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State Training School


3211 Edgington Ave
Eldora, IA 50627
Last Updated: October 7, 2014


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Residential Construction / Certified Vocational Instructor

Job Openings


Looking for an opportunity to pass on your Construction trade passion and ability, while simultaneously influencing good outcomes for young men, equipping them to pursue meaningful careers in the construction industry? Look no further than the State Training School (STS) at Eldora. The school is looking to hire a Residential Construction / Certified Vocational Instructor; a role that’s essential to satisfying provisions of holistic social, behavioral, academic and vocational programing, adding value to young males, ages 12 to 18 years old, adjudicated delinquent. Services and programs provide individualize treatment and offer comprehensive education, with a goal of transitioning the young man back to his community. The facility is operated by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS).


The educational program is available for residents and include:

• General education studies

• Special education programs

• Title I

• High School Equivalency Diploma (formerly GED)

• Competency-based vocational programs


Residential Construction / Certified Vocational Instructor

The Residential Construction Vocational Instructor is integral to the successful outcome of the young men at the facility. Therefore, if you enjoy challenging, yet rewarding work helping students find stability in their lives and security in their future; and have 6,000 hours of experience in the construction industry along with proficiency

• Planning, preparing and delivering lessons

• Teaching according to the educational needs, abilities and achievement of individual students and groups of students; and

• Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and behavior of students


Salary:  $43,742.40 - $65,416.00 Annually

Job Type:  Full-time

Job Number:  18-02169

Closing:  6/25/2018 at 11:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)

Located at the State Training School for Boys in Eldora, Iowa. Will provide Building Trades Training to males ages 12 to 18. Must have an Iowa Vocational

Teaching Certificate or be willing to obtain one. If you have the experience, our Education Administrator Joel Weeks will work with you to obtain your career

and technical license.

Contact Joel by phone or email at: • 641-858-5402.

– you will want to have a career at the STS.


The State Training School has a long tradition of Competency-Based Vocational Programs and has historically worked with

Habitat for Humanity and other community organizations to help the students gain skills. The incumbent will have the ability

to re-engage with community partners to provide experiential learning for the students enrolled in the program.


The State Training School is located in Eldora, Iowa, home of the Pine Lake State Park which offers an array of outdoor

recreational activities. Eldora is an Iowa River Greenbelt Community featuring quaint shops, eating choices, and plenty of

family friendly activity. The Iowa River Greenbelt Scenic Drive is a must do which winds through a picturesque landscape of

valleys, woods and streams. Eldora is 45 minutes from Ames and Cedar Falls and only 22 minutes from Iowa Falls.


At the STS we are committed to helping talented Instructors continue to grow by offering benefits such as:

• Becoming a Certified Instructor

• Comprehensive Orientation

• Team Environment

• Training and Development


As an employee of the STS you are a State of Iowa employee and eligible for a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following and more.

• Insurance – Health Plan is low deductible with a small employee share. Dental at no cost for single coverage. 

• Life and Long Term Disability at no cost to you

• IPERS (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System) – Defined Benefit Plan – Income for life

• Deferred Compensation (State match of your contribution similar to a 401k)

• Leave – Immediate accumulation of Sick and Vacation time. 9 paid holidays.  Family and Military Leave

• Wellness Program


To learn more about benefits available to State of Iowa employees visit the benefits web page.

Applicants must apply on line, please apply at:

If you have questions please contact:

State Training School • JoelWeeks •

3211 Edgington Avenue, Eldora, IA 50627 | Phone: 641-858-5402

Applications should be submitted using the link above no later than June 25, 2018.

The State of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Vocational Instructor Residential Construction           


The State Training School for Boys located in Eldora, Iowa is seeking a quality, caring instructor to teach the fundamentals and the vocational skills specific to Residential Construction. You will be teaching the trade to and improving the lives of juvenile delinquent males ages 12-18.

Work hours:   7 am – 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday, position is year round.

Annual Salary:  $43,742.40 minimum to $65,416 maximum plus benefits

Minimum Qualifications:  Must be certified or willing to become certified by the Iowa Department of Education at time of hire. This requires 3 years full-time experience in the Building Trades.


Applicants must apply on line, please apply at:


Vacancy # 18-01529

If you have questions please contact:

Ed Gilliland

State Training School

3211 Edgington Avenue, Eldora, Iowa   50627

Phone:  641/858-5402


Applications should be submitted using the link above no later than April 5, 2018.   The State of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.