Paramedic Instructor

Kern Community College District

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Paramedic Instructor

Kern Community College District

Salary: $74,314.04 - $133,777.44 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY21-22-00175

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Public Safety Training

Basic Function
Bakersfield College is seeking dedicated, experienced, and motivated individuals to provide leadership, engagement, and discipline expertise in continuing to move the program forward in innovative ways. As a full time faculty member at Bakersfield College, successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to student success through teaching and learning excellence.

As a full-time faculty member at Bakersfield College, successful candidates must be able to effectively develop and teach a broad spectrum of courses and have depth of knowledge in the discipline.

The successful candidate for the Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Instructor position will be expected to provide instruction in a full range of Emergency Medical Services courses, including but not limited to Paramedic and EMT. In addition, this position will also include duties associated with developing an online Paramedic program. Further responsibilities may include serving as the Paramedic Program Director.

Representative Duties
This assignment may include teaching courses at various locations, different times, and with different modalities. Bakersfield College offers college courses in the greater Bakersfield area, rural communities, correctional facilities and high schools using the following modalities: traditional, face-to-face, online and interactive broadcasts.

Other duties include: participation in student recruitment and articulation, transfer programs; maintaining subject matter currency; developing and revising curriculum; using computer and technology; assessment of learning outcomes; collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.

The successful candidate for the Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Instructor position will be expected to provide instruction in a full range of Emergency Medical Services courses, including but not limited to Paramedic and EMT. In addition, this position will also include duties associated with developing an online Paramedic program. Further responsibilities may include serving as the Paramedic Program Director.

Minimum Qualifications
Any Bachelor's degree AND two years of professional experience;(Master's degree preferred)

Any Associate degree AND 6 years of professional experience;

OR - The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE (Download PDF reader) form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form.2020 Minimum Qualifications Handbook Faculty and Administration in California Community Colleges

Currently licensed in the State of California as a Physician, Physician's Assistant, Registered Nurse OR Paramedic.

Two years of academic or clinical experience in emergency medicine or pre-hospital care in the last five (5) years

Documented proof of at least 40 hours of education and experience in methods, materials and evaluation of instruction by either of the following methods:

- State Fire Marshal Instructor Course 1A and 1B
- National Fire Academy's Instructional Methodology
- National Association of EMS Educators Course

AND - A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning, and service to a diverse student population
  • Ability to effectively work with students with a wide range of skills, motivations, academic and vocational goals.
  • Ability to develop curriculum, including curriculum delivered via different modalities
  • Ability to participate in recruitment and articulation activities with local schools, colleges and universities
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain subject matter currency.
  • Ability to assess student learning outcomes
  • Knowledge of computers and willingness to adopt new technologies that support student success.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the California Community College Mission.
  • Experience in planning, overseeing, and implementing group workshops and conferences.

  • SALARY RANGE $ 74,314.04 - $ 133,777.44 annuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ 97,508.84 annually
    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by November 22, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

    Completed application packet must include:
    • Completed Online Application for Employment form
    • Current resume
    • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
    • Statement of personal philosophy of teaching
    • Copy of legible transcripts
    • Copy of sample syllabi
    • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form

    It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

    Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

    Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
    EEO Plan 2021-2024

    Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment

    The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

    All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.


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    Kern Community College District (KCCD) serves communities over 24,800 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino counties through the programs of Bakersfield CollegeCerro Coso College and Porterville College. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the district’s colleges offer programs and services that develop student potential and create opportunities for our citizens.

    KCCD is geographically one of the largest community college districts in the United States, serving 26,000 students. Our students represent a diversity of religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and ethnicities.

    While the Kern Community College District was established as a separate entity in 1968 to respond to the changing needs of our communities, educational services have been provided to residents for many years: at Bakersfield College since 1913; at Porterville College since 1927; and in the Ridgecrest area since 1951 by what is now Cerro Coso College. All three colleges are proud members of the California Community College System and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Today, education centers and sites in Delano, downtown Bakersfield, the Mammoth/ Bishop area, Edwards Air Force, and the Kern River Valley offer additional convenient, localized instruction for thousands of residents. KCCD’s commitment to distance learning and other technological advances is creating increasing opportunities for education through the internet, satellite, and cable television to individuals across our broad service area and beyond.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Kern Community College District is to provide outstanding educational programs and services that are responsive to our diverse students and communities.



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