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State of Massachusetts Instructional Assistant Program Coordinator - Certification - Stow in Stow, Massachusetts

The Department of Fire Services (DFS), Massachusetts Firefighting Academy (MFA), is recruiting to fill the position of Instructional Assistant Program Coordinator - Certification at the Stow Campus. 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; detailed resume demonstrating your experience; proof of certifications; proof of the highest degree obtained above high school if applicable. The Instructional Assistant Program Coordinator - Certification will work with the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy to administer the fire service certification system adopted by the Massachusetts Fire Training Council. Job Description: * Schedules examinations of all internal requests throughout the MFA. * Assists with the scheduling of all external exam requests throughout the Commonwealth. * Assists with the scheduling of chief examiners/examiners to support certification's needs. * Trains examiners and assists with training chief examiners. * Assists with assembling documentation, examinations, and necessary equipment for written and practical exams to support the goals and objectives of the certification group. * Communicates with other groups internal and external to the MFA concerning certification issues. * Administers written examinations when necessary. * Assists with disassembly of exam boxes and the proper storage of materials and documents. * Corrects written examinations as needed. * Reviews practical exam skill sheets as needed. * Assists with development and maintenance of certification levels. * Performs other activities as may be required to achieve the goals and objectives established for the certification group. Minimum qualifications: * Must have a minimum of three years relevant fire service experience such as fire officer, fire investigator, training officer, or fire prevention with a fire department. * Must have completed Fire Instructor II course. * Must have been promoted to Fire Instructor II with the MFA. Preferred Qualifications: * Knowledge of sound examination techniques and proper educational methodology. * Practical knowledge of management concepts to effectively plan, direct, control, and evaluate issues toward achieving specific goals and objectives. * Ability to work with fire service personnel for effective implementation of the certification system. * Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the DFS/LMS. * Proficient in the PAR Test and PAR Score system. Specialty requirements: * Must have a minimum of four years experience as an examiner for the Massachusetts Fire Training Council, to at least the Firefighter level. * Must be certified by the Massachusetts Fire Training Council as a Fire Instructor I. * Must have one year experience in curriculum development. * Must be Pro-board certified Fire Instructor II or candidate expected to be certified within one year. 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: *Instructional Assistant Program Coordinator - Certification - Stow Location: Massachusetts-Stow-State Road Requisition ID: 210000G8