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Day Trade Teacher, Carpentry

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Date Posted: Sep 22, 2020

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title:  Day Trade Teacher, Carpentry

Location: Randolph Career & Technical

Salary Details:  DFT Salary Schedule

Reports to: Principal/Designee

Bargaining Unit: DFT

Benefits Eligible: Yes

In accordance with the Agreement between the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced.

Position Summary:

The Teacher offers rigorous curriculum in a specialized trade aligned with the State of Michigan Common Core guidelines while upholding the mission, vision and values of the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Collaborates with families and other staff members to ensure academic success of students. Evaluates and monitors students’ progress on a periodic basis.

Minimum Qualification: 

Bachelor’s degree and valid Michigan Interim Occupation Education, Occupation Education Certificate, or Full Vocational Authorization appropriate for the vocational content of the teaching assignment.  Appropriate FAA Licenses or certifications also required.

Additional salary credit for a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

In the event that there is no successful candidate available who holds a valid Michigan (Interim) Occupation Education Certificate, candidates with at least a High School diploma and relevant industry work experience will be considered:  8,000 total hours of documented experience, 4000 hours of which must be in the prior six years.

Essential Functions:

  1. Develop curricula, instruct students in a classroom setting in ground-school classes on the basics of carpentry
  2. Develop instructional modules to include a broad range of topics such as operation procedures, carpentry systems.
  3. Determine student proficiency, report on student progress and develop new teaching methods that help prepare for the written test they can expect to face when applying for their carpentry license.
  4. Provide practical training relevant to areas covered during theory lessons;
  5. Design and utilize training manuals, equipment, course materials and other supporting materials to provide instruction as per applicable policies and procedures.
  6. Organize and conduct cockpit familiarization classes and prepare reports on students proficiency based on established parameters.
  7. Maintain student progress report and provide special coaching and counseling for students.
  8. Develop innovative techniques, training aids and method to improve training efficiency.
  9.  Provide expertise knowledge to instructional system designers and develop class room materials, carpentry lessons, instructor and student guides and other training materials.
  10.  Will perform other job duties as assigned by Principal.

Security Clearance:


If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 


In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.  

Method of Application

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.  

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.  

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or

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