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Fire Prevention Coordinator

The Department of Fire Services (DFS) is recruiting to fill the position of Fire Prevention Coordinator at the Stow campus. This is a part-time, contract position with no benefits.
The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, within the Department of Fire Services, provides fire training to municipal fire service personnel. The flagship program offered by the Massachusetts Fire Academy is a 10-week recruit training program. The Academy additionally offers over 300 topical continuing education courses and fire officer training to over 14,000 students annually.
In order to be considered for this position, at time of application, you must upload a cover letter; detail resume demonstrating your experience; proof of certifications; and proof of the highest degree obtained above High School if applicable.
Duties:
Coordinates all aspects of the Fire Prevention program
Serves as the primary subject matter expert for the program area
Responsible for the overall delivery of all Fire Prevention programs
Submits required documentation for evaluation for credential credits and OEMS credits
Monitors adherence to the annual budget as well as future forecasting for the programs
Responsible for new program development as well as current program updates in accordance with current NFPA standards including curricula, instructional materials and student materials
Schedules course session and required information in the Learning Management System (LMS) including but not limited to: location, resources, instructors, crib support, lodging/hotel, course materials
Creates flyer for marketing distribution
Verifies and proofs all press releases for the PIO
Administers the selection of students for priority select courses
Functions in the capacity of Lead Instructor and/or day-of logistical support
Researches, schedules and secures speakers, lecturers, subject matter experts, or any other key players/participants for their respective discipline as needed
Acts as liaison between MFA and partner entities to deliver specific collaborative and comprehensive programs
Responsible for the maintaining and completing all course completion documentation paperwork, rosters, attendance records and score sheets
Communicates with certification branch to schedule closed exams and verify student course completion by submitting master rosters and completed score sheets as needed
Works with Staff Services to recruit and develop instructors for the Fire Prevention programs
Directs technical supervision of assistant coordinators and all instructors in this program
Helps develop new instructors through coaching, mentoring, etc.
On an annual basis evaluates all instructors that work in the program
Assigns and supervises the instructors who teach within the discipline to ensure quality and consistency
Maintains list of future class requests
Prepares and ensures all facilities, props and equipment are ready for use for the program deliveries
Accessible to students to reconcile or prevent student or classroom issues
Facilitates hosted NFA courses related to the program and assigns instructors to audit for internal instruction of state-sponsored deliveries
Operates in accordance with the Standard Operating Policies of the Commonwealth, DFS and MFA
Actively participates in Coordinator meetings
Reviews all Fire Prevention Officer Credential applications
May be assigned additional projects by MFA management
Skills:
Must have superior interpersonal skills
Must have excellent verbal & written communication skills
Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Must be a team player
Must be well organized
Must have a demonstrated work record to support the skills required
Must have a thorough knowledge of all areas of Fire Prevention training program
Qualifications:
Must have a minimum of four years of relevant fire service experience such as a fire officer, fire investigator, or fire prevention position with a department.
Must have been promoted to Fire Instructor II with the MFA and 1 year experience in curriculum development.
Preferred Qualifications:
Five years of relevant fire service experience such as a fire officer, fire investigator, training officer, or fire prevention position with a fire department
Fire Instructor II certified
Credentialed in Fire Prevention Officer 1 and Fire Prevention Officer II
Knowledge of the Massachusetts comprehensive Fire Safety Code
Familiar with the various associated NFPA codes and standards associated with the Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code
Familiar with the various sections of the International Building Code
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.



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