Vocational Trades Instructor-Juvenile-Long Creek Youth Development Center

South Portland, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: No close date

Open: September 10, 2019

Close: Until filled


Code: 3137                        

Pay Grade:



Step 1 = $38,725         Step 13 = $59,189


Step 1 = $41,914         Step 13 = $62,684

MS + 30

Step 1 = $45,086         Step 13 = $66,071

The formula used for the amounts reflected is the daily rate of pay X 224 days.

Salary level dependent upon degree and experience.

Salary based on 224 days and reflects base pay only. 


plus 10% stipend




The Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, Maine, has an immediate opening for a Vocational Trades Instructor.  This position is open to current Maine DOC applicants who wish to transfer to this facility and all outside candidates.

This is a year-round, 224 day position.  The primary purpose of this position is to instruct students in the theory and practical application of the business workforce in preparation for post-secondary education/career pathways.  Through a blend of academic and vocational instruction, applied learning, and work site experience, our students acquire the career skills and the academic knowledge that will ensure success in their chosen career and in post-secondary education.  The challenge in this position will be to develop, implement and instruct this curriculum, along with serving as a liaison to the community and a mentor to students.


  • Instructs students in technical/vocational subjects in order to equip students with employable skills.
  • Develops and updates course curriculum and individual education plans for each student in order to provide effective learning.
  • Monitors and evaluates student progress in order to ensure student leaning objectives are attained.
  • Prepares and maintains student records and reports in order to document student progress and provide information.
  • Counsels individual students in order to resolve learning problems.
  • Formulates and maintains a grading system in order to equitably judge and document student progress and provide information.
  • Counsels individual students in order to resolve learning problems.
  • Formulates and maintains a grading system in order to equitably judge and document student effort against an established standard.
  • Knowledge of contemporary and emerging hardware and software systems.
  • Knowledge of teaching principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Ability to maintain application of welding skills used within educational programs.
  • Ability to evaluate student progress and performance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise written reports.
  • Ability to develop course curricula and lesson plans.
  • Ability to maintain discipline

 Additional Responsibilities include but not limited to the following

  • Provides instruction for students in Business and Community education
  • Evaluates student’s academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports
  • Maintains student discipline through adherence to accepted school policies and regulations
  • Assists students in the development of desirable work habits, attitudes and skills
  • Follow Maine State Frameworks and approved industry curriculum
  • Establishes the career area, curriculum and oversight of daily operations
  • Prepares lesson plans in accordance with curriculum
  • Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated
  • Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities.



A Bachelor’s Degree in Vocational Education or a related field – OR – a completed apprenticeship and three (3) years of employment in the specific subject area – OR – a two (2) year certificate from a technical institution and three (3) years of employment in the specific subject area - OR – a high school diploma or GED and six (6) years of employment in the specific subject area.

The ideal candidate will possess a State of Maine, Department of Education, Vocational Endorsement or will be eligible for a conditional Endorsement or other appropriate certificate as approved by the DOE.

LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (These must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class).

Maine Teacher's Certificate in vocational education as issued by the Department of Education. 

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and if applicable copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.  

Contact Information: 

Andrew Birch, Human Resources, at (207)287-4498 or  Andrew.Birch@Maine.gov


Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly

Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $461.75 biweekly
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $438.66 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $415.58 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $392.49 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 21.03% of pay.


Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.