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Utility Construction Technician Instructor WITC Rice Lake Campus – Rice Lake, WI 54868

    Utility Construction Technician Instructor WITC Rice Lake Campus

    Posting Number:
    Position Type: Faculty
    Department: Academic Affairs

    Position Overview:
    Wisconsin Indianhead technical College is seeking a learning-focused, creative, and dynamic individual for a full-time time faculty position in the Utility Construction Technician program at the Rice Lake campus. Primary responsibilities of this position will be to provide instruction in the safe operation and maintenance of underground utility construction equipment. Other responsibilities include learner assessment, curriculum development, program promotion and recruitment.

    • This position has been reposted with revised qualifications.

    Required Core Abilities:

    WITC seeks to employ individuals with talent, commitment, enthusiasm, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to:

    • Assess own learning and progress toward established personal and professional goals.
    • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
    • Communicate effectively in personal and group settings.
    • Contribute to a diverse, respectful, and inclusive working and learning environment.
    • Effect change and demonstrate flexibility and positive leadership.
    • Acquire and apply technology to working and learning.


    1. Technical diploma in Utility Services related field or an Associate’s degree level or higher with required occupational work experience.
    2. A minimum of 5 years (10,000 hours) of occupational experience with safe operation of underground utility heavy equipment and other industry specific equipment to include some, if not all of the following:

    • Excavator
    • Dozers
    • Wheel loader
    • Skid steer
    • Tractor backhoe
    • Horizontal directional drill
    • Rough terrain forklift
    • Utility locator
    • Power tools and hand tools

    3. Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), preferred.
    4. Proficiency in use of computers and technology required
    5. Experience with underground power and broadband services and an understanding and experience with preventative and predictive maintenance practices preferred.
    6. Ability to obtain driver’s license and insurance coverage in accordance with College policy.

    Physical Demands:

    • Standing, walking (frequently)
    • Sitting, handling/fingering, reaching outward, reaching above shoulders (Frequently))
    • Lifting/Carrying 10 lbs or less (Frequently) 11-20 lbs (Occasionally)
    • Pushing/Pulling 20 lbs or less (Occasionally)
    • Mounting and dismounting equipment – (Frequently)
    • Working outdoors in all weather (Frequently)
    • Climbing ladders – (Occasionally)

    Job Description:

    Instructional assignments typically contain classroom contact hours, advising responsibilities, professional development days, and other activities as assigned. All assignments can be completed within the parameters of the Collegewide calendar and typical faculty work-week. The faculty work week consists of 35 hours/week totaling 1330 hours per year including summer, fall, and spring terms. Please see the Employee Handbook for more information.
    All instructors teaching for credit courses are expected to complete the Faculty Professional Development Plan (FQAS). Here is a link to the plan. All instructors are expected to complete the seven required FQAS courses. Full-time instructors must complete the courses in three years; part-time faculty have five years to complete the required courses.
    After completing the seven FQAS courses, instructors are fully qualified under the FQAS system and are required to meet ongoing professional development activities in the categories of instructor excellence, student success, and currency in the faculty member’s professional field. Full-time faculty are required to complete 40 hours/year of professional development activities. Part-time instructors must complete 10 hours/year. Each instructor is responsible for his or her own professional development and develops a professional development plan with his or her dean annually. Instructors are responsible for entering professional development activities in Maestro.
    Instructors are expected to set their own professional goals annually. Full-time instructors must develop at least three goals: one individual goal, one goal related to his or her position or program, and one goal related to service to the college or community. These goals are discussed with the instructor’s supervisor and progress towards those goals is evaluated at the end of the school year. Part-time instructors must develop at least one goal annually.
    Instructors work in alignment with the college’s mission, vision, core values, and tenets. Instructors are expected to provide service to the college community exemplified by teamwork, committee involvement, and participation in shared leadership activities.
    Instructors are expected to role model the Employability Essentials expected of WITC students:

  • Communicate clearly
  • Think critically
  • Demonstrate professionalism
    Instructors are expected to learn and use new technology to enhance teaching and learning.
    Instructors must be able to work non-standard hours including evening and weekend hours. Instructors must be willing to teach in a variety of learning environments including face-to-face, online, web-conferencing, and hybrid classrooms.
    Instructors must be able to travel and teach on WITC campuses besides their home campus if assigned to do so. Driver’s license and acceptable insurance coverage are required for bi-weekly expense reimbursement.

    Posting Date: 05/07/2019
    Testing Date:
    Testing Time:
    Testing Place: No applicant tested required for this posting.
    Closing Date: 5/13/2019
    Open Until Filled: No

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Your application will be considered complete when we have received a completed online application, a cover letter addressing all of the qualifications for this position, and a resume. Original or copies of official or unofficial college transcripts will also be helpful in our determining who the best candidates are to be interviewed. Please note that original transcripts will be required prior to any job offer being made. If you have any questions on the transcript requirements, Human Resources can be contacted via email at [email protected]
    Please mail transcripts, if unable to scan, to Human Resources:
    505 Pine Ridge Drive
    Shell Lake WI 54871

    Please note: the College reserves the right to extend time limits or re-initiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

    Weeks per year: 38 weeks per year
    Hours per week: 35 hours per week
    Salary Hiring Range: Full-Time Faculty FY19 Wage Range Table (Salary data is representative of degree completion) Pre-Bachelor’s Degree = $56,665 Bachelor’s Degree = $58,940 Masters Degree = $60,880 Doctorate = $62,798
    Benefit Information: Health Insurance
    Flexible Spending Account
    Dental Insurance
    Vision Insurance
    Long Term Disability Insurance
    Wisconsin Retirement
    Personal Leave
    Sick Leave – Personal and Family
    Life/AD&D Insurance
    Professional Development
    403b Tax Sheltered Annuity/Match

    More detailed information online at https://www.witc.edu/about-witc/employment/benefits

    To apply, visit https://witc.peopleadmin.com/postings/2505

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