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Part-Time Skills Instructor, Fire Science

Part-Time Skills Instructor, Fire Science

location9191 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77433, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/4/2024
Part Time

Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position.  A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Foster Belonging
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning

The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For®" is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College has been recognized in multiple categories.

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-CyFair

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 80,000+ students each semester. LSC has been named a 2023 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College.

Located in suburban northwest Houston in the heart of the CyFair Community, the college provides a full range of offerings including unique programs in fire science technology, logistics management and sonography. Since opening our award winning campus in 2003, the college has experienced record growth and supports an exciting learning environment that brings together state-of-the-art technology and active, collaborative learning.

Location address is 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433.

Job Description

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

Part time Fire Science Skills Instructors work with Faculty/Instructors to provide students with hands-on experience in a controlled laboratory environment.  Assists Faculty/Instructors in providing learning activities and support that will lead to the achievement of course objectives. Primary responsibility is to assist in teaching course material within the curriculum in a manner that facilitates student learning.

Skills Instructors are hired on an as-needed basis, and may not work more than 19.5 hours per week. Schedule may include days or evenings with occasional weekends as assigned, depending on the needs of the department.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Primary responsibility is to supervise and assist in skills instruction for students within the Fire Science Program
  • Under the supervision of a Faculty member or Instructor, teaches and coaches Cadets and/or Firefighters within the Fire Science Program
  • Maintains regular communication and coordination with course instructor(s)
  • Assists in fire service-related skill evolutions and/or scenarios
  • Submits student learning reports and grade sheets.  Completes other paperwork as requested by Instructor, which may include but is not limited to time sheets, program evaluations, and student evaluations
  • Remains informed of new technologies in Fire Science and approaches to learning
  • Notifies the Instructor incidents in the classroom or lab environment and provides regular reports of student progress
  • Monitors laboratory safety protocols
  • Assists in maintaining program equipment and facilities as needed
  • Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to mentor students in the lab setting
  • Broad knowledge of Fire Sciences and the ability to handle the day-to-day operations of the Fire Sciences lab
  • Ability and commitment to work collaboratively
  • Commitment to the mission of the comprehensive community college
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and computer skills
  • Commitment to quality service to students
  • Ability to manage and lead change

PHYSICAL ABILITIES:  

  • Frequent lifting of equipment ¿ may include above the head; ability to lift and carry 100 pounds
  • Frequent standing for long periods of time
  • Have a concept of time and ability to record seconds, minutes, and hours from a watch or clock
  • Ability to listen to an individual speak through a radio and be able to respond in an audible and intelligible manner
  • Ability to walk and work in small spaces, various weather conditions, and various physical environments
  • Tactile and visual ability sufficient for physical assessment

WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:  

  • Work schedule varies, Monday thru Thursday, days and evenings
  • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment as well as all equipment generally used in Fire Science professions
  • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards as well as in Fire Science labs where safety precautions must be observed at all times

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • High School Diploma or GED and at least 3 year of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection Level I Instructor or Fire Education Specialist Level I  or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) in Fire Service Instructor 1 or higher
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection Field Examiner
  • Texas Department of Health Emergency Care Attendant (ECA) or higher

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Teaching experience
  • Three years of experience as a firefighter with a 911 service provider
Salary

Hourly Pay Rate is $27.20.

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment, excellent work/life balance, tuition waiver, participation in a tax deferred retirement plan and more.

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How to Apply

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year.  By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

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More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.