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Coordinator, Unmanned Vehicle Systems Operations (UVSO)

Austin Community College
Hays Campus

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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Job Posting Title:

Coordinator, Unmanned Vehicle Systems Operations (UVSO)

Job Description Summary:

Responsible for creating, coordinating and delivering all aspects of the college UVSO program to include: curriculum development that is engaging, innovative and discipline-appropriate to meet industry needs; equipment purchases relevant to current industry standards and expectations; ongoing reviews and recommendations of resources to enhance learning while encouraging and inspiring interest; inventory management, program marketing that demonstrates a commitment to equity, diversity and cultural responsibility, course scheduling, and other general assistance at the Public Safety Training Center (PSTC).

Job Description:

Description of Duties & Tasks

  • Develop curriculum in the field of unmanned vehicles to include courses associated with basic and advanced systems of unmanned aircraft, ground vehicles and marine craft with an intent to build both a certificate and degree program.

  • Research and recommend appropriate equipment needs for purchase relative to air, ground and marine craft vehicles and ancillary gear.

  • Participate in online forums, seminars and conferences related to FAA-CTI program; UAVSI and other college, professional and workforce related organizations.

  • Organize, prepare and assist instructional staff with all UVSO course materials and learning platforms to ensure professional teaching standards are met and exceeded.

  • Deliver curriculum via class lecture, lab activity and online platforms that incorporate innovative technologies, software systems, video conferencing, and other innovative online learning methods to workforce and student learners.

  • Participate in budget development activities related to UVSO program and all prospective UVSO clients.

  • Ensure all laws and regulations are adhered to by individuals/organizations operating USVO equipment at the PSTC.

  • Register all drones and maintain proper documentation as required by law and policy.

  • Maintain all UVSO equipment and supplies and ensure accurate inventory records.

  • Manage all UVSO contracts with outside entities.

  • Create and/or review and approve all flight operations at PSTC.

  • Conduct risk assessments and approve/reject all flight requests by outside entities on PSTC facility.

  • Develop and deliver professional marketing strategies to expand the UVSO program across multiple disciplines with the college system and into the Central Texas community.

  • Draft reports and prepare memorandums related to UVSO program.

  • Manage Day to Day activities related to the UVSO program.

  • Provide routine updates to PSTC Director regarding project status on all activities, courses and events related to UVSO program.

  • Participate in various UVSO related professional associations and social media platforms that provide exceptional marketing capabilities toward growing the UVSO program.

  • Assist in hiring qualified UVSO experts within various workforce industries to assist with teaching UVSO curriculum.

  • Coordinate with PSTC staff and CE personnel in scheduling of UVSO courses conducted either at the PSTC, online or a mix of both.

  • Identify potential vendors and industry leaders to continue to expand the UVSO program.

  • Remain current in the field through a variety of professional development activities.

  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the department chair, dean, and/or associate vice chancellor, vice chancellor, executive vice chancellor.

  • Serves on college-wide and departmental committees as needed.

Required Work Experience

3 years experience as a Remote Pilot in Command

2 years experience as a Program Manager or equivalent expertise in unmanned vehicle systems operations.

This experience may be concurrent.

Required Education

Bachelor degree.

Special Requirements

Valid FFA Part 107 License

Other Preferred Skills

  • Advanced Computer skills in various software programs including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel; Adobe Photoshop; other computer software programs.
  • Photographic and/or Video graphic drone operations skills.

Additional Desirable Traits

  • Effective verbal communication
  • Positive team player
  • Public Safety background
  • Critical time managerment
  • Creative thinker

Number of Openings:


Job Posting Close Date:

May 13, 2022

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.

EEO Statement

The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation or other protected categories.

Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The Austin Community College District is the primary gateway to higher education and training for residents in eight Central Texas counties. ACC is among the fastest-growing community colleges in the country, providing access to valuable programs and services that change lives and benefit communities.

Mission and Vision

The Austin Community College District values and respects each individual student. We promote student success and improve communities by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in the eight-county service area. Community colleges have a diverse, four-part mission:

  • General education and academic transfer
  • Workforce education
  • Foundation programs to get students college-ready
  • Lifelong learning (Continuing Education)


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