(Full-time) Director - Fire Technology/EMS Programs

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Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities


The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

To provide leadership, coordination, management, and supervision of the Shasta College Fire Technology, Firefighter 1 Academy, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs; and the Regional Fire Training Center. Employees in this classification receive limited supervision within a broad framework of policies and procedures, and hire, train, assign, schedule, supervise, and formally evaluate the work of others. This is an educational supervisory position and operates in an overtime exempt supervisory classification. This position requires a thorough working knowledge of various district procedures, board policies, and federal and state regulations.

CLASSIFICATION: Range 30 on the Administrative Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday.

SUPERVISOR: Dean of Business, Agriculture, Industry, Technology, & Safety or designee

BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis and an employee assistance program (EAP). This is an Educational Administrator position with a default CAL STRS retirement.

Employees have the option to contribute to:

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
  • In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Administrative Agreement - Appendix A. Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability


    • Plans, organizes, coordinates, manages, and evaluates the day-to-day activities and functions of the Shasta College Fire Technology/Fire Academy/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs and the Regional Fire Training Center.
    • Assists in screening, selecting and supervising support staff and faculty in the Fire Technology/Fire Academy/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs.
    • Coordinates faculty assignments in the Fire Technology/Fire Academy/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs.
    • Using input derived from faculty, advisory committees, and oversight organizations, develops, updates, modifies or submits for deletion program and/or curriculum forms and supporting documents so that the program courses and degrees meet or exceed all state and national training standards, while simultaneously meeting the needs of the tri-county emergency services community.
    • Plans, develops, submits, and modifies current and future course schedules.
    • Provides for the day-to-day management and supervision of all program students, and students' records.
    • Ensures that the fire/EMS programs have well-structured websites that include current program, degree and course information.
    • Serves as designated California State Fire Marshal's Office, Fire Fighter 1 Academy Director.
    • Oversees activities within all fire academies to include monitoring enrollments, recruitment, retention, problem solving, testing, test control, student welfare and safety, and new student orientation.
    • Serves as designated Director of the NREMT program.
    • Serves as designated EMS Program Director, Supervisor or Manager for the certifying LEMSA.
    • Implements, reviews, modifies and complies with Fire/EMS program standard operating procedures, guidelines, goals, and mission statements.
    • Writes and updates the program's standard training evolutions, including live fire or similar hazardous activities to comply with local, state, federal and national safety standards, guidelines, laws and similar regulatory requirements.
    • Ensures that all hazardous training exercises are conducted within the guidelines of a nationally recognized standards organization such as the NFPA.
    • Administers the fire/EMS programs occupational safety program as specified by Cal-OSHA, or NFPA.
    • Acts as a liaison for Shasta College with local, county, and state and federal fire/EMS agencies.
    • Seeks out and applies for grants, donations, and other funds which will supplement the current and future fire/EMS course deliveries.
    • Coordinates with the college's Financial Aid Office to maintain currency with federal and state financial aid requirements.
    • Due to special expertise, may, when required or directed, respond to campus emergencies and provide technical advice in coordination with other campus administrators.
    • May be required to assist with, or formally serve on, the college's emergency preparedness, safety, crisis management, or similar committees.
    • Oversees the purchasing, inventory management/tracking, security, and operational safety of the tools, equipment, and supplies for the fire technology program.
    • Oversees the maintenance and repair of equipment for the fire technology/EMS program; approves or prepares work orders for repairs.
    • Complies with all established personnel standards.
    • Selects, supervises, and evaluates the performance of program aides and volunteers.
    • In conjunction with the division dean, receives, reviews, investigates, forwards and/or reports on all student, faculty and staff complaints.
    • Resolves personnel issues at the lowest possible level within the organization.
    • Ensures that training and personnel records are accurately maintained.
    • As required, coordinates with private and governmental agencies in the areas of training, firefighting, EMS, rescue, fire prevention, and similar emergency response activities.
    • Complies with local, state and federal training mandates and recordkeeping standards.
    • In conjunction with the division dean, support staff, and full-time faculty, develops, proposes, justifies, and modifies, program budgets and new budget requests.
    • As required, approves the timely processing of purchase orders and time records for compliance with the college's policies and procedures and state and federal codes, regulations, standards or laws.
    • Assists in the development or modification of contracts, facility leases, and rental agreements.
    • Participates in a variety of committees and meetings related to the Fire Technology/Fire Academy/EMS programs, which may involve travel outside the district or state.
    • Performs and/or assists in special projects and assignments as directed.
    • Completion of other duties as assigned.
    Knowledge of:
    • Federal, state and district policies, procedures, and regulations related to fire department operations, and fire/EMS training delivery.
    • Current methodology, pedagogy, and andragogy concepts related to vocational CTE training and education.
    • NWCG, CSTI, CAL-EMA and the California State Fire Training System policies, course delivery requirements, code of ethical teaching standards, course management procedures, scheduling and course processing requirements.
    • Principles and practices associated with the maintenance of records, including computerized electronic data collection and reporting techniques.
    • Current managerial and supervisorial techniques for effective and efficient supervision, management and leadership of faculty, staff and classified personnel.
    • Computer technology, online course management systems, and technology based education systems.
    • Grant writing techniques.
    • Program, degree, and course development and evaluation procedures.
    • Student learning objectives.
    • Risk management assessment and techniques.
    • California Title 5 regulations related to program, degree and course development/delivery.
    Ability to:
    • Plan and organize complex tasks/projects.
    • Plan and administer complex, highly regulated emergency services programs.
    • Solve complex program and course delivery problems in a timely, effective and efficient manner.
    • Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
    • Make sound operational decisions.
    • Organize and prioritize work.
    • Professionally represent Shasta College and the Fire/EMS Technology programs in the local and statewide community.
    • Supervise, mentor and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
    • Effectively participate with federal, state and local agencies.
    • Demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population.
    • Chair committee meetings.
    • Interpret and apply district policies and procedures, national safety standards, laws and regulations.
    • Prepare and administer Shasta College Fire Technology/Fire Academy/EMS programs budgets.
    • Prepare written operating procedures and program standards.
    • Effectively work with people at all levels, internal and external to the organization.
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Utilize computer technology.
    • Accurately estimate resources required to accomplish goals and work within project schedules.
    • Work independently in the absence of specific instructions.
    • Manage and inventory department equipment and supplies.
    • Exercise discretion and tact in the handling and processing of sensitive administrative activities and operations.
    • Hire, train, schedule, coordinate, and formally evaluate the work of others.
    • Continuously monitor changes in regulations, policies and technology related to overall needs of the program.

    Education/Experience Required:

    Master's degree and two years of experience in fire technology/EMS or equivalent.

    • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
    • Successful supervisory experience preferred.
    • Command-leadership professional experience preferred.
    Additional Information

    To be considered a candidate for an Administrative position, the applicant must submit ALL of the following materials:

    • Online Application with the following materials attached:
    • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
    • Current resume and/or placement file
    • College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)

    Attention Internal Applicants:

    • Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
    • Internal candidates cannot attach evaluations OR letters of recommendation from administrators or Board of Trustee members.

    After formal application has been made, all application materials will be screened.

    • Interviews will be by invitation only.
    • Interviews are held on campus. No Skype or Phone Interviews.
    • The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to initial interviews.
    • The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.

    New Administrative Appointments will be placed at the step 1 on the Administrative Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st of the following year if they have rendered 6 months of satisfactory service, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum fifth step.

    Salary placement would only be negotiable if the candidate held the same position with another community college and step 2 or 3 would be the maximum considered depending on the number of years of service.

    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.




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    Posted: 11/9/2018
    Application Due: 12/25/2018
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