Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
45398 01 ED S4 C 812-06 07/15/2023
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JOB CODE: 45398

DEFINITION: This is professional education work providing vocational instruction in a technical or occupational field at the Department of Labor and Industry’s Commonwealth Technical Institute at the Hiram G. Andrews Center.

An employee in this job educates students in a technical or occupational field. Work involves separating skills of a specific technical or occupational nature into teaching units to provide organized individual and group instruction in a physical, virtual, or online environment. Work includes researching, developing, evaluating, and adapting courses of study and lesson plans and presenting educational materials using a variety of applications, equipment, and techniques to accommodate students with disabilities. Work also includes evaluating student potential, working toward established Individual Plans for Employment, and integrating activities with other facility disciplines to provide comprehensive student services. Supervision is provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Instructor Supervisor through observation, directives, meetings, and ongoing evaluation of program effectiveness.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

• Provides in-depth instruction in the theoretical and practical aspects of a specific technical or occupational curriculum to students on an individual or group basis.

• Researches, develops, and evaluates methods for adapting equipment and techniques to accommodate students with disabilities.

• Develops curriculum materials and teaching techniques and strategies to attain optimal results with students.

• Prepares and adapts instructional activities to meet the needs of students with special learning requirements.

• Develops and maintains accurate records on student progress, attendance, and related information.

• Assists supervisory and administrative staff in developing, implementing, and evaluating new programs.

• Maintains knowledge of industry standards to ensure program curricula, equipment, and other instructional materials remain current and meet industry standards.

• Uses current technology and teaching techniques and strategies to provide instruction in physical, virtual, or online environments.

• Collaborates with other facility disciplines to provide comprehensive and person-centered service delivery to students.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of the technical or occupational principles in the specialty area to be taught.

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

• Knowledge of person-centered approaches to service delivery.

• Knowledge of the use and functionality of Microsoft Office Suite software.

• Ability to research current principles and practices of vocational education and develop comprehensive educational plans.

• Ability to research and teach current curricula, course outlines, lesson plans, and individualized learning plans for students.

• Ability to instruct students in the specialty area to be taught.

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

• Ability to research, develop, administer, and score various specialty area assessments.

• Ability to complete learning records, reports, and other documentation on students being taught.

• Ability to recognize the need for accommodations and adaptions, and to develop and adapt methods, equipment, materials, and instructional techniques to accommodate students' special needs.

• Ability to organize and promote a positive learning environment and to maintain discipline and order.

• Ability to implement safety precautions in the learning environment.

• Ability to perform research and develop new course materials and techniques.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities)

• Three years of practical work experience in subject area taught.


• Certain positions require an educational background equal to or exceeding the maximum credential offered in that program.

• Certain positions require an active license or credential as determined by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.