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Date: Oct 16, 2020

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Requisition No: 249961 

Agency: Department of Corrections


Position Number: 70036178 

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

Posting Closing Date: 10/31/2020 


Academic Teacher – 70036178

This advertisement is a Career Service Academic Teacher located at New River Correctional Institution in the Education Department.

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. 
  • Maintain student folder for each enrolled student that contains a current Academic Education Plan (AEP) based upon the Department of Education Framework
  • Prescriptive material assignments appropriate to the level and needs of each student
  • Establishing and maintaining Record of the student’s progress, Samples of the student’s work and Current TABE scores.
  • Demonstrate classroom management by providing clear expectations for students in a structured classroom setting.
  • Maintain accurate student attendance and records, ability to utilize the current Florida Department of Education "Curriculum Framework, Adult Basic Education" and/or "Curriculum Framework, GED", and provide competency-based instruction to students in accordance with the frameworks.
  • Knowledge of and/or practical experience in the field of teaching. Provides small group and individual instruction as directed by the academic or vocational teacher.
  • Takes roll and prepares absentee reports.
  • Attends conferences, workshops, and meetings for program improvement, professional development and staff meetings.
  • The instructor will demonstrate classroom management by providing clear expectations for students in a structured classroom setting.
  • Maintain accurate student attendance and records
  • Possess the ability to utilize the current Florida Department of Education “Curriculum Framework, Adult Basic Education” and/or “Curriculum Framework, GED”.
  • Provide competency-based instruction to students in accordance with the frameworks.
  • Participate in monthly staff meetings, professional development activities and other activities as part of the education team.
  • Possess knowledge of and/or practical experience in the field of teaching.


  • 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.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
  • Must possess or be eligible for a current Professional State of Florida Educator’s Certificate.

SPECIAL NOTE:  Non-certified applicants must possess a State of Florida Educator’s Certificate and passing scores on the General Knowledge Test (or passing scores on the CLAST exam prior to July 1, 2002) within 12 months of hire.  State of Florida Educator’s Professional Certificate must be obtained prior to the expiration of the Temporary Certificate.

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. 

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