In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, this class is accountable for performing as a specialist in developing and administering statewide fire certification examinations.
Works under the direction and supervision of the State Fire Administrator or other employee of higher grade.
May supervise test monitors and clerical staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs specialized related duties in area of fire certification examinations; plans, develops and monitors certification examinations for fire service personnel; reviews firefighter applications to assure that all practical skills have been evaluated prior to certification examination; develops and writes test items on firefighting procedure and techniques; arranges for and schedules practical skills evaluations such as donning breathing apparatus, carrying and raising ladders and advancing hose lines; schedules all written and practical examinations and reviews post test results; assists with development of new education, training and certification programs for general public and fire service; provides technical assistance to fire service organizations in order to insure compliance with federal and state fire training and certification regulations; assists in development of new guidelines for program standards; conducts refresher training for Fire Service Instructors; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of modern firefighting procedures and techniques including state fire regulations; considerable knowledge of firefighter qualifications and certifications and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Professional Qualification Standards; considerable knowledge of principles and techniques of test item development and administration; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to evaluate practical skills in firefighting techniques; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience in education and testing.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in test development of firefighting procedures and techniques at the level of Trainer.
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 may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Fire Services Analyst in Salary Group AR 24 approved effective December 30, 2011. (2012 SCOPE Review)