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State of Massachusetts Fire Officer Instructional Assistant Program Coordinator in Stow, Massachusetts

The Department of Fire Services (DFS) is recruiting to fill two vacant positions of Fire Officer Instructional Assistant Program Coordinator. This is a part-time, contract position with no benefits. 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; proof of the highest degree obtained above high school if applicable Description of Duties * Responsible for providing supervision of multiple classes at all MFA campuses and throughout the Commonwealth * Reviews and summarizes student evaluations * Conducts program review for Fire Officer program area and becomes involved in re‐development of existing Fire Officer programs and development of new Fire Officer programs * Prepares new equipment and/or replacement equipment lists annually and submits to Program Coordinator * Works closely with Support branch of DFS to ensure proper equipment and media are delivered to training sites * Develops new instructors through coaching, mentoring, teaching, and guiding * Observes instructors and provides guidance in program delivery * Actively participates in coordinator meetings * Researches, evaluates, and prepares recommendations on curricula, instructional methods, and materials for the program * Develops tests, questionnaires, and procedures to measure effectiveness of curriculum and to determine if program objectives are met * Recommends purchase of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and visual aids to meet the needs of the Fire Officer program * Works with staff in assessment, curriculum development, management of student behavior, and use of materials and equipment * Observes, evaluates, and recommends changes in work of instructional staff to strengthen teaching skills in classroom * Plans, conducts, and evaluates training programs and other learning opportunities for instructors to study new classroom procedures, instructional materials, and teaching aids * Reviews written test scores and skill sheets and counsels students when necessary * Prepares subjective evaluations on students for outstanding performance and non‐acceptable performance and counsels the student and notifies the Chief of the Department * May be assigned additional projects by MFA management * Hosts NFA courses related to program division as needed to audit for internal instruction of state-sponsored deliveries * Actively participates in simulation (SIM) software trainings * Actively participates in curriculum development and virtual delivery platform trainings * Responsible for creating simulations for use in training programs Minimum Qualifications: * Must have a minimum of three years of relevant fire service or emergency service industry experience such as a fire officer, fire investigator, training officer, or fire prevention position * Must be an instructor within a training program for a minimum of five years * Must have completed Fire Instructor II course and been promoted to Fire Instructor II with the MFA or a minimum of three years of equivalent experience of instructional curriculum development and course delivery Preferred Qualifications: * Fire Instructor II certification * Must have superior interpersonal skills * Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point * Must be well organized and a team player * Must have a demonstrated work record to support the skills required * Must have a thorough knowledge of the program that is being coordinated Specialty Requirements, Based on Assignment: * Must be a Fire Officer of a Fire Department * Must be trained or certified to Fire Officer 2 An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Department of Fire Services *Title: *Fire Officer Instructional Assistant Program Coordinator Location: Massachusetts-Stow-State Road Requisition ID: 2100061E