COCC Part-Time Instructor of Forest Resources Technology (POOL) in Bend, Oregon

Part-Time Instructor of Forest Resources Technology (POOL)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details. Part-time instructor pools are posted for the academic year to obtain applications from those interested in teaching part-time as a non-benefited instructor, on a term-by-term basis. Positions may not necessarily be available at the time you apply. Your online application will remain active for consideration throughout the length of the posting unless you are notified otherwise.

COCC is not able to support work Visa’s for this position. Candidates must be able to work in the United States at time of employment.

Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.

If you have letters of recommendation that are being sent directly to HR, please upload a Word document or PDF stating these documents are being sent to HR. This will act as a placeholder for your required documents and allow you to continue your application process and submit.

Posting Details

Application Instructions

Please read carefully before applying:

You must provide all information requested on the application form (resumes will not be considered as a substitute for the application). Initial screening by Human Resources for minimum requirements is based on your APPLICATION ONLY (supporting documents will not be reviewed during initial screening). Incomplete applications will not be considered by hiring committees. You will have an opportunity to upload supporting documents for committee consideration during this online application process.

Position Information

Posting Number: 06001416

Position Title: Part-Time Instructor of Forest Resources Technology (POOL)

Posting Date: 09/20/2018

Closing Date: 06/30/2019

Open Until Filled (notes):

Length of Position: Contracts are on a term-by-term basis

Anticipated Start Date:

Position Type: Part-Time Instructor

FTE: <.50

Salary Level: Part Time Instructor

Starting Minimum Pay: $573 per load unit (1 LU = 1 class credit)

Starting Maximum Pay: $573 per load unit (1 LU = 1 class credit)

Hours per Week: depending on class schedule

Work Schedule: depending on class schedule

Days of the Week: Mon-Fri typically

Job Summary/Purpose:

Provide instruction in the Forestry Department as a member of an instructional team as needed. Instruction is for students of various forestry courses and students in an Associate of Applied Science degree program. The position involves teaching, directing student discussions, selecting and conducting learning experiences and field events appropriate for meeting objectives, and evaluating student performance in the classroom.

• This is a part-time (< .50 FTE) non-benefited position, hired on a term-by-term basis. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments. • Part-Time Faculty compensation begins at Step 1 / $573 per load unit (LU). Load Unit is equivalent to class credit; and shall include both teaching and other assignments. • Part-Time Faculty positions are not represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement. • Initial assignment will be at the Bend Campus. May include travel throughout the College district. • Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree completion must supply a letter from his/her university stating the degree title and that the degree will be granted by that date. • Upon hire, must pass criminal background check and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.

Essential Functions:

  1. Provide instruction in Forestry-related areas such as wildlife identification (FW 212 or FW 218, Survey of Northwest Birds, and Mammals), soils (FOR 208 – Soils: Sustainable Ecosystems), forest navigation (FOR 230A Map, Compass, GPS), introduction to forestry (FOR 111 – Forestry Perspectives), forest protection (FOR 272 – Forest Entomology and Pathology), chainsaw use (FOR 130 – Chainsaw Use and Maintenance). Classroom teaching may require 4-8 load units (4-8 contact hours per week) per term, involving 10-40 students per class. Teaching assignments may include courses taught during the day and/or evening classes taught on or off campus.

  2. Lecture and guide in-classroom activities, online/web-based activities, provide individual conference time to guide and evaluate student progress. Teaching assignments may include courses taught during the day and/or evening, classes taught on or off campus

  3. Provide one hour of office time per week per course to guide and evaluate student progress. Teaching requires maintaining one office hour per course, per week.

  4. Utilize resources, including technological resources such as Blackboard, to provide current course content and to record grades.

  5. Conduct classroom presentations and activities; incorporate new methodologies in teaching and technology into classes. Includes shared responsibility for curriculum development and participation in evaluation for courses and the program.

  6. Cooperate with other College personnel to assist students with career planning, job placement, and follow-up studies.

  7. Act as a resource person for students.

  8. Work with appropriate College personnel to write proposals for program funds.

  9. Perform other essential duties and tasks specific to each location, by required deadlines relevant to part-time instructor teaching assignments, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

• Knowledge and/or work experience in one of the areas detailed in #1 under Essential Job functions. • Knowledge of teaching and instruction to various audiences and group dynamics. • Visual ability, corrected, to observe, direct, and supervise students in laboratory situations. • Familiarity with and ability to operate or oversee the operation of audio-visual equipment, including overhead projectors, film, sound systems, video, television, interactive video and audio equipment including computer controlled mixed media presentations. • Ability to operate and oversee the operation of computers. • Ability to effectively communicate orally with others, using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter, auxiliary aids, or services. • Ability to review, understand, and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature. • Ability to work with forestry faculty and other COCC staff at all levels. • Willingness to travel and/or teach at various hours and locations, as required. • Ability to work cooperatively with and contribute to a diverse workplace through ideas or experience. • Ability/skills to competently advise and/or serve students from a variety of background, respecting cultural and socio-economic differences.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

Work is performed in classroom and office environments with the ability to sit or stand at workstation for extended periods. The employee is regularly required to use computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment. The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms and requires near visual acuity to write, read written materials and computer screens, and sufficient hearing and speech ability for ordinary conversations. Computer screen is used frequently. Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs. Travel throughout the College district as needed. A flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends, may be necessary due to the nature of the position responsibilities. The employee is required to meet physical and ergonomic requirements of the program area as this may vary from positions. Operate other basic office equipment, as well as operating any field NFPA approved equipment

Persons in this position may be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials. All employees who have been identified as having the potential for this exposure will be offered the hepatitis B vaccination at no cost. The employee has the right to waive these inoculations. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Opportunity / Non-Discrimination Statement

The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In support of this goal, it is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status or any other classes protected under Federal and State statues in any education program, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required: Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Wildlife, Fisheries, Biology, Natural Resources, Rangeland Resources, or closely related discipline.

One year of secondary or college-level teaching or advising. Additional qualifying experience may substitute for required education at the College’s discretion.

Evidence of excellence, or promise of excellence, in instruction

Special Qualifications:

Preferred: 1. College Level teaching experience 2. Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Part-time instructor pools are posted for the academic year to obtain applications from those interested in teaching part-time as a non-benefited instructor, on a term-by-term basis. Positions may not necessarily be available at the time you apply. Your online application will remain active for consideration throughout the length of the posting unless you are notified otherwise.

COCC is not able to support work Visa’s for this position. Candidates must be able to work in the United States at time of employment.

Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.

If you have letters of recommendation that are being sent directly to HR, please upload a Word document or PDF stating these documents are being sent to HR. This will act as a placeholder for your required documents and allow you to continue your application process and submit.

Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes

Is a Credit History Check Required? No

Open Until Filled No