Agency Instructor I

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS

Wage Agency Instructor I

3 positions to be filled

Temporary/Casual Position

Telecommuter

$45.00 per hour

The purpose of this position is to deliver and conduct, on an as needed part-time basis, training courses as a part of the Homeland Security National Training Program cooperative agreement.  The Agency Instructor I will participate in the development, planning and delivery of TEEX courses, follow approved curriculum course outlines and timelines, use a variety of media to present course materials, and perform all course exercises as explained in the Instructor Guides and/or may provide technical assistance. In addition, this role may actively participate in the updating and revising of a course as a team member in the curriculum development process and review new instructional materials as requested. The Instructor will also maintain records, reports and documentation of activities during each course delivery.  Other duties will include classroom and topic preparation, delivery of classes including demonstrating with teaching aids, completing required administrative paperwork and maintaining technical competence and skills.  The work may also involve traveling to remote locations, providing classroom and field instruction. This position reports to the Executive Programs Training Manager.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (equivalency:  will consider an Associate’s degree with six years of experience in a leadership role at the local, state or federal level in any combination of the following areas: fire, law enforcement, public health, healthcare, emergency medical services, emergency management, public works, public safety, hazardous materials, public information, the military, and/or government administration or a High School Diploma/GED with eight years of experience in a leadership role at the local, state or federal level in any combination of the following areas: fire, law enforcement, public health, healthcare, emergency medical services, emergency management, public works, public safety, hazardous materials, public information, the military, and/or government administration)

  • Four years’ experience in a leadership role at the local, state, or federal level in any combination of the following areas: fire, law enforcement, public health, healthcare, emergency medical services, emergency management, public works, public safety, hazardous materials, public information, the military, and/or government administration. 

  • Three years’ experience in public and media relations

  • Two years’ experience in adult education and/or training and a background in training concepts and programs

Required Licenses/Certifications: 

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • U.S. Passport (or ability to obtain one in six months)

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university  

  • Seven or more years of experience in a leadership role at the local, state or federal level in any combination of the following areas: fire, law enforcement, public health, healthcare, emergency medical services, emergency management, public works, public safety, hazardous materials, public information, the military, and/or government administration.

  • Three or more years of experience in adult education and/or training and a background in training concepts and programs.

  • Served as a Public Information Officer in an actual crisis

  • Completion of IS700, 800, ICS 100-200, IS702.a

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to support training delivery for up to 8-10 hours/day (standing)

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing

  • Ability to regularly use standard office and presentation equipment such as computer, keyboard, projector and printer

  • Ability to lift, carry, load or unload up to 50 lbs. of instructional materials

  • Physical conditioning consistent with setting up classrooms and movement of training equipment

  • 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 of the Joint Information System (JIS) and Joint Information Center (JIC)

  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with clients and staff

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Knowledge of adult learning theories and learning styles

  • Ability to effectively use computers and a variety of media to present course material

  • Knowledge of media production, communication and dissemination techniques and methods

  • Excellent small group facilitation and team building skills

  • Working knowledge of office software and instructional programs   

  • Knowledge of principles and methods for teaching and instructing individuals and groups   

  • Skilled in utilizing various learning and active listening strategies   

  • Ability to orally comprehend and express information and use inductive and deductive reasoning

  • Ability to facilitate and adapt course and course content

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others

Equipment:

  • Standard office equipment: computer, keyboard, multifunctional printer, telephone

  • Training equipment

Notifications: 

  • This position is security-sensitive

  • This position may require up to 50 % or more travel.

  • This position may require work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends.

  • This position allows telecommuting per TEEX guidelines.

  • This is a wage position established to accommodate a temporary organizational need. As such, TEEX does not guarantee any set number of hours or length of employment in this role. This position should average one to two course deliveries a month. 

  • This position requires compliance with state and federal laws/codes and Texas A&M University System/TEEX regulations and procedures.

  • This position is funded from grant and/or contract funding, which is renewed through provisions of the grantor of the contract. Therefore, this position is contingent upon continuation of funding from these grants and/or contracts, as well as satisfactory job performance.

  • All tasks and job responsibilities must be performed safely without injury to self or others in compliance with System and Agency safety requirements.

Essential Duties, Tasks, and Percentages: 

Training/Course Delivery – 80%:

  • Serves as a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certified instructor and delivers course instruction and provides technical assistance as necessary

  • Travel across the country and US Territories as assigned by the training manager to provide classroom instruction

  • Arrives before the course is scheduled to ensure the classrooms and training areas are prepared for the delivery and are set up in a safe manner

  • Follows approved curriculum course outlines and timelines

  • Performs all course exercises as explained in the Instructor Guide

  • Ensures all participants have achieved the terminal learning objectives of the course

  • Assists in recording participant input and due outs as necessary

  • Assists in setting up and breaking down the classroom

  • Ensures training materials, training aids, and classrooms are secured upon the completion of the course

  • Interacts in a positive/respectful manner with fellow staff members and customers

  • Actively works with the Lead instructor to promote instructor continuity

  • Maintains subject matter expertise on topics of instruction

  • Presents lessons in a positive manner using adult learning principles

  • Ensures all aspects of lessons and activities are covered

Course Development/Review – 10%:

  • Actively participates in the update or review of a course

  • Helps revise and update existing course materials as necessary

  • Assists with the research and development of new course material

  • Reviews new instructional material to determine relevance with current courses

Fiscal Responsibilities – 10%:

  • Makes sound fiscal decisions while making travel arrangements

  • Completes required administrative work to include travel submissions and time/effort paperwork accurately by designated date and time, in accordance with Division, Agency and Program Requirements

Other Duties:

  • Performs additional work duties as assigned

  • Maintains and safeguards assigned divisional equipment and property

  • Completes all required Texas A&M University System training within the due dates

  • Wears appropriate professional attire

  • Represents TEEX in a positive and professional light


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