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Computer Lab and Tutoring Coordinator (Program Specialist - Part-time) - South Fork Forest Camp

Requisition ID req1220
Department Corrections Education
Campus South Fork Forest Camp
Employment Type Classified-Part Time
Best Consideration Date Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient qualified applications have been received.
Position Summary

This is a Part-time position (.80 FTE - approximately 1,664 hours per year)

Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday, 32 hours per week.

The Computer Lab and Tutoring Coordinator (Program Specialist in the PCC classification system) works independently to evaluate the instructional needs of students, assign appropriate subject areas using education software (i.e Aztec Learning System), work with students individually and in groups, and monitor student progress, assigning new subject areas as needed. As students progress through the program, the position collaborates frequently with Department of Corrections staff, officers, and counselors in order to balance the competing demands on the time and energy of the adults in custody.

Another important component to the position is the recruiting, training, supervising, and mentoring of adult in custody (AIC) peer-tutors assigned to ABE/GED students. There is ongoing collaboration with tutors and the Computer Lab and Tutoring Coordinator regarding lesson planning, educational strategies, educational resources and the readiness of students to test (both CASAS and GED).  

The position is responsible for the general cleanliness and security of the lab in cooperation with DOC security and security plus staff, providing a safe environment and reporting security and/or maintenance problems as they occur.

South Fork Forest Camp (SFFC) is a minimum-security work camp located approximately 28 miles east of Tillamook, just off of Highway 6 along the Wilson River Highway. SFFC was established in 1951 and is a satellite facility to Columbia River Correctional Institution (CRCI), a minimum-security facility located in Portland. SFFC is managed jointly with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).

For more information please link to: South Fork Forest Camp

Computer Lab: 
1. Conduct adult in custody student program in a correctional facility. 
2. Schedule and coordinate student activities in the computer lab. 
3. Assist students in the use of computer hardware and software 
(Aztec Learning Systems, keyboarding, and MS Office applications). 
4. Administer education software (Aztec Learning Systems). 
5. Maintain student attendance and progress records. 
6. Coordinate the maintenance of the lab computers and software.  
7. Cultivate student persistence in computer lab classes and activities. 

Tutor Program: 
1. Recruit, interview, train and manage adult in custody (AIC )tutors. 
2. Supervise the scheduling of approximately 15 students and 3 tutors. 
3. Review, select, and update curriculum used by tutors. 
4. Conduct regular meetings to facilitate efficient communication and coordination of work efforts among AIC tutors and staff. 
5. Handle disciplinary issues among AIC tutors and students. 

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

  • Corrections experience or other experience that demonstrates the ability to maintain healthy boundaries, guard against manipulation, and uphold security practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work self-directed as well as collaborate with stakeholders.
  • Successful experience motivating a team and holding them accountable to objectives.
  • Experience working with educational computer software, including basic troubleshooting.
  • Experience working with adult learners, including motivation and re-directing resistance.
  • Demonstrated ability in setting and following through on goals while positively navigating change.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Candidates must provide their own transportation to the South Fork Forest Camp work site.

Positions in this classification typically require a blend of administrative experience, including expertise with technological resources, and experience or training related to the program or service to which assigned.

A typical way to meet these requirements would be:

Associate’s degree or equivalent units and two years of responsible experience related to the program area of assignment. Experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Position Grade 20
Starting Salary Expectations The first two steps of the range are: $23.17 to $23.85 per hour. Higher salary placement may be available based on qualifications, experience and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range $23.17 to $37.17 Hourly Wage
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age. Partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions (full-time employees only).

Paid Leave:   (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)

  • Starts at 8 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of service)
  • 8 hours of sick leave per month
  • 24 hours of additional personal leave days per year
  • 11 Paid holidays

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Work is typically performed in a standard office environment and exposure to video display terminals occurs on a regular basis. Duties typically involve managing multiple priorities, handling interruptions, deadlines and other work pressures. Some positions may require local and long distance travel and the use of a personal vehicle.
Learned physical skill is required for keyboarding and ten-key functions. Occasional lifting, guiding and/or carrying of light weight materials and equipment.

Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.