Soledad, CA 
Posted 13 days ago
Job Description

Job Posting: Vocational Instructor (Building Maintenance)(CF)

Salinas Valley State Prison

Vocational Instructor (Building Maintenance)(CF)

$5,702.77 - $11,470.80 per Month

Final Filing Date: 11/30/2022

Job Description and Duties

Under the general supervision of the Principal and the direct supervision of the Supervisor of Vocational Instruction (SVI)/Supervisor of Academic Instruction (SAI) the Vocational Instructor of Construction Core 101 (Building Maintenance), implements the California Department of Corrections (CDCR) learning goals and objectives through the Office of Correctional Education approved curriculum and in accordance with education, credentialing, and the rules and regulations that have been established by the specific trade certifying agency(s). Based on the incarcerated students' learning needs and applicable assessment results the instructor develops lesson plans, assigns and reviews class and shop work and provides a course of study based on the specific authorized vocational program curricula. The vocational instructor provides professional and technical instruction to a diverse population of incarcerated students, including students who are advanced, remedial or disabled. The professional and technical instruction involves demonstration of skills required in the trade and lessons on principles, practices, methods, processes and terminology. The instructor ensures the students are actively engaged in the learning process and are progressing through the course according to the curriculum and established pacing matrix. The instructor will provide remedial assistance when needed, and will document their efforts in cases where inmates are not progressing according to the pacing matrix. The instructor administers appropriate written and performance tests and evaluates achievements of inmates in technical knowledge and trade skills as applicable to the student's specific assignment. The instructor maintains a clean and well-organized classroom/shop including all associated storage areas. The instructor models, adheres, maintains a safe work environment in keeping with industry standards. The Instructor adheres to departmental operation and regulation and maintains and preserves the safety and security of the institution and the immediate classroom/shop and surrounding areas, as well as provides for the administration, storage, control and issuance of all tools, materials, and supplies within the vocational classroom and shop in a manner that maintains safety and security.


You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
Position Details
Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Vocational Instructor (Building Maintenance)(CF)
$5,702.77 - $11,470.80 7
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Monterey County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Department Information


We enhance public safety and promote successful community reintegration through education, treatment and active participation in rehabilitative and restorative justice programs.


To facilitate the successful reintegration of the individuals in our care back to their communities equipped with the tools to be drug-free, healthy, and employable members of society by providing education, treatment, rehabilitative, and restorative justice programs, all in a safe and humane environment.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) are committed to building and fostering a diverse workplace. We believe cultural diversity, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and unique identities should be honored, valued, and supported. We believe all staff should be empowered. CDCR/CCHCS are proud to foster inclusion and representation at all levels of both Departments.

Special Requirements
  • The position(s) require(s) completion of educational courses as specified in the Class Specification (link available in the Minimum Requirements section).

Copy of valid teaching credential which authorizes the holder to teach on a full-time basis a vocational course in the appropriate subject specialty for Welding. Applicants who do not possess this credential may apply but must have on file with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing an application for the appropriate credential before appointment and must secure the credential within 120 working days after appointment.


Do NOT include ANY confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State application, resume, or educational transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver's license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information on the first page of applications submitted electronically online, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver's license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.

Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting Minimum Qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification. Official transcripts may be required upon appointment. If it is determined a candidate does not meet the Minimum Qualifications, the candidate will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.

Candidates new to CDCR or the Division of Juvenile Justice are required to submit to a background investigation process utilizing Live Scan fingerprinting, and Tuberculosis testing prior to appointment followed by departmental annual Tuberculosis testing/evaluation thereafter.

Pursuant to the Public Health Orders (Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings and State and Local Correctional Facilities and Detention Centers Health Care Worker Vaccination Requirement) issued by the California Department of Public Health and the directive Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing for Institution Staff issued by the Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR), all staff assigned to this post/position may be required to show evidence of full vaccination and booster for COVID-19, absent an approved reasonable medical or religious accommodation precluding them from vaccination.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 11/30/2022

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Salinas Valley State Prison
Attn: Celia Rodriguez / Carol Flores
Salinas Valley State Prison-Attn: Hiring and Recruitment
P.O. Box 1020
Soledad, CA 93960

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Salinas Valley State Prison
Celia Rodriguez / Carol Flores
Salinas Valley State Prison-Attn: Hiring and Recruitment
P.O. Box 1020
Soledad, CA 93960
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Other - Must have a valid credential in the Specific Subject or be in the process of filing for the appropiate CTE credential.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.
It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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