National Sustainable Structure Center's logoNSSC is seeking someone that has a dual background in the commercial and residential building trades sectors, and especially someone strong on the commercial side that would be qualified teach BOC classes. They are looking for someone located within 2 hours of their office in Williamsport, PA (or someone willing to travel  regularly). Click here to view the job posting on their website. 

Position Title Temporary Consultant/Instructor, NSSC
Job Code/Position Control Number L4/182/4:003
Position Status Full-time Temporary
Position Summary This person will provide educational programming expertise for Training and Technical Assistance initiatives delivered through the National Sustainable Structures Center (NSSC) at Penn College. This will include direct responsibility where appropriate for developing, implementing, and evaluating all components associated with residential, commercial, and agricultural sector training and consultation. This person will provide and/or assist the Director in 1) providing consulting services to energy utilities, the PA WAP, and other program clients; 2) providing leadership and educational support for the Weatherization/Home Energy Professional Certification Program; and 3) providing support for the development of commercial sector training programs, Career Pathways and Professional development.
Position Work Calendar *12 months
Position Work Hours/Week *37.5 hours per week
Abilities and Skills *Knowledge of safety regulations and best practices. (Minimum)
*Ability to develop outreach strategies, presentations and curriculum. (Minimum)
*Ability to conduct effective outreach activities. (Minimum)
*Ability to develop and implement evaluation tools. (Minimum)
*Ability to evaluate processes and make improvement recommendations to the Director. (Minimum)
*Ability to oversee students. (Minimum)
*Ability to identify and evaluate potential instructors. (Minimum)
*Strong sense of professional responsibility and conduct. (Minimum)
*Ability to take direction from the Director and successfully interact as a team member. (Minimum)
*Ability to anticipate operational difficulties and devise strategies for solution. (Minimum)
*Organizational skills associated with the initiation and implementation of an instructional project. (Minimum)
*Ability to provide quality instruction to a student population with diverse cultural backgrounds and learning capabilities. (Minimum)
*Ability to be responsive in a dynamic environment with emerging opportunities. (Minimum)
*Possession of a valid driver’s license is required. (Minimum)
*Functional ability with personal computers, email, the Internet, Microsoft Office applications and information sharing in an electronic network environment. (Desired)
Education *Associate Degree in Building Trades, Facilities Management/Maintenance, HVAC, or equivalent combination of education and training that qualifies the individual to perform the functions of the job. (Minimum)
Experience *Qualifying experiences in a trade area which relates to the subject matter covered at NSSC. (Minimum)
*Experience in and thorough knowledge of residential and commercial construction technology with an emphasis on retrofit measures. (Minimum)
*Experience in developing outreach materials and curriculum. (Desired)
*Experience in conducting outreach activities. (Desired)
*Background and/or experience in agricultural operations. (Desired)
*Background and/or trade experience that includes the design and installation of retrofit materials and/or heating equipment with an interest in energy conservation. (Minimum)
*Public speaking and teaching experience. (Minimum)
Responsibilities and Duties Essential:
-Assist the Director in the planning, implementation, and instruction of the following functional areas:
*residential structures training programs
*commercial structures training programs
*agricultural energy assessments
*building science consultation
*other initiatives as determined
-Assist the Director with technical expertise regarding exploration of new business opportunities related to education, consulting, or research in the field of residential housing and commercial structures.
-Provide training to potential or new instructors for delivering the certified weatherization training and building operator curricula.
-Provide in-field mentoring for Quality Control Inspectors.
-Conduct Quality Control Inspections across the Commonwealth and provide recommendations and feedback to improve field work and training programs.
-Conduct agricultural energy assessments and develop summary reports.
-Provide by phone, email or other means timely answers to any technical inquiries submitted clients and students.
-Work with grant funding agencies and energy utilities to provide assistance to, and oversight of, all weatherization field workers to ensure consistency and provide troubleshooting and field technical assistance as necessary.
-Collect information from appropriate subject matter experts, updated Federal and State Guidelines, and collate in the form of recommendations to the Director.
-Plan and conduct periodic (annual) continuing education workshops, seminars, and courses for certified Weatherization/Home Energy Professional workers.
-Collect feedback to validate and/or provide recommendations to the Commonwealth for proposed continuing education units.
-Deliver training and seminars or otherwise assist the Director and other Instructional Specialists withNSSC training courses a minimum of 50 percent of the employee’s time.
-Perform or otherwise assist the Director and other Instructional Specialists in the creation and maintenance of course materials, training manuals, audio-visual aids, lesson plans, and curriculum including laboratory demonstrations and mock ups for the courses offered at NSSC.
-Perform or otherwise assist the Director and other Instructional Specialists in performing research projects consistent with program goals.
-Initiate the design, building, and maintenance of lab demonstrators and mock ups as needed.
-Provide assistance in developing additional training programs to enhance weatherization professionals.
-Work with Director to identify and secure instructional materials, supplies, and equipment to be utilized in the NSSC programs and maintain inventory of same.
-Assist the Director in collecting data for reports for clients or as required by grant funding agencies.
Machines/Tools/Equipment *Hand and power tools specific to trade area
*Furnace testing equipment and other diagnostic equipment
*Infrared thermography equipment
Physical Standards *Must be able to perform light construction/carpentry tasks demonstration projects and lab preparations.
*Some lifting not to exceed 50 lbs.
Positions Supervised *None
Interfacing Departments *Instructional Technology/Distance Learning
*School of Construction and Design Technology
Special Job Features *Fixed-term position through June 30. Continuation of current position beyond fixed term, contingent upon continued grant funding.
*Flexible schedule necessary to meet the needs of NSSC.
*State and nation-wide traveling is required.
*Background check will be required on selected candidate.
Position Level 4
Employment Group APT
FLSA Status Exempt
Additional Expectations -Possess interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with students, faculty, staff and the public. (Essential)
-Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues. (Essential)
-Be sensitive to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff and administrators. (Essential)
-Maintain a high degree of confidentiality with regards to any and all information as a direct or indirect result of job responsibilities/job functions. (Essential)
-Perform other appropriate job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor. (Marginal)
College Statement This is not a complete itemization of all facets of this position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The College has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without prior notice.
Office/School Workforce Development and Continuing Education

Posting Details

Posting Number 00119
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 08/13/2015
Closed Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Pay Rate / Salary Commensurate with credentials submitted as applied to the College’s Administrative, Professional and Technical Staff Salary System.
Additional Information Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires and the completion of an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) by the candidate and the employer. Any offer of employment shall be contingent on the applicant’s timely production of required documentation to verify identity and employment authorization. If you cannot or will not be able to produce the required documentation, we cannot consider your application.If you are currently receiving an annuity from the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System, employment at Pennsylvania College of Technology may affect your annuity status. If you are currently a member of either the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System you may be required to contribute into the System.
Desired Start Date As soon as feasible
Position End Date 06/30/2016
Special Instructions to Applicants The start date of this position will be as soon as feasible. For maximum consideration, application materials should be submitted by
September 22, 2015. However, applications will be accepted
until a suitable candidate is identified.If you wish to apply for this position, you must submit all application material through the College’s on-line recruiting website at further information on this position, call 570-327-4770.
Position Type Administrative/Professional/Technical
EEO Statement Penn College is committed to equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • The Sun Gazette, Williamsport
    • Press Enterprises, Bloomsburg
    • Centre Daily Times, State College
    • The Daily Item, Sunbury
    • The Express, Lock Haven
    • The Patriot, Harrisburg
    • The Student Portal
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
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