Job Description

Correctional Fiber Optics Instructor

Position Title: Correctional Fiber Optics Instructor
Department: Logan Correctional Center
Supervisor: Associate Dean of Correctional Programs

Description of Essential Functions (critical tasks):

Job Summary: Responsible for teaching courses and labs in the Fiber Optics Certificate program.
  • In cooperation with other instructors concerned, prepare or revise guides for courses offered in their division and submit to the appropriate Administrator for review.
  • Teach classes assigned by the Associate Dean and approved by the Vice President following course outlines approved by the College.
  • In cooperation with other instructors concerned, prepare textbook recommendations and submit to the Associate Dean.
  • Prepare for the annual budget and equipment requests, and submit to the Associate Dean for recommendation.
  • Submit purchase order requests for instructional materials, books, required commodities and supplies to Associate Dean for approval.
  • Complete attendance, assist in registration, and report grades as prescribed by the Associate Dean.
  • Attend staff meetings, training, and development activities called by the administrative officers.
  • Be on work site for 37.5 hours per week (30 minute lunch).
  • Notify the Associate Dean well in advance of absences.
  • Arrive at work site prior to beginning of established shift and be in the classroom prior to the scheduled class time.
  • Serve on such committees for the betterment of the College as may be established by the administration and faculty.
  • Consider the general and special needs of the student. Use a variety of methods and teaching strategies that reflect the different learning styles and needs of students.
  • Observe, support, and enforce the regulations, policies, and programs of the College and inform the President in writing of any problem that might have a detrimental effect on the College.
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner and work as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrate commitment to teaching by focusing upon student retention and maintaining current in-class presentations.
  • Maintain inventory and control of flammable toxics and caustics.
  • Maintain accurate control of tools on assignment.
  • Prepare Program Service Credit forms, task lists and other reports as required.
  • Maintain supervision of students in assigned areas.
  • Assist institutional personnel during emergency situations.
  • Comply with Illinois Department of Corrections or Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice regulations and procedures
  • Maintain equipment assigned to area.
  • Maintain control of keys per DOC requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Specific Functional Job Requirements

Education: Associate degree preferred.
Experience: 3-5 years Fiber Optics/Cabling Experience Required. Teaching Experience Preferred.
Knowledge: Communication Systems-Copper, Fiber and Wireless Fiber Optic Systems-Network Cabling Design-Termination--Splicing-Testing-Fiber Optic Installation.
Skills Must have good communication skills, basic math/algebra skills and be computer literate.
Personal: Open minded, innovative, enthusiastic, positive attitude, and adaptive to new teaching technologies.
Physical: Must be able to lift and transport 50 pounds. Ability to perform general classroom activities. Drug Testing Required.
Machines and equipment used:

General Employment Statement

A. Length of training and Probationary Period: 90 days
B. Hours of Work Day: 37.50 hrs/week
C. Group Affiliation: Support Grade Level:
D. Condition of Employment: Contractual
E. Position: E

Job Demands

Some = 1-3 hours/day Frequently = 4-6 hours/day Very Frequently = 7+ hours/day

Job Demand None Some Freq Very Freq
Standing Y
Walking Y
Sitting Y
Climbing Y
Bending Y
Stooping/Kneeling Y
Crawling Y
Repetitive Motions: Hand-Wrist Y
Repetitive Motions: Elbow Y
Lifting: 0-25 lbs Y
Lifting: 26-50 lbs
Lifting: 51-75 lbs
Lifting: 76-100 lbs
Lifting: 100+ lbs
Carrying: 0-25 lbs Y
Carrying: 26-50 lbs
Carrying: 50+ lbs
Pushing/Pulling: 0-25 lbs Y
Pushing/Pulling: 26-50 lbs
Pushing/Pulling: 51-75 lbs
Pushing/Pulling: 76-100 lbs
Pushing/Pulling: 100+ lbs

Physician Requirements

Physical Requirements Required
Manual Dexterity (Hand/Eye Corrd) Y
Hear Alarms/Telephone/tape Recorder Y
Finger Dexterity Y
Color Vision Y
Visual Acuity - Far Y
Visual Acuity - Near Y
Depth Perception Y
Gloves Y
Use of Respiratory Protection Y
Appropriate Safety Equipment Y

Hazards/Exposure to:

Type Required
Toxic/Caustic Chemicals or Detergents
Extreme Conditions (Hot/Cold)
Dust Y
Moving Mechanical Parts Y
Potential Electrical Shock
Electro Magnetic Energy (Laser)
High Pitched/Loud Noises
Blood Borne Pathogens: Type: Body Fluids
Blood Borne Pathogens: % of Time: 80%
Gaseous Risk

Hazards/Exposure to:

Judgment and Reasoning Required
Manage Stress Appropriately Y
Handle Multiple Priorities Y
Make Decisions Under Pressure Y
Work Alone Y
Manage Anger/Fear/Hostility/Appropriately
Work in Area that are Confined or Crowded