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Title Instructional Assistant III, Viticulture and Winery Technology
Employer Napa Valley College
Employment Location Napa
Company Description Napa Valley College prepares students for evolving roles in a diverse, dynamic, and interdependent world. The college is an accredited open-access, degree- and certificate-granting institution that is committed to student achievement through high-quality programs and services that are continuously evaluated and improved. The college serves students and the community in the following areas: transfer courses, career-technical education and training, basic skills, and self-supporting contract education and community education classes.
Type Part Time
Pay Scale $1,730.50 - $2,320.50 Monthly
Employment Start Date Spring 2018
Job Description Napa Valley College

Instructional Assistant III, Viticulture and Winery Technology
Salary: $1,730.50 - $2,320.50 Monthly
Deadline: 2/2/2018

Complete job description and application available online at:

Napa Valley College is seeking an Instructional Assistant III to assist faculty and provide support services for the vineyard, laboratories, and classrooms within the Viticulture and Winery Technology (VWT) Program. The VWT Program offers courses to prepare students for entry-level positions and help current industry employees to advance in their careers. Students learn to apply viticulture and winemaking theory for decision-making in actual production situations. College facilities include classroom and laboratory buildings, vineyards, and a teaching winery. The position reports to the Dean, Career Technical Education and Workforce Development.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: complete routine vineyard and laboratory tasks; assist with instructional activities in the vineyard and classroom; assist students and faculty in the use of instructional and vineyard equipment; order, inventory, and maintain vineyard equipment and supplies; assist with Viticulture and Winery Technology classes; perform some clerical duties; and perform other related duties as assigned.

This is a part-time (20 hours per week), 11-months-per-year, classified position. The salary will be appropriately placed on range 19 of the current Classified Salary Schedule. The starting salary range is $1,730.50 to $2,003.50/month, with future steps up to $2,320.50/month. Placement is made based on experience. The college offers a fringe benefit package including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, employee assistance program, and public employee retirement system membership. The district benefit allotment is prorated for less-than-full-time and less-than-twelve-month employees.

Provide Instructional Support
Maintain instructional and student records; check student work and grade papers; follow appropriate laboratory protocol and enforce laboratory and vineyard safety rules and quality assurance; train and supervise student assistants and interns; assist faculty and staff with laboratory and vineyard procedures, materials, and equipment.

Provide Programmatic Support
Assist in maintaining a program by providing technical or academic problem-solving and troubleshooting in assigned instructional area; under direction of faculty, maintain vineyard; participate in harvest activities; support winery operations and functions.

Prepare Laboratory Materials
Prepare and distribute laboratory and instructional materials; set up and operate A/V equipment and computers; under direction, develop class/laboratory exercises; order, inventory, and maintain vineyard equipment and supplies.

Work with Students
Tutor students, answer questions, clarify assignments; demonstrate and instruct in the use of laboratory and vineyard tools and equipment and proper and safe laboratory and vineyard procedures; supervise testing; assist with monitoring student progress and report to instructor of record.

General Duties
Coordinate general laboratory and vineyard and support functions; perform clerical duties, help keep laboratory and workrooms clean and orderly; adhere to OSHA regulations; perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of:
• Subject matter terminology, techniques, equipment, and materials used in the Viticulture and Winery Technology department, as demonstrated through college-level coursework, experience, and/or other assessment;
• Basic elements of the learning-teaching process;
• Effective supervision techniques;
• General needs and behaviors of students.

Ability to:
• Carry out routine vineyard tasks;
• Assist with vineyard, instructional activities, supervision of students, and explanation of laboratory assignments;
• Learn the procedures, functions, and requirements of assigned duties;
• Operate laboratory and vineyard tools and equipment;
• Assist students in the use of laboratory, instructional, and vineyard tools and equipment;
• Recognize student progress and take effective measures to enhance continued achievement;
• Tutor in instructional area(s) to which assigned;
• Understand and carry out oral and written directions;
• Work in campus network and computer-based applications;
L• ift up to 50 pounds.

Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic background of community college students.

Minimum Requirements:
• Successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination.
• Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the state of California.

Job Expectations:
• To know and follow safe work practices.
• To know and follow district policies, procedures, and guidelines.
• To demonstrate sound judgment.
• To meet work commitments.
• To demonstrate effective work habits and attitudes.
• To understand and maintain confidentiality.
• To establish and maintain respectful and cooperative work relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the general public.

Title 8, USC, Section 1324-A requires verification of eligibility for employment in the United States.

Desirable Qualifications
• Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science degree in Viticulture or closely related field.
• Vineyard work experience.
• Knowledge of vineyard recordkeeping practices.
• Ability to perform basic plumbing, electrical, and carpentry work.

A. Applicants must complete the online application through To begin the application process, please visit the Napa Valley College website at and click the "Job Opportunities" link. All elements of the application, including supplemental questions, must be submitted in order for the application to be considered complete.

Internal applicants are still required to submit a complete application packet for this position. This includes submission of transcripts and all other required application materials.

The District will not accept materials by e-mail, fax, or mail for this position.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact Human Resources.

Napa Valley College, an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, maintains a drug-free workplace and requires that employees abide by that policy.

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources:
(707) 256-7100

For technical support, contact NEOGOV at (855) 524-5627
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