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Paramedic Assistant Professor/Program Director
Contra Costa Community College District in San Pablo, California
Date Posted 07/19/2021
Salary $53,088 - $87,960 per year -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Full-Time Faculty
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

Paramedic Assistant Professor/Program Director

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is open until filled for Fall semester 2021. First review of job applications will occur on 8/23/21 by the selection committee.

Description of Position

This position is open until filled.

This is a full-time, tenure track certificated position in the Emergency Medical Education Department at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA. The job requires administering the Paramedic program as well as teaching a partial load, part of which may be assigned in the evening and/or weekends The load for the first 2 full academic years will be a 80/20 distribution, with 80% being dedicated to Paramedic Program Director duties and 20% to teaching. Once Paramedic program accreditation is achieved, the distribution will revert to 60/40 for subsequent years (60% program director duties and 40% teaching duties). Additionally, this individual will be required to maintain regular office hours and participate in college and department governance activities. The position is assigned to the Emergency Medical Education Department (EMED). The teaching assignment for the position will typically include courses such as Emergency Medical Responder and Paramedic Training.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the administration, organization and supervision of the educational program.
• Responsible for the continuous quality review and improvement of the educational program.
• Responsible for long-range planning and ongoing development of the program.
• Responsible for the effectiveness of the program and for having systems in place to demonstrate the effectiveness of the program.
• Teach theory content in day and evening times, develop test questions, and maintain item analysis of examinations.
• Cooperatively and constructively work with the medical director, instructors and personnel in clinical agencies, the California EMSA and the NREMT
• Maintain adequate controls to assure the quality of the delegated responsibilities.
• Assume responsibility for planning, directing implementing, evaluating and changing, when necessary, the Paramedic courses.
• Collaborate with Medical Director in preparing and administering a program budget.
• Prepare reports and self- studies as required by the college, the California EMS Authority, NREMT, and CoAEMSP/CAAHEP
• Guide and evaluate student progress clinically and academically.
• Coordinate and facilitate advanced level NREMT testing.
• Act in a leadership capacity to instructors and coordinators
• Responsible for meeting deadlines and submitting data for enrollment, census, midterm and final grading.
• Function as a participating member of the College; e.g. committee membership, faculty meeting contribution, Advisory Committee responsibilities etc.
• Commit to continued professional and faculty development.
• Possess flexibility in adjusting to working in varied clinical areas at varied times
• Coordinate the activities of students challenging required courses or requesting evaluated credit
• Perform other duties as assigned by department chair.
• Develop and maintain satisfactory working relationships with the community and affiliated clinical agencies.
• Evaluate instructor performance in the classroom/lab/clinical settings.
-Supervise clinical coordinator
• Maintain a safe and effective learning environment and protect the privacy of students and the confidentially of training records as required.

The Chancellor's Vision for Social Justice

The Chancellor’s Vision for Social Justice

We are seeking people who recognize the critical role community colleges play in social justice, who have ability in this space, enthusiasm for this work, ideas and vision to improve our approaches, and a commitment to achieving equitable academic success for the 50,000+ students attending our five beautiful colleges and centers. Our social justice work calls for employees who have a sense of social responsibility, interest in our community and world in which we live.

The intention of social justice work is to strengthen humanity by understanding that every person deserves the benefits of fully participating in our society and institutions.

Academic researchers have illustrated that crucial social justice principles are a compilation of equality, equity, diversity, inclusion, engagement, environmental sustainability and human rights. These complex principles are challenging to operationalize in higher education; yet, we are steadfast in our diligence to forge ahead to advance this vital mission.

Community colleges are uniquely positioned to lead higher education in the work of social justice. Many of our students come from historically underserved and underrepresented backgrounds; students of color, students with recent immigrant histories, students from cycles of low income if not poverty, students from indigenous communities, and students from first-generation families.

The idea of promoting social mobility through education is unconditionally and uncompromisingly embraced by community colleges. This is an exciting role, and it comes with a heavy responsibility. Simply put, we need to create environments where our students achieve greater academic success, so much so that we close our persistent equity/opportunity gaps.

If you are committed to social and racial justice and if you are interested in joining a community dedicated to solving these inequities through education, please apply.


President’s Office
2600 Mission Bell Drive
San Pablo, CA 94806
Phone: (510) 215-3841

Recruitment Type



Contra Costa College

Posting Number


# of Openings


Yearly Salary Range / Hourly Range

$53,088 - $87,960 per year

Position Status

Tenure- Track

EEO Job Category

Faculty & Other Instructional Staff

Employee Group

Full-Time Faculty


C8055-Administration of Justice


Emergency Medical Technologies

Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
2. participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;
3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;
4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;
5. participating in department, division, and college committees;
6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;
8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;
11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;
12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
13. participating in College’s shared governance processes.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience

(Cited from California Code of Regulations Title 22, Division 9 Prehospital Emergency Medical Services- Section 100150- Teaching Staff requirements).
(b) Each training program shall have an approved course director who shall be licensed in California as a physician, a registered nurse who has a baccalaureate degree or a paramedic who has a baccalaureate degree, or shall be an individual who holds a baccalaureate degree in a related health field or in education. The course director shall be qualified by education and experience in methods, materials, and evaluation of 13 Effective February 8, 2016 instruction, and shall have a minimum of one (1) year experience in an administrative or management level position and have a minimum of three (3) years academic or clinical experience in prehospital care education within the last five (5) years. Duties of the course director shall include, but not be limited to: (1) Administration, organization and supervision of the educational program. (2) In coordination with the program medical director, approve the principal instructor, teaching assistants, field and hospital clinical preceptors, clinical and internship assignments, and coordinate the development of curriculum, including instructional objectives, and approve all methods of evaluation. (3) Ensure training program compliance with this chapter and other related laws. (4) Sign all course completion records. (5) Ensure that the preceptor(s) are trained according to the curriculum in subsection (e)(4).
© Each training program shall have a principal instructor(s), who may also be the program medical director or course director if the qualifications in subsections (a) and (b) are met, who shall: (1) Be a physician, registered nurse, physician assistant, or paramedic, currently certified or licensed in the State of California. (2) Be knowledgeable in the course content of the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards DOT HS 811 077A, January 2009, herein incorporated by reference; and (3) Have six (6) years experience in an allied health field and an associate degree or two (2) years experience in an allied health field and a baccalaureate degree. (4) Be responsible for areas including, but not limited to, curriculum development, course coordination, and instruction. (5) Be qualified by education and experience in methods, materials, and evaluation of instruction, which shall be documented by at least forty (40) hours of instruction in teaching methodology. Following, but not limited to, are examples of courses that meet the required instruction in teaching methodology: (A) California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) “Training Instructor 1A, 1B, and 1C”, (B) National Fire Academy (NFA) “Fire Service Instructional Methodology” course, and 14 Effective February 8, 2016 © A course that meets the U. S. Department of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2002 Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors, such as the National Association of EMS Educators’ EMS Educator Course. (d) Each CCP training program shall have a principal instructor(s) who shall be licensed in California as a physician and knowledgeable in the subject matter, a registered nurse knowledgeable in the subject matter, or a paramedic with current CCP certification or FP certification from the BCCTPC.

Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty.


Must be currently licensed as a Paramedic, registered Nurse, Physician or Physician Assistant in California

Desirable Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Allied Health Field
• Minimum of 3 years teaching or coordinating EMS courses.
• Knowledge concerning national curricula, national accreditation, national registration, and the requirements for state and national certification and/or licensure in California and NREMT.
• Knowledge of all levels of EMS instruction with emphasis on Paramedic training.
• Knowledge of educational principles and instructional design for adult learners.
• Knowledge of methods of instruction.

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled


Employment Begins:

Fall 2021

# of Months


Employee Benefits

Membership in State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)
District-paid benefits (employee contributes 6%) for employee and dependents/domestic partners include:
- Medical (Anthem Blue Cross or Kaiser) insurance including chiropractic services
- Dental and vision
- Flexible spending (125) plan
- Life and long-term disability insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Deferred compensation (403b and 457)
- Sabbatical Leave

Additional Benefits: The District also offers eligible faculty employees, travel assistance plan, retiree benefits, and employee discounts on health memberships.

Newly hired employees may notify the respective union (Local 1 or United Faculty) if they opt to join and/or authorize payment to the union. If the newly hired employee authorizes payment to the union then the following fees apply: Local 1 has a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contribution of 1% of gross pay +$1. United Faculty has an agency fee of .55% of gross pay plus $2.50.

How to Apply

1. Interested applicants must submit all of the application materials online to be considered for this position. We do not accept hand-delivered, e-mailed, faxed or postal mailed application packets.
2. It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received on or before the closing date. Our application deadline time is 11:59pm on the specified closing date.
3. You should submit an unofficial transcript for screening purposes. If you do not have electronic version of the transcript required for the position, you can have it scanned by a Staples, Office Max or Office Depot, etc. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload transcripts when completing our online application process. You should be prepared to provide an official transcripts prior to employment start date should the position be offered.
4. If you do not possess the required educational degrees and are applying under the equivalency process, you bear the responsibility of submitting the District’s Equivalency Application. Equivalency applications with supporting documentation should be submitted when 1) degrees are not in exact discipline required; 2) degree is in progress; 3) degrees were earned at a college or university outside of the United States. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload an equivalency form for evaluation by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process.
5. Applicants with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to United States degrees. An approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency must evaluate your course work. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload a foreign degree evaluation for review of by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process. Please read more details in the Foreign Degree and Credit Statement section of the job announcement.
6. Documents uploaded online must be the actual documents to be considered for review. Do not upload a “placeholder” document. Applications with placeholder documents are considered incomplete and will be rejected. Only upload the required documents, other materials can be presented if you are selected for an interview.
7. All application materials become the property of the district and will not be returned or duplicated.

Selection Process

Applications will be screened to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
1. The applications, cover letters, answers to required supplemental questions, resumes, unofficial college transcripts, and other supporting materials submitted by all qualified applicants will be reviewed by a screening committee. Those who are deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to the college at their own expense.
2. During the campus visit, each applicant will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a demonstration appropriate to the discipline. Selected interviewees may be invited to present an entire lecture in front of a class. Responses to the interview questions and demonstration will be rated by the interview committee.
3. Based upon the overall rating, a small number of applicants will be invited at their own expense to the campus for an interview with the college president and vice president of instruction.
4. After consultation with the interview committee, the college president will make the final recommendation for employment to the chancellor and the governing board of the Contra Costa Community College District.
5. Upon hire, the successful candidate must meet the conditions of employment. Finalists must provide verification of transcripts. TB test, physical examination, fingerprinting/conviction clearance and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

Foreign Degree and Credit Statement

In accordance with the United Faculty Contract, Article, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency www.naces.org prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. Please upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing date

ADA Accommodations:

Request For Reasonable Accommodation

Medical Verification

Candidates with legally defined disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by notifying the Human Resources Department by the deadline date. Candidates will be required to supply documentation supporting the need for the accommodation when the request is made. Please complete the forms provided in the links above and email to

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About Us

About the District
The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves.

Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.

As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 50,354 students a year, in 2019-20 fiscal year the demographic make-up of the students was 9% Black/African American; 17% Asian/Pacific Islander; 35% Hispanic/Latino; 26% White/Caucasian; and 13% Other.

The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.

Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 69 years. Most of the 10,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.

Diablo Valley College
DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley.

Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.

Diversity Statement

It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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