Instructor Fire Science I-II

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 02, 2020
Employment Type
Part Time

Instructor Fire Science I-II

3600 Redbud Blvd, Public Safety Training Center
McKinney, Texas, 75069
United States

We are searching for an experienced Instructor Fire Science I-II

Job Purpose:
Assist with fire science classes as primary instructor or associate faculty, including both classroom instruction and/or lab/fire ground training activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide instruction, direct and/or evaluate students through skills practices in the proper procedures for safe and effective use of firefighting/fire protection equipment.
  • Prepare fire protection training lab sessions with the proper amount of materials and equipment necessary to effectively teach or evaluate firefighting skills for each student.
  • Maintain current working knowledge of fire service practices and fire science education curriculum.
  • Maintain a safe lab environment during skills training and evaluation sessions.
  • Demonstrate proper procedures for effective use of firefighting tools, equipment and apparatus; drive and operate firefighting apparatus.
  • Direct students through lecture or skills practice in the proper procedures for fire suppression activities, rescue, fire inspection, and hazardous materials response.
  • Maintain current working knowledge of firefighting practices and fire commission curriculum requirements.
  • Assure each lab has the proper amount of materials or equipment for each student.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Perform all duties and maintain all standards in accordance with college policies, procedures and Core Values.
  • Demonstrate upmost ethical and professional behavior working with students, faculty staff, and outside associated agencies.

Required Qualifications:

Level I (216PT):
High School diploma or equivalency certification.
Current Texas Department of Public Safety Licenses, Class A or Class B. Must be insurable with the College's insurance carrier.
Level II (217PT):
High School Diploma or equivalency certification required. Associate degree from a regionally accredited institution preferred.
Current Fire Instructor II Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection or equivalent state approved certification. Current Texas Department of Public Safety Licenses, Class A or Class B. Must be insurable with the College's insurance carrier.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of firefighting and rescue methods
  • Knowledge of fire science and fire department practices
  • Knowledge of fire commission curriculum
  • Knowledge in appropriate handling of and disposal of hazardous materials
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision
  • Skills to demonstrate use and maintenance of fire equipment and tools in a safe and correct manner
  • Interpersonal skills to provide effective assistance
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Skill in fire ground operation
  • Proficient computer and audio/visual skills
  • Ability to deliver instructional presentations and evaluate students
  • Ability to use judgement, decisiveness, and creativity in dealing with variety of fast-paced changing situations
  • Ability to respond quickly and make effective decisions appropriately to situations and circumstances
  • Ability to deal in a fair and courteous manner with a variety of individuals
  • Ability to drive and operate fire apparatus
  • Ability to prepare fire prevention training lab

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects. Positions in this class typically include talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking and repetitive motions, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching, plus climbing and balancing. Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional outside work. Occasional physical effort required.

***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.***

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of the positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employer actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

Employment Type: Part-time Staff
Compensation Type: Hourly
Compensation Range: $29.54 - 31.31

For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783 or .

Collin College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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