Criminal Justice: Correctional Officer Associate Instructor

Criminal Justice: Correctional Officer Associate Instructor

Classification:               Full-time – Exempt – Salary – 12 Months

Office Location:            Coffee County Instructional Service Center

                                          91 Volunteer Parkway

                                          Manchester, TN  37355

                                          *Operated by TCAT - McMinnville


Hours:                             7:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, or as needed to fulfill duties of the position.

Supervises:                   N/A

The Criminal Justice: Correctional Officer Associate Instructor reports to the Academic Coordinator and is responsible for developing, planning, and preparing a complete progressive course of study, lesson plans, assignments, and instructional aides, and keep these revised and up-to-date to meet the requirements of the industry. In addition, this position is responsible for developing and maintaining positive relationships with industry, high schools, and businesses to promote the Criminal Justice: Correctional Officer program.



Required Qualifications

High School Diploma or Equivalent required.
Minimum five (5) years’ experience in the criminal justice field.
Evidence of ability to teach students. Classroom experience & appropriate administration experience in delivery of workforce education and training preferred.
Commitment to remain current in criminal justice field.
Ability to network with local law enforcement organizations.
Strong customer service skills; as well, must possess effective oral and written communication skills; must have good organizational and planning skills.
Evidence of strong work ethic as it relates to timeliness of reporting, oversight of multiple on-going projects, and the ability to work with others.
Proficient computer skills.
Ability to deal tactfully with the students, public, and co-workers; to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
Possess valid TN driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

POST certification.
Prior teaching experience, especially in a postsecondary setting.
Associate degree or higher from an accredited institution.


The Criminal Justice: Correctional Officer Associate Instructor is responsible for the following:

Demonstrate a commitment to student success.
Teaches skills appropriate to the occupational area that will prepare students to become an economic asset.
Guides students in selection, perception, and performance of suitable learning activities.
Organizes class time effectively and efficiently in order that learning activities can be accomplished.
Examine, evaluate, and select textbooks and reference materials commensurate to the course being taught.
Start and end class at designated time.
Utilizes individual and/or group instructional procedures appropriate to the requirements of the assigned activities and the student’s needs.
Supervises student conduct to ensure that the potentially hazardous shops/labs/classrooms provide an orderly environment conducive to productivity.
Maintain a well-organized, safe, and clean shop and/or classroom
Advises students of the importance of safety in relation to machinery, tools, and equipment.
Investigate and make a full report on every accident on the day the accident occurs, using the “Preliminary Accident Report Form.”
Be responsible for equipment, tools, and supplies assigned to shop and/or classroom.
Maintains an inventory of equipment, controls storage, repair, and usage of materials to minimize loss or abuse.
Keeps in contact with business and industry by making several industry visits each year so that the curriculum can be updated to reflect changes in high-tech society.
Establishes an Occupational Advisory Committee comprised of a minimum of three (3) industry leaders who advise on all aspects of the program and meets twice each year.
Maintain COE Completion, Placement and Licensure minimums each trimester.
Keeps and shares with students continuously updated records of attendance and competencies acquired during their enrollment.
Evaluates each student’s progress at specific intervals (end of trimester) and completes permanent records.
Assists, as directed by administration, in follow-up evaluations of graduates and their programs.
Helps students, as opportunities become available and known, in job placement for both full-time and part-time employment.
Requisitions equipment, supplies, materials, and instructional aides as needed, working within the perimeters of school guidelines and available funds.
Attends and participates in various school functions such as graduation, open houses, and other functions as assigned by the Academic Coordinator.
Participates as a member of various faculty/staff committees.
Participates in seminars, workshops, and conferences.
Other duties as assigned by the Academic Coordinator.

Physical Demands and Working Requirements (ADA Requirements):

Walking, climbing, bending, and stooping. Work performed in office, classroom, and shop/lab environments. Position requires the use of a computer.

Employment Documents: Current federal law requires identification and eligibility verification prior to employment. Only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United Sates may be employed.


Background checks will be completed on all new hires. Instructors will be asked to sign a background release authorizing TCAT McMinnville to complete a background check which will include the following: Sex Offender Registry, Country Criminal, and Federal Criminal.

TCAT McMinnville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity or national origin, sex, disability, age, status as a protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by the Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:

Calleb Capshaw, Coordinator for Student Services

241 Vo-Tech Dr.

McMinnville, TN 37110

(931) 473-5587


The TCAT McMinnville policy on nondiscrimination can be found at: 


EOE/AA/Title IX/Title VI/ADA Employer



Salary Range

Commensurate with experience, education, and training according to the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology salary guidelines.