Job Description

ROTC Instructor

Location: Shadow Mountain High School

FTE: 1.0

Dates: 7/8/2024 - 5/29/2025

Purpose Statement

The job of Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI) manages the entire AFJROTC program.  Although they spend much of their time in the classroom, enrollment, fundraising, community relations, administrative, student counseling, leadership mentoring and extensive extra and co-curricular activities are the fundamental part of the job.

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Essential Functions

Community relations, liaison with other Air Force and civilian agencies in the aerospace field

Unit supply, funds administration, and other administrative functions

Career, performance, behavioral, leadership, character and academic counseling and mentoring

Enrollment activities

Extensive extracurricular and co-curricular programs, including, but not limited to:

            Military ball

            Field Training Exercise (FTX)

            Summer Leaderships School (SLS)

            Inter-JROTC sports competition

            Cadet newspaper

            Drill team, and color guard practices and competitions

            Parades, flag raising, retreat ceremonies

            Presentation of awards

            Fund raising activities for the unit or charitable institutions

               Clubs to include, but not limited to:  Rocket Club, Remote control aircraft club,                        orienteering club, Physical, training (PT) club

Classroom in Action (CIA) trips to include but not limited to:

            Pima Air and Space Museum

            Luke AFB

            KC-135 Flight

            ASU Earth and Space Science Institute, Marston Space Center

Classroom teacher five periods per day, to include but not limited to the following courses:

            Frontiers of Aviation History

            Science of Flight

            Space Exploration

            World Cultural Studies


            Physical Training (PT)

Wear of the appropriate Air Force uniform is mandatory while performing SASI duties

The job of SASI is not as structured as most Air Force vocations. Although the Air Force provides some guidance for managing the program, self-direction, initiative, and self-reliance are essential traits of the SASI. Only officers who desire this flexibility in their work should apply. For further information, refer to AFJROTCI 36-2001, Air Force Junior ROTC Operations.

Job Requirements:  Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying district, state and federal policies and regulations; operating standard office equipment.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities; collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment.   Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with similar types of data; and utilize job-related equipment.  Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; and working with detailed information.


Responsibilities include:  working under direct supervision using standardized routines; providing information and/or advising others; utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job’s functions. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands; some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling. Generally the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking and 20% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.

Experience:   Job related experience is desired.

Education:    High School diploma or equivalent.


Required Testing:                                     Certificates and Licenses:

Continuing Educ./ Training:                            Clearances:

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FLSA Status - Exempt

Paradise Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), or Title II of the Genetic Information NonDiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) may contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

Primary Location: Shadow Mountain HS

Shift Type: 1.0 FTE

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Friday, April 19, 2024 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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