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Environmental/Veterinary Sciences Paraprofessional

Position Type:
  Support Staff/Paraprofessional

Date Posted:

  Muskegon Area Career Technical Center (CTC)

Closing Date:


JOB TITLE:                            Environmental/Veterinary Sciences Paraprofessional – Muskegon Area Career Tech Center
CLASSIFICATION:                  Hourly
REPORTS TO:                       Classroom Instructor(s)
SUPERVISES:                       Not applicable

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: All candidates must apply online at


TERMS: This position is a 191 day position with full family benefits, paid holidays, paid sick and personal time. State retirement system through the Office of Retirement Services, Pension Plus or Defined Contribution.


SALARY RANGE: $19.202908 - $25.2865 (Step 1-9 per the CTC Paraprofessional Scale), dependent on experience and education.


GENERAL JOB FUNCTION: Career Tech Center paraprofessionals work under the supervision of, and at the discretion of, classroom instructors to provide a range of assistive functions within the secondary learning environment.

  1. Five years or more (minimum 4000 hours) recent related work experience.
  2. An ability to work comfortably and effectively with high school students in lab and/or classroom environments.
  3. Preferred candidates will have an Associate’s Degree or related training or college classes.
  4. Knowledge of careers and technology in the field.
  5. Possession of effective oral and written communication skills.
  6. Ability to qualify for Annual Vocational Authorization based on adequate work experience.
  7. No physical or mental restrictions that would, with reasonable accommodation, prevent performance of the essential job functions and responsibilities
  8. CTC Paraprofessionals must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills to ensure effective relationships with the instructor, students, parents, and other CTC team members.
1. Successful experience as a paraprofessional in a secondary classroom.
PREFERRED COMPETENCIES: A MAISD Instructional Employee Skillfully Demonstrates:

Understanding the Organization:

  • Serves as a strategic partner to build, grow and maintain profitable and long-lasting relationships with key stakeholders

Building Collaborative Relationships:

  • Finds common ground and drives to consensus
  • Takes a proactive approach to relate, build and maintain rapport with stakeholders
  • Understands interpersonal and group dynamics and responds in an effective manner

Making Complex Decisions:

  • Is respected by others for displaying student-focused decisions
  • Takes a proactive approach as an effective liaison between multiple and diverse stakeholders

Taking Initiative:

  • Identifies and seizes new opportunities with a student focus
  • Adapts quickly to changing resource requirements

Being Authentic:

  • Provides direct and actionable feedback
  • Shows consistency between words and actions

Being Flexible and Adaptable:

  • Remains calm and productive in uncertain situations
  • Takes on the challenge of unfamiliar tasks


  1. Assists the lead classroom instructor in the daily educational operations and functions of the program.
  2. Sets up, supervises and assists students who are working in lab/shop environment.
  3. Works with the classroom instructor in the delivery of program curriculum and the monitoring of students.
  4. Assists the instructors in the areas of record keeping, instructional preparation, lab organization and upkeep.
  5. Works with special needs students on a one-to-one basis, as necessary.
  6. Assists in the supervision and documentation of student performance and progress.
  7. Participates in professional development activities related to the job description.
  8. Assists in the maintenance, repair, and organization of classroom equipment and materials.
  9. Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the classroom instructor.


Certain paraprofessional positions require passing a MAISD-paid physical examination and/or back x-ray, before an unconditional offer of employment can be made.


Most work is performed in a classroom or laboratory environment. Some may be performed at a community work site. Work may be performed in any CTC classroom or lab and may also occur at various locations within the community.


CTC Paraprofessionals are evaluated according to current Board policy.


Overtime would be rare and only at the discretion of the MAISD. Some local travel may be expected.


This position is on Grade H of the MAISD salary scales.
It is the policy of the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District that no staff member, candidate for employment, program participant, or recipient of services shall experience discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or transgender identity) disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (collectively "Protected Classes”), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. Inquiries related to issues of discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to the Assistant Director for Special Education at (231)767-7249. All other discrimination inquiries or requests for special accommodations to participate in a program, event, or activity should be directed to the Human Resources Director at (231) 767-7213.