HVAC and Plumbing Instructor

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Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
The Mission of the Idaho Department of Correction is to promote a safer Idaho by reducing recidivism.
The Idaho Department of Correction has a vacancy for a vocational program HVAC and Plumbing Instructor at the Idaho State Correctional Center. Programs offered to offenders are recognized achievements through certifications and are also recognized by employers and other educational entities. Applicants must be willing to work in a Correctional environment and the incumbent will be required to work in direct contact with offenders both one-on-one and in a group setting. The desirable incumbent should have experience in the mentioned vocational program and/or experience as a vocational instructor.
If you have previously applied for Instructor at IDOC or any other agency and are interested in the current opening then you must re-apply under this announcement. _Previous scores will not be used._ Hiring lists may be created from open competitive, IDOC Department Promotional, or Statewide promotional applicants.
Provide individual and group instruction in vocational skills to inmates in a state correctional facility
Determine educational goals and appropriate instructional methods
Develop curriculum, plan class activities and obtain supplies for class
Assess student needs and capabilities
Administer and interpret diagnostic tests
Evaluate student's progress and behavior and prepare reports
Counsel students regarding educational program and personal problems
Identify educational and behavioral objectives
Provide input to staff regarding educational and behavioral objectives
Coordinate student's vocational goals with overall educational program
Consult with other instructors on course development and student progress
Monitor student's behavior to maintain discipline and ensure safety and security of fellow students, self, staff, equipment, and materials
Consult with other agencies and organizations regarding student progress and behavior
Maintain student records and prepare conduct reports
Escort students to and from living units
Candidates must be eligible for an Idaho Standard Secondary Education Certificate; OR eligible for an Occupational Specialist Certificate; OR
Have a Bachelor's degree and two years experience teaching individuals in a group setting
Assessing client's needs and developing education plans which is typically gained by developing Individual Education Plans (IEP's), Employability Development Plans (EDP's), case plans and/or systematic evaluation of students or clients; experience reviewing documents and records; use of or education in standardized testing and measurement instruments; and knowledge of career development techniques, interest inventories, and aptitude testing instruments
Behavioral intervention and/or peer group interaction problem-solving techniques which are typically gained by having a counseling background, advanced counseling degree, or education or experience in applied behavioral intervention/problem solving techniques; education in social sciences, communication, or related areas
Adapting curriculum to meet adult offender needs which is typically gained by working with adults, high risk populations, or school drop-out; experience in life skills curriculum development; and experience in individualized instruction for special populations
Experience in HVAC and Plumbing; Vocational instructor experience in this area a plus
Currently employed with IDOC or at an adult correctional facility in Idaho
To be hired, candidates will have a history and background supportive of department mission goals and will be subject to:
Completing a Background Investigation Questionnaire and pre-employment drug testing
Having a federal and state criminal background check to include fingerprints
Having a history of law-abiding behavior
Felonies, misdemeanors, illegal drug usage, DUI's, adverse driving convictions and employment history may make you ineligible for employment
Non-hiring restrictions are in place for candidates who:
Have been convicted of Domestic Violence or similar types of violent behaviors
Have a dishonorable discharge from military service
Currently are using, dealing or are associated with illegal drugs
Have close friends or relatives under IDOC care & custody where the vacancy exists
Are currently under IDOC supervision or probation (must be released from IDOC supervision or probation for at least one year)
You will receive a score based on your education and experience in the answers to the exam. A minimum score of 56 is required to pass. Notification of your test results will be available online when the exam review process has been completed. All answers to the questions on the exam must be supported in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application.
For more detailed information regarding the requirements of this position please click on "" below. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen.
Click on any Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.
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Department of Correction under "Agencies"
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Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency. You must complete all items in the Application Checklist under General Information and Optional Information. This includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type/Shift, Skills, and Customized Resume.
For more information on the Idaho Department of Correction visit and for State of Idaho employee benefit information click on the link following the Salary range above where it says "Plus Competitive Benefits!"
Thank you for your interest in this exciting career opportunity!
Open for Recruitment: December 18, 2014 - January 5, 2015
Announcement #: 0
Location(s): Boise
Salary Range: $17.75 - $19.72 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

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