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Ag Mechanic Instructor - PT
Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington
Date Posted 11/24/2021
Faculty-Agriculture-Other Agriculture Faculty
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Moses Lake, WA
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Position Summary

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) invites applications for associate faculty (part-time) in Ag Mechanics, specifically Workplace Safety, Shop Skills, and Drivetrains courses.

Associate Faculty receive quarterly contracts. Payment is based on $756.39/per lecture and $1,230.50/per lab credit.

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is a comprehensive public community college serving a large, rural district in central Washington State. BBCC’s main campus is located in the City of Moses Lake (pop. 24,009) in Grant County, situated on the former Larson Air Force Base. In addition to the central campus, BBCC has learning centers in seven outlying communities that provide adult basic education, high school completion, and English Language Learning programs as gateways to college. We are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and we serve approximately 4,000 students, with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,000.

Big Bend Community College strives for excellence in teaching and learning. We are a student-centered and innovative college that is committed to fostering a community that supports and recognizes the value of diversity; 42% of our student-body is Hispanic. Big Bend is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Our student body consists of 75% first-generation college students and 71% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

Our college seeks candidates who have a deep commitment to and understanding of the rewards and challenges of working with students. We particularly welcome those who will be active participants in our small but thriving college community.

This position is open until filled. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

Essential Job Duties

Primary essential duties and responsibilities include but will not be limited to the following.:

  • Prepare and teach assigned Ag Mechanics courses in accordance with the Master Course Outline and in consultation with full-time faculty members; teaching assignments are based on college needs and may include day, evening, weekend, online, and on or off campus assignments
  • Meet the class times as required by the quarterly schedule
  • Assist students with questions related to the course(s) being taught
  • Maintain frequent communication with their students
  • Refer students to appropriate college resources as needed
  • Maintain and submit grades and attendance reports to college personnel when required
  • Maintain student course materials for two (2) quarters beyond the quarter of attendance
  • Submit assessment data in consultation with a full-time faculty member in the department
  • Assist with development, selection, and/or recommend selection of instructional materials for courses being taught
  • Post syllabi quarterly to the portal for each course taught
  • Maintain an educational environment that promotes student learning and success


  • Workplace safety (immediate need)
  • Drivetrains (immediate need)
  • Shop Skills (immediate need)
  • Equipment Operation
  • Diesel Engines
  • Brakes
  • Hydraulics
  • Electrical
  • Diagnostics

Minimum & Desirable Qualifications


  • At least five years professional experience working OR a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Mechanics or closely related degree from a regionally accredited college OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with diverse workforce/students.


  • Knowledge of instructional design.
  • One or more years of experience working in higher education, preferably in a community college.
  • Course/curriculum design experience that includes the use of eLearning and/or instructional technology tools for the preparation of teaching and learning activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the role of the community college in education.
  • Experience implementing innovative teaching methods such as inverted instruction, coordinated studies, team teaching, active learning, or computer-aided instruction.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish fluency.

Application Instructions

This position is open until filled. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  1. BBCC Online application.
  2. Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
  3. Comprehensive resume or CV.*
  4. Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*
  5. Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees. Official transcripts required upon employment.*

NOTE: All of the above items are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The items marked with an asterisk are required to be included/uploaded with your online application prior to submission. The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process. These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc.

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

The State of Washington Office of Governor issued Proclamation 21-14.1, the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement, on August 21, 2021. As an operator of an Educational Setting, Big Bend Community College is required to comply with the proclamation, and therefore the following shall apply:

  • Employees are to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.
  • Fully vaccinated means that an individual is two weeks past the final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen.

If you are a selected candidate, you will need to provide proof of vaccination in order to become a Big Bend Community College employee. An employee may not be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 if the individual is entitled to a legal disability-related reasonable accommodation or a sincerely held religious belief accommodation.

Persons hired will need to provide documentation verifying identity and employment authorization to work in the United States.

A background check including criminal record history will be conducted for new hires. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform the position.

Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or are currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete the questions.

Official transcripts must be provided to the college within the first thirty (30) days of employment.

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran or any other legally protected classification.

Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, and/or grievances to the Vice President of Human Resources & Labor/Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator, BBCC 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837; 509-793-2010 or via email at kimg@bigbend.edu.

In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug and alcohol-free campus. Employees are expected to comply with BBCC’s policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety. The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page (Download PDF reader) of the BBCC website. Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.

BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community. Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.

This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice.

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