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Vocational Instructor - Horticulture

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Location: Panama City, FL
Job ID: 57441
Facility: Bay Correctional Facility

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Pay: $20.00 per hour

Location: 5400 Bay Line Dr, Panama City, FL 32404

Work schedule: Full-time; Monday-Friday; 7:00AM-3:30PM

Benefits include:

  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays (9 total)
  • Career advancement opportunities

Join a team with values that match your own and make a difference in the lives of people needing second chances. Bay Correctional Facility is now hiring educators to assist with making a difference in the lives of those on the inside. Now hiring a Horticulture Instructor

Position summary: The horticulture instructor is responsible for providing instruction to inmates in accordance with approved curricula.  She/he provides inmates with basic direction in compliance with American Correctional Association (ACA) standards, Management & Training Corporation (MTC), Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) and Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) directives.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Deliver individualized competency-based instruction through classroom and laboratory management in the occupational program areas taught to inmates.
  • Develop performance objectives and criterion-referenced tests in accordance with established program content.
  • Review, select and adapt instructional materials to help individuals reach mastery of the competencies required for entry, advancement and upgrading occupations.
  • Plan activities to efficiently initiate budget requests to assure that all equipment, supplies, and materials are available to support a progressive training schedule.
  • Monitor motivation, discipline, and learning difficulties to bring about positive changes in the behavior of inmates.
  • Evaluate and maintain records of the inmate’s progress toward completion of pre-established performance objectives.
  • Execute all applicable forms to adhere to facility procedures.
  • Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed.
  • Maintain accountability of inmates and property; adhere to safety practices.
  • It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.

Education and experience requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.
  • A valid teaching certificate from the Florida Department of Education or a comparable authority is necessary.
  • Must have horticulture experience and/or education in related area.
  • Knowledge in areas of hydroponics, seed germination, etc. is helpful.
  • Two (2) years of relevant teaching experience is preferred.
  • A valid driver’s license in the state of Florida with an acceptable driving record is required, unless waived by management.

Why: Work where you can have the greatest impact!

Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabled status, veteran status, genetic information, national origin, or any other category protected by federal law. MTC participates in E-Verify. We strive to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans, in our job application and hiring process. If you are interested in employment opportunities with Management & Training Corporation and need assistance, please contact our staffing department through [email protected] or 801-693-2888.


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