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State of Massachusetts Instructors/Lecturers/Trainers - Special Hazards in Stow, Massachusetts

The Department of Fire Services, through the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, provides training for firefighters from local fire departments at our Stow, Springfield and Bridgewater facilities, as well as regionally throughout the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy delivers nearly 1,000 courses to approximately 14,000 students each year. The Department of Fire Services is currently looking to expand our instructor pool to accommodate needs specifically in the Technical Rescue, HazMat and Advanced Firefighting Skills training groups. Instructor candidates who successfully meet their audit requirements, receive a positive performance evaluation, and demonstrate an ability to conduct formalized instruction from prepared material, which is predominately skills oriented, shall be eligible for promotion into the Instructor I position at the rate of $24.96. This is a part-time contract position with no benefits. An annual step increase may be authorized at the discretion of the Agency Head based on affordability and shall be determined based on an employees’ position start date and issued during the middle of the employee’s anniversary month. Eligibility requires documented acceptable performance for the previous calendar year by the supervisor; and a minimum of 200 hours worked by the employee by their position start date anniversary month, cumulatively since the employee’s last step increase. In order to be considered for instructor candidate, you must upload your resume and proof of Firefighter I/II and Fire Instructor I certifications. Instructor Candidate duties include: * Works under the direction of an assigned instructor. * Observes the delivery of training by an experienced instructor. * May assist the instructor in classroom setup. * May deliver a segment of instruction under the guidance of the instructor. * Observes student skills development and evaluates. * May assist in demonstrating skills. * Complete the assigned 36-hour audit process. * Reviews lesson plans. * Completes mandatory Commonwealth employee on-line training by required deadlines. Instructor I duties include: * Works under the direction of a lead instructor. * Delivers instruction from a prepared lesson plan. * Sets up audio/visual equipment. * Conducts demonstrations as called for in the lesson plan. * Coaches students when necessary. * Completes all paperwork that is required. * Assists the Officer of the Day, or other staff, as assigned. * Evaluates/grades specific skills including subjective evaluations. * Completes mandatory Commonwealth employee on-line training by required deadlines. Requirements to teach any live fire courses: * Complete Live Burn Training * Mask fit tested by DFS once per year * Complete the online respirator course in LMS once a year. * Complete a medical questionnaire provided by the DFS Environmental Safety Officer. Minimum Qualifications: 1. A minimum of five years of relevant fire service experience such as a firefighter, fire/ems, fire officer, fire investigator, or fire prevention position with a fire department. 2. Must be an active or retired member of the fire service. 3. Must be a Massachusetts and/or certified Firefighter I/II with the National Professional Qualification Board or the International Fire Service Accreditation Council. 4. Must be a Massachusetts or certified Fire Instructor I with the National Professional Qualification Board, the International Fire Service Accreditation Council, or Department of Defense. 5. Must successfully complete a Massachusetts Firefighting Academy instructor methodology course. A teaching certificate or certificate of completion from another instructor methodology program may be accepted in lieu of the instructor methodology course pending review of curriculum. 6. Must have superior communication skills 7. Must have the ability to work under direct supervision 8. Must be a good listener. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Training and Development* *Organization: Department of Fire Services *Title: *Instructors/Lecturers/Trainers - Special Hazards Location: Massachusetts-Stow-State Road Requisition ID: 210005B8