Part-Time Environmental Technology Instructor (Pool)

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 2014056F
Position Title Part-Time Environmental Technology Instructor (Pool)
Department Human Resources DIST (DEPT)
Location District Office
Position Number PTF056
Percentage of Full Time Varies
FLSA Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year other
If other, please specify Semester assignments as needed
Salary Range Placement on the adjunct faculty salary schedule is based upon education and credited experience. Initial placement can range from $68.43 up to $92.56 per hour.
Min Salary
Max Salary
Position Type Part-Time Faculty, Temporary

Posting Text

General Statement

This position is a “pool” position meaning that openings may or may not be currently available. The District maintains a “pool” of applications for positions which are needed on an ongoing basis at Canada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. The advantage of “pool” positions is when a position becomes available, the Dean may immediately begin screening applications from the available pool of applicants without having to post a position and wait while the position is being advertised. Your application for this position will be kept current for a period of three years.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Teach courses in the Recycling and Resource Management Certificate of Achievement, including courses in Introduction to Recycling and Resource Management, Culture and Zero Waste, Resource Management and Zero Waste for Communities, and Resource Management and Zero Waste in Business.

2. Consult with students during regularly scheduled office hours

3. Work with other environmental technology faculty to maintain program standards

4. Work in cooperation with industry sponsors and advisory committees to ensure currency of curriculum and training.

5. Engage in indirect instruction, including advertisement, recruitment, and retention activities.

6. Assist in curriculum revisions and new course development, including student learning outcomes and their assessment

7. Participate in the development and/or selection of course materials, equipment and technology that will enhance offerings of the department.

8. Maintain expertise in current technologies.

Minimum Qualifications

1) Bachelor’s Degree plus two years of recycling and resource management work experience OR Associate’s degree plus four years of recycling and resource management work experience.

2) Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.

Physical Requirements
Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications

Please note that equivalency determination is based solely upon the screening committee’s review of the applicant’s transcripts. The equivalency application form and conclusive evidence to support the request for equivalence (i.e. must be uploaded as part of your application package to be considered. Failure to do so may result in disqualification of your application. The request for equivalency form can be found on the left-hand side of the home page by clicking on ‘Applicant Documents.’ Equivalence requests can be in one of the following areas:

Degree Equivalence: Possession of a degree(s) with similar content to those listed in the job announcement. Transcripts required.

Academic Background Equivalence: Meet all of the requirements for minimum qualifications in an allied field, and twenty-four (24) semester units of both upper division and graduate work in the academic field specified in the job announcement. Transcripts required.

Professional Achievement Equivalence: Outstanding professional achievement or substantial training in the field specified in the job announcement. Preparation, experience, and ability must be equivalent to those expected from a candidate who meets minimum qualifications. Supporting documentation may include official transcripts, credentials, licenses, certificates, employer attestations, publications, or other relevant materials.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Preference will be given to candidates who:

1. Successful teaching experience in an environmental technology program

2. Demonstrated ability to teach courses related to recycling and resource management

3. Experience working with recycling and resource management trades and job apprenticeship councils

4. An awareness of career opportunities in the recycling and resource management sector and local labor market

5. A commitment to maintain currency in the discipline through participation in research and creative activities, professional associations, and services related to the recycling and resource management industry

6. The ability to use instructional methods that emphasize cooperation and collaboration and that reflect cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter.

7. The enthusiasm for, understanding of, and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college.

8. The skill and experience to motivate students from a broad spectrum of cultural, socioeconomic, and language backgrounds.

9. Ability to develop instructional learning outcomes and to develop methods for assessing students’ achievement of those outcomes.

10. Knowledge of successful teaching techniques that engage students in their own learning and promote development of critical thinking skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Faculty Benefits

Benefits include a choice of medical plans, dental coverage, vision care, sick leave, salary continuance insurance, and an optional tax-deferred flexible benefit plan. Coverage is offered for employees and all eligible dependents. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 07/08/2014
First Review Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Required application materials will be screened on the basis of Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and desirable skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to provide a teaching demonstration or demonstrate other job-related skills.

Conditions of Employment

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report

San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2017 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2017 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2017 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2017 Annual Security Report is now available at You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. 

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • District Employee
    • District Employment Site
    • CCC Registry
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • ACCCA
    • HERC
    • Other
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook or Twitter
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree plus two years of recycling and resource management work experience OR Associate's degree plus four years of recycling and resource management work experience OR the equivalent? If you are applying for equivalency, you must attach an equivalency application in order to be considered for this position.
    • Yes
    • No
    • I have applied for equivalency
  3. * Do you possess the ability to communicate effectively with persons of diverse cultures and language groups, and people who have disabilities, as well as demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with disabilities, in both day and evening settings?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. College Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Equivalency Application
  2. Letter of Reference 1
  3. Letter of Reference 2
  4. Letter of Reference 3
  5. Other Document 1
  6. Other Document 2
  7. Other Document 3