Director, Emergency Services Programs

Director, Emergency Services Programs


Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: 828-438-6000

Job Location

Foothills Higher Education Center


Hiring Range - Minimum to Midpoint ($3,575 - 4,469/monthly)



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Closes: Thursday, September 20, 2018

Target Start Date

Monday, October 1, 2018

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Dean, Workforce Development & Continuing Education

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

1. Education, background and/or training equivalent to a two-year technical/community college degree in emergency managemen, fire protection or emergency medical technology.

2. NC Fire and Rescue Commission Instructor Certification as a Level II Instructor.

3. A minimum of two years' experience as lead instructor in the development and delivery of NCOFSM approved fire/rescue certification classes.

4. A minimum of five years of related relevant experience.

5. Familiarity with the volunteer and municipal fire rescue agencies in Burke County, including the Burke County Fire Fighters Association.

6. Ability and willingness to work nights, weekends and holidays in the delivery of fire/rescue/emergency management classes.

7. Experience recruiting, training, mentoring and managing part-time instructors.

8. Experience developing, marketing and managing annual weekend fire colleges.

Physical Demands:
No substantial physical activity required. The functions of the job are usually performed sitting, but may involve some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, lifting up to 100 lbs., walking, carrying, and other movements may be required. Tasks such as working at a computer keyboard may involve extensive wrist and hand movements. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without a significant risk of injury to themselves or others, or to otherwise demonstrate or explain how they can perform the essential functions listed above.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Demonstrated experience in the management, maintenance and upkeep of a regional emergency services training center.

2. NC Fire and Rescue Commission Instructor Certification qualifications as an Acquired Structure and LP Gas Instructor.

3. Current Level II NCOEMS Instructor.

4. Current EMT credential.

Position Description

The Director, Emergency Services Programs, under the supervision of the Dean of Workforce Development & Continuing Education, is responsible for the administration and support of fire, rescue emergency medical and closely related programs including initial certification classes, fire academies and management of the WPCC Emergency Services Training Center.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online at

Job Post Contact

Anita Berry

Benefit/Recruitment Specialist

Western Piedmont Community College

(828) 448-3127