Fire Protection Technology Full-Time Instructor

Job description

Position Title:

Fire Protection Technology Full-Time Instructor

How many positions are you recruiting for?:

1

Campus:

Mission College

Definition:

Mission College is now accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track instructor position in Fire Protection Technology. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of our diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

Mission College serves a region of the San Francisco Bay Area that includes urban neighborhoods, business centers and residential communities. Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, Mission College enjoys an entrepreneurial and innovative energy in sync with its closest technology and business neighbors. Mission College has been identified by the federal government as being both an AANAPISI and a Hispanic serving institution. Currently, Federal HSI and AANAPISI grants support our efforts to bridge achievement gaps for these groups.

The successful candidate will be an equity-minded professional committed to closing achievement gaps and further committed to collaboration with faculty, classified professional staff, administration, students and members of the greater community towards student success.

Under the general direction of the Dean of Career Education and the Department Chair, the Fire Protection Technology Instructor provides comprehensive classroom instruction to students from diverse backgrounds for the purpose of facilitating the attainment of their academic or vocational objectives.

This posting is open until filled.

Assignment:

This is a full-time, 10-month, tenure-track position that begins in Fall 2021. The instructional assignment is in the discipline of Fire Technology and may include a special emphasis on teaching fire academy courses, Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) classes, as well as California State Fire Marshal courses. The instructional assignment may include late afternoon, evening, and weekend courses.

The instructor must meet both the minimum qualifications as established by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors for service in the Fire Technology discipline and be a Registered Instructor with California State Fire Training within nine months of appointment.

This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers (WVMFT / AFT Local 6554).

Work location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Salary and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $71,256 to $110,892 annually, based upon academic achievement, teaching and related experience (Academic Salary Schedule, Steps 1-9).

Benefits include:

  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and dependents.
  • Employer paid long term disability for employee.
  • Employer-provided life insurance.
  • Sabbatical, Rejuvenation and Retraining Leaves.
  • Banked leave provisions.
  • Professional Growth and Development activities.
  • 10 days sick leave accrued annually; personal necessity and catastrophic leave.
  • Conference leaves.
  • Opportunity for overload assignments.
  • Cal STRS Retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.Education – Possess one of the following:

  • Any bachelor’s degree or higher and two years of professional experience; OR
  • Any associate degree and six years of professional experience; OR
  • A valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline.

AND

2. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

ADDITIONAL LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Candidates must be a Registered Instructor with California State Fire Training, within nine months from appointment.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to obtain and maintain additional teaching certifications as required relating to California State Fire Marshall and/or California State Training Institute.

Desired Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following desired qualification(s):

  • Previous experience instructing or managing a Firefighter 1 Academy
  • Currently certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or currently licensed Paramedic
  • Registered instructor with California State Fire Training
  • Skills Evaluator/Lead Skills Evaluator certification
  • Experience with developing or revising Fire Tech curriculum
  • Six years of experience as a Fire Tech instructor
  • Previous experience as an EMT instructor
  • Career experience as a firefighter/fire officer

Knowledge and Abilities:

Not applicable

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation, in-class activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class (scheduling time beyond normal office hours if necessary), ensuring regular effective student contact for Distance Education courses, maintenance of currency in the subjects taught and other efforts related to the teaching of the assigned classes, and participate in the process of SLO assessment and evaluation and use the results of these assessments in the process of continuously improving student learning.
  • Maintain accurate class and other records.
  • Submit, when due, all necessary reports, such as attendance, grade reports, rosters, class and office schedules.
  • File a syllabus for each course with the appropriate division offices.
  • Post and maintain office hours each week.
  • Provide each student with a current course syllabus as required by Title 5, which includes SLOs, classroom procedures, requirements and grading policies and provide a copy to the Division Office.
  • Refer students to appropriate college resources.
  • Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the members’ area of expertise.
  • Assume institutional responsibilities, essential to the ongoing operation and effective achievement of department, division, college and district programs.

Physical Demands:

The successful incumbent will be expected to perform related duties including physically challenging assignments such as manipulative performance demonstrations of contemporary firefighting tasks.

Applicant Information:

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; the first review of applications begins April 12, 2021.
  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Supplemental application questions; (3) Resume; (4) Unofficial copies of transcripts; (5) Cover letter and/or reference list, if requested; and (6) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will be removed from your application and will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.

ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS:

  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees not identical to the required state or local qualifications must apply for equivalency by completing the equivalency form, which is part of the application package. See Equivalency Information below.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application. A list of sample credential review services is available on the District HR website at: https://wvm.edu/services/hr/careers/Forms/Foreign%20Degree%20Equivalency%20Resources.pdf
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2174 Fax: (408) 867-9059
Email: [email protected]

Selection Process:

SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION:

  • After the deadline for first review, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
  • All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
  • Travel expenses to attend first-level interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.
  • Prior to employment, the selected candidate must submit official transcripts.

EEO STATEMENT:
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, ancestry, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, military or veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Posting Number:

FY20/21-023FT

Open Date:

03/19/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/10/2021
Application Due: 7/9/2021
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