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Instructional Associate - Construction Technology
Coast Community College District

Date Posted Jul. 5, 2018
Title Instructional Associate - Construction Technology
University Coast Community College District
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Costa Mesa, CA
    United States
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Vocational/Technical
Under the direction of the Division Dean, Technology, to tutor and assist students in courses being conducted under the laboratory method of instruction; to assist the instructor in preparation of instruction and various classroom activities; to perform related work as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
a. Assist with laboratory displays and lessons.
b. Set-up and oversee laboratory experiments, mixing, and dispensing chemicals, setting up equipment, dispensing equipment, checking student work, checking in equipment and materials, and maintaining student records.
c. Answer student questions, provide information on resources available to students, and encourage student participation.
d. Develop additional laboratory exercises and supplemental materials to aid in student comprehension of course work.
e. Present information in a logical, accurate, and interesting manner; explain and/or demonstrate using instructional aids.
f. Direct students/laboratory student assistants in laboratory maintenance and course work procedures.
g. Demonstrate and maintain check on safety procedures in laboratory class situations.
h. Direct students in emergency procedures and observe/enforce shop, laboratory, and student rules.
i. Make minor repairs and adjustments to laboratory equipment.
j. Maintain laboratory equipment and facilities, and recommend maintenance needs to appropriate departments.
k. Develop and coordinate laboratory schedules.
l. Operate audio visual equipment.
m.Consult with vendors regarding supplies, materials, and equipment needs; places orders.
n. Grade tests, laboratory exercises and experiments, and homework.
o. May operate district vehicles.
p. Perform other job duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Physical Demands

Knowledge of:
1. Subject matter to be taught, including:
a. Principles, theories, and practices of electronics.
b. Electronic fabrication and assembly, including solder and de-solder simple electronic connections.
c. Electronic test equipment (voltmeters, ammeters, oscillators, oscilloscopes).
2. Supplies and equipment to be used in classroom and laboratory situations including electronic parts (resistors, capacitors, transistors, diodes, and TTL logic chips).
3. English usage including grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.

Ability to:
4. Effectively assist and tutor students.
5. Assess student achievement, and generate enthusiasm for learning.
6. Use independent judgment and work within minimum supervision.
7. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including giving and understanding directions.
8. Maintain accurate records and prepare reports.
9. Oversee the work of others.
10. Perform basic clerical duties and work with statistical data.
11. Perform various mathematic calculations, including algebra and trigonometry.
12. Operate audio visual equipment.
13.Perform basic electronic troubleshooting using a volt-ohm-milliamp meter, oscilloscope, and logic probe.
14. Read, understand, interpret, and apply department and college rules and policies and technical materials relating to the laboratory with sound judgment.
15. Plan, organize, and schedule a variety of activities.
16. Operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices and possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver's License.

Education and Experience:
17. Must have completed at least two years of college-level coursework in related subject areas (electronics assembly and/or instrumental trouble shooting).
18. No less than one year experience in an instructional environment as tutor, teaching assistant or similar position, preferably in a technical subject.
19. Or, any combination of education and experience that would provide the required qualifications.
Conditions of Employment
This is a full time, 12 month per year position. The normal hours of work are to be arranged between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.

The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment. The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910).

The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individual's interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

All movement on the salary schedule will occur July 1 of each year for all classified employees.

Additional Information
Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Electronic applications may be completed by visiting Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.

All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.

Application Requirements:
To be considered for employment you must submit a complete application packet. A complete application packet includes:
A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application.
A current resume (as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
A cover letter (as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
Answers to all supplemental questions (please provide clear and thorough responses as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not paste your resume, or put "see resume" or "N/A").
You have been asked to prepare a materials list and funding requirement for three identical courses that will be offered next semester. The course requires a test kit ($10/each), a tool kit ($12/each), a pair of hand gloves ($3/pair), and protective eye goggles ($15/dozen or $2/each) for each student in class. Each class has a capacity of 25 students. The California State tax rate is 6.00%. Orange County tax rate is 0.25%. Costa Mesa has no additional sales tax rate. And, the Special tax rate is 1.50%. Add 12% to materials for handling. Compute the funding required to purchase the materials for next semester. Please submit your answer as Excel spreadsheet with file name: "Materials Funding .xls".

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate "n/a" (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate the job you are applying to and your name.

Disability Accommodations: If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 OR (714) 438-4716.

Indoor and outdoor office, classroom, and laboratory environments where safety considerations exist that must be observed and enforced.
Some positions may experience exposure to heavy equipment, potentially hazardous fumes and/or chemicals, and or excessive noise levels.
Classroom and laboratory environments may be outside and subject to adverse or inclement weather.
Work shifts may vary based upon needs of the institution, class offerings, and/or the work schedules of others.

Requires sufficient ambulatory ability to walk, stand, bend, stoop, squat, or sit for extended periods of time and sit or stand at a workstation for intermittent periods of time.
Requires sufficient arm, hand, and finger dexterity in order to use a personal computer keyboard and other office equipment and hand and finger dexterity to complete field repairs or repairs at a workbench.
Requires the intermittent ability to lift, pull, or push lightweight (up to 50 pounds) materials and equipment around classroom/laboratory area and surroundings and into and out of storage or filing areas.
Requires normal hearing and speaking skills to communicate with staff and students in one-on-one and small group settings, and to distinguish sound prompts from equipment.
Requires visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens and to observe and evaluate students as they perform or complete tests in classroom, laboratory, and tutorial settings.
Ability to work extended hours.

The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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