Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Fire Service Instructor 1 (Part Time)

Recruitment #200512-3882VR-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection is recruiting for twenty (20) part time Fire Service Instructor 1's at the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control in the Trainers and Instructors Unit, located in Windsor Locks, CT.

The position of part time Fire Service Instructor 1 serves as the Fire Prevention & Control Division's primary resource for the delivery of fire service training and certification testing services. The Fire Service Instructor 1 is the entry-level point for new part time Fire Service Instructors serving Fire Prevention and Control.  Typically an instructor will be required to possess certification as a Fire Service Instructor 1 and/or subject matter expertise in subject areas in-demand by our constituent fire departments and organizations.  Fire Service Instructor 1 level personnel will typically teach in classroom or laboratory settings (Training Grounds) from prepared lesson plans under the direct supervision of another senior Fire Service Instructor.  Upon demonstration of mastery of various subjects, they are credentialed to teach, evaluate or provide support in those areas. 

Areas of Fire Service Instructor expertise currently being sought include:

  • Technical Rescue (NFPA 1006)
  • Fire Officer (NFPA 1021)
  • Hazardous Materials (NFPA 1072)
  • National Incident Management Systems
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Candidate Physical Ability Testing
  • Firefighter Fitness/Wellness
  • Learning Management System
  • Advanced Firefighter Training
  • Emergency Issues Training (i.e., Narcan, Civil Unrest, Response to Hostile Events/Active Shooter, Solar Photo-Voltaic, etc.)
  • Certification Examination Cognitive and Psycho-Motor Skills Evaluators/Proctors

These positions directly impact Public Safety through the delivery of state of the art training and education to the 26,000 fire service personnel both career and volunteer, throughout Connecticut. 

Selection Plan

Candidates selected for an interview must provide the following at the time of interview:

State Employees:

  • Two (2) most recent performance evaluations
  • Cover letter 
  • Completed CT-HR-13 

Non-State Employees:

  • Two (2) letters of professional reference from a current and/or previous supervisor
  • Cover Letter
  • Completed CT-HR-13  

Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history record check along with reference checks.  Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.  

Click here CT-HR-13 to complete the Criminal Convictions addendum.  The CT-HR-13 can also be found on the DAS website by typing in "CT-HR-13" into the "Search Department of Administrative Services" search field.  Also considered in this selection process:  Any pending or disciplinary history within the past 2 years and review of attendance records.  Failure to provide the required documents listed above or submit your application accurately and on time, will eliminate you from the recruitment process.

Should you have questions pertaining to the recruitment, please contact Felicia Emanuel at or 860-685-8200.


In the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, this class is accountable for performing a variety of work related to fire training and certification for personnel of local fire departments and other fire organizations.


Prepares for and conducts training courses and field and laboratory demonstrations in fire service subjects; adapts course contents and curricula and prepares lesson plans to meet specific training needs; recommends changes in training courses; prepares, administers and corrects tests; assigns tasks and evaluates student performance both in possession of technical knowledge and demonstration of specific skills; maintains student records; prepares evaluation reports of training courses; maintains tools and equipment utilized in training; maintains liaison with staff of fire departments and other fire service organizations; attends staff and professional meetings; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of objectives, principles and practices of fire training; knowledge of educational methods and techniques as applied to technical fields; knowledge of modern fire suppression and prevention techniques, methods, procedures and scientific aides, interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.


Three (3) years of experience in the field of fire safety.


College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) credit hours equaling six (6) months employment to a maximum of two (2) years.


Preferred candidates will be creative and have the ability to work independently and follow oral and written instructions.  Special consideration will be extended to applicants displaying knowledge, skills and abilities within identified subject areas including, but not limited to, Firefighter, Technical Rescue, Fire Officer, Fire Service Instructor, Community Risk Reduction, and other related subject areas deemed in the best interest of the Fire Academy and customers served. 

Specific to the Certification Division positions, in addition to the above, special consideration will also be extended to applicants who have completed Station Evaluator Training and individuals who have experience in working with Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Distance Learning.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess an appropriate certificate or license in the specific fire service or related safety area required of the assignment.

2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.