Website Flathead Valley Community College


Program Director, Surveying


Trades and Industrial Arts


$4,000 to $5,000 per month depending on qualifications, experience, full-time 10 mos or

12 mos per year, benefit-eligible.

Generous Benefits includes:

Health/Vision, Dental, Life/ADD & Long-term Disability Insurance: Generous Employer contribution toward the cost of this benefit

Vacation Leave: Earn up to 15 days per year

Sick Leave: Earn up to 12 days per year

Holiday Leave: 12 per year

Retirement: Participates in MT Teacher’s Retirement System; AND Employer match up to 7% for 403(b)

Tuition Waiver: Employee plus up to two legal dependents


Open Until Filled


Flathead Valley Community College is an outstanding public community college located
on a beautiful campus in Kalispell, Montana with panoramic views of the northern Rocky
Mountains and Glacier National Park. Our vision is to improve lives through learning,
and the trustees, faculty and staff are dedicated to values that foster and preserve the spirit
of our college and promote and support the well-being and economic development of the
communities we serve. The Program Director will oversee the Surveying program and
teach college-level surveying courses and contribute to the success of the Trades and
Industrial Arts division. Anticipated start date of August 2022.


Coordinates the surveying program and manages the college’s Continuously
Operating Reference Station (CORS) and other surveying related equipment
Provides career oriented instruction and support to students to assist them in the
development of surveying skills, surveying techniques and principles, and practice of
land surveying
Provides quality instruction by using effective lesson plan development and
Maintains and submits instructional records in accordance with requirements
Fosters positive student and community relations
Attends meetings and participates in student and/or program assessment as directed
Updates curriculum and program of study to keep them relevant and consistent with
industry standards. Works with other staff on curriculum and instructional content,
and effective uses of multimedia in the development of on-line and blended
trades/technology, or on-campus courses
Integrates subject area with other related curricula
Works professionally with college faculty and staff to aid with the educational
process and actively participates in student recruitment
Maintains professional ethics and confidentiality of students in accordance with
applicable laws and policies
Works professionally and collaboratively with college faculty and staff to aid with
the successful student learning outcomes
Remains current in practices, trends and research related to areas of assignment
Performs other related duties as assigned
Reports to the Director of Trades and Industrial Arts

Associate’s degree or higher in surveying or civil engineering; AND,
Current Montana Licensed Professional Land Surveyors (PLS), OR, obtain Montana
PLS within eight (8) months of employment

Five years of surveying experience, including boundary/cadastral projects, mapping
and construction surveying
Experience teaching college-level surveying courses
Bachelor’s degree and/or higher level coursework.

Ability to implement and teach land surveying techniques using appropriate
Knowledgeable about legal principles of surveying

Knowledgeable of applied mathematics as it relates to surveying
Ability to effectively use AutoCAD and related software
Knowledge of GNSS, LIS, Geodesy, mapping and map projections
Ability to effectively teach content material in using a variety of instructional
methods to facilitate student learning
Ability and willingness to serve as a representative for the College by interacting
appropriately with the community
Demonstrated skill in creating and managing a work climate of collaboration,
collegiality and team work
Ability to work within policies and procedures of FVCC
Ability to maintain effective and positive professional relationships
Ability to follow and issue instructions
Demonstrated communication, project management, presentation, educational
service and interpersonal skills
Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse
Ability to maintain regular and acceptable attendance levels
Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
Ability to pass a criminal background check
Ability to respond in the event of an emergency
Ability to perform a Medium Duty job, according to the Selected Characteristics of
Occupations Defined in the Revised Dictionary of Occupational Titles, U.S.
Department of Labor and Industry. Medium Duty involves exertion of 20-50 pounds
of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds
continuously to move objects.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at; paper submission of applications or resume materials are not
accepted for open positions. FVCC does not retain application materials for future
Additionally, applicants are required to submit the following documents by uploading
them to the online application (NOTE: FVCC’s applicant tracking system will timeout after 45 minutes of inactivity. Please have your documents ready to upload
before you click the Apply button.) :
Letter of application indicating how you meet the minimum qualifications and detail
your work experience as it relates to the position’s Knowledge, Skills and Abilities;
A current, comprehensive resume or curriculum vitae; AND, Unofficial transcripts for all degrees held AND/OR Professional Certifications (if
more than one transcript or certification, combine and upload as one document). As
a condition of employment, the successful candidate will submit official transcripts
for all d degrees held and applicable certifications to FVCC HR prior hire. Only
transcripts from accredited institutions will be accepted.), AND
Three professional references, with complete contact information, must be provided
on the application form. Professional references must be individuals most familiar
with applicant’s work experience, skills, and work behaviors and supervisory
experience. Do not list family and friends for professional references.
EMPLOYMENT SPONSORSHIP: FVCC is not able to sponsor individuals seeking
employment. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify
identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required
employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

BACKGROUND CHECKS: Prior to any offers of employment, FVCC conducts
thorough employment verifications and reference checks and may contact organizations
and individuals not listed on an applicant’s application or resume. Additionally, FVCC
conducts post-offer criminal background checks.

ACTION: FVCC is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action organization.
It is FVCC’s policy that all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunities
regardless of race, color, religion, creed, political ideas, sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation, age, marital status, veteran’s status, service in the uniformed services as
defined by state and federal law, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry
except as authorized by law. These protections extend to all management practices and
decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and
training and career development programs, as required by federal and state laws.

FVCC BOARD POLICY: The FVCC Board Policy Manual is available to review at

DISABILITIES: FVCC provides reasonable accommodations upon request to qualified
individuals with disabilities during all phases of employment including the application
and selection process. No applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE ACT: Preference applies in hiring and provides a
uniform method by which special consideration is given to qualified Veterans. Veterans’
Preference laws do not, however, guarantee Veterans a job, nor do they give Veterans’
preference in internal actions such as promotion, transfer, reassignment, and
reinstatement. I understand that applying for a preference is voluntary and that all
information related to a preference is confidential and used only during the hiring process;
the information will be maintained in a separate confidential file. To claim Veterans’
Preference, you must complete the Veterans’ Preference Form (form is available at: and email it along with document(s) that
verify your eligibility for employment preference to Claims for
Veterans’ preference must be received by Human Resources prior to position closing date.
WINDFALL ELIMINATION PROVISION: Based on the Windfall Elimination
Provision, I understand my employment may not be covered by Social Security. To learn
more about the Windfall Elimination Provision click
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