Reports to the Associate Dean of Fire Technology for all aspects of fire instruction; assists with other fire education programs; also performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
FIRE INSTRUCTION – FIRE ACADEMY
- Overall responsibility for the operation and management of fire instruction including scheduling, staffing and admissions, graduation ceremonies, and compliance with and reporting of certification requirements;
- Ensures the effectiveness of all course offerings, activities and services and their responsiveness to the needs of culturally diverse communities;
- Recommends and implements policies and regulations, ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations, maintains related records and submits related reports;
- Supervises and coordinates Santa Ana College’s Fire Technology Program presentations when requested by high schools and other regional education partners;
- Performs as Commander of the Basic Fire Academy and supervises all academy faculty and staff;
- Coordinates, schedules and conducts In-Service Agreement site visitations as assigned;
- Performs other duties and special projects as assigned by the Associate Dean of Fire Technology.
- Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Fire Technology, the Director of Fire Instruction is responsible for the supervision of assigned staff including the direction and evaluation of work, the adjustment of grievances and the administration of applicable collective bargaining agreements.
- Recommends the hiring, transfer, lay-off, recall, promotion, discipline, training, and professional development of assigned staff.
Responsible for the discipline of students, adjustment of grievances and complaints, scheduling, evaluation and reporting of performance and the maintenance of student records, in accordance with the policies and regulations set forth by the District.
- Supervises all aspects of the operation of fire instruction, including all functions of assigned staff.
- Supervises preparation and management of budget for designated programs; identifies fire service training needs, and ensures compliance with fire service laws and certification requirements.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of full-time paid fire-related experience at the rank of Fire Captain or above, or an Associate degree and at least six years of full-time paid experience at the rank of Fire Captain or above. California Fire Service Training and Education System certification as a Fire Instructor I or higher,
At least 15 years of full-time paid firefighting experience with extensive first-hand experience with full-time paid assignments in training, engine company, truck, ladder and roof operations.
Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of community college students and employees.
Ability to resolve conflicts and solve problems, evaluate programs and strategies, analyze and apply laws, rules and regulations involving programs, staff and students, and represent the district at the community, state and national levels.
In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
- Education experience (breadth and depth)
- Work experience (breadth and depth)
- Demonstrated leadership capabilities
- Program development
- Community involvement
- Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse socio-economic community
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and oral interview.
Meeting the minimum requirements of the position does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Candidate qualifications will be assessed to determine those who meet and exceed requirements, and are deemed most competitive amongst the applicant pool to proceed.
Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
- Oral communication skills
- Problem solving skills
- Successful teaching, problem solving or performance demonstration
- Writing skills/demonstration
A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Recruitment in the Human Resources Office for assistance.
Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the RSCCD application and upload all required documents online by the specified closing date for the position.
Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:
- Resume (Required)
- Cover Letter (Required)
- Unofficial transcripts showing that the minimum qualifications are met (Required)
To be considered, all materials required should be received by the Rancho Santiago Community College Office of Human Resources by the closing date and time. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit all required materials listed above.
Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x-ray, complete the district’s fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. Cost of TB testing, fingerprinting and the fee for criminal record check will be paid for by the candidates.
The Rancho Santiago Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.