Company Name:

Northeastern Junior College


Sterling, Colorado

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:


Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

5 - 10 years

Required Education:

High School or equivalent

Date Posted:

April 17, 2019

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Diesel Instructor

Position Description:

Due to high student and employer demand, Northeastern Junior College is expanding the Diesel Technology program and is looking for another Diesel Instructor. The successful applicant must display and model the professional skills, attitude, and determination needed for students to enter the workforce. The successful applicant must have the leadership and technical skills to produce students that can compete in local and regional job markets. Students who complete the program will repair and maintain heavy-duty trucks, agricultural equipment, and industrial equipment. Responsibilities will include developing curriculum such as demonstrations, tests, homework, and shop work for diesel courses. The instructor must be able to work with the other diesel instructor to manage the Diesel shop and work with local vendors to keep the shop functioning which will include identifying equipment needs and purchasing supplies. In addition, the individual must be an effective recruiter and must be able to develop respect and rapport with fellow instructors, industry employers, potential students, and supporters of the program throughout the region. In August 2015, NJC became Colorado’s first iPad College. Applicants should be familiar or able to learn technology such as the iPad and be able to incorporate technology into the coursework. Additional responsibilities are those generally expected of full-time faculty including committee assignments.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to: Jason Hazlett, Department Chair for Transportation & Energy, 970-521-6798 or You can apply online at be sure to include all required application materials. For more information about NJC, see the college web site at:


· Positive attitude through dedication to NJC mission and values; willingness to accept and promote change; open-minded fairness and consideration of multiple perspective; willingness to take risks, work hard, accept responsibility for person/professional growth, lead and follow well, accept criticism, handle conflict, and motivate others.

· Expertise demonstrated through in-depth curricular knowledge; strong focus on learning; experience and skill in using new technologies; innovative delivery and curriculum development; excellent communication skills, excellent class and studio instruction skills.

· Service to students through student activities sponsorship and teamwork with peers in college activities, planning and committee responsibilities.

· Facilitation of a learning-centered classroom and out-of-classroom activities; real-life applications of learning and mentoring of students.

· Commitment to cooperation, consensus building, collaboration, effective goal setting and evaluation.

Required Qualifications:

· Significant work experience in repair and maintenance of light duty and heavy duty vehicles in the last 7 years.

· Must qualify for a Colorado Career and Technical Education Credential – (must be able to document a minimum of 4,000 hours of paid work experience in vehicle repair in the last 7 years).

· Ability to obtain ASE Medium-Heavy Truck Certifications (T1 – T8) within the first two years of employment. The department will pay the testing fees upon employment.

· Ability to learn and work with a variety of hand held and laptop diagnostic tools

· Ability to effectively communicate in a variety of settings.

· Ability to use or learn repair order writing software such as QuickBooks

· Appropriate computer experience required in word processing, PowerPoint, spreadsheets.

· Knowledge of Service Information systems including but not limited to Identifix and Mitchel1

· Must have a valid driver’s license.

· Must submit to and successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment background check as a condition of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience training and/or managing employees in the repair industry

• Class A CDL with experience driving tractor trailers

• Experience with the ASE, NATEF, or SkillsUSA education youth organization.

• Associates degree in a related field

• Prior successful teaching experience at the high school or college level

• Knowledge and experience with academic advising.

• Prior experience with learning platforms (D2L, Blackboard, Canvas) and use of iPad or other technology in teaching.

ASE Education Accreditation Requirements: The NJC Diesel program is accredited by ASE Education Foundation (formerly NATEF).

· The instructor must have completed the ASE Medium-Heavy Truck Certifications before teaching each ASE area. The department will pay the testing fees and related costs upon employment. The instructor will be given 2 years to attain the ASE Medium-Heavy Truck Certifications.

· The instructor must complete 20 hours of technical training each year to stay current with industry trends. The department will cover costs and travel to fulfill this requirement.

· The instructor must be commit to keep the diesel program current with industry and align with ASE Education Medium/Heavy Duty Truck standards.


Position begins in the fall 2019 semester but the position will remain open until filled. This is a 163-day full-time faculty position. An additional 10 contract days in the first year will be made available to insure the instructor is prepared. Annual base salary plus a high demand incentive will range $49,400 - $59,850 commensurate with education and experience. Overload assignments are compensated in addition to the base salary. Competitive fringe benefit package available through the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE).


Complete application packets will be reviewed as they are received. Position will remain open until filled. Complete application packet to consist of:

· Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications and committing to expectations

· Completed Applicant Pro application

· College transcripts from an accredited college or university (unofficial copies acceptable during application process)

· Complete resume

· Release Authorization (for background check)

Interviewed candidate will be required to prepare and deliver an actual classroom learning experience/lecture before the selection committee. The teaching presentation should be approximately 30 minutes in length. A topic will be given to candidates at the time the interviews are scheduled.

NOTE: It is Northeastern Junior College's procedure to conduct pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

By submitting an application for this announced position applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of the applicant's knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with Northeastern Junior College; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

College/Community Profile: Northeastern Junior College, one of 13 member-colleges of the Community Colleges of Colorado, lies in the rural northeastern Colorado town of Sterling. The community of approximately 14,000 Residences enjoys easy access to Denver, the Rocky Mountains and other front range cities. Northeastern Junior College enrolls approximately 1,000 full-time and 2,500 part-time students through over 90 programs of study offering transfer degrees, career and technical degrees and certificate programs. As a residential campus with five halls accommodating 600 students, the college attracts students from throughout Colorado, many states and several foreign countries. Approximately 55 full-time and 25 part-time faculty comprise the teaching staff.

Notice to all Applicants:

· Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.

· Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.

· Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.

· Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.

· NJC is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit

· Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.

The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the NJC website at . A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the Student Service Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Northeastern Junior College, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The Northeastern Junior College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability in the admission, access, treatment or employment in its programs or activities. Inquiries about Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and Section 504 should be made to Jeri Estrada, Walker Hall Rm. 102,100 College Avenue, Sterling, CO 80751.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

Northeastern Junior College prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment that violates federal or state law, Board Policy 3-120 or Board Policy 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion or sexual orientation. The College complies with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; Executive Order 11246, and sections 24-34-301, C.R.S. et seq. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Jeri Estrada, Director of Human Resources at 100 College Ave., Walker Hall, Rm. 102, Sterling, CO 80751 or by phone at 970-521-6730, or e-mail at

NJC Mission:

"Northeastern Junior College is a comprehensive two-year institution that is committed to providing excellence in learning, training, and service. We strive to produce skilled and knowledgeable students who transfer successfully and enter the workforce productively. We strive to enrich the quality of lives through affordable and accessible learning opportunities.

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