Job TitleAgency Instructor I - Rescue
AgencyTexas A&M Engineering Extension Service
DepartmentEmergency Services Training Institute
Proposed Minimum Salary
Proposed Minimum Salary$5,416.67 monthly
Job LocationCollege Station, Texas
The Rescue Instructor is responsible for instructing and facilitating technical rescue operations training courses for the Rescue program in a challenging adult learning education learning environment. You will utilize knowledge of adult learning theories and learning styles to maximize learner success and ensure overall effectiveness of the course instruction. You will perform online and/or classroom instruction, field-based skills training and/or may provide technical assistance in a specialty area. You will maintain skills and a current knowledge base to meet current and future instructional requirements as well as adapt course curriculum, when necessary, to meet learner needs. You will use a variety of media to present course material, assists with development of new and/or updating curriculum content as necessary, aiding in quality control of part-time instructors to include maintenance of records, reports, and documentation of activities during each course or exercise delivery. This position reports to the Agency Training Manager.
High School Diploma or GED
Five years of experience in technical rescue operations
One year of experience in adult education and/or training to include training concepts and programs
Associate’s or higher degree from an accredited university or college
Ten or more years of experience in technical rescue operations
Three or more years of experience in adult education and/or training background in training concepts and programs
NFPA 1041 or equivalent or nationally certified in the field of rescue
Pro-Board or IFSAC certification in NFPA 1006 Rope, Confined Space, and Trench Rescue
Class A Commercial Driver’s License
Ability to obtain a U.S. Passport within 6 months of employment
Ability to obtain Pro-Board or IFSAC certification in NFPA 1006 Rope, Confined Space, and Trench Rescue within 6 months of employment
Ability to work outdoors exposed to various weather conditions, potential allergens and heat
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Regular use using standard office and presentation equipment such as computer, keyboard, printer and projector
Ability to climb, crawl, stoop, reach and manipulate small equipment components during instruction.
Ability to support training delivery for up to 8-10 hours/day (standing)
Physical conditioning consistent with setting up classrooms, movement of training equipment and instructional materials up to 80 lbs.
Ability to travel independently to other and/or remote locations by driving and/or flying on commercial airlines
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Advanced working knowledge in technical rescue operations
Ability to lead instruction and provide effective demonstration hands-on training activities
Excellent communication (oral/written) and presentation skills
Knowledge of principals and methods for teaching and instructing individuals and groups
Knowledge of media production, communication and dissemination techniques and methods
Skilled in utilizing various learning and active listening strategies
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and classroom management skills
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others
Ability to work effectively with customers, co-workers, and staff of all levels
Ability to interact respectfully and professionally with customers, co-workers, and staff of all levels
Working knowledge of basic office software, computers, and instructional programs
Excellent small group facilitation and team building skills
Ability to orally comprehend and express information and use inductive and deductive reasoning
Standard office equipment: computer, keyboard, multifunctional printer, telephone
This position is security-sensitive.
This position may require 40% or more of travel.
This position may require work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends.
All tasks and job responsibilities must be performed safely without injury to self or others in compliance with System and Agency safety requirements.
This position requires compliance with state and federal laws/codes and Texas A&M University System/TEEX regulations and procedures.
Essential Duties, Tasks, and Percentages:
Training Delivery and Program support - 80%:
Delivers course instruction and provides technical assistance for the Rescue Program and ensures that the course is effectively and efficiently presented in accordance with TEEX certified curricula and customer contracts
Arrives before course is scheduled to ensure classrooms and training areas are prepared for class delivery, to include safely setting up and disassembly of equipment, course props and other materials
Develops instructional techniques and uses a variety of learning techniques to accommodate diverse learning styles for presenting course material
Facilitates class discussions, monitors performance, and ensures all participants have achieved terminal objectives of the course
Initiates and maintains collaborative classroom discussions and monitors learner performance
Facilitates after action reviews with participants at the completion of exercises
Evaluates and assess instructional effectiveness and adjusts delivery plan as necessary
Submits all required reports for assigned course in a timely manner upon completion of the course
Ensures training/exercise materials, training aids, and classrooms/exercise locations are secured and accounted for upon completion of the course
Develops and maintains subject matter expertise to include current and emerging issues
Assist with Course Development and Review - 10%:
Actively participates in researching and/or updating new instructional materials in support of technical rescue courses
Assists with developing and/or updating customized lesson plans, outlines, training aids, manuals, and scenarios for practical application
Assists with reviewing curriculum and/or instructional materials to ensure relevance to current doctrine and best practices
May assist with developing and overseeing quality control of exercises/scenarios as applicable
May assist with modifying or developing course content to meet changing needs and objectives, includes visuals and instructional materials to meet specific education and programmatic requirements
Training Documentation - 5%:
Ensures class documentation is completed in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with Division guidance, Agency, and Contractual requirements (if applicable)
Maintains appropriate student activity documentation
Completes all required course documents in a timely manner and participates in course debrief with instructional team, as applicable, to determine delivery areas of improvement
Ensures course evaluations are collected and returned as instructed by Training Manager
Assists in the marketing of Division programs and events to potential customers and/or students
Fiscal and Administrative Responsibilities - 5%:
Makes sound fiscal decisions in the planning and execution of course deliveries
Submits administrative paperwork to include timesheets and travel expenses/receipts within the required time frame per agency and division policy
Completes all required TAMUS required training and maintains required professional credentials
Actively participates in team meetings and events
Interacts professionally and wears appropriate professional attire representing the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) in a positive manner
Maintains and safeguards assigned divisional equipment and property
Performs additional work duties as assigned
As a part of the TEEX’s mission of providing training, developing practical solutions, and saving lives; this position could be required, if called upon, to deploy within the State of Texas as directed by this position’s Division Director/HQ Department Head
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
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