Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Agency Instructor I – WMD / IM Programs in College Station, Texas

Job Title

Agency Instructor I – WMD / IM Programs

Agency

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

Department

Emergency Services Training Institute

Proposed Minimum Salary

$4,791.00 monthly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

As a member of the Incident Management training team, the Agency Instructor I will be responsible for teaching various courses within the incident management program. The Instructor I will utilize his or her knowledge of adult learning theories and learning styles to maximize learner success and ensure overall effectiveness of the course instruction. He/she will use a variety of media to present course materials. The Instructor I will also modify course curriculum, when necessary, to meet learner needs. The Instructor I will be expected to perform as the lead instructor for the deliveries of the various Incident Management program courses.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Four years of experience in incident management and or emergency response. (*Six years’ experience with an Associate's degree or Eight years’ experience with a high school diploma or GED).

  • Two years of experience adult education and/or training.

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Completion of IS 700, IS 800, ICS 100, ICS 200 training and certification

Other Requirements:

  • ICS-300 and 400 since 2006 or within 60 days of employment

  • U.S. Passport within 6 months of employment

  • Completed all requirements for becoming a "NDPC Certified Instructor within 6 months of employment or possess other equivalent certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in emergency management, criminal justice, fire science, safety, education or business.

  • Recent CBRNE/WMD operations training; exercise design and evaluation experience, emergency response planning, or emergency management experience and training

  • Preferred Certifications:

  • Completion of or enrolled in an emergency response professional certification program; such as TAMU Certified Training Professional, Fire Service or Law Enforcement Instructor I, Certified Emergency Manager, etc.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to travel; Ability to move training equipment containers of up to 50 pounds; Able to stand for extended periods in a classroom environment; Ability to operate standard office equipment, i.e., computer, keyboard, telephone.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of incident command operations in emergency response settings as well as emergency operations center /multi-agency coordination center operations.

  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to positively and professionally interact with clients and staff.

  • Knowledge of basic office software and instructional programs.

  • Knowledge of principles and methods for teaching and instructing individuals and groups.

  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods.

  • Skilled in utilizing various learning and active listening strategies.

  • Ability to orally comprehend and express information and use inductive and deductive reasoning.

Notifications:

  • This position is security-sensitive.

  • This position is eligible for telecommuting.

  • This position is funded from grant and/or contract funding, which is renewed through provisions of the grantor of the contract. Therefore, this position is contingent upon continuation of funding from these grants and/or contracts, as well as satisfactory job performance.

  • This position requires moderate travel, which may include domestic and international travel.

Essential Duties & Tasks:

Instructs various Incident Management program courses. 50%

Ensures that the classroom is prepared for class delivery and that the delivery of the course is efficiently and effectively presented. Prepares travel claims and ensures that they are submitted in a timely fashion at the conclusion of the training.

Assists in the development and/or revision of the various incident management program courses as required. 25%

Researches, develops and writes new instructional material in support of the IM program and/or update materials in support of other incident management related courses. Assists with the research and development of lesson plans, outlines, training aids, manuals and scenarios for practical application. Creates or updates PowerPoint presentations and /or other graphic training aids. Ensures that new instructional materials are reviewed as they become available to determine relevance with current courses. Serve as the lead in monitoring changes in national

incident management doctrine and trends that could impact current and future courses delivered by the IM program.

Serves as lead instructor for the various incident management program courses. 15%

Ensures that each course is fully coordinated with the receiving jurisdiction; to include, preparing and shipping all required course materials, coordinating teaching assignments with full-time and adjunct instructors, and coordinating travel and lodging for the instructor team prior to departure. Prepares class records and After Action Reports and ensures that they are submitted in a timely fashion at the conclusion of the training.

Attend professional development training. 5%

Participates in a minimum of 8 hours of professional development activities specifically targeted at improving your instructional techniques (not subject matter) per year.

Perform additional program / division responsibilities. 5%

Actively participant in team meetings and events. Follows all dress codes associated with your work activity (i.e. Travel, workshop, in office, etc.). Positively interact with fellow staff members.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is an internationally recognized leader in the delivery of emergency response, homeland security, workforce training and exercises, technical assistance, and economic development. Last year, TEEX served more than 173,000 people from every U.S. state and territory and 81 countries worldwide.

TEEX operates a comprehensive emergency preparedness campus, which includes some of the world’s top training facilities in the Brayton Fire Training Field, Disaster City® and the Emergency Operations Training Center, as well as state-of-the-art facilities for public utilities, law enforcement, and unexploded ordnance training. As part of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium and home to the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center, TEEX has been a leader in homeland security training since 1998. The agency also sponsors the state’s elite urban search and rescue team, Texas Task Force 1, standing ready to respond at a moment’s notice in times of disaster.

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 458-6801.

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