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CDL Instructor
Miles Community College in Miles City, Montana
Date Posted 07/22/2021
Faculty-Vocational & Technical-Other
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Meet regularly with classes as scheduled and provide appropriate learning experiences to meet

students' needs and course objectives.

  • Prepare and maintain a current syllabus with clear course objectives for all assigned courses;
inform students of course objectives at the beginning of each term.
  • Maintain accurate student records of attendance and grades, as well as heavy equipment
service and maintenance records; complete and submit on schedule all required records and
reports to CDL Instructor.
  • Demonstrate patience and flexibility for varying student personalities, skill levels and learning
rates. Adjust teaching methods to accommodate these different traits.
  • Demonstrate basic to moderate mechanical ability or being willing to learn those skills.
  • Demonstrate basic computer skills, including but not limited to Microsoft PowerPoint, Word,
Outlook and Excel. Show proficiency with CDL specific software.
  • Efficiently operate equipment to demonstrate proper technique, safety measures and
operation of the equipment to students.
  • Work cooperatively with Vice President of Academic Affairs in determining course assignments
and class schedules.
  • Abide by and assist as appropriate in the enforcement of college policies and regulations.
  • Maintain a minimum work schedule of 35 hours per week on campus (includes off-campus
activities required by assigned responsibilities); post and adhere to a regular office hours
schedule per Board Policy.
  • Serve on faculty committees as assigned; attend regular and special faculty meetings, all-
college meetings, division meetings, in-service sessions, and other assigned committee
  • Assist in the identification, ordering, inventorying, storage, security and maintenance of
essential instructional supplies and equipment.
  • Assist in the maintenance of a safe classroom, laboratory, and college workplace environment
for students and employees of the college.
  • Assist as appropriate in the ongoing revision and development of the college curriculum.
  • Assist as appropriate in the operating and performance of essential instructional support
services and activities, including Library, Academic Advising, Assessment and Counseling
Center, Recruitment, Admissions, Registrar, Registration, Financial Aid, Student Activities,
Business Office, Resource Development, Long-Range Planning, and Community Service.
  • Participate in the mentoring of new and part-time faculty for the purpose of instructional
  • Be an advocate of the college; endeavor to enhance its image and strengthen its role in
providing programs and services to students and community; this includes activities involved
with recruiting and retaining students.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as mutually determined with appropriate
administrative supervisors.

Competency Statement(s)

  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands;
Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change,
delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Business Acumen - Understands basic business practices.
  • Change Management - Communicates changes effectively.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens
and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and
grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read
and interpret written information.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving
measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional student situations; Responds promptly to
student needs; Meets commitments.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility
for own actions; Keeps commitments.
  • Initiative - Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent action.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment;
Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making
process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Managing Classes - Makes self available to students; Provides regular performance feedback;
Develops students’ skills and encourages growth; Improves processes, products and services.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks
correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Organizes or
schedules students and their tasks.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes
information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats
others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts
responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy
and thoroughness.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase
productivity; Works effectively.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Uses equipment and materials
  • Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Adapts strategy to
changing conditions.
  • Inclusion – Provides an environment that is inclusive of all students and supports
underrepresented students.
  • Assessment – Assesses annual performance and works closely with the institutional research and
enrollment management team.

Education and Experience: High school diploma, GED or HiSET required, Associate or Bachelor degree
preferred. Considerable knowledge of CDL requirements and equipment. Behind-the-wheel (BTW)
instructor means an individual who provides BTW training involving the actual operation of a CMV by an
entry-level driver on a range or public road and meets one of these qualifications:

(1) Holds a CDL of the same (or higher) class and with all endorsements necessary to operate the
CMV for which training is to be provided and has at least 2 years of experience driving a CMV
requiring a CDL of the same or higher class and/or the same endorsement and meets all
applicable State qualification requirements for CMV instructors; or

(2) Holds a CDL of the same (or higher) class and with all endorsements necessary to operate the
CMV for which training is to be provided and has at least 2 years of experience as a BTW CMV
instructor and meets all applicable State qualification requirements for CMV instructors.

Licenses: Additional certification(s) such as hazards or bus are preferred, not required. Person(s)
hired into this role may be required to either possess at entry or obtain within specified time limits
designated licenses, professional registration, certification or specialized education and training
relevant to the area of assignment. Must possess and maintain a valid Montana Class A CDL and a
satisfactory driving record.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Must possess mobility to work in a standard office
setting, as well as an outside environment, that could include extreme hot and cold temperatures and
to use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to attend meetings at various sites within
and away from the office; strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 20 pounds.

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