Director of Fire Training

Director of Fire Training


Johnston Community College
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-934-3051

Job Location

On & Offsite JCC Campus Locations, North Carolina


$49,812.00 - $83,160.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Closes: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Target Start Date

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Minimum:  Associate's degree from an accredited institution in Fire Science / Fire Technology or a related field.

Minimum:  Two (2) years Administrative / Supervisory experience, Five (5) years fire-rescue experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Fire Science or related field.

Experience Preferred: Two (2) years teaching experience / Two (2) years in an administrative / supervisory role. Experience with online course delivery systems such as Blackboard.

Position Description

Plans, directs, and oversees all areas related to Fire training within Curriculum and Continuing Education. This position is responsible for assisting in the organization, administration, strategic planning, policy development, program and faculty evaluation, and the general effectiveness of the Fire Technology and In-Service programs. 

Knowledge & Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

  • Recommending departmental purchases, equipment and supplies, and overseeing equipment inventory and maintenance.
  • Management and scheduling of the Fire Training Grounds, buildings and props.
  • Participation in training prop construction, readiness, and maintenance procedures.
  • Ensures compliance with college policy and adopted safety standards during training evolutions, ensures compliance, through administrative oversight for OSFM.
  • Schedules classes for both on and off site fire training.
  • Ensures prompt delivery of class packets, training equipment and supplies to fire departments.
  • Works with Registrar for Curriculum and Continuing Education to meet record needs for program audits, including records for the Office of State Fire Marshall
  • Ensures course offerings are approved and follow all DOI, OSFM or other regulatory agency requirements.
  • Ensures class packets are complete and submitted by regulatory agency and community college guidelines.
  • Hires and prepares contracts for part-time instructors, and conducts instructor update classes.
  • Advises students on career options in the fire service field.
  • Curriculum development and instruction (including hybrid and enhanced online courses)
  • Scheduling, evaluating, maintaining communication, ensuring compliance with accreditation and safety standards and supervising instructors.
  • Program administration (recruiting and advising students, scheduling, maintaining student files, developing program documents and policies/procedures, handling student issues, communicating with internal and external constituents, evaluating outcomes and program effectiveness).
  • Maintain Fire Science / Technology Program accreditation through NC Fire & Rescue Commission, OSFM, DOI and SACS.
  • Develop and maintain affiliations and harmonious working relationships with local, county and state fire departments, fire protection contractors and educational institutions.
  • Promote public relations for JCC and the Fire Technology Program through community involvement (Information Sessions, High School visits and other community programs).
  • Attends meetings, seminars, and conferences as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                    
Directly supervises one non-supervisory employee. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 Additional Information:

Language Skills                                       

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of descriptive data and information, such as policy manuals, Employee Handbook, SACS Criteria Manual, program guidelines, course syllabi and course textbooks.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of an organization.

Mathematical Skills                                                     

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability                                             

  • Functional Reasoning:Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, teaching pedagogy, and leadership. Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.Ability to apply and carry out instructions.
  • Situational Reasoning:Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the direction, control and planning of programs. Develops and applies new and unique methods and thinking to executing plans and strategies.

Computer Skills                                               
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office. A complete knowledge of Microsoft Products as used in overall management in an educational environment is required.  Experience creating training using various authoring tools. Experience with online course delivery systems such as Blackboard.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • NC Certified Firefighter Level I and II
  • NC Certified Instructor Level I and II
  • Eligible to obtain - NC Fire Instructor Level II (Qualified)

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear and is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, couch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

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