Department Chair, Electrical Systems Technology

Department Chair, Electrical Systems Technology


Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-493-7200

Job Location

Main Campus


Depends on Qualifications


State of NC

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Closes: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Target Start Date

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

M-F 8am-5pm

Reports to

Steven Mathews

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Physical Requirements:   Must be physically able to operate a variety of types of office and other equipment including computer, calculator, copier, audio-visual equipment, electrical tools, plumbing tools, mechanic's tools, etc.  Must be physically able to exert up to fifty pounds of force occasionally and/or frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.  Physical demands are in excess of sedentary work; position requires walking, standing, stooping, reaching, crouching, fingering, etc. for extended periods of time.  Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of approximately one hundred pounds.


Data Conception:   Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.


Interpersonal Communication:   Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information.  Includes the giving of instructions to students.  Includes the receiving of information and instructions from supervisor.


Language Ability:   Requires the ability to read a variety of documents, reports, and various books such as various manuals, PCC handbook and catalog, various texts, PCC FACT book, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare various documents and reports such as lesson plans, grade/evaluation reports, attendance report, end-of quarter reports, long-range plans, etc., using the proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar.  Requires the ability to communicate with co-workers, supervisor, subordinates, other PCC personnel, etc.

with poise, voice control, and confidence.  Requires the ability to be conversant in the theory, principles, and methods of effective and persuasive speaking, voice and diction, phonetics, and discussion and debate.


Intelligence:   Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form.  Must be able to deal with several abstract and concrete

variables.  Requires the ability to apply rational systems such as education (teaching), industrial maintenance, etc., in order to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.


Verbal Aptitude:   Requires the ability to record and deliver information and to follow verbal and written instructions.  Must be able to instruct others via effective verbal communication.


Numerical Aptitude:   Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers; determine percentages and decimals; determine time and weight; and apply algebraic principles.


Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.


Motor Coordination:   Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in utilizing automated office, audio-visual equipment, and various maintenance tools, etc. 


Manual Dexterity:   Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.


Color Discrimination:   Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.


Interpersonal Temperament:   Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions.   Must be adaptable to performing under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency.


Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)


Preferred Qualifications

Associate degree in Electrical /Electronics Technology Or Electronics Engineering Technology  or a related field and six to nine years of teaching experience and/or Electrical/Electronics experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. 


Position Description

Sets budget priorities for entire department. Prioritizes equipment request for entire department. Monitors budget expenditures in both all of the department’s curriculum areas. Maintains responsibility for all departmental purchases using the purchasing card, E-procurement, Datatel requisitions.


Teaches courses in the Electrical and Electronics Technologies Dept.  Performs related administrative and recordkeeping duties such as evaluating textbooks; ordering materials and supplies; preparing lesson plans, course syllabi, handouts, tests, etc.; gathering resources for class; preparing labs for class; conducting class; conducting critiques of students' work; grading assignments; maintaining files; repairing equipment; etc.  Prepares and/or completes various reports and forms related to classes including 20% reports, end-of-quarter reports, grade reports, rolls, etc. 


Performs various student-related duties including advising students, assisting students with class registration, counseling with students, assisting students with career and study skills, providing help with job placement and contacts, writing letters of recommendation, following up on graduates, etc.  Completes various student forms such as withdrawals, registration, drop/add, and credit by examination.


Attends advisory committee meetings and conducts research for curriculum development/updating.  Researches new programs for the department and makes recommendations to the Division Dean. Assists with program review, marketing plans, new course development, curriculum implementation, etc.  Assists with recruiting instructors and students for courses.


Remains active in professional organizations and activities.  Keeps abreast of newest research and technological advances relative to the teaching of industrial maintenance courses by reading professional journals and attending seminars, conferences, meetings, etc.


Maintains good working relationships and communicates information within the Department and with all departments/divisions on campus.  Serves on various College committees and organizations and attends meetings as required.  Assists part-time instructors and substitutes for absent instructors as needed.  


Maintains files of instructional and administrative materials.  Responds to phone calls, providing information and answering inquiries as appropriate.  Assists with special projects as assigned.  Coordinates various off-campus projects.


Receives, reviews, processes, files and/or submits a variety of documents and reports such as attendance report, grade sheets, evaluation forms, teaching schedule, professional development forms, annual objectives, various other forms, memos, and general letters of correspondence.


Operates, utilizes, and maintains various types of office and other equipment including computers, copier, audio-visual equipment, electrical tools, plumbing tools, mechanical tools, and general supplies.


Supervises work study students.  Performs such supervisory duties as instructing; assigning, reviewing, and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; acting on employee problems; selecting new employees, and recommending transfers, promotions, disciplinary actions, and salary increases; etc.


Consults with the License Board, vendors, local contractors, etc. as needed.  Must possess valid driver’s license.


Performs other duties as required.