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Construction Trades Teacher Clarkston Junior High School, Grades 9-12

Position Summary:  Develop and deliver academic, technical and workplace instruction to Career Focused Education students in the area of Construction – Carpentry, Masonry, Electrical, Plumbing


Reports to:         Building Principal


Starting Date:    May 2024, Based on Availability




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform


each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




Other duties may be assigned.

  • Communication and business networking skills required

  • Must possess excellent organizational skills, technology skills, be detailed and team oriented

  • Experience working with high school-age students and diverse student populations, preferred

  • Instruct students and evaluate their performances using a variety of educationally appropriate methodologies

  • Develop competency based Career Technical instructional methods and materials, including curriculum

  • Facilitates/coordinates a rigorous Construction Trades curriculum with career-related

  • instruction and assessments

  • Models enthusiasm for Construction Trades and demonstrates current innovations in the industry, including competition within the global economy

  • Prepares orders for the purchase of supplies, tools, equipment, and instructional materials necessary to support the learning activities of the Building Construction Technology  program

  • Integrate Career & Technical Student Organization (C.T.S.O.) leadership activities into the Construction Technology program

  • Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines or requirements of state and school

  • Assigns lessons and corrects student work

  • Administers assessments to evaluate pupil progress, records results, and issues reports to inform parents of progress

  • Maintains all student records

  • Maintains a positive system of classroom management

  • Meets with parents to discuss student progress and problems

  • Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops

  • Performs related duties such as sponsoring one or more activities or student organizations, assisting pupils in selecting course of study, and counseling student in adjustment and academic problems

  • Manage program accounts and projects, working within budget and scheduling requirements

  • Confer with advisory members to discuss curriculum requirements, industry standards, and to coordinate activities

  • Facilitate work-based learning experiences for students (field trips, job shadows, internships, job placement)

  • Promote and market the Clarkston Construction Technology Program 

  • Teach job entry skills and maintain an instructional program that reflects the actual work environment

  • Maintain daily student progress and attendance records

  • Organize and maintain lab and equipment

  • Responsible for incorporating fundamentals of Algebra 2, resulting in embedded credit of Algebra 2

  • Coordinate with other instructional team members to ensure best/compatible use of and common program equipment and equipment security

  • Regular and predictable attendance



  • Bachelor’s degree and Interim Occupational Certificate or Occupational Education Certificate in Construction Trades (CIP Code 46.0000)

    • If no Occupational Certificate, the ability to qualify for Annual Occupational Authorization in Construction Trades which requires a minimum of two years or 4,000 hours (within the last 5 years) of recent and relevant paid work experience in the construction industry

  • Must possess a valid and current Michigan Builder’s License

  • Previous secondary/adult level teaching experience preferred

  • Specific qualifications as determined by area of instruction



  • Be eligible to work in the United States

  • Knowledge of national and local building codes and standards

  • Knowledge of and willingness to apply and develop competency based career-technical instructional methods

  • Ability to provide multi-level instruction

  • Knowledge of computers and industry specific software

  • Coordinate use of common program equipment

  • Be available, on occasion, for in-building and school activities and committees in various public relations, community and marketing activities beyond normal workday



  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Individual must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and have mobility to bend, twist, stoop, and stand for long periods of time

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle, or feel objects and to stoop, or kneel. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee engages in physical management with students in order to maintain a safe environment for students and others. The employee may need to travel to different work locations.



  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

  • The employee is frequently required to interact with students, staff and occasionally with the public. 

  • At times, the employee may be directly responsible for the safety and well-being of students.




Appropriate placement on the current Teacher's Master Agreement.
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   1.   Formal letter of application
   2.   Resume outlining qualifications and experience
   3.   Copy of certificate

Clarkston Community Schools
ATTN: Human Resources Department/T. Browne
Construction Trades Teacher
6389 Clarkston Road
Clarkston, MI  48346