU). Load Unit is not always equivalent to class credit; and shall include both teaching and other assignments.
• Part-Time Faculty positions are not represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• This position may include travel throughout the College district.
• Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree completion must supply a letter from his/her university stating the degree title and that the degree will be granted by that date.
• COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed.
• 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.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal background check and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered. Essential Functions:
Essential Functions:
  1. Provide instruction in Structure Fire-related ( SFS ) areas which may include, but not be limited to the following: Intro to Emergency Services, Fixed Systems and Extinguishers, Fire Law, Fire Department Budget, Fire Behavior and Combustion, Fire Investigation, Fire Codes and Ordinances, Rescue Practices, Fire Protection Hyd. & Supply, Capstone: Tactics& Strategies, SFS Safety and Survival, SFS Building Construction, Hazmat Awareness & Operations. This includes lecturing, directing and guiding student classroom activities, laboratory practices, and field events. providing individual conference time to guide and evaluate student progress. Classroom teaching may require 4-8 load units (4-8 contact hours per week) per term, involving 10-40 students per class. Teaching assignments may include courses taught during the day and/or evening classes taught on or off campus. Includes shared responsibility for curriculum development and participation in evaluation for courses and the program.
  2. Perform other essential duties and tasks specific to each location, as assigned.
  3. Teaching requires maintaining one office hour per course, per week.


Marginal Job Functions:
  1. Cooperate with other College personnel to assist students with career planning, job placement, and follow-up studies.
  2. Act as a resource person for students.
  3. Work with appropriate College personnel to write proposals for program funds.
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 essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
  1. Thorough knowledge and work experience in one of the areas detailed in #1 under Essential Job functions in the field of Structure Fire Science.
  2. Knowledge of teaching and instruction of various audiences and group dynamics.
  3. Visual ability, corrected, to enable instructor to observe, direct, and supervise students in classroom situations.
  4. Familiarity with and ability to operate or oversee the operation of audio-visual equipment, including overhead projectors, film, sound systems, video, television, interactive video and audio equipment including computer controlled mixed media presentations.
  5. Ability to operate or oversee the operation of computers and other written materials.
  6. Ability to orally communicate effectively with others, using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language, with or without the use of auxiliary aids or services.
  8. Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature.
  9. Ability to work with faculty and other COCC staffs at all levels.
  10. Willingness to travel and/or teach at various hours and locations, as required.
  11. Ability to work cooperatively with and contribute to a diverse workplace through ideas or experience.
  12. Ability/skills to competently advise and/or serve students from a variety of background, respecting cultural and socio-economic differences.
Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:
The ability to work in classroom, office and field environments using computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment, as well as, field appropriate NFPA equipment. 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 the Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors 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 other protected classes under Federal and State statutes in any educational programs, 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 a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting. Minimum Qualifications:
  1. AAS in Structure Fire degree or higher or degree in a closely related discipline.
  2. Experience in the Field of Structure Fire.
  3. Computer Literacy: Training in, or experience with, email, internet, word processing, and presentation applications.
Preferred Qualifications:
One year of secondary or college-level teaching or advising. Additional qualifying experience may substitute for required education at the College’s discretion. 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.

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. * What is your highest level of completed education?
    • High School/GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD
    • Other post graduate 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. * Please describe how you meet the minimum requirement of having experience in the field of Structure Fire.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * COCC has campuses in Bend, Prineville, Redmond, and Madras. Please indicate in which locations you are willing to teach.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. 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 and work experience when combined you feel is equivalent to the degree requirement. Please make clear why you feel it is equivalent.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * 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
  7. 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)

  8. * 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
  9. * 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?
    • Yes, I am already eligible to work in the US
    • In progress; I am not currently eligible however will be by the start date
    • No, I am not eligible and will not be eligible by the start date
  10. * 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
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 2
  2. Letter of Recommendation 3
  3. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
  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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