Instructor, Firearms Technology

Flathead Valley Community College   Kalispell, MT   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 7, 2023
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JOB TITLE:             
Instructor, Firearms Technology

Trades and Industrial Arts

PAY GRADE:          

PAY RANGE:          
$3,900 to $4,600 per month depending on qualifications and experience, full-time, 10 or 12 mos. per year, benefit-eligible.  

Generous Benefits include:
  • Health/Vision, Dental, Life/ADD & Long-term Disability Insurance: Generous Employer contribution toward the cost of this benefit
  • Vacation Leave: Earn up to 15 days per year
  • Sick Leave: Earn up to 12 days per year
  • Holiday Leave: 12 per year
  • Retirement: Participates in MT Teacher's Retirement System; AND Employer match up to 7% for 403(b)
  • Tuition Waiver: Employee plus up to two legal dependents

Opened Until Filled

Provides instruction to students in the Industrial Machine and/or Firearms Technology program. 

  • Provides career-oriented instruction and support to students to assist them in the development and/or improvement of Machining and Firearms Technology skills.
  • Provides quality instruction by using effective lesson plan development and strategies.
  • Maintains and submits instructional records in accordance with requirements.
  • Attends meetings and participates in student and/or program assessment as directed.
  • Works with other staff on curriculum and instructional content, and effective uses of multimedia in the development of on-line and blended trades/technology, or on-campus courses.
  • Works professionally and collaboratively with college faculty and staff to aid with the successful student learning outcomes.
  • Maintains current knowledge of technology and instructional practices that relate to the use of technology.
  • Fosters positive student and community relations and participates in the recruiting of students.
  • Remains current in practices, trends and research related to areas of assignment.
  • Attends related trainings, workshops, and professional development.
  • Cross trains to perform other departmental and team functions; backfills for staff as needed.
  • Actively participates in the development of a climate that promotes and supports innovation and efforts to continuously improve services to students, faculty, and the College.
  • Creates and maintains a collaborative and collegial environment with colleagues and maintains effective working relationships.
  • Maintains professional ethics and confidentiality of students in accordance with applicable laws and policies.
  • Advances the mission of FVCC by serving on or convening committees and contributing in the community in college-related activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Reports to the Director of Trades and Industrial Art.
The Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education Policy 730 requires the following minimum qualifications for faculty in career and technical disciplines:
  • Three years’ experience in the occupation to be taught, OR
  • An equivalent number of years of postsecondary education in the career/technical discipline, combined with work experience in the career/technical discipline
  • Academic (AAS or certification) or professional credentials in Industrial Machine and/or Firearms Technology, Gunsmithing, or Welding
  • Five years of professional industry work experience in Industrial Machine and/or Firearms Technology
  • Experience teaching in higher education or at a secondary level
  • Ability to effectively teach content material
  • Ability to work within policies and procedures of FVCC                       
  • Ability and willingness to serve as an ambassador for the College by interacting appropriately with the college community and community
  • Ability to maintain effective and positive professional relationships      
  • Ability to follow and issue directions                                          
  • Demonstrated communication, technology, presentation, customer service and interpersonal skills    
  • Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds        
  • Ability to intermittently work non-traditional schedules including evenings, weekends, etc.
  • Ability to maintain regular and acceptable attendance levels                 
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality                                           
  • Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check                                                          
  • Ability to respond in the event of an emergency 
  • This is a Medium Duty job, according to the Selected Characteristics of Occupations Defined in the Revised Dictionary of Occupational Titles, U.S. Department of Labor and Industry.    Medium Duty involves exertion of 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds continuously to move objects.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.