Vocational Training Instructor

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office


Job Description
Why choose HCSO? We have a history of stability and excellence. We continue to maintain and cultivate the highest level of standards and professionalism. We are unlike any other. Join the HCSO family!Compensation Range $25.33-$43.73Starting Salary Range25.33-0Job Description SummaryProvide vocational training classes in carpentry, masonry, welding, or related craft trades to inmates within the detention facilities.Job DescriptionDuties & ResponsibilitiesNote: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.Develop curriculum and teach classes to inmates in carpentry, masonry, welding, or other craft trades.Develop and provide plans for projects to be constructed in the Vocational Training Center.Instruct inmate students in methodologies to construct craft projects.Advise inmates of all required safety measures with tools and in the classroom.Assist deputies with the supervision of inmates assigned to the Vocational Training Program (VTP).Evaluate participants and make determinations as to overall progress.Administer tests as required.Assist with purchasing materials and tools needed for the VTP.Assist case managers and other staff in finding appropriate inmates for the VTP.Attend necessary training and classes to stay up-to-date on all curriculum for facilitating carpentry, masonry, or other related classes.Perform other related duties as required.Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesConsiderable knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, tools, materials, and equipment used in the construction/building trades.Considerable knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety regulations, standards, and equipment.Knowledge of local trade unions and employers.Skill in the use of required tools, equipment, and technology.Ability to advocate for employment on behalf of suitable inmate students.Ability to deliver effectual instruction in carpentry, masonry, welding, or other related craft trades.Ability to develop appropriate curriculums.Ability to teach vocational training classes to inmates in a group setting.Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate inmate work assignments.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.Ability to read plans and blueprints to instruct and assist inmates in building schematically correct and artistic craft projects with inmate students.Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing.Ability to remain current in teaching curriculum and tools required for the trade.Ability to follow established policies and procedures.Ability to use a computer and related software.Minimum Education & ExperienceA high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.Possession of a Journeyman credential or equivalent.Four years of documented occupational experience in the construction/building trades.ORA bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education.Two years of documented occupational experience in the construction/building trades.Required Pre-Employment TestingCompletion of pre-employment testing.Additional Job RequirementsAttendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.No visible tattoos on face, head, and neck. Tattoos determined to take away from the professional appearance of the Sheriff's Office must be covered with an appropriate white, black, or neutral covering.No illegal drug sale within lifetime.No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.No felony convictions within lifetime.No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.Preferred QualificationsA bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education.Valid State of Florida Department of Education Professional Educator's certificate or ability to obtain a temporary then permanent certificate.Possession of Journeyman credential or equivalent.Possession of an Instructor Certification through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) or be able to successfully complete the NCCER Instructor Certification Training Program (ICTP) to teach CORE Curriculum.Four years of documented occupational experience in the construction/building trades.Previous teaching experience.The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe that diversity and inclusion among our applicants and employees is critical to our sucess as a community partner. We seek to offer employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical/mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, and military/veteran status.
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