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Employment Opportunity

Chair & Instructor, HEO/Driver Training

/Forest Logging Truck Driver Training
Faculty of Trades & Applied Technology
 
Competition Number: 17-2074
 
Appointment Type: Temporary Full-time
 
 
Start/End: January 08, 2018 up to June 29, 2018 -
Appointment may end early or be extended
 
Workload: Up to 25 direct instructional hours per week.
Chair duties are non-instructional and based on a 35 hour work week and paid prorated based on the program norm (as per Art. 14.2.d)
 
Employment Group: BCGEU
 
Position: 00206
Location: Nanaimo Campus
 
Duties: Chair (Note: Chair positions are undergoing a joint union/management review, roles and recognition may change as a result of the review.)

Responsible for the overall coordination of the Forest Logging Truck Driver Training , Forestry/HEO, Driver Training and Forklift Training programs, and support faculty in those areas. Special areas of responsibility include:

Administration, budgets and budget planning, FTE tracking, program marketing, HR planning, posting and appointments, chairing faculty meetings, conducting evaluations of temporary and auxiliary faculty, timetabling, student recruitment and retention. Coordinating program evaluations, new program development, curriculum development and professional development activities. Participating in Trades & Applied Technology management, which includes being a member of institutional committees as required. Arranging work experience placements. Coordinating equipment repairs and hauling.

Student contact, recruitment, interview and selection of prospective students, preparing student reports and monitoring student progress on an ongoing basis, handling student inquiries and interviews regarding the courses coordinated. Dealing with student performance contracts. Liaison with industry, sponsoring agents, Advising, Counseling, Registration, Financial Aid and Awards, and insuring the recording of grades, reports and certificates.

Instruction
Forest Logging Truck Driver Instruction
Teach all aspects of the theory and practical skills required for logging truck driving including assessment. Ensure program and assessment requirements as a logging truck driver are maintained as set out by the BC Forest Safety Council. Course preparation and development as required, plus student evaluation and grading. Responsible for minor repairs and adjustments to training vehicles. Work in a team approach to deliver both classroom and practical objectives for clients throughout BC. Travel to contract sites may be required.

Driver Training and Airbrakes Instruction
Teach all aspects of the theory and practical skills required for Class 1 and 3 Driver Training and Airbrakes Certification. Ensure program standards are maintained. Course preparation and development as required, plus student evaluation and grading. Responsible for minor repairs and adjustments to training vehicles. Work in a team approach to deliver both classroom and practical objectives for clients throughout BC. Travel to contract sites may be required.

HEO Instruction
Teach all aspects of the theory and practical skills required to operate and maintain forestry/heavy equipment. Ensure program standards are maintained. Student evaluation and grading will be required. Work in a team approach to deliver both classroom and practical objectives for clients throughout BC.
 
  Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning, and student success. Successful candidates will participate in activities outside the classroom including student support and department committees.

 
Required Qualifications: Must possess a valid Class 1 BC Driver's License with an Airbrakes Endorsement and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record. Provincial Instructor Diploma (if in progress, must be completed within 2 years of hire). Transportation endorsement on first aid ticket, depending on location. Must have Forklift Instructor Certification or acquired within 90 days of hire. Recognized by the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) as being competent to the BCFSC standards as a logging truck driver (or to be completed within 30 days of hire).

Minimum of five years recent Forestry related experience working in the trade as a logging truck driver. Knowledge of the forest industry in BC. Familiarity with, and demonstrated skills, in teaching adults. Demonstrated high level of communication (written and verbal) and excellent interpersonal skills. Familiarity with Vancouver Island University programs, policies and procedures. Ability to work effectively as part of a team that includes administration, instructors and support staff.

A strong mechanical background. Ability to operate and maintain three to four pieces of Heavy Equipment customarily used in Civil and or Heavy Construction. Knowledge of current WorkSafeBC regulations and BC Construction 'Best Practices'. A high level of energy and enthusiasm is essential. Successful candidates will be responsive to diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and learning styles.
 
Preferred Qualifications: Five years recent directly related industrial experience working in the trade as a Heavy Equipment Operator.
 
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copies of transcripts/credentials/qualifications identified on resume


Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
 
Posting Period: December 20, 2017 - January 03, 2018
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.