Agency Instructor – Public Information Officer

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS

Job Title

Agency Instructor – Public Information Officer

Agency

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

Department

Emergency Services Training Institute

Proposed Minimum Salary

$45.00 hourly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Temporary/Casual Staff (Fixed Term)

Job Description

General Summary: 

The Public Information Office Instructor delivers and conducts, on an as needed part-time basis, training courses as a part of the Homeland Security National Training Program cooperative agreement. Participates in the development, planning, and delivery of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s (TEEX) public information officer related courses. Follows approved curriculum course outlines and timelines and performs all course exercises as explained in the Instructor Guides. Actively participates in the updating and revising of a course as a team member in the curriculum development process and review new instructional materials as requested. Maintains records, reports, and documentation of activities during each course delivery. Classroom and topic preparation, delivery of classes including demonstrating with teaching aids, completing required administrative paperwork, and maintaining technical competence and skills. May also involve traveling to remote locations and 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, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Five 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 to include three years of experience in public and media relations.

  • One year of experience in adult education and/or training and a background in training concepts and programs.

Required Licenses/Certifications: 

  • 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.

  • Served as the Public Information Officer in an actual crisis.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Four or more years of experience working with or representing underserved, underrepresented, vulnerable, or marginalized populations.

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

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to move light and moderately weighted objects with or without assistance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of adult learning theories and learning styles.

  • Ability to effectively use computers.

  • Ability to use a variety of media to present course material.

  • Excellent small group facilitation and team building skills.

  • Ability to effectively communicate.

  • Ability to interact with clients and staff positively and professionally.

  • Knowledge of basic office software and instructional programs.

  • Knowledge of principles 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.

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

Equipment:

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

  • Training equipment.

Notifications: 

  • This position is security sensitive.

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

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

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

  • Ability to travel independently to other and/or remote locations by driving a personal or TEEX vehicle and/or flying on commercial airlines.

  • This position allows telecommuting per TEEX guidelines.

  • 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.

  • 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 requires domestic and international travel.

Essential Duties, Tasks, and Percentages:  

Training Course Delivery – 75%

  • Travels as needed to conduct training courses as assigned.

  • Ensures all training materials are prepared before class and secured at the completion of class.

  • Follows approved curriculum course outline.

  • Completes required administrative work.

  • Responsible for delivering various courses within Executive Programs. 

  • Prepares course material and classroom.

  • 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.

  • Participate as a Subject Matter Expert as needed.

  • Assists in course development and review as needed.    

Training Documentation – 20% 

  • Collects forms at the start of class, ensures students sign the attendance roster.

  • Maintains appropriate student activity documentation.

  • Ensures course evaluations are collected and returned as instructed by program manager.

  • Completes all required course documents in a timely manner.

Fiscal Responsibility – 5%           

  • Submits time sheets and travel forms and receipts within the required time frame.

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

Other Requirements

  • Represents Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) in a professional and positive light.

  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

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/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.



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