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Full-time Public Safety Technician

Nicolet College
Rhinelander, WI
Closing date
Jun 15, 2021

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Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Associate Dean of Public Safety, the Public Safety Technician provides general support services in the areas of Fire, EMS, Criminal Justice, Industrial Safety/OSHA, and other areas as needed. The Technician provides classroom support for Fire and EMS programs. Responsibilities are primarily at the Rhinelander Campus, and designated outreach and on-site locations throughout the Nicolet College District. Normal schedule will be Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with variable hours that may include flexible days, evening, and/or weekend assignments.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Program and Classroom Support

  • Support performance-based, learning-centered instruction in accordance with the mission, vision, and values of Nicolet College.
  • Participate in instructional team planning, development, delivering, and scheduling activities as a cooperative and professional team member.
  • Assist instructors in facilitating student learning in Fire, EMS, credit and non-credit courses.
  • Assist instructors with maintaining a safe instructional environment that supports positive student outcomes.
  • Assist instructors with organization, planning, setup, and general duties during testing and scenario days for all public safety programs.
  • Assist with technology used to enhance teaching and learning, including College systems for student data, grade entry, course rosters, and program-specific online platform.
  • Support students as a mentor and role model in the achievement of their learning and career goals. Support and portray professionalism in a positive, safe environment.
  • Maintenance
  • Prepare paperwork and supplies for course delivery.
  • Deliver equipment and supplies to on and off-campus locations as needed.
  • Clean and maintain props and equipment used in public safety education.
  • Clean and fuel public safety vehicles (fire truck, ambulance, squads, etc.).
  • Restock supplies in training trailers used for on and off-site training (OSHA, HazMat, etc.).
  • Qualifications

    Required Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree or equivalent industry-recognized credential in Fire or EMS field.
  • Five years of active involvement in Fire and EMS fields.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current Wisconsin Emergency Services Instructor I license or current State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) EMS Instructor II license.
  • Current American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, and PALS instructor.
  • Technology-based, simulation, and scenario-based instruction experience.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of all aspects of Fire and EMS fields.
  • Knowledge of College policies and support services.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Critical thinking and continuous quality improvement mindset.
  • Ability to effectively support technology and instruction.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, develop and maintain positive relationships with students, employees, and District public safety departments.
  • Physical Demands:
    The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to normal office conditions as well as a variety of classroom and lab equipment.
  • The employee must have gross motor skills: ability to maintain balance, reach, push, pull, or stabilize and move and/or lift 50 pounds. Occasionally, moving or lifting objects up to 200 pounds with assistance can be expected.
  • The employee must have fine motor skills: pick up and grasp small objects, pinch/squeeze or work with fingers, twist/turn objects using hands.
  • The employee must maintain physical endurance.
  • The employee must maintain mobility: ability to squat, stand, walk and climb stairs.
  • Specific hearing abilities required by this job include hear normal speaking-level sounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include see objects up to 20 inches away, see objects up to 20 feet away, use depth perception, and use peripheral vision.
  • The employee must adapt to changing environment/stress, focus attention on task, cope with strong emotions, and respond to the unexpected.
  • Other

    Typical starting range is $21.01 to $25.36 per hour, commensurate with qualifications. Includes a comprehensive benefits package.

    Application Procedure:
    Apply at Attach a cover letter addressing how your background and experience are consistent with the required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and unofficial college transcripts. Applications received by 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

    Nicolet Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities.


    Working at Nicolet Area Technical College

    Nicolet College is a public community college serving Northern Wisconsin from its campus situated along Lake Julia south of Rhinelander, and from outreach centers located within the Nicolet District. The College offers one- and two-year career diplomas and degrees, liberal arts, university transfer studies, and a comprehensive continuing education program. Visit our website at to learn more! Nicolet Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities.

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    PO Box 518
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