Associate Dean, Fire Technology

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Associate Dean, Fire Technology

Rancho Santiago Community College District

Salary Range: Grade D: $121,542.42 - $127,619.54 - $134,000.52 - $140,700.55 - $147,735.57 - $155,122.35 - $162,878.47/year

Job Type:

Job Number: AC21-00074

Location: Santa Ana, CA

Division: Human Services and Technology Division

Closing: 6/3/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Description

Responsible to the Dean, Human Services & Technology for the planning, development, delivery, staffing and evaluation of Fire Technology programs and services; performs other duties as assigned.

Overall responsibility for all aspects of Fire Technology programs including planning, development, delivery, recruiting, marketing, curriculum, scheduling, equipping, staffing, funding, and evaluation; negotiation of contracts including Instructional Service Agreements, training, facilities contracts, vendor contracts, and partnership agreements; planning, development, and supervision of the Regional Fire Training Facility; admissions, graduation and compliance with and reporting of certification requirements; approval of curriculum proposals, course outlines, and instructional materials; supervising the effectiveness of all programs, activities and services and their responsiveness to the needs of a culturally diverse community; implementation of District policy and regulations, supervises program and personnel compliance with applicable laws and regulations; maintains records and submits reports; represents Santa Ana College with Joint Powers Training Center Central Net staff as well as other participating fire service agencies, and CAL FIRE - Office of the State Fire Marshal; works with CAL FIRE and other fire service agencies to ensure proper scheduling of all courses/academies in appropriate facilities and in a timely manner in accordance with CAL FIRE accreditation standards; projects and monitors the annual production of FTES as a result of academy/course operations; projects and monitors costs related to academy/course operations; advises individuals interested in a fire technology career.

Identifies contract training opportunities, interviews prospects and develops proposals for contract education and funding; oversees the design, delivery, staffing, funding and evaluation of instruction to public and private safety entities pursuant to contracts; reviews programs for compliance with applicable laws, regulations, District policies and procedures; is responsive to the needs of a culturally diverse community in order to increase access to college programs.

Responsible for or effectively recommends the hiring, transfer, suspension, recall, promotion, assignment, discipline, training, professional development, direction and evaluation, and adjustment of grievances of all assigned staff; ensures compliance with district policies, rules, regulations, and collective bargaining agreements; monitors all personnel related to Fire Technology operations to insure proper processing and payment for services rendered.

Responsible for or effectively recommends the discipline of students, adjustment of grievances and complaints, scheduling, evaluation and reporting of performance, the resolution of student problems and complaints, and the maintenance of student records; identifies community needs for courses, and negotiates contracts for providing instruction and training within the parameters of delegated authority.

Responsible for timely and accurate preparation, submission and administration of budgets; collects revenues, maintains accurate records and prepares required reports; identifies and secures funding for programs and prospects for services provided under contract.

Responsible for evaluating potential offerings, opportunities, and means of maximizing instructional contract capabilities to public and private entities; analyzes demographics and proposed offerings, enrollment history, budget, demand and program requirements to determine the number and nature of offerings, scheduling of classes, staffing and available facilities, supplies, equipment and materials.

Maintains highly visible presence with public safety agencies including, but not limited to, attendance at CCC Fire Directors meetings, Orange County (OC) Fire Chiefs Association meetings, OC Training Officers Association meetings, and Inland Empire Training Officers meetings. Represents the District on local and state levels on matters related to the position to enhance Fire Technology training opportunities for the District.

Responsibility for chairing and supervision of discipline advisory committees, district committees and task forces.

Supervises all aspects of the planning, budget, supervision, staffing, curriculum, scheduling, instruction, enrollment management, projections, and evaluation of the Fire Technology courses, Fire Academies, Fire Officer, Wellness and Instructional Service Agreement courses and training.

Identifies and accurately analyzes needs and opportunities to market programs; aggressively markets, provides proposals and secures Instructional Service Agreements for courses and programs; coordinates the development of curriculum, staffing and evaluation of courses to be provided pursuant to agreements. Supervises administration of agreements and reviews curriculum, staffing, delivery and evaluation of these programs.

Performs or supervises the performance of all personnel functions for assigned staff.

Ensures compliance with California Education Code, Title 5 Regulations, accreditation standards, District policies and other state laws, regulations, and standards applicable to the discipline.

Job Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a master's degree; and, one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment. Preferred Qualifications: At least six years of full-time paid experience in public safety roles ranging from operational, managerial, and strategic, with increasing scale and responsibility. Required Skills: Ability to assess public safety training and educational needs and opportunities, to convincingly market and close contract, supervise the preparation, quality, evaluation and staffing of programs and courses, resolve conflicts, make public presentations, supervise assigned staff, and effectively represent the District's interest at the local and state levels.
Application Screening In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:

  • Education experience (breadth and depth)
  • Work experience (breadth and depth)
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Program development
  • Community involvement
  • Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse socio-economic community
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and oral interview.
Interview Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
  • Oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem solving skills
  • Successful teaching, problem solving or performance demonstration
  • Writing skills/demonstration
A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants.
Method of Application For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the RSCCD application and upload all required documents online by the specified closing date for the position. Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:
  • Resume (Required)
  • Cover Letter (Required)
  • Unofficial transcripts showing that the minimum qualifications are met (Required)
Travel reimbursement is available to those meeting the established district criteria.
Pre-Employment Requirements Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x-ray, complete the district's fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. Cost of TB testing, fingerprinting and the fee for criminal record check will be paid for by the candidates. The Rancho Santiago Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact the Human Resources Office for assistance.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/1/2021
Application Due: 7/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time