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Date: Jul 24, 2021

Location: OKEECHOBEE, FL, US, 34972

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Requisition No: 290721 

Agency: Department of Corrections


Position Number: 70010189 

Salary:  $32,696.82 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 08/04/2021 


Vocational Teacher EJT – 70010189

This advertisement is for a Career Service Vocational Teacher-EJT Manufacturing position located at Okeechobee Correctional Institution in the Education Department.

Salary: $32,696.82 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.


  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of a vocational area.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of curriculum development including special needs.
  • Skill in operating necessary equipment specific to the vocational subject.
  • Ability to teach vocational courses to individuals in a group setting.
  • Ability to develop appropriate curriculums.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules regulations, policies and procedures relating to vocation instruction.
  • Ability to listen effectively.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.


Please note, when submitting a college/university degree, if selected for this position official transcripts will be required.

  • A high school diploma or its equivalent and six years’ experience in the vocation (or directly related to the vocation) being taught; or A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of occupational experience in the vocation (or directly related to the vocation) being taught; or additional education or training may substitute on a year-for-year basis for up to four (4) years of the required experience as described above.
  • Possess or be eligible to apply for a State of Florida Educator's Certificate.
  • You must have six or more years of experience in the Vocation that is being taught.
    • SPECIAL NOTE:  Non-certified applicants must possess a State of Florida Educator’s Certificate or a Florida School District/Florida Department of Corrections issued educator's certificate in the vocational area within 12 months of hire.  State of Florida or Department of Corrections Educator’s Professional Certificate must be obtained in the vocational area prior to the expiration of the Temporary Certificate.

Desirable characteristics include: Self-motivated, hard-working individual, with a strong ability to deal with people in a positive manner. Experience in service delivery is preferred.

Support of knowledge, skills, and abilities should be demonstrated on the application, 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. 

Nearest Major Market: Okeechobee