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TBR | The College System of Tennessee

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) is Tennessee's largest higher education system, governing 40 post-secondary educational institutions with over 200 teaching locations. The TBR system includes 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology, providing programs to students across the state, country and world.

Instructor - Pre-Apprentice Lineworker Academy & Commercial Driver License Programs

  • Columbia, Tennessee, United States
  • Staff
  • Staff Full-Time

This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and delivering of training and instruction for the Pre-Apprentice Lineworker (PLA) and Commercial Driver License (CDL) programs.



  • Plan and coordinate the PLA program and provide instruction as needed.
  • Plan and coordinate the CDL program and provide instruction as needed
  • Participate in recruitment efforts at area and regional schools as directed and outlined in the college recruitment plan.
  • Provide oversight for the maintenance of the PLA pole yard and equipment.
  • Provide oversight for the maintenance of trucks for the CDL program.
  • Serve as the college liaison for PLA and CDL with industry partners.
  • Maintain any program certifications, accreditations, or licensures needed for PLA and CDL programs.
  • Assist WCE staff with maintaining student records and required reporting
  • Assist in selection/evaluation of temporary or part-time instructors/assistants in the PLA and CDL programs.
  • Responsible for supervision of temporary or part-time instructors/assistants in the PLA and CDL programs.


  • Support all WCE activities
  • Serve on college committees

    Education, Training and Experience Required

  • TVPPA climbing certification
  • Class B CDL license with preference for a Class A or Class A57 CDL license
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Journeyman Lineman
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a CDL truck driver


  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to establish, coordinate and implement independent management decisions.
  • Ability to effectively use information technology including Microsoft Office and related applications.
  • Ability to relate to diverse faculty, staff, students and the public.
  • Ability to balance workload with multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate and take appropriate action.


    1.      Normal work week of 37.5 hours – 7:45 am – 4:15 pm Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend hours as required.

    2.      Visual and hand usage for personal computers.

    3.      Working outdoors in various weather conditions.

    4.      Ability to physically assist PLA students with gear and training.

    5.      Driving CDL trucks as needed.



    Hiring Salary Range:  $46,310 - $57,890



    About Columbia State Community College:

    As Tennessee’s first community college (established in 1966), Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five of our campuses.  Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents.  Columbia State is known for excellence both inside and outside the classroom.

    Columbia State offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:

    • Vacation and Sick Leave
    • 13 paid holidays
    • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
    • Retirement plans
    • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
    • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents




    Columbia State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other category protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities.

    The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:

    Director of Human Resources
    1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, TN 38401

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