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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3500593
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 20, 2021
  • Starting Date: August 1, 2021

Job Description

Job Status:  All Applicants
Job Title:  Secondary CTE Teacher - Diesel Technology /Heavy Equipment
Location:  Swan Falls High School
Reports To:  Principal and CTE Administrator
Calendar:  Certified
Hours:  Full Time
Salary:  Placed on the certified salary schedule
Benefits:  Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Public Employees Retirement System
Job Summary:          

Heavy Equipment -Diesel Technology is a program designed to prepare students with skills for the field maintenance of heavy equipment, and in general maintenance and overhaul of such equipment. Heavy equipment/diesel includes instruction in:

Inspection, maintenance, and repair of tracks, wheels, and brakes.

Operating controls, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, electrical circuitry, and engines. 

Techniques of welding and brazing. 

This program also includes training students in applied communications, and employability skills including leadership, human relations, and safe efficient work practices.  SkillsUSA is the official Career & Technical Student Organization through which much of this training is completed.


Instructors must carry ASE certification credentials or equivalent military experience in the eight instructional areas. Instructional areas can be viewed at : 

The teacher must be certified, or be able to certify,  as a Career & Technical Education (CTE) instructor in Heavy Equipment/Diesel Technology with Idaho certification 6120 CTE OS - Diesel Engine (6-12).  This certification requires industry  or military experience that indicates applied competence in the majority of the following areas: knowledge of diesel engine service; preliminary inspection; identification and repair of vehicle components; preventative maintenance; and heavy equipment applications.

Positive public relations skills.

Demonstrated ability to accomplish the major duties listed below.

Candidates coming from industry, or military, who qualify for certification based on experience will be placed on a limited certification and have up to three years to earn their standard certificate while teaching.  This process requires completing some training or post-secondary credits connected with the Idaho State Division of Career and Technical Education.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

Successful experience working with students in a classroom setting that include varying ability levels, including at-risk students.

Provide instruction to all students using a variety of instructional strategies.

Committed to collaboration with counselors, administrators and other teachers on student needs and highly effective instructional practices.

Accommodate implementation of special services (IEP, 504) when applicable.

Participate in staff meetings, staff projects and professional staff development.

Commitment to a team approach in all aspects of educational programming.

Communicate effectively with parents and students.

Strong classroom management skills

Perform such school-related duties as assigned by the principal.

Be knowledgeable of, and uphold all policies pertaining to teachers and students as specified in district rules and regulations.

Demonstrate knowledge of subject matter competencies and/or skills to be presented to students.

Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students to the extent possible.

Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students within the limits of resources provided by the district.

Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals, establishing clear objectives for lessons, units, and projects and communicate these objectives to students.  Upon request of the immediate supervisor, show written evidence of preparation.

Use instructional materials adopted by the district and employ methods that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives.

Evaluate student progress on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.

Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.  Follow prescribed safety regulations.

Maintain accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.

Accept responsibility for extra-curricular activities and other duties as may be assigned to meet the needs of students.

Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication and cooperative relations with the administration, students, parents and colleagues.

Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees to plan instructional goals, objectives, and methods; assist in selection of instructional equipment and materials.

Strive to maintain and improve professional competence.

Know and follow district policy and chain of command.

Deal with students, parents, staff, and others in a positive, encouraging manner.

Act ethically and confidential in all aspects of employment.

Any other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively on the telephone and in person.

Sufficient vision or other powers of observation which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and review and prepare documents and file them in a prescribed order, and organize documents and materials.

Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to operate a personal computer and other office equipment. 

Sit for extended periods of time.

Walk and stand for extended periods of time.

Reach with hands and arms.

Occasionally lift and carry up to 20 pounds.

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  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Career Education > Automotive Body Repair
  • Job Requirements

    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • 711 E Porter Road
    • Kuna, Idaho 83634

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