HVAC SPECIALIST INSTRUCTOR/ADVISOR

Center of Employment Training
6295 Edsall Rd #220
Alexandria , VA 22312
United States

Category
Industry
Education
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
Some Travel

Job Description
DEFINITION
Under the supervision of the Center Director, performs technical training instruction in the HVAC Specialist skill competencies: Orientation to Safety, Hand Tools, Piping Systems, Electricity, Heating Systems, AC Systems, Refrigerant Recovery, Ductwork, Basic Computer Skills, and Employability Skills. Provides administrative support as required and participates in planning and coordinating student activities; participates in promoting the CET mission and initiatives and in the accomplishment of the organization’s goals.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (May include, but not limited to, the following):
1. Conducts classroom instruction using a variety of techniques and approaches — small group, individual training, etc.—on a daily basis.
2. Develops and integrates skill competencies, goals and objectives into lesson plans; demonstrates effective teaching methods and techniques.
3. Integrates and applies vocational English to daily lesson plans and hands-on training for limited English speaking students.
4. Prepares written materials and handouts that are descriptive, well-organized and legible. 5. Provides job preparation, resume writing, interviewing techniques and job retention instruction; integrates “hidden labor market” strategies.
6. Conducts skill informational sessions for prospective and new applicants.
7. Utilizes dynamic instructional approaches to engage all students in learning activities and may access multi-media tools to enhance training.
8. Maintains a professional, well-organized and stimulating atmosphere in the classroom/shop which is conducive to learning.
9. Interacts with students, co-workers and supervisors in a positive, cooperative and professional manner, so as to demonstrate to students a model of expected behavior on the job. Manages student behavior in the classroom/shop.
10.Conducts individual advising sessions; motivates students toward greater achievement in skill work performance and in maintaining good attendance. Promotes “self-help” attitudes and positive self-images.
11.Evaluates students’ progress in accordance with established standards and criteria. 12.Conducts student follow-ups with Job (J) status students and graduates at the required intervals, and forwards information to the MIS Department.
13.Plans and coordinates guest speakers and industry tours that enhance employment opportunities for students.
14.Maintains relations with Industrial Advisory Board and Technical Team members. 15.Collaborates with staff to assess student and program needs; works as a unit team member for the guidance and development of every student. 
16.Maintains confidential attendance records, student files, including progress reports that may be shared with sponsoring agents, complying with all federal and state laws regarding adherence to safeguards to protect confidential student data.
17.Utilizes software programs to analyze, process, record, retrieve and verify statistical data, and to prepare training materials.
18.Researches, evaluates, selects, and orders books, instructional aids, and equipment; maintains and secures required inventory.
19.Assists with planning and coordinating special projects and program events; participates in student recruitment activities and other CET initiatives.
20.Maintains technical skill knowledge by completing continuing education courses in his/her subject area, classroom management or other courses related to teaching as required. 21.Attends staff development trainings which may require overnight travel, as required. 22.Maintains good organization in the classroom or other work areas and adheres to safety standards. Conducts regular inspections of designated work areas and equipment and reports any hazardous or unsafe working conditions to their supervisor or safety committee. Works with other staff to conduct emergency disaster drills
23.Responds as the campus security authority as needed during a safety, security, emergency or disaster situation. 24.Performs other program related duties as required.
Job Requirements
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
 Knowledge of modern technology and field related terminology.
 Knowledge of principles of student advising and training methods and
techniques.
 Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate effectiveness of training and
achievement of program goals.
 Knowledge of computer equipment operations and various software programs
including, word processing, database management and spreadsheet
applications.
 Knowledge of current safety standards related to a classroom/shop and
commercial building environment.
 Exhibit sensitivity to a multicultural student population.
 Ability to work under pressure and exercise flexibility as needed. Act
independently and exercise sound judgement; maintain confidentiality in all
matters related to students.
 Effective oral and written communication skills.
 Ability to prepare and present reports and recommendations.
 Ability to analyze system reports to ensure accuracy and determine compliance
with established performance standards.
 Ability to meet performance standards, and to plan and execute corrective action
as needed.
 Ability to ensure accurate and timely preparation of various required
documentation.
 Ability to establish and maintain effective cooperative relationships.
 Ability to identify problems and develop creative solutions both independently
and in cooperation with others.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
CET shall employ instructors who possess the academic, experiential and professional
qualifications to teach, including a minimum of a high school diploma (or its equivalent)
and a minimum of three years of industry experience, education and training in current
practices of the subject area they are teaching or meets the equivalency of the minimum
qualifications in the technical area of instruction. Experience working with persons of
diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.

LICENSE/CERTIFCATES
Use of a personal or company vehicle for CET business may be necessary in the
performance of assigned duties such as attending meetings and events, recruiting,
transporting students, picking up materials, and running errands. The Human
Resources Department may request copies of a valid driver’s license and proof of
personal automobile insurance upon being hired and annually thereafter.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 71720, CET will not employ
or continue to employ any instructor or faculty who was adjudicated in any judicial or
administrative proceeding as having: (1) violated any provision of the California Private
Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (Cal. Educ. Code § 94800, et seq.) or its
implementing regulations (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 5, § 70000 et seq.); (2) committed an act
that would constitute grounds for denial of a license to instruct under California
Business and Professions Code, Section 480; (3) committed an act that would
constitute grounds for denial of a license to instruct in any other legal jurisdiction; or (4)
committed an act that would violate CET policy.
Criminal background checks are required for instructor applicants recommended for hire
or current employees who are transferred, promoted, reclassified, or reassigned to
instructor positions.

CONFIDENTIAL STATEMENT
All CET positions are required to maintain confidentiality, even after CET employment
ends, of all information about CET participants, employees and services. Federal and
State laws and regulations provide civil and criminal sanctions against personnel who
fail to enforce safeguards required to protect confidential student information/ records/
data.

WORKING CONDITIONS
In the capacity of instructional lecturing duties, position requires standing, sitting,
talking, walking, reaching, twisting, and turning. The hands-on technical demonstration
also requires bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, crouching, crawling (in confined
spaces on occasion), grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination when
using small hand tools. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading
reports and work related documents and using related office equipment, computer and
other media tools. The ability to lift, carry and push tools, equipment and supplies
weighing up to 75 pounds. The incumbent may be exposed to related chemicals and
products associated with HVAC work environment. The incumbent may also be required
to climb ladders, use power and noise producing tools and equipment. Some of these
requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and
requesting such accommodation. May be required to travel for periodic trainings or
CET business related activities.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CET will consider and hire qualified applicants without discrimination. CET maintains as
its staffing goal to recruit and maintain a workforce that reflects the diversity of the CET
community.
CET is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and it is the policy of CET to ensure
non-discrimination in its employment practices, including but not limited to, sexual (any
unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature); or non-sexual harassment (any unwelcome
conduct, verbal, written or physical); recruitment, hiring, promotion, demotion, training,
compensation, transfer, discipline or termination of any applicant or employee on the
basis of race, ethnic group identification, age, sex, religion, ancestry, political affiliation
or belief, transgender status, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin,
including Limited English Proficiency (LEP), citizenship status, Family and Medical
Leave, medical condition, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, reasonable
accommodation, genetic information, marital status, veteran/military status, or any other
protected groups, retaliation for participation in protected EEO activity, retaliation or any
other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance or regulation.
Employment related decisions must be made on merit, and not on discriminatory
factors.
The Human Resource Director has been designated the Equal Employment Opportunity
Officer. Inquiries concerning the application of federal and state laws and regulations
should be referred to the Human Resource Director.
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