Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
4538I 01 ED S4 C 566-25 04/01/2001
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A - Appliance Repair 4538A
B - Automotive Mechanical Repair 4538B
C - Building Maintenance 4538C
D - Jewelry 4538D
E - Offset Printing Technology 4538E
F - Small Gas Engine Repair 4538F
G - Upholstering 4538G
H - Watch Repair 4538H
I - Woodworking Technology 4538I

DEFINITION: This is professional education work in providing vocational instruction in a trade, at the Hiram G. Andrews Center, Department of Labor and Industry.

An employee in this class teaches a number of subjects in one specific trade to students with one or more disabilities. Students without disabilities may also be taught. Work involves separating known skills of a specific trade into teaching units to provide organized individual and group instruction through the development and use of currently accepted educational materials, such as a course of study and lesson plans including lecture, demonstration, audio-visual and hands-on application techniques. Duties include constant evaluation of student potential working toward established or adjusted Individual Written Rehabilitation Plans/Individual Education Plans and integrating activities with other institutional disciplines to provide complete student service. Work also involves researching, developing, and evaluating methods for adapting machinery, equipment, and techniques to compensate for student disabilities. Duties may include assisting new instructors in the preparation of lesson material and handling special teaching situations. Supervision is received from a Vocational Rehabilitation Instructor Supervisor through observation, directives, meetings, and constant evaluation of program effectiveness.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Provides in-depth instruction in the theoretical and practical aspects of a specific trade to students on an individual or group basis.

Provides instruction in the general repair of all types of household appliances.

Provides instruction in the diagnosis of malfunctions in and repair of engines; fuel, electrical, cooling, and brake systems; and drive train and suspension systems.

Provides instruction in the maintenance and repair of residential and apartment buildings, and office and other commercial buildings.

Provides instruction in the design, manufacture, and repair of jewelry.

Provides offset printing instruction and laboratory experience in all phases of graphic arts and techniques.

Provides instruction in the repair of a variety of small gasoline engines used on portable power equipment such as lawn and garden equipment, chain saws, outboard motors, roto tillers, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, and motorcycles.

Provides instruction and laboratory experience in all aspects of furniture and automotive upholstering.

Provides instruction in the general repair of all types of watches and time keeping devices.

Provides instruction in all phases of woodworking, from milling rough lumber up to and including the construction of a finished product.

Researches, develops, and evaluates methods for adapting machinery, equipment, and techniques to make appropriate adaptations to compensate for students with special needs.

Develops curriculum materials and teaching techniques to obtain optimum results with students.

Assists instructors in preparing and adapting instructional activities to meet the needs of special teaching situations.

Maintains records of progress of individual students.

Develops and maintains accurate attendance and other records, and provides administration with information as requested.

Assists the supervisory and administrative staff in program development, evaluation, and implementation.

Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.

Performs related work, as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the current methods, equipment and materials used in teaching a specific trade at the adult level, and an understanding of how these can be adapted to meet the needs of students.

Knowledge of the specific trade to be taught.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions common to the specialty area taught.

Knowledge of the principles of vocational education.

Knowledge of the principles and practices used in developing comprehensive educational plans.

Ability to design course outlines, lesson plans, and individualized learning plans for students.

Ability to instruct students in the specialty area taught.

Ability to learn to design and develop curricula.

Ability to evaluate the performance and progress of students through work assignments, tests, and observation.

Ability to prepare, administer, and score various specialty area tests.

Ability to complete learning records for students and other reports and forms.

Ability to develop and adapt extraordinary techniques of instruction to meet students' special needs.

Ability to organize and promote an office-laboratory-classroom environment, and to maintain discipline and order.

Ability to implement safety precautions in the office-laboratory classroom environment.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, associates, and other institutional personnel.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to assist in research and development of new course materials and techniques.

Ability to recognize the need for adaptations to machinery, equipment and techniques to resolve teaching problems presented by the special needs of students, and to implement better teaching

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Two years of journey level experience in the specific trade to be taught; and one year of training or instructing. Eighteen college level credits in vocational education teaching courses may be substituted for the one year of training or instructing;


A bachelor degree in vocational education in the specialty area to be taught.