PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, Connecticut Fire Academy, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in preparing and conducting fire suppression and related emergency services training programs.
Receives general supervision from the Lead Fire Academy Trainer.
May lead Fire Service Instructors as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans, develops, coordinates and evaluates comprehensive training programs for Connecticut Fire Academy; conducts needs assessments; develops course objectives, curricula, outlines and contents; selects and develops training methods and materials; researches learning materials and resources ensuring training, operability of equipment and general maintenance as needed; monitors and evaluates training courses and participant progress; provides technical assistance and consultation; maintains records and prepares reports; organizes and maintains a library of training materials; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of principles and techniques of training and staff development; knowledge of National Fire Protection Association regulation and standards; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills. Ability to assess training needs and determine objectives; ability to develop, organize and conduct training courses
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of technical experience in fire suppression and emergency services.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been providing fire suppression and emergency services training.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.
1. National certification by the National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications (NPQS) or the International Fire Services Accreditation Congress (IFACC) or State Certification by the Connecticut Fire Academy that meet the provisions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firefighter 2.
2. Incumbents in this class must be qualified at the level of Fire Service Instructor III.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain specific education and/or experience to meet various certifications.
4. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license with a valid Q or CDL endorsement.
5. Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some lifting of equipment and danger of injury during training programs and some disagreeable conditions including exposure to weather, loud noises and work out of doors.
In accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreement's compensation guidelines.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(09)-PROTECT SERV (NP-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Fire Academy Trainer in Salary Group PS 15 approved effective March 9, 2012. (Revised to implement step adjustment and modify content as a part of the 2022 NP-5 Contract Negotiations) Final No. 22-125