Part-Time Evening HVAC Specialist Instructor [4:00 PM - 10:00 PM M-F]

Center for Employment Training
Alexandria, VA
Oct 06, 2017
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Job Description

Are you an HVAC expert who wants to 'pay it forward?'' Do you want to share your hard-earned knowledge and shape the next generation of HVAC Specialists? Are you ready to directly impact your community by helping people launch their careers? Let's start the conversation!

Part-Time Regular; Non-Exempt Position
Evening hours from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Under the supervision of the Center Director, performs technical training instruction in the HVAC Specialist skill competencies: Orientation to Safety, Hand Tools, Piping Systems, Electricity, Heating Systems, AC Systems, Refrigerant Recovery, Ductwork, Green Technology, Basic Computer Skills, and Employability Skills.

Provides administrative support as required and participates in planning and coordinating student activities; participates in promoting the CET mission and initiatives and in the accomplishment of the organization's goals.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (May include, but not limited to, the following):

1. Conducts classroom instruction using a variety of techniques and approaches --small group, individual training, etc.--on a daily basis.
2. Develops and integrates skill competencies, goals and objectives into lesson plans; demonstrates effective teaching methods and techniques.
3. Integrates and applies vocational English to daily lesson plans and hands-on training for limited English speaking students.
4. Prepares written materials and handouts that are descriptive, well-organized and legible.
5. Provides job preparation, resume writing, interviewing techniques and job retention instruction; integrates "hidden labor market" strategies.
6. Conducts skill informational sessions for prospective and new applicants.
7. Utilizes dynamic instructional approaches to engage all students in learning activities and may access multi-media tools to enhance training.
8. Maintains a professional, well-organized and stimulating atmosphere in the classroom/shop which is conducive to learning.
9. Interacts with students, co-workers and supervisors in a positive, cooperative and professional manner, so as to demonstrate to students a model of expected behavior on the job. Manages student behavior in the classroom/shop.
10. Conducts individual advising sessions; motivates students toward greater achievement in skill work performance and in maintaining good attendance. Promotes "self-help" attitudes and positive self-images.
11. Evaluates students' progress in accordance with established standards and criteria.
12. Conducts student follow-ups with Job (J) status students and graduates at the required intervals, and forwards information to the MIS Department.
13. Plans and coordinates guest speakers and industry tours that enhance employment opportunities for students.
14. Maintains relations with Industrial Advisory Board and Technical Team members.
15. Collaborates with staff to assess student and program needs; works as a unit team member for the guidance and development of every student.
16. Maintains confidential attendance records, student files, including progress reports that may be shared with sponsoring agents, complying with all federal and state laws regarding adherence to safeguards to protect confidential student data.
17. Utilizes software programs to analyze, process, record, retrieve and verify statistical data, and to prepare training materials.
18. Researches, evaluates, selects, and orders books, instructional aids, and equipment; maintains and secures required inventory.
19. Assists with planning and coordinating special projects and program events; participates in student recruitment activities and other CET initiatives.
20. Maintains technical skill knowledge by completing continuing education courses in his/her subject area, classroom management or other courses related to teaching as required.
21. Attends staff development trainings which may require overnight travel, as required.
22. Maintains good organization in the classroom or other work areas and adheres to safety standards. Conducts regular inspections of designated work areas and equipment and reports any hazardous or unsafe working conditions to their supervisor or safety committee. Works with other staff to conduct emergency disaster drills
23. Responds as the campus security authority as needed during a safety, security, emergency or disaster situation.
24. Performs other program related duties as required.


Knowledge of modern technology and field related terminology.
Knowledge of principles of student advising and training methods and techniques.
Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate effectiveness of training and achievement of program goals.
Knowledge of computer equipment operations and various software programs including, word processing, database management and spreadsheet applications.
Knowledge of current safety standards related to a classroom/shop and commercial building environment.
Exhibit sensitivity to a multicultural student population.
Ability to work under pressure and exercise flexibility as needed. Act independently and exercise sound judgment; maintain confidentiality in all matters related to students.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Ability to prepare and present reports and recommendations.
Ability to analyze system reports to ensure accuracy and determine compliance with established performance standards.
Ability to meet performance standards, and to plan and execute corrective action as needed.
Ability to ensure accurate and timely preparation of various required documentation.
Ability to establish and maintain effective cooperative relationships.
Ability to identify problems and develop creative solutions both independently and in cooperation with others.


A minimum of a high school diploma (or its equivalent) and five years of industry experience in the technical area of instruction. Two years of major course work and/or an associate's degree or higher in the field from an accredited institution may be substituted for up to two years of the required industry experience. Experience working with persons of diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.


Required Licenses: EPA 608; EPA 410A

Required Certifications: BPI; Green Awareness

This position also requires possession of or ability to obtain an appropriate, valid driver's license within 30 days of employment and possession of personal automobile insurance, with proof of such coverage on file with the Human Resources Department in order to operate a personal vehicle for CET business. Use of personal vehicle for CET business may be necessary in the performance of assigned duties.


Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 71720, CET will not employ or continue to employ any instructor or faculty who was adjudicated in any judicial or administrative proceeding as having: (1) violated any provision of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (Cal. Educ. Code 94800, et seq.) or its implementing regulations (Cal. Code Regs., tit.le 5, 70000 et seq.); (2) committed an act that would constitute grounds for denial of a license to instruct under California Business and Professions Code, Section 480; (3) committed an act that would constitute grounds for denial of a license to instruct in any other legal jurisdiction; or (4) committed an act that would violate CET policy.

Criminal background checks are required for instructor applicants recommended for hire or current employees who are transferred, promoted, reclassified, or reassigned to instructor positions.


All CET positions are required to maintain confidentiality, even after CET employment ends, of all information about CET participants, employees and services. Federal and
State laws and regulations provide civil and criminal sanctions against personnel who fail to enforce safeguards required to protect confidential student information/ records/ data.


In the capacity of instructional lecturing duties, position requires standing, sitting, talking, walking, reaching, twisting, and turning. The hands-on technical demonstration also requires bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, crouching, crawling (in confined spaces on occasion), grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination when using small hand tools. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading reports and work related documents and using related office equipment, computer and other media tools. The ability to lift, carry and push tools, equipment and supplies weighing up to 75 pounds. The incumbent may be exposed to related chemicals and products associated with HVAC work environment. The incumbent may also be required to climb ladders, use power and noise producing tools and equipment. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation. May be required to travel for periodic trainings or CET business related activities.


CET is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and it is the policy of CET to ensure non-discrimination in its employment practices, including but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, promotion, demotion, training, compensation, transfer, discipline or termination of any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or belief, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, medical condition, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran/military status, retaliation or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance or regulation.

Company Description

CET believes in the dignity of the individual and that each individual has a right to a job that will pay enough to fulfill basic human needs. CET's program is designed to help people overcome their barriers by integrating workplace and life skill development. Each student is viewed as an individual with unique aspirations, abilities and needs.

CET is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary in 2017.

Alexandria, VA


Thu, 5 Oct 2017 05:48:42 PDT