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Vocational Teacher I

  • Vocational Teacher I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$28,872.00 – $46,176.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,203.00 – $1,924.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is entry-level work teaching skilled and/or technical vocations such as building, industrial, or mechanical trades, or business or service occupations to students or offenders in a state facility.

Job Duties

Participates in the development and review of teaching aids and materials.

Supervises and instructs students in basic and advanced career or technical occupational skills (e.g. plumbing, welding, carpentry, automotive mechanics, electrical wiring, metalworking, computer repair, food service, cosmetology, etc.).

Conducts formal instruction in the theories of career and technical occupations.

Prepares various types of equipment necessary for teaching sessions.

Prepares reports based on student attendance, performance, progress, and skills assimilation.

Maintains equipment in good operating condition and in accordance to manufacturer's safety standards.

Assists supervisor in developing lesson plans, preparing pre-assessment evaluations, and establishing learning objectives in accordance with program goals.

Maintains discipline in accordance with established policies.

Orders supplies; maintains inventory and other records.

Teaches pro-social behavioral patterns conducive to success in an occupation, including safety, health, ethics, employability, and related skills.

Exercises some independence in the performance of responsibilities; receives close administrative direction.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following requirements will determine merit system eligibility, experience and education ratings, and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Three or more years of experience and/or training in one of the building, industrial, or mechanical trades, or business or service occupation; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

Special Requirements

Ability to obtain (at the time of employment) an appropriate Temporary Authorization Certificate (TAC), Initial Career Education Certificate (ICE), or Continuous Career Education Certificate (CCEC) issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of the skilled occupation in which instruction is to be presented.

Introductory knowledge of the practical methods and techniques of conducting lectures and on-the-job training in a craft, trade, or occupational area.

Ability to learn and apply modern principles of instruction in the assigned career/technical area.

Ability to exercise constructive discipline in a classroom and work situation.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, co-workers, and other staff .

Ability to maintain interest in, and make a positive contribution to, the improvement and development of students.

Ability to identify and share career trends, projections, and opportunities in vocational fields.

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