PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control this class is accountable for directing the development, administration and marketing of all fire and related emergency services training programs.
Receives administrative direction from the State Fire Administrator or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of the Fire Training Division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of division; coordinates, plans and manages division activities within Connecticut Fire Academy; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of fire and related emergency training and policy; establishes detailed training programs and courses in keeping with Commission policy; formulates and develops plans, procedures and programs to meet specific training needs; evaluates and validates programs; evaluates new fire fighting procedures and incorporates improved methods and techniques into training courses; interprets and administers pertinent laws, regulations and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) professional qualification standards; evaluates staff; prepares and justifies fire training budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations including National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards; considerable knowledge of philosophy and objectives of fire and related emergency services training; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of training and educational methods and techniques; considerable knowledge of modern fire suppression and prevention techniques, methods, procedures and scientific aids; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in fire safety and training.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in an advanced working or advanced specialist capacity.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class must be eligible for certification to the Instructor III level of the Fire Service Instructor Professional qualification standards, NFPA No. 1041.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Director of Fire Training and Education in the same Salary Group MP 63 approved effective October 29, 1997. (Revised to modify Special Requirement)