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Job Details

  • Job ID: 4000829
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : December 28, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description

HVAC-R and Refrigeratoin CTE Teacher 

2022-2023 School Year Vacancy



Job Goal:  To instruct young students in HVAC-R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) theory & practical application in preparation for career readiness and college.


Somerville High School's mission, Center for Career & Technical Education, is to provide a unique opportunity for all of its students to acquire career skills-both academic and vocational enabling them to compete successfully in a technologically advanced economy. Through a blend of academic and vocational instruction, applied learning, and worksite experience, our students acquire the career skills and academic knowledge to ensure success in their chosen career and post-secondary education



  • 74 Massachusetts DESE license in HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration) or possess the following minimum requirements to obtain license
  • High School diploma or the equivalent.
  • 5 years of fulltime-employment experience directly related to heating-ventilation-air conditioning-refrigeration.
  • Possession of current Section 608 EPA certification at the universal level.
  • Passing score of at least 70% on each test (written test performance test) in heating-ventilation-air conditioning-refrigeration.

One of the following:

  • Achieve a passing score on the Vocational Technical Literacy Skills Test.
  • Achieve a passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills Test.


  • Plan organize and provide appropriate learning experiences within assigned area of responsibilities.
  • Teach technical skills and knowledge to provide students with the competence to become skilled in their field.
  • Develop lesson plans and organize class time so that demonstration, instruction, hand-on practice, review and final activities can be accomplished within the allotted time.
  • Continuously improves the instruction, curriculum, and equipment so the CTVE area is current with all trends in the field is fully and properly preparing students for available and emerging jobs.
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conductive to learning and appropriate to the student’s maturity and interests of the students.
  • Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
  • Guides the learning process towards the achievement of curriculum goals and in harmony with the goals, establishes clear objective for all lessons, units and projects to communicate these objectives to students.
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy regulation.
  • Strives to maintain and improve professional competence especially as relates to the specific assignment and students grade and subject area appropriateness.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with others.
  • Establishes and maintains open line of communication with students, colleagues, and parents concerning both broad academic/vocational and behavioral progress of the assigned students.
  • Other duties deemed necessary by the Superintendent/Director or designee.

Position Reports to:  The School Principal and Assistant Principal of the Center for Vocational and Technical Education 


Terms of Employment:

  • As per the Somerville Educators Association, Unit A Collective Bargaining Agreement

Position Reports to:    The School Principal and Assistant Principal of CTE


The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Career Education > Major Appliance Repair
    Career Education > Plumbing & Heating
  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Central HR
    • 8 Bonair St.
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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