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Date: Oct 13, 2020

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Requisition No: 228264 

Agency: Department of Corrections


Position Number: 70009811 

Salary:  $32,696.82 - $72,718.43 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 10/26/2020 


Vocational Teacher – EJT - Heavy Equipment Operator – 70009811

This advertisement is for a position in the Education Department in the vocation of Heavy Equipment Operator at Hernando Correctional Institution.

Salary Range: $32,696.82 - $72,718.43 annually



The incumbent in this position is responsible for teaching the assigned vocational subject(s) to students at a correctional institution/facility. Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Plans, develops and conducts classes in the assigned subject(s).
  • Utilizes various teaching techniques and activities to assist students with their educational advancement.
  • Responsible for the supervision of inmates assigned to the class.
  • Conducts roll calls, counts and maintaining attendance records.
  • Ensures that order and discipline, tool control, and safety are maintained in the classroom and/or shop.
  • Continually evaluates students and makes determinations as to overall progress.
  • Administers grades and evaluates tests.
  • Counsels and advises individuals regarding their program progress, behavior or personal concern.
  • Participates in staff meetings, seminars and workshops to identify needed curriculum changes and to facilitate professional development.
  • Assists in budget preparation and processing purchase requests for the education program.
  • Supervises inmates in the classroom and manages safety and security of tools, supplies, and materials
  • Evaluates student work, counsel, and advises regarding progress.
  • Determines items to be ordered for yearly budget.


  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective verbal and written communication.
  • Knowledge of the principles and strategies of a vocational area.
  • Knowledge of the principles, and strategies of teaching.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of curriculum development including special needs.
  • Skill in operating necessary equipment specific to the vocational subject.
  • Skilled in teaching vocational courses to individuals in a classroom environment.
  • Skilled in developing appropriate curriculum and assignments.
  • Knowledge of effective instructional strategies.
  • Skilled in curriculum design.
  • Skilled in writing concise performance objectives that align with the required criterion reference tests.
  • Ability to utilize problem solving techniques.
  • Ability to develop appropriate curriculums.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to listen effectively.
  • Ability to plan organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Skilled at understanding and applying rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to vocational instruction.
  • Skilled in managing supplies, tools, and equipment to comply with safety requirements.
  • Knowledge in maintaining a safe and secure vocational classroom.
  • Skilled in teaching vocational courses to individuals in a group setting.


  • High school diploma or general education development (GED) diploma.
  • Six (6) years full-time experience in the vocation/trade (Heavy Equipment Operator) or a bachelor’s degree with official transcripts and 2 years’ experience in the vocation/trade (Heavy Equipment Operator) (or) additional education/training may substitute on a year for year basis for up to 4 years of the required experience.
  • Possess or eligible to apply for current State of Florida Educator’s Certificate.
  • Familiar with in practice and possess working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, especially Outlook, Word, Excel, and the capacity to learn in-house computer programs.

Support of knowledge, skills, and abilities should be demonstrated on the applicatin, in the education, in the work experience, in the work sample, in the interview and/or during reference checks.

If you are interested in this position and meet the above indicated qualification and have the desired education, knowledge and experience, please submit a State of Florida Application and resume through the People First system. If you experience problems applying on-line, please call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287.
Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the closing date.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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