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Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College District
  • Position Number: 5245627
  • Location: El Cajon, CA
  • Position Type: Engineering - Civil and Environmental

Water/Wastewater Technology Instructor - Tenure Track - Extended

San Diego County - Cuyamaca College

Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

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Job Summary
Application Deadline: Monday, June 3, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of application and are timed out will not be accepted.

Department: Center for Water Studies

Months worked out of the year: 10 months

FTE: 1.00

Starting Salary Range:
$60,032 (Class I, Step 6) - $91,169 (VII, Step 10) Annually
Based on education and experience

Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2024

Job Description


This full-time tenure track position will be a key member of the Cuyamaca College Center for Water Studies team. The Center for Water Studies mission is to recruit and train the next generation of waterworks industry professionals. As the earliest and most comprehensive Career Technical program of its kind, Cuyamaca College's Center for Water Studies provides innovative and up to date hands-on instruction that continually meets the water industry's needs for well-rounded employees. As such, it is regarded as one of the top programs of its type not only within the California Community College system but the entire western US.

The Center currently offers 28 courses that lead to Certificates of Achievement and/or A.S. degrees in 7 Areas of Specialization. The person hired to fill this position will be joining a teaching corps with one full-time instructor/Program Coordinator and 9 adjunct instructors with over 350 years of combined working experience in the waterworks industry.

For more information about the Center for Water Studies please go to Center for Water Studies

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!


Regular/contract instructors participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the visions, missions and values of the college and District. This position may include a combination of day and evening assignments, large lectures and small seminars, and is being offered by a college strongly committed to the "open door" concept serving a diverse student population. Instructors will be expected to perform other duties consistent with their faculty job description as stated in the faculty contract. F.AFT - INSTRUCTOR FULL TIME.pdf (


Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Public Administration, or closely related field and two years of professional experience in the water/wastewater industry, public works industry or closely related field;


Associate's Degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Public Administration, Water/Wastewater Technology, or related field and six years of professional experience in the water/wastewater industry, public works industry or related field;


The equivalent.

If you are applying based on "the equivalent", you will need to complete an Equivalency Determination Form. This form MUST be submitted as part of the application procedures.


NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS - Applicants must demonstrate

Teaching and Professional Qualifications:
  • Full-time work experience at the field operations level at a water or wastewater agency, the public works industry or a closely related field.

  • Ability to teach a wide variety of courses offered in the current Center for Water Studies Program, with a strong emphasis in wastewater technologies. CWS Course Descriptions

  • Evidence of a strong commitment to remain current within the water works community.

  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner.

  • Sensitivity to, understanding of, and ability to motivate students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, differing abilities, gender, and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Ability to provide a learning environment that promotes equitable student outcomes.

Leadership Qualifications:
  • Evidence of the ability to provide leadership for the Center for Water Studies Program to meet the challenges in the program over the next decade.

  • Evidence of a desire to make a commitment to and participate in departmental and campus activities such as: industry/trade associations, fund raising activities, outreach, and departmental clubs and organizations.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS - Candidates will also be evaluated for qualifications in the following

Other Teaching and Professional Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching a wide variety of water and wastewater treatment, distribution, and collection courses in the water/wastewater industry, the public works industry or a closely related field.

  • Possession of a State Water Resources Control Board Treatment, Distribution, or Wastewater Certification is highly desirable.

  • Ability or commitment to:
    • Develop curriculum
    • Lead a team of part time instructors
    • Utilize technology in the classroom and in department activities

Other Leadership Qualifications:
  • Ability or commitment to:
    • Provide direction to classified staff and student interns in their work assignments within the department and field site.
    • Recruit adjunct faculty and students
    • Assist with staffing and scheduling
    • Assist in scheduling, equipment and supply purchasing
    • Establish and maintain industry partnerships
    • Program management including budget development and administration

Additional Information


Applicants may find it helpful to refer back to the job posting, specifically the special instructions, while applying. Consider saving the job description or opening a new browser window.

*ATTENTION* Application materials with pictures or personal information will render your application incomplete. Please do not include any materials that were not asked for.

Having the following materials prepared and ready to attach BEFORE beginning the application may make the application experience more seamless.

  • A current resume.

  • A 1 - 2 page cover letter addressing how you meet the qualifications for this position.

  • A 1 - 2 page description of demonstrated expertise in the waterworks industry. Address also why you chose to go into the teaching field.

  • Copies of all college/university transcripts (official or unofficial) verifying degree(s) and/or course work.

  • Optional: Copies of applicable industry certifications.

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Under Federal Law, employers are required to verify that all new employees are eligible for employment in the United States. Prior to appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States.

GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing should notify the Human Resources Department by emailing

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprint clearance. A processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be required.

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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