BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Class Specification
CLASS TITLE: Automotive Service Technology Teacher
REPORTS TO: Principal
DEFINITION: To provide instructional and leadership services that prepare students with the related academic, critical thinking, computer technology, work place readiness and technical skills essential to pursuing career pathways in the automotive service industry. Essential instruction will prepare students with Automotive Service Excellence/National Automotive Technology Educational Foundation (ASE/NATEF) entry certification and employment skills.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Provide instruction and course/program management of ASE/NATEF Automotive Service Technology certified skill development in the major area of engine performance, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, and preventative maintenance.
- Provide and maintain a safe and orderly learning environment with equipment maintenance and enforcement of all safety regulations.
- Manage school/program shop accounts and procedures essential to the operation of a school-based automotive service technology facility.
- Provide instruction in teamwork, communications, problem solving, decision-making, computer technology, and hands-on technical skills, which relate to the automotive workplace.
- Work with staff and post secondary institutions to develop and maintain Tech Prep career pathways, which prepare students for apprenticeship, industry certification, and community college and university degree programs.
- Use ASE/NATEF industry standards to prepare instructional material needed to effectively deliver the automotive service technology program.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and provide support for student placement and participation in capstone cooperative education opportunities in automotive service and other related career areas.
- Work with employers and community groups to establish, promote and participate in an active automotive service technology program advisory council.
- Participate in program promotion, public relations, recruitment and selection of students for automotive service technology career completer program.
- Maintain ASE/NATEF certification of school program through required personal ASE certification, program advisory committees, continuing automotive education training, and maintaining appropriate records.
- Promote and support student involvement in youth organizations and automotive skills competitions.
- Create an instructional environment that is conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of students.
- Communicate standards, achievements, and deficiencies to students and parents. Meet with students and parents.
- Maintain complete and accurate student academic, attendance, and disciplinary records. Monitor and assess students' academic progress.
- Collaborate with school administrators, other teachers, paraeducators, parents, and community members in the education of students.
- Contribute to the mission of the Baltimore County Public Schools system by striving to attain school goals.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education, Training and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent plus three years experience (of the last ten years) as an automotive mechanic or in a related field. Teaching experience preferred.
Licenses and Certificates:
Possession or eligibility for Maryland certification in automotive technology required.
Possession or eligibility for ASE certification in A1 - A8 required. ASE Master Certification preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge and expertise with computer equipment operations and software application relating to the automotive and transportation industry.
- Knowledge of curriculum, effective instructional techniques, instructional materials and equipment. Skills in preparing, implementing lesson plans and instructing students.
- Skill in communicating with students, their parents, administrators, and others.
- Skill in supervising students and managing behavior.
- Technology competency. Knowledge of and skill in the use of database, internet, spreadsheet, word processing, and related applications.
- Ability to maintain confidential information.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
The work of this class is generally performed in a school-based automotive service laboratory and classroom. Work will require the ability to move around the school and classroom.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Requires attendance at after-school and evening meetings and events.
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
Eligible for membership in the Maryland State Retirement System.
This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required.
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
- Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
- Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
- Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
- Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.
Before you can be considered for employment, you MUST have the following items attached to your application:
- A copy of your TEACHER CERTIFICATION (if applicable).
- A copy of your TRANSCRIPTS.
- A copy of your PRAXIS or other state test scores.
- A copy of your MARYLAND IN-SERVICE COURSE SLIPS (if applicable).
- All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $81. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
- Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
- If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
- Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
- Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
- All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
- Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.
The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, MD 21220 (443-809-4360).
Secondary Staffing Team
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204