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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3507694
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 26, 2021

Job Description

Job Description


Title:                Teacher of Agriculture/Agriculture Mechanics, Food and Natural Resources

Reports to:      Superintendent or Designee of Royal School District No. 160



Nature of Work


A teacher in Agriculture/Agriculture Mechanics, Food, and Natural Resources cluster must perform duties to facilitate a successful program.  It is the responsibility of the teacher to organize and conduct an instructional program that will include, but not limited to:


  • Improve the quality of Agriculture/Agriculture Mechanics, Food, and Natural Resources education instruction, counseling, management, and leadership to produce success for all students;
  • Use strategies for integrating Academic and Agriculture/Agriculture Mechanics, Food and Natural Resources education;

  • Contribute to the educational objectives of the public school system by providing information to agriculture/agriculture mechanics, food, and natural resources students about career pathways as a guide to achieving necessary skills for continued education and employment;

  • Provide students with educational and equitable experiences leading to career preparation, continued education, and employment;

  • Enhance youth leadership and FFA as an integral part of instruction;

  • Provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a global economy; and

  • Inform students about agriculture and agricultural literacy.

In order to accomplish these reponsibilities, the teacher will perform the following activities during and after school hours.


1. Instructional Program

The teacher will conduct an instructional program according to the State Board of Education rules as they relate to the full scope of the program being conducted. The basic curriculum and frameworks for each course shall be adhered to and:


  • Lesson plans prepared, in conformity with school policy, for all courses offered;
  • Instructional materials and instructional methods used to make teaching and learning effective; and


2. FFA/Leadership Development


The FFA is an integral part of the instructional program. The Agriculture/Agriculture Mechanics, Food, and Natural Resources department are expected to have an active FFA chapter. It is the duty of the teacher to serve as advisor for the local chapter. It is necessary that the teacher spend time in planning and conducting leadership, citizenship, and cooperative activities for students at the district, area, state, and national levels.



3. Supervised Agricultural/Agricultural Mechanics experience programs of all students who receive instruction. This will include, but not limited to:


  • Assisting students in selecting a program that fits their interests and abilities;
  • Maintain records: all students in Agriculture Science/Agriculture Mechanics and FFA should maintain records;
  • Making supervisory visits during school year and during summer month; and
  • Supervising the school laboratory (farm, feeding center, greenhouse, meats laboratory, etc.) used for students supervised agricultural experience.


4. Records and Reports


Prepare and submit FFA rosters, entries, registrations, etc. required by the local, district, area, state, and office promptly, and keep an accurate file copy of all records and reports.



5. Public and Professional Relations


Assume a responsible role in public and professional relations by actively participating in civic, professional, agricultural and other community organizations. Also keep the public informed as a part of the public relations program.



6. Professional Improvement

  • Continue professional growth by holding membership in professional organizations.
  • Regularly attend and participate in district and area in-service meeting.
  • Attend summer workshops that are designed to provide professional skills and information.
  • Attend Washington Association of Agricultural Educators (WAAE) conference for Agriculture/Agriculture Mechanics, Food, and Natural Resources Teachers.
  • Dress and conduct themselves in accord with professional standards.

7. Evaluation of ProgramEvaluation of the Agriculture/Agriculture Mechanics, Food, and Natural Resources program shall be done on an organized and annual basis. This can be accomplished by:

  • Developing program goals and objectives that are challenging and reasonably obtainable;
  • Evaluating outcomes of instruction;
  • Working with an advisory committee and others in determining improvements needed;
  • Making changes and adjustments when needed; and
  • Using the Agriculture/Agriculture Mechanics, Food, and Natural Resources Program Evaluation form.


8. Maintain Facilities and EquipmentMaintain facilities and equipment through the following activities;

  • Proper arrangement of classroom, shop, and laboratory;
  • Planning for and maintaining visual aids and references;
  • Ordering new equipment and supplies;
  • Coordinating the maintenance and repair of tools and equipment;
  • Establish and monitor school procedures for keeping classroom, shop, laboratory, office, and grounds neat and attractive at all times;
  • Shop and laboratory safety is taught and observed at all times. Safety items are available for student use and safety features have been installed and in working order on equipment; and
  • An annual inventory is taken of all tools, equipment, and supplies; and a copy given to the appropriate administrators.


9. Guidance


The teacher has a definite responsibility for providing information to students about career pathways as a guide to achieving necessary skills for continued education and employment. This may be done in cooperation with the guidance counselor.



10. Cooperative Activities


As a member of the local school faculty, the agricultural science/agricultural mechanics teacher is expected to cooperate fully with local administrators and keep them informed about the program. The teacher is also expected to work closely with local and county agricultural organizations/agencies.



11. Off Campus Supervision of Students


Supervise students at all off-campus activities such as conventions, contests, workshops, field trips, etc., associated with the agriculture, food, and natural resources program and the FFA.



12. Professional Ethics


Maintain professional and personal ethics in dealing with students, parents, community leaders, etc. You are a person of influence in the community.



13. Contract Guidelines


A program of activities for Agriculture/Agriculture Mechanics, Food, and Natural Resources will be submitted to the CTE director annually in August. Teacher will prepare a written summer plan and make it available to administrators to verify the teacher’s plans to conduct a continuing summer program of agriculture/agriculture mechanics, food, and natural resources.



14. Summer Programs


Teachers on an extended contract should maintain a summer program that includes FFA activities, teacher in-service, program development and educational activities. Teachers should work with their administration to develop and carry out these programs.



Terms of Employment


Starting Date:     2021-22 School Year                                                                                                                 

Salary:               Based on education and experience 2021-22 Salary Schedule

                         and a supplemental contract for up to 60 days.


NONDISCRIMINATION The Royal School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, Gary Brooks-Winston, Compliance Officer, 901 Ahlers Road, Royal City, WA 99357, (509) 346-2256,

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Career Education > Agriculture
    Career Education > Industrial Mechanics
  • Contact Information

    • Lara Synder
    • PO BOX 486 Royal City, WA 99357
    • Royal City, Washington 99357

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