Eyeglass Program Coordinator (Coffee Creek Correctional Facility)

Apr 26, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Eyeglass Program Coordinator (Coffee Creek Correctional Facility)
Portland Community College

Job Summary
This Portland Community College position is located in the minimum security section of Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, in Wilsonville, Oregon.

Beginning students of the program will learn fundamentals of opticianry and certified paraoptometric to sit for the national certified paraoptometric exam. Advanced students study curriculum of Certified Paraoptometric Assistant to prepare for that exam.

Students also recycle all eyewear for the Lions Club in the state of Oregon. This eyewear is used on sight missions to give the gift of sight. Students also learn how to operate a finishing lab and the program produces all eyewear for adults incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections.

Coffee Creek Correctional Facility is a multi-custody prison accommodating all of Oregon's female inmates.

This is a medium/maximum correctional facility with restricted access; no cellphones; pagers; or other personal electronic equipment are allowed.

More information on Coffee Creek Correctional Facility

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Direct inmate workers in the sorting, sanitizing, repair and calibration of recycled eye ware in partnership the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.

2. Train students in opticianry and para-optometric curriculum in preparation for the paraoptometric certification exam (CPO) and the Certified Paraoptometric Assistant exam (CPOA).

3. Manage and coordinate Coffee Creek optical lab. Train students and supervise eyeglass finishing lab that fill prescriptions and provides eyeglasses for statewide DOC facilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for Success:

- Considerable knowledge of optical industry and current labor market trends.
- Knowledge of college procedures and requirements.
- Knowledge of effective training techniques and learning theory.
- Knowledge of local, state and federal rules and regulations impacting the corrections field.
- Skill in the development and delivery of industry related training, workplace communication, student assessment and evaluation, curriculum development and job skills training.
- Skill in project management including communication, organization, facilitation and independent decision making.
- Skill in designing and writing classroom instructional materials.
- Skill in delivering public presentations and effective group facilitation.
- Ability to work with an ethnically and culturally diverse staff and student population.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and work in an environment with regular interruption.
- Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and understandable manner.
- Ability to operate a variety of office equipment.
- Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
- Ability to work in a correctional facility and have daily contact with inmates who have the potential for becoming hostile.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must show they meet all of the minimum qualifications listed below to be considered for this position.

Educational Requirements:

One or more of the following:
- American Board of Opticianry Certified (ABOC)
- Certified Paraoptometric (CPO)
- Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA)
- Certified Paraoptometric Technician (CPOT)
- Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)
- Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT)
- Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT)


- A Bachelor's degree in Education, Communication, Psychology, Social Science, or occupational related field

(Four years of full-time equivalent experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the educational requirement).

Experience Requirement:
- Demonstrated experience in an educational or training environment. (minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent)

- Demonstrated experience working with at-risk and/or culturally diverse population. (minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent)

- Demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of industry and/or workforce training. (minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent)

- Must have working knowledge of workforce development issues.

Other equivalent combinations of experience and training will also be considered.

*Important Notes to Applicants

- This position also requires the ability to work in a correctional facility and have daily contact with inmates who have the potential for becoming hostile.

- The education and/or work history sections of your online application form must demonstrate that you meet all of the following Minimum Qualifications. The information on the resume/cover letter will not substitute for the completed application.

- Satisfactory references and successful completion of the criminal background check are required to meet the minimum qualifications for hire into this position.

Additional Posting Information:
- Salary Range 2016/2017 Range: $42,429 to $73,568 per year (range reflects 17 annual salary steps, and starting wage rarely exceeds steps 1-3, which are $42,429 - $45,450 per year)

To apply for this position you must submit:
1. Completed responses to the Required Questions from the Committee - scroll down to see "Required Questions" below - (Attach document)*
2. Completed online application
3. Cover Letter (attach document)*
4. Current Resume (attach document)*

* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats.

- Upon hire candidate will be required to supply official copies of transcripts for all degrees earned.

- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

- This position is included in the bargaining agreement between Portland Community College and the Portland Community College Federation of Faculty/Academic Professional Employees. Employment in this position will require, as a condition of employment, payment of monthly union dues or a monthly fair share fee in lieu of dues through automatic payroll deduction.

- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.

- As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

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